Mt. Bachelor announces plans for Fourth of July skiing

Mt. Bachelor announces plans for Fourth of July skiing

Following a stellar season highlighted by over 560 inches of snow (46.5 feet), Mt. Bachelor just announced plans to re-open for Fourth of July skiing.

Weather and snow-quality permitting, the resort will spin lifts from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 4—aiming to offer top-to-bottom terrain. (Lift tickets prices and specific terrain plans are to be determined in June.)

Jake Mageau in the “Eye of the Tiger” this winter. Photo: Donny O’Neill.

Mt. Bachelor has offered Fourth of July skiing eight separate times in its 58-year history—2011 being the most recent occasion. Management, as well as locals, are keen on the idea of making it nine this year.

“Many long-time Central Oregon skiers remember spending Independence Day on the summit of Mt. Bachelor,” says John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s president and general manager. “With so much snow this winter, we can’t pass up the opportunity to bring back this tradition.”

Mt. Bachelor at sunrise, in all of its 360-degree skiing glory. Photo: Donny O’Neil.

Meanwhile, Bachelor plans to initiate regular summer operations on July 1 if all goes according to plan. This means folks might have the opportunity—for example—to bike, ski, enjoy sunset dinner at the Pine Marten Lodge and more on July 2, 3 and 4.

Team FREESKIER made a trip to Bachelor this winter, which you can read all about here, and we can attest that this place absolutely rules. So, time for you to consider a Fourth of July trip to Mt. Bachelor and nearby Bend? Heck. Yes.

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