Since its inception in 2009, Mt. Bachelor has raised over $340,000 for Bend and Central Oregon area non-profit organizations through the Charity Ski Week program.
Each Charity Week partner is issued vouchers for $25 lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor, valid during two-week (Mon-Fri) Charity Week sessions in January and April, 2013. Participating organizations distribute the vouchers, and Mt. Bachelor donates 100% of the proceeds of all vouchers redeemed directly to the issuing organization.
Beneficiaries are encouraged to maximize their redemption percentages of total tickets each season to receive the highest possible donation from Mt. Bachelor. The beneficiary with the lowest total redemption is cycled out each season to allow for new beneficiaries to to apply for inclusion in the program. Previous beneficiaries can reapply for future inclusion.
2013 Charity Ski Weeks:
January 7-11, January 14-18, April 8-12 and April 22-26
Participating local organizations in 2013:
The Environmental Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Oregon, United Way, MBSEF, Sparrow Clubs, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Heart of Oregon
|2012 Cash Donations||2012 Redemption Rates||Four Year Summary|
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 $49 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 the next 5 years.
Thank you OSU-Cascades Supporters! Tickets for the 2012-2013 season are SOLD OUT! Thanks for everyones support of this program, generating $50,000 for the OSU-Cascades 4-year campus initiative.
Stay tuned for details next fall for the 2013-2014 winter season sale!
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.
Ski For Schools
Ski Mt. Bachelor for just $25 and support local schools!
The eighth 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 $25 single day Ski for Schools lift tickets and redeem them at Mt. Bachelor during the eight-day event. 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)|
|Great Outdoors by Altrec.com||Jody's|
|La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery||McDonald's (Redmond only)|
|Mid Oregon Credit Union||Mid Oregon Credit Union|
|Mountain Supply||Northwest Community Credit Union (Redmond only)|
|Pine Mountain Sports|
|Village Bar & Grill|
Mt. Bachelor generously donates ALL Ski for Schools revenue back to the Foundations, raising more than $135,000 to benefit local schools over the last seven 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 9-11, 2012.
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.