Mt. Bachelor Alpine, Nordic and Free Ski/Ride Training through May
April 7, 2009 (Bend, OR): Mt. Bachelor has resumed spring race training for alpine and Nordic skiing, and expands its Chipper Terrain Park and Pro Line Slopestyle Park for free ski/ride camps. The US Ski Team returns to Mt. Bachelor with over 1,200 athlete-days of training this May after a five year hiatus. In addition to the US team, Mt. Bachelor is allocating training space for national teams, commercial alpine ski and snowboard camp operators, and recreational teams and clubs through the month of May serviced by three high speed quad chairlifts.
Snow Pack, Conditions, Terrain, High Speed Lift Access, Nordic
Mt. Bachelor has received over 490â€ of snow through early April with more to come. The deep
snowpack combined with Mt. Bachelorâ€™s high elevation (base 6,300â€™; summit 9,000â€™) will ensure snow conditions remain stable far beyond the conclusion of scheduled training sessions in late May. Alpine race training will be available on some of the Pacific Northwestâ€™s premier runs: Beverly Hills, Healy Heights, Cliffhanger, Coffee, Thunderbird, Iceberg, West Boundary, and Lower Leeway. Free skiers/riders will have access to the acclaimed Chipper Terrain Park that gets bigger and badder with a spring re-build, along with the existing Pro Line Slopestyle Park in the West Village base area. Lap times
between runs for athletes will be short thanks to the capacity of three high speed quads: Pine Marten Express, Skyliner Express and Summit Express. The Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center will also offer 15 kilometers of skate skiing for the US Nordic Ski Team and other local elite athletes through May.
Tuning and Gear Storage
Tuning and gear storage can be a challenge for teams at some training venues. At Mt. Bachelor, convenient tuning and storage options are available in the West Village base area. Space will be available for teams on the upper level of Mt. Bachelor Ski & Sports and in the 5,500 square foot Employee Center Sprung structure. The Employee Center also offers over 500 lockers that can be made available for athlete use.
Meal Plan and Preferred Lodging
Mt. Bachelorâ€™s training package includes lift ticket, hill space, grooming, salt, breakfast and lunch daily in Cocoaâ€™s CafÃ© at the West Village Lodge. Chef Adam Stevens will be on site overseeing the preparation of healthy and flavorful meals that will fuel peak athlete performance. As a prerequisite for securing training hill space, teams are required to lodge with one of Mt. Bachelorâ€™s preferred lodging partners: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites-Bend by Marriott, Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Seventh Mountain Resort, or Sunriver Resort. Special lodging rates have been negotiated from $25-$39
per pillow, per night.
For Hill Space, Rates and Reservations
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