The summer recreation season is officially upon us and Mt. Bachelor has kicked off yet another year of mountain biking, hiking, sunset dinners and more. The ski area’s summer activity menu includes chairlift rides, weekend sunset dinners and Gravity Sports summer camps for kids and teens. The scenic lift rides are $20 for those age 13-64, $17 for seniors (65 & up) and $14 for youth 12 and under.
Once you reach the top, you can have lunch, grab a snack or a beer on the deck at Pine Marten Lodge. You can hit the trails and hike around the mountain – even experience some SNOW on the year-round snowfields. Or, bring your discs for a round of disc golf.
The much anticipated downhill mountain bike park runs daily from June 16, 2018 through the close of the 2018 biking season (typically late September or early October). Bike park lift tickets will cost $42 for a full day pass for adults and $34 for those 12 and under.
The lift-served bike park had been in the works for years as Mt. Bachelor looked to make the ski area a true four-season destination for adventure seekers. The lifts give mountain bikers access to 13 miles of downhill trails starting at the top of the Pine Marten lift.
The Sunshine Bike Park provides access to a great progression of trails and is the perfect place for new bike park riders to build confidence and get quick laps. If you have your own mountain bike it is probably perfect for the Sunshine trails. The young ones in the family will especially love the Sunshine Park, doing lap after lap on Friday evening while the adults in the family kick back and relax on the West Village Deck.
Access to the Sunshine Park is $19.
The following items are required in order to ride a bike in Mt. Bachelor’s Downhill Bike Park:
- Chairlift ticket
- Closed-toe shoes
- A bike with functioning front and rear brakes
The following items are strongly recommended when riding in Mt. Bachelor’s Downhill Bike Park:
- A bike with full suspension (at least 5″ of travel)
- A bike with disc brakes
- Full-face helmet
- Armor/padding and gloves
Central Oregon mountain biking offers a very wide range of terrain for riders of all skill levels, but the current downhill park is designed for advanced or expert riders right now. That will all change in the coming years when more terrain is added. In fact, new cross country trails are being built ahead of the 2015 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.
Visit the Mt. Bachelor website for all the details.