Mt. Bachelor opens for summer activities
Jun 29,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

The Pine Marten Express lift will begin turning at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. This marks the beginning of summer operations at Mt. Bachelor.  All activities will move back to the West Village Base Area this year.  A return to the west side of the mountain means a return of evening dining at Scapolo’s, located in the mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge, including the weekend Sunset Dinners and Labor Day weekend Twilight Dinners.

Mt. Bachelor will be open daily during the summer season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. and again in the evenings on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Sunset Dinners.

Bachelor will be open daily during the summer season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. and again in the evenings on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Sunset Dinners.

“The dining experience at the Pine Marten Lodge is unquestionably one of the most unique settings in Central Oregon,” comments Mt. Bachelor’s Communications Manager Janette Sherman.  “The food is delectable and then you add in panoramic views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, the Cascade Lakes and an alpenglow sunset and it truly is like no other dining experience.” She adds that reservations for Sunset Dinners are highly recommended and required for Twilight Dinners on Labor Day weekend.

During the day, guests can ride the Pine Marten lifts, hike to snowfields on the mountain, enjoy lunch at Scapolo’s. The U.S. Forest Service will also offer free Interpretive Tours Wednesday through Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

One ride day lift tickets are $15 for adults (13-64 years), $12 for seniors (65 years and up), $9 for youth (12 years and under) and kids five years and under are free.  Evening tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for youth and five years and under are free.  Season Passes are valid during the summer for unlimited rides.  Please note, Mid-Week Season Passes will only be valid mid-week in the summer.

For the first time ever, Mt. Bachelor will also offer a Summer Season Pass.  Perfect for the avid Disc Golfer, the Summer Season Pass gives you unlimited lift rides in the summer and costs $79.  Please note, all prices and dates are subject to change.

For more information on summer activities at Mt. Bachelor visit the website at www.mtbachelor.com.