Mount Bachelor Nears Completion of Million-Dollar Improvement Project

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 16, 2009 4:01 pm

Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor ski resort, which is the sixth largest ski resort in North America, is a week away from completing a summer improvement project that is worth $1.25 million.  Many different facets of the resort have been improved, including the following:                    

Over a quarter of a million dollars was invested in a new Prionth snow groomer, new snowmobiles, and a new Nordic track setter to improve grooming conditions and to give the operations crew better transportation.  Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol crews will have a new Avalauncher for avalanche control, as well as new instruments and date loggers to monitor possible avalanche conditions.  In addition, a new half-million dollar snow mover will be used to clear streets and parking lots near the resort, which will increase snow removal power by 50%.  Finally, the base lodges at Mt. Bachelor will have High-Speed Internet hotspots, as the resort has joined forces with BendBroadband.  

Dave Rathbun, President and General Manager at Mt. Bachelor, says that the ski resort has “a good mix of capital improvements, new programs, and vacation plans offering maximum value this year.”  For more information on the resort, click here.