In The Community

charity ski week

Since 2009, Mt. Bachelor has raised nearly $475,000 through the Charity Ski Week program for Bend and Central Oregon area non-profit organizations aligned with our community values of supporting kids and families in need, student athlete academic achievement through the discipline of competitive alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding, and environmentally sustainable practices.

The time is NOW for local non-profit organizations to submit a project proposal to Mt. Bachelor attn: Donation Committee, to be involved in the 2016-2017 Charity Ski Week. The specific beneficiaries and proposals will be announced in early December. 

Charity Ski Week tickets will go on sale TBD and will end once all tickets are sold, or January 2, 2017, whichever comes first.

We are pleased to announce that Mt. Bachelor is committed to donating $50,000 to local non-profit organizations.

Charity Ski Week lift tickets will be valid to use:

  • January 3, 2017 - January 6, 2017
  • January 9, 2017 - January 13, 2017
  • April 3, 2017 - April 7, 2017
  • April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017

Tickets are valid to use every day during the Charity Ski Week period. There is a limited number of tickets available, so act fast to get the best deal possible!

Charity Ski Week lift tickets are: $39

Simply show a photo ID at any Mt. Bachelor ticket window on the day that you want to ski or ride. Tickets cannot be picked-up prior to your intended skiing or snowboarding day.

Yes! You are welcome to purchase up to four (4) Charity Ski Week tickets.

Yes and no. Yes in the sense that you can purchase a ticket on behalf of someone else. But once the ticket is assigned to another person - either during the purchase process or following one day of use, the ticket cannot be transferred to another person. During the eStore check-out process, you will be asked to assign the ticket to a person - yourself or someone else. Note that only the person whose name is assigned to the ticket can pick it up at the ski area. If one family member (mom, for example) puts all four family-member tickets in her name, that's fine...but mom will be the only person who can pick up the tickets and all members of the family must be present at the ticket window with mom in order to receive their ticket. The same would be true for a group of friends; the tickets can all be in one person's name, but each person in the group expecting to get a ticket must be present at the ticket window with the ticket purchaser. If a family or group of friends is planning to arrive separately or to ski on different dates, then it is best if each ticket is assigned individually so that each person can pick up his/her own ticket on their preferred day of first use.

No. These tickets represent a discount off the regular rates and as a trade-off for receiving such a significant discount, the tickets cannot be refunded under any circumstances - including medical emergencies or injuries. This non-refundable policy applies whether the tickets are picked up or not.

All tickets will expire after at the end of the day on April 14, 2017.

No, you do not have to select your usage dates. During the purchase process, you are essentially purchasing an electronic ticket voucher. You can choose when you want to redeem that voucher (during the designated Charity Ski Week period) and collect the ticket(s) to use at Mt. Bachelor.

Give us a call at 800-829-2442 and we'll do our best to answer your remaining questions!

osu-cascades ticket fundraiser

Mt. Bachelor is a proud supporter of Oregon State University - Cascades' fundraising initiative to expand OSU-Cascades into a comprehensive, four-year branch campus of OSU with its own physical campus in Bend.

To help OSU-Cascades achieve its goal, Mt. Bachelor will sell $50,000-worth of discounted full-day lift tickets each year from 2012 through 2016.  All proceeds - $250,000 in total over the five year span - will be donated to the 4 Central Oregon initiative.

For the 2016-2017 season, Mt. Bachelor will sell 878 discounted $57 full day lift tickets as part of the campaign, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the initiative. Save 30% off the full day adult ticket rate while raising money for OSU-Cascades into a comprehensive, four-year branch campus of OSU, with its own physical campus in Bend.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are valid throughout the 2016-2017 winter season, excluding:
December 26, 2016 through January 2, 2017; January 14-15, 2017 and February 18-19, 2017.

All unused tickets expire and are void after May 29, 2017.

Maximum of 6 tickets per purchaser.

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The 12th annual Mt. Bachelor Ski for Schools fundraiser to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond Schools will run for eight days over the course of two weeks this November and December!

Skiers and snowboarders can purchase a single day $30 Ski for Schools lift tickets and redeem them at Mt. Bachelor during the eight-day event. There is a limited amount of tickets and are on sale starting October 28th. 

Ticket Sale Dates:
Ski for Schools fundraiser is now complete. The sale took place October 28, 2016 through November 18, 2016.

Tickets Valid:
Monday through Friday
November 28, 2016 through December 2, 2016; December 5, 2016 through December 9, 2016

Tickets must be purchased in advance at Ski For Schools

Mt. Bachelor generously donates ALL Ski for Schools revenue back to the foundations, raising nearly $175,000 to benefit local schools over the last nine years!

the dirksen derby

The Dirksen Derby is an annual gathering of Snowboarders, Sit-Skiers, Artists, Musicians, Film Makers, Friends and Family from all around the globe. Located in and around Mt. Bachelor, the weekend long event consists of three parts: The Kick-Off Party, The Snowboard Rally Race, and The Film Fest. Each unique part of the event is organized by a community of volunteers with one specific goal in mind-to raise money and stoke for our good friend Tyler Eklund. Tyler was a talented local snowboarder who seriously injured his neck at the 2007 Snowboard Nationals and is paralyzed from the neck down. Tyler is still an active member of our snowboarding community and an inspiration to all of us.

Over the short history of the Dirksen Derby, we have raised over $100K for Tyler Eklund, supported our friends who are in need, and donated to local non-profit businesses including Oregon Adaptive Sports. With over 500+ enthusiastic racers and participants providing tons of positive media and social media coverage-the amount of excitement and caring at the Derby is equal to the amount of money raised.

Our sponsors and volunteers give us the opportunity not only to provide Tyler Eklund with a majority of the funds raised during the 3-day event, but more importantly it provides everyone, Tyler included, with incredible memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

Transforming trash and inspiring community for a more sustainable earth. Rooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event for REALMS Charter School.

Started in 2010, this fundraiser features an eclectic, wearable art runway show (featuring both trash fashion and re-fashioned garments), a live and silent auction, a gallery style marketplace (where contributing local artists sell and showcase their work), the Business Challenge (where local businesses turn their waste into fashion for a chance to win the coveted trash trophy) and local food and drink.

The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show showcases how we “fashion” our lives while lessening waste. Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show fuses environmental responsibility, funky fashion and community. Join other socially conscious individuals for an evening of sustainable fashion, showcasing styles that the future demands.

We invite you to reconsider the value of trash and celebrate the creative, sustainable spirit of Bend. Trash-fashion: composed of at least 90% material destined for the trash bin. Re-fashion: made from previously used garments and fabric, refashioning tattered, old stuff into stylish new gems.