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Mt. Bachelor


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Mt. Bachelor


MAX Pass
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

48

Rank in
Region

7

Rank in
State

3

This resort is often compared with:

Mt Hood Meadows
Willamette Pass
Squaw Valley
Best time for snow at
Mt. Bachelor
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mt. Bachelor

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
2-4"
Night
1-3"
Sunday
Day
1-3"
Night
1-2"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 380" per year
Snow Quality Rank

22

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

34

Mt. Bachelor is ranked No. 34 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

15.2%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

25.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

17.8%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

34

Mt. Bachelor is ranked No. 34 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

22

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mt. Bachelor

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
22
score
74.5
Expert
rank
27
score
48.9
Snow Volume
rank
34
score
67.8

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

3365 ft

9065 ft
Base Elevation: 5700 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Mt. Bachelor

At Mt. Bachelor 16.2% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 26% of winter months see 90 inches or more, while 16% of months see less than 30 inches. This is well above average snow frequency. Mt. Bachelor's elevation range of 5,700 - 9,100 feet is the highest in the Northwest, so rain is only occasional at the base and rare on the upper half of the mountain. The key weather risk is wind, which closes the Summit lift serving half the terrain about half the time during the winter months. Average snow density of 12% is not the blower of the Rockies but easily managed on modern fat rockered skis. When the entire mountain is open powder can last awhile due to low skier numbers relative to the 3,600+ acres of terrain.

Accumulation and Preservation

Mt. Bachelor's early season snow record is outstanding. It averages 73% open mid-December, 90% open by Christmas and is less than half open at Christmas in about 10% of seasons. Snow preservation is the best in the Northwest due to altitude and half north exposure. Mt. Bachelor offers consistently the best corn snow skiing in North America in spring, following the 360 degree exposure off the volcanic cone summit. Mt. Bachelor is fully operational through April, with about half the terrain open until Memorial Day. Under prior management Mt. Bachelor was open to July in over half of seasons with its consistent deep snowpack.