Mt Bachelor new Cloudchaser lift opens next friday

snow action team 09.12.2016

Mt Bachelor gets a massive boost to the already awesome terrain options with the new $6.5 million Cloudchaser high-speed quad chair to open next Friday, December 16, adding 635 acres of new terrain and 13 new runs.

7 sleeps to go © Jon Tapper

A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at Cloudchaser’s bottom terminal begins at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16. After brief remarks from Mt. Bachelor and POWDR officials, guests will load the lift and begin their discovery of new terrain on the mountain’s east side.
Cloudchaser is Mt Bachelor’s eighth high-speed detachable quad chairlift, rising 1,448 vertical feet along a slope length of 6,800 feet.
“This is one of the largest improvement projects in Mt. Bachelor’s history,” said John McLeod, Mt Bachelor’s president and general manager. “I am incredibly grateful to our employees and contractors, our customers, the Forest Service and POWDR for making the Cloudchaser project possible. We’re about to be rewarded with an amazing new skiing and snowboarding experience.”
Mt Bachelor is the fifth 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. For weather conditions, news, and events visit www.mtbachelor.com
For such a great resort it’s a shame it’s not on too many Aussie skiers/boarders radars – as we pointed out in last July’s Travel Bible issue it has plenty to offer. Check more on that here.
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If you are thinking of swinging by as part of a North America roadie (this region is set to benefit from the La Niña season forecast for 2016-17) grab this deal – In celebration of the Cloudchaser lift opening, Mt. Bachelor is re-releasing its popular 4-Pack in a limited-time, 96 hour sale. Priced at $USD 249, the 4-Pack is valid for four days of skiing or riding during the 2016-17 season. Customers can visit on consecutive days or scatter their visits throughout the winter and spring. Each 4-Pack is assigned to an individual user and holiday blackout dates apply. The 4-Pack must be purchased by 12:00 p.m. PST on Monday, December 12. Quantities are limited
Although Mt. Bachelor has scheduled Cloudchaser for a December 16 debut, resort officials noted that the lift’s opening is contingent upon final component assembly and testing, planned for next week.

635 extra acres from next Friday © Jon Tapper