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Maximize the Pacific Northwest Ski Season with Mt. Bachelor’s Ikon Pass

Published on January 5, 2023

Ski season has arrived in Central Oregon, and the legendary slopes of Mt. Bachelor are already packed with nearly five feet of powder — just 20 minutes from our doorstep at Caldera Springs, no less. From now until May, you’ll find our residents shredding the mountain’s 100+ trails any chance they can get, but not without one crucial detail: The Ikon Pass

This golden ticket unlocks coveted access to Mt. Bachelor, affording unforgettable powder days and, most of all, endless family memories. Explore all that awaits at this Pacific Northwest playground and set out to experience your best ski season yet. 

Mt. Bachelor: North America’s Sixth-Largest Ski Resort

Set within the Cascade Range in Central Oregon, Mt. Bachelor is home to 4,323 acres of lift-accessible terrain with 3,365 feet of vertical drop, 360-degree skiing from the summit and more than 100 runs — one of which is more than four miles long. So, it should come as no surprise that Mt. Bachelor is the sixth-largest, and among the top-rated, ski resorts in all of North America. 

And guess what? It offers one of the country’s longest ski seasons, running from mid-November through the end of May. Thanks to the mountain’s natural contours, you’ll find nearly every kind of terrain here, from side hits and playful wind lips to tree runs and moguls. Whether an expert skier or beginner snowboarder, you’re sure to find your perfect niche at Mt. Bachelor. 

Not into either? The mountain offers everything from snowshoeing and tubing to snowmobiling and dog sledding — with a cup of hot chocolate waiting at the other side, of course.

Unlock the Best of the Pacific Northwest

Now, what are you waiting for? The Ikon Pass offers up to seven days of skiing at Mt. Bachelor, but if you’re looking for unlimited access this season, opt for Outplay 365 — Mt. Bachelor’s most coveted multi-sport subscription that offers limitless skiing and snowboarding, plus Nordic skiing and mountain biking. 

And let’s not forget that Outplay 365 includes a 2023 Ikon Base Pass, which offers up to five days of skiing or snowboarding at 33 resorts and unlimited access to 13 Ikon Base Pass destinations. Think Mammoth, Winter Park, Solitude — the list goes on.

Best of all, Caldera Springs puts you at the doorstep of it all. Here, just 15 miles south of Bend, full-time residents, second home-owners and vacation rental guests enjoy four seasons of adventure afforded by our unique setting near Mt. Bachelor’s eastern slope. So after a day on the slopes this winter, head home to your very own refuge right here in the Pacific Northwest’s premier residential resort community. Beautifully designed homes, spacious homesites amidst nature, fully appointed vacation rentals, an exclusive collection of amenities — the choice is yours.

To learn more about real estate or rental opportunities at Caldera Springs, reach us at sales@calderasprings.com or 541.593.3000 to claim your dream winter retreat.

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