Skiing on the 4th of July at Mt. Bachelor

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Skiing and mountain biking offered together for the first time in the resort’s history.

Mt. Bachelor opened its lifts, trails and lodges on July 1, for a summer season that will extend through Labor Day with JulySki scheduled through Tuesday, July 4, guests can ski, snowboard and downhill mountain bike on the same visit – a first in the resort’s 58 year history.

“Last winter’s snowfall total was our third highest on record and the snow is still 10 feet deep in spots”, said Drew Jackson, Mt. Bachelor’s director of sales and marketing. “Skiing on the 4th of July has been a tradition in the past and we want to continue that whenever we can.”

JulySki will be offered from 8:am to 1pm with the skiing and snowboarding operation headquartered at Sunrise Lodge. Lift tickets will be $29 with rental equipment available for $20 each day. Customers who present a Full Season, Midweek or 12 Day Pass from the previous 2016-17 winter season are eligible for a discounted $19 ticket. A $29 three-day JulySki ticket is also available exclusively to eligible winter pass holders.

Most of the available ski terrain will be accessed by the Summit lift to the 9,000 foot peak of Mt. Bachelor and is best-suited for skiers and snowboarders of intermediate ability and above. Operations are contingent upon good visibility and light wind.

To celebrate this rare opportunity to pair skiing and biking, every guest who purchases a JulySki lift ticket is eligible for a free ticket to the Sunshine Bike Park and its four downhill trails served by the Sunshine lift.

“Our guests can ski in the morning, grab some lunch, then mountain bike in the afternoon. It’s a recipe for a full day of fun on the mountain,” Jackson added.

Activities at the resort’s primary West Village base area will open at 11am with scenic chairlift rides on the Pine Marten lift and mountain biking on the Sunshine lift offered until 5:00 p.m. Mountain crews intend to have a disc golf course set up in time for opening weekend as well, but disc golfers should be prepared to encounter large areas of snow during their descent.

Mt. Bachelor’s upscale Sunset Dinners at Pine Marten Lodge return this summer and will again feature buffet-style servings aligned with American Grill, Hawaiian and Tuscan themes. Dinner begins Friday, July 7 and is offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Advance reservations are required, as space typically fills to capacity.

Several events will also headline Mt. Bachelor’s summer season, including the inaugural GraviCross, presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. during the weekend of July 15, the Under ArmourMountain Running Seriespresented by Gore-Tex on July 22, the third-annual Volcanic Bike and Brew Festivalduring the weekend of August 26 and the four-partGravity Race Series.

Visit www.mtbachelor.com or call 541-382-1709 for more information about Mt. Bachelor’s bike park, chairlift rides, Sunset Dinners and other summer activities & events.

MT. BACHELOR’S SUMMER OPERATIONS AT A GLANCE

Saturday 7/1, Wednesday 7/5 and Thursday 7/6

Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at West Village with downhill mountain biking on the Sunshine lift, scenic rides on the Pine Marten lift, disc golf, and food & beverage service at Scapolo’s in the mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge.

Sunday 7/2 through Tuesday 7/4

Open 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for JulySki at Sunrise Lodge with skiing/riding on the Sunrise & Summit lifts.

Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at West Village with downhill mountain biking on the Sunshine lift, scenic rides on the Pine Marten lift, disc golf, and food & beverage service at Scapolo’s in the mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge and Clearing Rock Bar& Outdoor Grill in the base area.

Starting Friday 7/7

Sunset Dinners, service at the Clearing Rock Bar & Outdoor Grill and twilight mountain biking offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All other summer activities offered daily.

Mt. Bachelor is the sixth largest ski resort in the USA, offering 4,318 acres of lift-accessible terrain. The mountain features 11 lifts, eight of which are Express Quads. Mt. Bachelor also features 5 terrain parks, 56K of groomed cross country trails, snowshoeing, tubing, sled dog rides and summer attractions including downhill mountain biking. Mt. Bachelor is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio. For weather conditions, news, and events visit www.mtbachelor.com.

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