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.
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.