Bachelor Gets Bigger

The Cloudchaser lift accesses 635 acres of new terrain at the Oregon resort.
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Mt. Bachelor's first new lift since 1996 opened last month with 635 acres of new terrain and 13 trails, bringing the resort’s skiable acres to 4,318—the fifth-largest in the United States. 

Cloudchaser Lift

The high-speed Cloudchaser quad access Bachelor's southeastern flank.

The $6 million high-speed Cloudchaser quad serves the southeast flank of the volcano, and now skiers can descend this intermediate pod without having to hike back up to a lift. And with a terminus at the tree line, the Cloudchaser is less likely to be subjected to the wind-holds seen on the Summit Express. Check out the trail map here


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Whistler, B.C.

Travel: After a snow-starved season, the king of Canadian ski resorts comes back with new terrain, hotels, dining and deals. Let's get the ugly facts out of the way: It did rain in Whistler last January. For eight torrential, unheard-of days. "It was an anomaly, says mountain manager Doug MacFarlane, who's been here for 17 years. (Last year was the second-worst season on the books, with 33 fewer feet of snow than during the record-breaking '98—'99 season.) To Whistler's credit, the lifts kept running, but little could save the season—not even the sun that shone through clear skies for the next six weeks straight.