Mt. Bachelor and the Forest Service: Partners for more than 50 years
Mt. Bachelor is located entirely within the Deschutes National Forest and operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the United States Forest Service (USFS). Partnering together for more than 50 years, Mt. Bachelor and the USFS aim to provide popular year-round recreation opportunities in balance with respectful stewardship of the beautiful Central Oregon Cascades and the Deschutes National Forest.
For more information about the USFS and its management & administration of Central Oregon forests, please click here.
You can learn more about winter ecology at Mt Bachelor and the geology of Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest watershed and the plants and animals found throughout the area by taking a FREE 90-minute intrepretive tour from a USFS Naturalist. For more information about USFS Showshoe Tours at Mt. Bachelor, click here.
Master Development Plan
The Mt. Bachelor Master Development Plan 2010 has been prepared to comply with terms of Mt. Bachelor's Special Use Permit (SUP) with the Deschutes National Forest. The entirety of the Mt. Bachelor ski resort occupies a portion of the National Forest and is operated under a SUP granted by the United States Forest Service (USFS). A Master Development Plan (MDP) provides a comprehensive and systematic approach for proposed future development at the resort, and is a precursor to beginning approval processes under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).