Ski Resort Life

Bachelor Gets Bigger

The Cloudchaser lift accesses 635 acres of new terrain at the Oregon resort.

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.Jon Tapper/Mount Bachelor

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