Mt. Bachelor (Summer)

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Mt. Bachelor (Summer)

Submitted By: LSteele on October 03, 2011

Administrator: LSteele

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The Bowl

Steep wide open bowl.  The bowl tops out in the 30 degrees so only ski this in times of pretty safe avalanche conditions.  If you go too far to the north there is a MONSTROUS cornice usually there so watch out for that.  You'll ski down to a bench which makes a great island of safety to watch your buddies from (pick your location wisely).  After that there are a few mellow tree shots that you can pick up further to the east that will add into the descent and take you right back to where the road first switchbacks.  Be careful though, even these tree chutes can have pretty high avy danger.

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Both times I skied here in the summer, I started from the Sunrise Lodge parking lot, which is on the Northeast part of the mountain. You can skin up just about any of the trails from here, but the skiing is better if you stick to the ridge line on looker's left. Continue along the ridge all the way to the Summit (9065'). From here the best lines in the summer are straight down the steeper, north face. As you reach the bottom of the main bowl start working your way back to skier's right so you don't miss the trail back to the Sunrise Lodge. There are numerous other routes and lines here, it all depends on preference, weather, snowpack, etc.

How to Get There

Mt. Bachelor sits just 25 minutes west of Bend, Oregon, on Co. Hwy. 48 (Cascade Lakes Hwy.). Make sure at the end of your day to head into Bend to get some killer beer at 10 Barrel, Silver Moon, or any of the other awesome breweries in town

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