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The Ultimate Caldera Springs Guide to Mt. Bachelor

Published on December 12, 2023

​​Nestled in the Cascade Mountains just minutes from Caldera Springs lies one of Oregon’s premier skiing destinations and the seventh largest ski resort in North America: Mt. Bachelor. With over 4,323 skiable acres, 3,365 vertical feet of terrain and 101 runs for all ability levels, it’s a wintry haven for skiers and snowboarders alike. Whether you’re a seasoned expert looking to carve up black diamond terrain or a beginner wanting to get comfortable on gentle greens, Mt. Bachelor has something for everyone. And as a Caldera Springs homeowner, you can even take advantage of roundtrip shuttle service to and from the resort this winter. Here’s everything you need to know before you go.

Getting There

Mt. Bachelor is only a quick 20 minute drive from Caldera Springs via Century Drive and Cascade Lakes Hwy. Daily Mountain Shuttles leave from the Sunriver Resort Lodge and drop off at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Lodge throughout the season. It’s $30 per guest/roundtrip, and resort guests receive 10% off. Find this season’s shuttle schedule below:

Weekly, Monday-Friday

Depart Sunriver Resort Main Lodge: 8am
Depart Mt. Bachelor West Village: 2pm or 4pm

Holiday Dates* & Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)

Depart Sunriver Resort Main Lodge: 8am or 9:30am
Depart Mt. Bachelor West Village: 2pm or 4pm

*December 23 – January 1 (Christmas Break)
January 13 – 15 (MLK Weekend)
February 17 – 19 (President’s Weekend)
March 23 – 31 (Local Spring Break)

Terrain for All Ability Levels

With over 3,365 feet of vertical terrain and 4,323 skiable acres, Mt. Bachelor has an incredibly varied terrain perfect for all abilities. Families can start off on gentle green runs at Sunrise, while experts can challenge themselves on black diamond terrain at Northwest Express.

Sunrise Base Area

Sunrise Lodge supports six lifts and is the gateway to Mt. Bachelor’s summit. From here, you’ll find a solid combination of beginner and intermediate runs — offering something for everyone in the family.

West Village Base Area

West Village Lodge supports three lifts and is the gateway to Outback and Northwest. This area is great for more experienced skiers with primarily intermediate and advanced runs. The Skyliner Lift is set apart from both base lodges and is often used by the junior race school.

Dining On the Mountain

No ski day is complete without good food. All three lodges at Mt. Bachelor — Sunrise, West Village, and Pine Marten — offer a restaurant, coffee shop, and bar. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Explore The Entire Mountain

From groomers to glades, make sure to check out Mt. Bachelor’s incredible variety (bonus points for those who discover a new favorite run or restaurant to end your day). Not a skier or snowboarder? Come explore the terrain on cross country skis or snowshoes, or even go dog sledding — at Mt. Bachelor, the opportunities for adventure are endless. 

Ready to claim your very own mountain home at Caldera Springs? Get in touch with our sales team today by calling 541.593.3000 or emailing sales@calderasprings.com

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