In The Community
Charity Ski Weeks
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.
This year, we are pleased to announce that Mt. Bachelor is committed to donating $50,000 to local organizations who submitted project proposals. The specific beneficiaries and proposals will be announced in the coming days.
Local non-profit organizations can submit an application to Mt. Bachelor Info attn: Donation Committee by November 1, 2015 to be involved in the 2015-2016 Charity Ski Week.
Frequently Asked Questions
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WHO ARE THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE 2015 CHARITY SKI WEEK TICKET SALES?
WHERE AND WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY TICKET(S)?
CAN I PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE TICKET?
ARE THE TICKETS TRANSFERABLE?
ARE THE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?
WHEN DO THE TICKETS EXPIRE?
DURING THE PURCHASE PROCESS, DO I NEED TO SELECT THE DATE I WANT TO USE THE TICKETS?
Ski For Schools
The 11th 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 $25 single day Ski for Schools lift tickets and redeem them at Mt. Bachelor during the eight-day event.
Ticket Sale Dates:
October 1 - November 29, 2015
Monday-Thursday, November 30-December 3, 2015
Monday-Thursday, December 7-10, 2015
Tickets must be purchased in advance at these supporting local retailers or online:
|In Bend/Sunriver||In Redmond|
|Mid Oregon Credit Union||Mid Oregon Credit Union|
|Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine 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!
OSU-Cascades "4 Central Oregon" Initiative
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.
To learn more about OSU-Cascades ticket fundraiser CLICK HERE.
The Dirksen Derby
The Dirksen Derby is held in December. Hosted by internationally renowned local snowboarder Josh Dirksen, the event has raised over $35,000 for the Tyler Eklund Fund in the last 3 years. Tyler was paralyzed in April of 2007 in a snowboarding accident during a practice run for a national championship. Despite the tragedy, Tyler is back at it and made 3 fast times in the Derby and one the first annual quadriplegic sit ski division. In 2008's Derby, Josh donated a custom made Salomon Sick Stick snowboard as a raffle prize. All the raffle money for the snowboard went towards Cole Ortega, Mt Bachelor Grom Squad member, to help cover medical costs from his surfing injury this past summer. Cole's arm was severed while surfing on the Oregon Coast in July of 2008. We plan to offer the event each year around our season's opening with 100% of the proceeds going towards different beneficiaries.
The Oregon Special Olympics
The Oregon Special Olympics Winter Games will again be held at Mt Bachelor as it has been for nearly 25 years. Every year we take care of the grooming, course setting, race timing, lunches, coaches, volunteers and even the lift tickets. Watch these amazing athletes in March 2015.
Mt. Bachelor is committed to supporting events and organizations whose activities benefit the residents of central Oregon. Each season we donate generously to a diverse group of local charitable organizations. Organizations wishing to request individual donations for fundraiser events should visit our donations page for our donations request form. As we receive up to one hundred requests per month, in order to maintain a fair system all requests must be made via this online form. Organizations must have 501c3 tax status and not be affiliated with any religious or political cause.