Mt. Bachelor Childcare

Mt. Bachelor’s Childcare Center offers care for children ages 6 weeks to 9 years old. Our caregiver staff are trained professionals who specialize in making your child comfortable and happy. Everyone on staff has background checks, first aid cards, food handler cards and early childhood training classes.

Location: Lower level of West Village Lodge

Operating Schedule: Open seven days a week from Mt. Bachelor's ski/snowboard opening day in 2019 through April 26, 2020.

Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and during holiday periods, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. midweek.

Our program provides full and half day options for childcare, as well as ski and snowboard packages for ages 3.5 to 5. We offer a Snow Explorer package for 2.5 and older.

We have two rooms dedicated to our Infants and toddlers (6 weeks to 30 months) with a minimum 1 staff to 4 children ratio. The rooms are bright and cozy with cribs, cots, blankets, high chairs, swings, bottle warmers, and with many age appropriate toys, books and activities.

For children over 30 months, we have the room divided up in interest areas (blocks, trucks, kitchen, dolls books, puzzles etc.). We schedule craft time, circle/story/music time, and have some age-appropriate video time. The ratio of staff to children for this age group is a minimum of 1 staff to 10 children. 

For children with lessons we have a dedicated space for getting children dressed and the Snow Explorer Fun Zone.

Lunch is included with all childcare full day options and ski lesson packages. We do not provide formula and baby food. For half day enrollment, you may add a lunch ($7) if ordered by 10:00 a.m.

Our space is limited, so reservations are highly recommended! We suggest as least 48-72 hours in advance for non-holiday times and 3-4 weeks ahead for holidays. We will take day-of, drop-in enrollments if space is available.

What to bring: For infants and toddlers, you will need to provide a change of clothing, disposable diapers, bottles, formula if needed and baby food. If your toddler cannot eat cafeteria food or is very picky you may want to provide a lunch, otherwise we provide lunch for full day children of all ages. All children, even if toilet trained, need to bring one extra pants and underwear.

"Any 5" Pass - Get 5 days for the price of 4!

The "Any 5" pass is a good way to get a discount with Mt. Bachelor Childcare when you plan on skiing multiple days this season. There is no limit to the number of passes you purchase during the season and your pass gives you the discount even during peak pricing! Once you purchase the pass we will keep track of your usage for you. The pass will be valid the entire Childcare season, from the start of the ski/snowboard season through April 26, 2020. (There is no Childcare available after April 26, even though the ski area will continue to operate until Memorial Day. So make sure you use every day of the "Any 5" Pass before April 26!)

NEW for 2019-20: The Any 5 Midweek Pass . This deeply discounted pass is for parents who want to avoid the crowds and come up midweek when it feels like you have the mountain to yourself. Those of you looking for an affordable option for childcare during the week, this is for you! Half day and full day options available. Exclusion dates for the Any 5 Midweek Pass include December 26, 2019 through January 3, 2020 and February 17, 2020. As always, you need to reserve ahead, since we have limited space.

Any 5 Unrestricted Pass $470 $420
Any 5 Midweek Pass $339 $310

Call 541-382-1709 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to purchase the Any 5 Pass and to make a reservation 48-72 hours in advance of each day that you want to use the pass to enroll in childcare. Without an advance reservation, we can only accommodate you if space is available.

Daily Childcare

FULL DAY - over 3½ hours PRICE
Infant/Toddler 6 weeks - 30 months $115
Child over 30 months $105
HALF DAY - up to 3½ hours PRICE
Infant/Toddler 6 weeks - 30 months $100
Child over 30 months $90
Lunch $7
Snow Explorers - outdoor snow play & indoor fun zone $59
Late Pick-Up Fee $25

Call 541-382-1709 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to reserve childcare at least 48-72 hours in advance (or 3-4 weeks in advance for the holidays). Same-day reservations will be accepted if space is available, give us a call before you drive to the mountain to inquire about same-day availability.

Snow Explorers

Our Snow Explorers program combines an introduction to skiing, playing in the snow and childcare. This is a great program designed specifically for the two and a half and older child not quite ready for a traditional ski lesson.

A skier requires balance and a certain amount of strength and technical control. To help kids with skills needed, we have the indoor "Fun Zone" active play area. It has games and music, a balance beam and a small incline for practicing walking with skis. Since kids love to play in the snow, we will have outdoor time to practice gliding on our strap on skis or simply make a snowman and snow angels.

Snow Explorers is geared towards teaching young children some descriptions used by ski instructors, such as "make your pizza" or "french fries" (wedge, glide). We want children to love and feel comfortable in the snow, as well as have a story to tell from their mountain vacation! Snow Explorers runs from 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. please arrive no later than 10:00 a.m.

Be sure to dress your child in proper mountain/ski gear-waterproof/water resistant snow pants and coat, mittens and snow boots. Goggles help protect eyes and enhance visibility in all kinds of weather and are a must. Goggles can be purchased at the mountain.

Full Day $155

Price includes all day childcare, lunch, snacks, outdoor snow play with strap on skis and indoors dry land practice in the "Fun Zone".

Call 541-382-1709 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to reserve Snow Explorers at least 48-72 hours in advance (or 3-4 weeks in advance for the holidays). Same-day reservations will be accepted if space is available, give us a call before you drive to the mountain to inquire about same-day availability.


Signature Start is for young children ages 3 ½ to 5 years old and includes a two-hour Kids Gravity School lesson, a half-day of supervised indoor childcare, lunch and rental equipment. This is a great opportunity for your young skier who needs an all-day program but is only ready for a half day lesson. We guarantee class size to be no more than three and taught by an instructor who specializes in working with young children. Signature Start begins at Mt. Bachelor Childcare in the lower level of West Village Lodge. This all-day program is available with either a morning ski lesson (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) or an afternoon ski lesson (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

Reservations are strongly recommended at least one day in advance. Lessons/Daycare typically sell out, we apologize that we cannot accommodate same-day reservations. If space is available, we welcome walk-in lessons/daycare. Please arrive at Mt. Bachelor Childcare by 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. during the weekend and holiday periods) in order to ensure that your child and their classmates begin their lesson on time. If you arrive later than 9:00 a.m., your child may not receive their full lesson or may need to join an afternoon lesson.

Full Day - AM Skiing & PM Childcare $189
Full Day - AM Childcare & PM Skiing $189

"Any 3" Package

The Any 3 Signature Start package consists of three discounted days of Signature Start. After purchasing the package, the three individual days can be reserved consecutively, or in scattered days throughout the Childcare season. They are non-transferable and assigned to one person, but there are no blackout dates. You do not need to select the specific usage days at the time of purchase, but you should plan to call and reserve each Signature Start day at least 48-72 hours in advance before space fills. All three Signature Start days must be fulfilled by April 26, 2020; any unused days will be forfeited after that date.

3 Days of Signature Start $555

Lift Tickets

Lift tickets for kids 5 & under are free at Mt. Bachelor. Your child will be given a free ticket at the time of lesson check-in.

To Schedule Signature Start:

Call 541-382-1709 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. When calling to reserve, please know your child’s weight, height, and shoe size when making your reservation. We will request this information since it is very important for our Gravity School staff who set your child's ski bindings each day.

Additional Information

If you are making reservations for others, please have the child's birth date available as well as any other pertinent information to make the reservation process go smoothly. Payment is required at the time of reservation (VISA, Mastercard, Discover & American Express accepted).

Mt. Bachelor offers a box lunch for an extra charge. Please order your box lunch at the time you make your daycare reservation. Lunches must be ordered by 10:00 a.m. the day of your arrival. Children may bring a sack lunch. You may enjoy lunch with your child outside of the facility from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Please bring disposable diapers, bottles, lunch and extra clothing for infants and toddlers.

Please label all personal belongings. It is helpful if parents provide extra pants for all children, all ages. Due to space availability, please limit personal items to one bag. Your child will be assigned a cubby for personal belongings.


All Gravity School programs (and Childcare) have a 24-hour Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or change a lesson or childcare reservation, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the lesson or child care date. Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of reservation date are subject to a $25 fee. Cancellations or no shows the day of the reservations will forfeit 100% of the reservation product cost. To cancel or change a reservation 24 hours or more in advance of your reservation, contact us at 541-382-1709.