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In The Community

Charity Ski Weeks

Since 2009, Mt. Bachelor has raised $424,950 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

2014 Charity Ski Week Tickets

A limited number of Charity Ski Week tickets were available during a 96 hour sale from 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12 to 12:00 p.m. Monday, December 16. A total contribution of $50,000 will be awarded to the participating charities.

Charity Ski Week tickets are $49 for a full day lift ticket (all ages). 

In 2014, the Charity Ski Week ticket redemption periods will more than double from 20 days in past seasons to 49 days this season! In 2014, Charity Ski Week tickets will be valid:

  • Midweek (Monday-Friday) from January 6, 2014 through January 31, 2014
  • Midweek (Monday-Friday) from March 31, 2014 through May 2, 2014
  • Four Sundays in 2014: January 12, January 26, April 6 and April 20

Charity Ski Week ticket purchasers can redeem pre-paid Charity Ski Week ticket vouchers at any Mt. Bachelor ticket window by showing a photo ID and referencing the purchase confirmation.

All prices and dates are subject to change.
All Charity Ski Week tickets are non-transferable and are assigned to one person.
No refunds due to length of season or for any other reason including medical emergencies & injuries, whether the Charity Ski Week ticket is used or not.
All Charity Ski Week tickets will expire after May 2, 2014. Unused tickets cannot be carried over to the following season.

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 1, 2014.  For additional information on the Charity Ski Weeks program, or to submit a proposal, please email Mt. Bachelor's Director of Marketing and Communications, Andy Goggins:


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 $54 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.

The 2013-2014 OSU-Cascades ticket is sold out!  Thanks to those who helped support the 4 Central Oregon initiative!

Mt. Bachelor sold 926 discounted $54 full day lift tickets as part of the campaign, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the initiative. For purchasers, the $54 price represented 40% off the full day adult ticket rate while raising money for OSU-Cascades!

Terms and Conditions:

  • Tickets are valid throughout the 2013-2014 winter season, excluding: December 26, 2013 through January 4, 2014; January 18-19, 2014 and February 15-16, 2014.
  • All unused tickets expire and are void after May 25, 2014.
  • Maximum of 6 tickets per purchaser.
  • Limited quantity available; tickets will no longer be available for sale after the available quantity is sold-out.

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

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 $30 single day Ski for Schools lift tickets and redeem them at Mt. Bachelor during the eight-day event.

Ticket Sale Dates:
November 18-December 2, 2013 and December 6-8, 2013

Tickets Valid:
Monday-Thursday, December 2-5 and December 9-12, 2013

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 more than $150,000 to benefit local schools over the last eight years!

The Oregon Special Olympics

The Oregon Special Olympics Winter Games will again be held at Mt Bachelor as it has been for more than 20 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 2014.

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.