Summer Activities at Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor is gearing up for the first full summer season with a downhill bike park, as well as camps to help riders get familiar with the terrain.
Downhill Bike Kids Camp with Gravity School in July and August
Gravity School at Mt. Bachelor is kicking off the summer with Downhill Bike Camps running Monday-Friday for 4 weeks in July and August for kids and teens ages 8-15. New to mountain biking? Not to worry, this camp is open to all skill levels, and bikes will be split up according to similar abilities. There will be a time to practice in the skills park, as well as lift-accessed downhill trails and exclusive single-track cross-country trails. Sign up by July 11 for the lowest price and to reserve your child’s spot. To learn more about specific dates and cost, check out their website.
Sunset Dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
Watch the sun linger over the mountaintops while enjoying gourmet cuisine from executive chef Jon Calvin on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from July 4 through August 31st. A local and traveler’s favorite, as shown in the TripAdvisor reviews “Sunset Dinner in the lodge = fantastic!” Grab a lift ticket, enjoy a scenic chairlift ride and be prepared to delight your taste buds.
Downhill Bike Park
The latest improvement to Mt. Bachelor, the Downhill Bike Park is gaining momentum as the latest sport and summer activity in the Central Oregon region. If you already enjoy cruising around Phil’s Trails and are looking for a different type of biking, check out the Downhill Bike Park. The Gravity Sports Retail Shop has a brand new fleet of Norco downhill bikes to rent and try on the trails, with an opening of July 18.
Scenic Chairlift Rides
A must do for those visiting Central Oregon -- don't miss out on the Scenic Chairlift Rides at Mt. Bachelor. The chairlift ride begins at an elevation of 6,300 feet in the West Village base area and takes you on a relaxing ride to the Pine Marten Lodge at 7,775 feet. Once you reach the top, you can eat lunch, dinner, and snacks or have beverages at the Cirque Restaurant.
Hear a US Forest Service Ranger for an Interpretive Tour, or play a round some disc golf. Dress for the weather and wear rugged shoes and clothing layers for your trip to the top as the weather can change rapidly at higher elevations, and a windproof jacket is always a good choice. Typically, temperatures are 6 to 8 degrees cooler at the base and 10 to 12 degrees cooler at mid-mountain than in Bend or Sunriver.
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