Mount Bachelor, Oregon proudly stands as the highest ski area in the Pacific Northwest, a stunning and scenic snow-capped peak in the spectacular Cascade Mountains. With more than three thousand acres of skiing and riding, the terrain undulates through gorgeous stretches of the Deschutes National Forest. It’s the largest ski area in Oregon, and the sixth-largest ski resort in the USA.

It’s also a
volcano, which means that if you make it to the top, you’ll get to enjoy unforgettable 360° views from the peak. From here, you’ll see three distinct mountains: the Three Sisters. They named it Mt. Bachelor because this mountain seems to be keeping its distance.

We’ve built this trip with our
snowboarders in mind, because Mt. Bachelor is one of those mountains that boarders just love. Very few flats, tons of terrain, and a laid-back vibe that makes you feel like you belong here. Mt. Bachelor has gone out of their way to welcome the BUMS, and we can’t wait to show ‘em how much fun we have!

Space on this trip is very limited, and it will sell out.

Sign up now for our trip to Mt. Bachelor >
Wednesday, March 16 to Sunday, March 20, 2021
3 -- Thursday through Saturday
The charming town of Bend, Oregon
Recommended for all skill levels
$999 per person
We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule, or make changes in the trip itinerary as a result of weather or safety considerations or as otherwise deemed necessary or advisable. If your trip is cancelled or rescheduled due to weather, snow, or mountain conditions, or circumstances beyond our control, you will receive a full credit for a future trip. All trip credits may be applied to any trip in the SKI BUMS future. There is no expiration date.

SKI BUMS is not responsible for the cost of any additional expenses that you may incur as a result of trip rescheduling or cancellation (airline ticketing fees, etc.).

To use a credit for a future deposit or payment, please
contact us directly.
Through November 1, you may cancel your spot at any time and receive a full refund. After November 1, the following cancellation fees apply:

For cancellations received from November 2 - December 1, $300 fee. For cancellations received from December 2 - January 14, $500 fee. After January 16, 2016: no refund.

In order to obtain our bulk group discounts, we must agree to a very strict cancellation policy. It's the nature of group travel. Think of your SKI BUMS booking as you would an airline reservation; even we find someone to take your place,
the cancellation fees still apply.

If you buy travel insurance, you can still receive a refund for a cancelled SKI BUMS trip.

To cancel your SKI BUMS trip, click here >
Buy travel insurance. We cannot stress this enough.

A travel insurer can provide a refund even when SKI BUMS cannot. In the circumstance that you need to cancel your trip because of work or health reasons, you should purchase travel insurance within 30 days of your initial trip deposit.

Even if you purchase travel insurance after this date, some coverage is much better than no coverage at all. Our cancellation policy is strict, and after cancellation fees kick in, a travel insurer may be your only chance for a full refund.

There are many travel insurers, and policies are very affordable. We especially recommend, and suggest you add the sports package to cover skiing & snowboarding activity.
$999 USD per person for double occupancy

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$1399 USD per person, for single occupancy
$500 deposit due at sign up | Sign up for the trip >

Balance due 7 days after signup |
To pay your balance online, click here >

These are the dates for those who sign up today. Pricing and payment dates may change for those who sign up at a later date, if space remains. Late payments are subject to a 5% late-payment fee. It is up to you to submit your payments on time. You may always pay early.
You may pay with any major credit card, cash or check.

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Your trip includes a 3-out-of-4 day lift ticket for Mt. Bachelor.

If you or your travel partner
do not ski or snowboard -- or you've got a lift pass / season pass — we can remove the lift tickets from our package; contact us to make arrangements.
About a month before we travel, all participants will submit a Travel Portfolio, where we'll collect your flight information, dietary restrictions, roommate requests, emergency contact info, skill level, and other pertinent details. We'll email everyone and post the link here when it's time to submit it.
SKI BUMS designs our season for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, but we make specific recommendations for each trip. On ALL SKI BUMS trips, we begin by dividing into skill level groups so you can identify those who enjoy the same terrain that you do.

See how our groups work >

We recommend this trip for all skill levels.

If you would like to discuss whether you and / or your travel partner will enjoy the terrain here,
please contact us before signing up.
Air transportation is not included. Read these recommendations closely before buying airfare.

Portland International Airport (PDX) is one of two options for air travel here. It generally offers the most flights into Oregon, so it’s where we expect most participants will fly. Alternatively, you may select to fly directly to Bend (BDN).


HEAD'S UP: You'll want to be smart and cautious about buying your airfare, so you can take advantage of our ground transfer provision and optimize your arrival and departure days. Historically, the best time to purchase airfare for this travel period is in in January.

Wednesday March 16
If you’re flying into Portland, we suggest landing before 2 PM local time. If you’re flying into Bend, we suggest landing before 5 PM local time.

Sunday, March 20 (or Monday March 21)
If you’re flying out of Portland, we suggest departing after 5:00 PM on Sunday. Those who fly to the East Coast will get the best airfares on late night red-eye flights which depart on Sunday night, or on very early departures on Monday. (See “overnight in Portland” below for suggestions.) If you’re flying out of Bend, you can depart at whatever time is convenient for you.


Bend is between 3 and 4 hours away from Portland. If you book a flight which arrives after 2 PM on Wednesday or departs during the day on Sunday, you’ll need to make your own travel arrangements, i.e., rent a car.

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Connect with the other BUMS on Facebook if you'd like to coordinate travel with others.
We are including a free ground transfer between Portland’s airport and our hotel.

3 PM DEPARTURE ON WEDNESDAY | Our transfer will depart Portland’s airport at 3 PM, so be sure to schedule your flight accordingly. It’s about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Portland to Bend. We’ll have room on our transfer shuttle for all the BUMS and our luggage and gear.

4 PM RETURN ON SUNDAY | To enjoy a relaxing morning, our transfer will arrive at Portland’s airport by 4 PM, so be sure to schedule your flight accordingly. If you need to depart Portland earlier than this, you’ll need to rent a car or make your own transportation arrangements.

If you’re flying into / out of Bend, our hotel shuttle offers complimentary transfers at any time. It’s a short drive from the Bend Airport to our hotel.

RENTAL CARS | If our provided ground transfer times won’t work for you, we suggest renting a car for added flexibility. If you’d like to share your rental with other BUMS, the Facebook group is the best way to connect with others.
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon is unlike many other ski resorts. Offering up stunning 360 degree views, it’s the one of the largest single-mountain resorts anywhere in North America. Why? Because it’s a volcano. A very, very large volcano. It boasts the highest skiable elevation in the northwestern USA, and averages a whopping 462” inches of snow every year. That dwarfs what they usually see in Colorado. In 2014, they got more than 800 inches. Whoa.

It’s also a classic resort that covers ground for all skill levels — more than 3,600 skiable acres — with about 15% marked in green, 25% in blue, 35% in black and 25% double black. So whether you’re a seasoned shredder or still working on linking your turns, Mt. Bachelor has something for everyone.

It also wins major fans for the sheer natural beauty of the place. Because it’s surrounded by more than 2 million acres of pristine national forest, you easily get the feeling that you’re connecting with nature. Although it isn’t easy to get here, it’s easy to fall in love with it once you’ve arrived.
SKI BUMS anticipates what you'll need to know, and when you'll need to know it. We email valuable pre-trip information to all our participants, in numbered Info Packs. You'll need to receive them and read them closely, so it's crucial that you've provided an email address to us that you check regularly. Gmail users: you need to take extra steps to see our emails.

Click here to view instructions >

The vast majority of our important trip info is located right here on this page.
Bookmark it!
Who's coming on the trip? Find out by joining our special SKI BUMS Mt. Bachelor Facebook Group. Whether you're simply curious about signing up or you're already on board, everyone's welcome to join this Facebook group. Feel free to invite friends, too -- it's a cool way to begin learning names of the skiers and boarders who you'll meet when we're in Canada! if you decide not to join us, we'll remove you from the group before the trip begins.

In advance of the trip, the BUMS use this group to share travel plans and coordinate meet ups for ground transfers. During and after the trip, they share pics and messages with one another. You'll see posts like "who's on the 1 PM flight through Minneapolis?” and "who's up for fresh tracks tomorrow?"

Request to join the Mt. Bachelor Facebook group >
Of course, weather is impossible to predict, but SKI BUMS plans our trips with an eye on weather history. Mt. Bachelor (in addition to other Oregon resorts) has one of the longest seasons in North America, with excellent snow conditions lasting well into April. It boasts the best snow preservation of any of the northwest’s resorts, due to its high elevation, deep snowpack and the fact that more than 50% of its terrain is north-facing. Mid-March, you should expect classic spring riding conditions, where highs can hover in the upper 20’s / lower 30’s. New snowfall is very common throughout March. View the historical snowfall data here >
Our rooms are guaranteed after 3 PM on Wednesday the 16th. When you arrive, you'll simply check in at the hotel as your normally would. You’ll simply put down a credit card for any incidental charges.
Our trip officially begins with a meet & greet at 8:30 PM. This is your opportunity to meet your trip leaders, connect with your fellow BUMS, and hear cool details about what the trip has in store. We’ll have free snacks and appetizers on hand, but try to eat dinner beforehand if you can.
This trip has a minimum of 20 participants. If we fail to meet our minimum number of registered participants by 60 days before the trip, the trip may be cancelled. In that event, those who have signed up for the trip will receive a full refund. Update, January 2016: we have met our minimum.
+ Four night stay at the swanky, chic Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon
+ Private ground transfer shuttles between our hotel and Portland airport
+ Daily private shuttles between our hotel and Mt. Bachelor
+ Fun-filled microbrewery tour and group dinner
+ Three day lift pass for Mt. Bachelor
+ Welcome reception
+ Daily breakfast voucher
+ A daily itinerary of guided activities, terrain recommendations and and hosted events
+ Up-to-the-minute trip updates, delivered to your mobile phone
+ Trip organization, guidance and assistance from two SKI BUMS professional trip leaders
+ Air transportation
+ Ground transportation
+ Ski and snowboard equipment rental
+ Lunches, three dinners, alcoholic drinks
+ Travel insurance
(very highly recommended)
+ Wednesday, March 16: Fly to Portland or Bend, transfer to the Oxford Hotel

+ Thursday Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 19: explore Mt. Bachelor

+ Sun March 20: Return home
Our trip leaders design an itinerary that highlights the best of the area, with up-to-the-minute reports that you'll receive on your mobile device (see below). View a sample itinerary >

The on-mountain adventure begins bright and early on Thursday. We divide into skill level groups that help you identify the other skiers and snowboarders who enjoy the same terrain that you do, and then we divide and conquer the mountain!
Learn about our skill level groups. >

In general, you'll spend most of the day in a smallish group of four or five boarders -- but that's up to you. The BUMS are a social crowd, so it's always easy to find others to join in the fun.

You and your group will set your own pace, and it's common to mix it up with a few different groups throughout the weekend. As the trip progresses, you can explore more terrain or spend some time relaxing at the hotel or exploring the town. This is your vacation, so you're always free to break away and do your own thing.

We meet as a group for lunches and après-ski. And for two of our evenings, we'll dine together as a group. Other nights will be 'free nights’ for you to spend however you wish.

Prepare to bond; by the trip’s end, it'll be hard to believe that we've only spent five days together!
On the mountain: you should arrive in Oregon with all your skiing & snowboarding apparel. SKI BUMS requires our trip participants to wear helmets while skiing & riding. See our helpful guide, How to Dress for the Mountain, for suggestions. Revelstoke has ample gear & apparel shops, but prices will be a bit elevated, so pack wisely.

Off the mountain: all our events are casual dress. As you can pretty easily see, the BUMS are a casual, laid-back crowd; we aren't flashy. Be yourself, and be comfortable -- just as you would on any skiing / snowboarding trip.

A few vital packing tips:

Pack your skiing and snowboarding apparel in your carry on bag. Delayed luggage can arrive three days late; you won't want to have to buy all new stuff to make it onto the mountain.
+ Be sure to pack
winter wear shoes with a good tread; expect snowy, icy streets.
+ Don't forget
sunscreen for the high-altitude UV exposure, and a swimsuit for the hotel's hot tub!

Read our helpful tips on how to pack your gear for a skiing / snowboarding trip >
SKI BUMS detailed trip itineraries are designed to be viewed on any smart phone. Additionally, our trip leaders send up-to-the-minute alerts that you'll receive on your phone via SMS text messaging. It allows us to keep you in the loop and make smart adjustments based on the weather.

To learn more,
please see the valuable tips on our Communication page >
We limit the number of participants for all SKI BUMS trips. This trip will sell out.

Signing up is simple. You'll simply provide your information, then proceed to payment. You may sign up individually or as a couple.

After we've received your signup & payment, you'll receive an
confirmation via email that you're registered for the trip.

GMAIL users: please be sure to check your Promotions Tab for our emails, and learn how to adjust Gmail's filters >
Join the SKI BUMS at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Breakfast is easy at the Oxford, and we’ve included $15 daily breakfast vouchers during your stay. Lunches are up to you; we'll meet as a group each day. In the evenings, we'll have dinner reservations on Thursday and Saturday. Our final evening meal is the finale of our Saturday microbrewery tour… which is included in the trip price.
We are happy to arrange roommates for you. If you’ve already got a roommate now, you can indicate so on the signup form. You can request a room with one bed or two.

If you don’t have a roommate lined up yet, that’s fine too! About half our participants ask us to provide a roommate for them. When signing up, you’ll simply indicate that you’d like a double occupancy. Later, we’ll ask a few easy questions about your preferences (if you prefer someone of your same age group or gender, for example), then match you accordingly with one of the BUMS.

We take those specific roommate requests about a month before the trip; we know that between now and then, you may have a friend decide to come — or you may hit it off with one of the trip participants at a SKI BUMS
local event.

If you prefer your own room, you may select a single occupancy. We collect the single occupancy supplement when you sign up (View "Pricing & Payment" below). Please note: there are only a small number of single occupancy slots available. Single occupancies tend to sell out very quickly.
We’re really excited about staying at the Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon. It’s swanky and chic, yet unpretentious and down to earth. Similar in style to Jackson’s Hotel Terra (a big SKI BUMS favorite), this eco-friendly property is just steps away from Bend’s coolest bars, cafes, galleries and restaurants. It’s got a hot tub, fitness room, free WiFi, and well-appointed rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges. It’s pet-friendly, too. You’ll love it.

Read the rave reviews at TripAdvisor >
Bend is about a 30-minute drive away from Mt. Bachelor. During the trip, we’ll rely on a private charter bus to take us to and from the mountain each day. The cost of this shuttle is included in the trip. While in Bend, local transportation options are easy. The town is very walkable, but local taxis are available, too.

Learn more about Bend, Oregon >
To view the Mt. Bachelor trail maps, click the image below or click here to download a PDF >
SKI BUMS recommends that you take at least one lesson each season, no matter what your skill level is. Mt. Bachelor is a great place to take one, and Thursday is probably the best day for it. If you’d like to arrange a lesson in advance, you can learn more here. If you’d like to share an instructor with other BUMS, post a message in our Mt. Bachelor Facebook group.
About half of our participants will rent skis or snowboards. We do NOT recommend reserving equipment in advance; despite the chance to save some money, it often locks you into a particular rental shop that may not have the specific gear you'd prefer to use. Instead, we'll encourage you to arrive at our hotel with enough time to shop around and pick up gear that suits you. The town of Bend has many rental shops. We’ll point you in the right direction.
If you're new to the group or haven't joined us in a long time, click here to see how things work >
Want to see the SKI BUMS around the world who love the mountains as much as you do? When you post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, use the hashtag #skibums!
Tell your friends about our adventure at Mt. Bachelor!
We've got lots of inside advice for those who are taking their first SKI BUMS trip. We invite you to view our invaluable trip tips, and take a moment to learn all about our professional trip leaders.
We love you… and because we’re hosting a trip to Deer Valley & Alta this season, our Mt. Bachelor trip is devoted to you. About a third of SKI BUMS members primarily snowboard, and we’ve built some exciting surprises into this trip for our riders.

Skiers: you’re welcome to sign up for this trip, too. We believe in a spirit of inclusion. :)
The social element is what makes every SKI BUMS trip unforgettable, and that’s especially true on our Mt. Bachelor trip. We’ve got a welcome party on Wednesday evening at 9 PM, which you won’t want to miss. You’ll get to meet your fellow BUMS, hear from the Trip Leaders and learn all about what the weekend’s got in store. On Friday, we’re hosting an apres-ski party at Mt. Bachelor with some super cool surprises awaiting you. But on Saturday night, our trip’s grand finale is a rollicking tour of Bend’s famous microbreweries, with free samples at every stop and a tasty dinner at the end of it all. It’s the perfect way to celebrate our final night together.
Portland is its own very cool tourist destination, and if you live on the East Coast, we recommend staying Sunday night here and flying back Monday morning. We especially love the Jupiter Hotel, a cool and affordable boutique hotel downtown. They donated a prize for our second edition of The Bums Rush, and we’re still grateful!