Ski Mum heads to Mt. Bachelor to ski uphill. Mt. Bachelor has added an uphill trail for skiers to test out their backcountry gear in the safety of the resort in order to get your fitness and comfort level up before heading out of bounds. The trail can get you all the way up to the Summit Lift when the lift is running and then, of course, you get to ski back down. It also lets you access the mountain for free! Snowboarders can also take advantage of the uphill trail, but you’ll need to pack your snowshoes.
Kent Callister, a local snowboarder who grew up riding Mt Bachelor will be representing his home country of Australia for the second time in this year’s winter Olympics. Before he heads to South Korea, Kent got a send off from the community that raised him.
Callister started snowboarding with the Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and moved up with that program, began competing and is now heading to the second winter Olympics.
Callister said he is grateful for the support he gets from the Bend community and loves coming back to Mt Bachelor. The 22 – year -old will be in bend for most of January but will then head off to compete in the winter Olympics, which start in February. Callister is hoping to better his 9th place finish in the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Mt Bachelor‘s Cloud Chaser lift opened Thursday for its second season and local skiers and snowboarders are enjoying the new terrain the lift allows them to access.
The lift opened for the first time last year but, according to Drew Jackson, director of sales and marketing for Mt Bachelor Ski Resort, there have been some changes made based off of feedback from last season, including widening some of the runs to accommodate more skiers and snowboarders.
Jackson said they’re hoping for more snow to lay down a better base layer and allow them to open terrain off of the Summit lift but Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland didn’t hear too many complaints from people who hit the slopes on Thursday.
Ski Mum takes us on her first snow adventure of the 2017-18 ski season.
Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson caught up with them at the beginning of the races Wednesday as they battled each other and bad weather.
The folks at Mt. Bachelor woke up to a fresh pack of snow this morning, but so far, the tentative opening date is still next Friday November 25th.
Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs went up to the mountain and found some new features that we’ll see on opening day.