Just west of Bend, Mt. Bachelor rises above the subalpine forest as the southernmost peak in the group of five big Cascade volcanoes that form the Central Oregon skyline. Being relatively young, and thus relatively unglaciated, Bachelor retains a classic cone shape, and a lift running all the way to the summit provides access to 360 degrees of descents around the mountain.
Bachelor sits just east of the main divide of the High Cascades, and its location provides it with heaping doses of fresh powder throughout the winter. The mountain averages 462" of snowfall annually, and good winters mean that some snow sticks around on the shaded northern slopes all year. Whether skiing in winter or hiking in summer, the alpine views of the nearby Three Sisters and Broken Top are impossible to ignore.