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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. 

2014 Charity Ski Week Beneficiaries

2015 Charity Ski Week Tickets

A limited number of Charity Ski Week tickets will be available for purchase this coming season, with the proceeds awarded to participating charities. A total contribution of $50,000 will be awarded by Mt. Bachelor.

Additional information about Charity Ski Week tickets will be announced soon.

2015 Beneficiary Proposals

For the 2015 program next winter, please provide a proposal for a specific project that Mt. Bachelor can fund through the CSW program.  This proposal can outline any project that will directly benefit your organization, for example; equipment, infrastructure and development needs, grants or scholarships, or proposals to fund unique programming for your organization.  Please limit proposals to 1 project or program, with a maximum funding level of $10,000. 

The deadline to submit proposals for consideration will be Monday, September 15, 2014.  For additional information on the Charity Ski Weeks program, or to submit a proposal, please email Mt. Bachelor at

Ski For Schools

The ninth 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 year!

Skiers and snowboarders can purchase $TBA single day Ski for Schools lift tickets and redeem them at Mt. Bachelor during the eight-day event.

Ticket Sale Dates:

Tickets Valid:

Tickets must be purchased in advance at these supporting local retailers:

In Bend/Sunriver In Redmond
4 Season's Recreational Outfitters Grocery Outlet (Redmond only)
Zydeco Mid Oregon Credit Union
La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery McDonald's (Redmond only)
Mid Oregon Credit Union
Mountain Supply
Pine Mountain Sports
Powder House
Side Effect
Sunriver Sports

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

OSU-Cascades "4 Central Oregon" Initiative

Mt. Bachelor will contribute $250,000 to support 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, through a special lift ticket program.

To help OSU-Cascades achieve its goal, Mt. Bachelor will sell a limited quantity of discounted $TBA full day lift ticket vouchers and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the 4 Central Oregon initiative. The result will be a $50,000 annual contribution over 5 years.

Details about the 2014-2015 OSU Cascades ticket program will be announced soon.

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.

Click here for more Derby Derby information

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.

Donation Requests

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.