SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ is an award-winning lesson program designed for those "never-evers" who have not had previous experiences trying to learn to ski or snowboard. The SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ program offers candidates who are committed to becoming a skier or snowboarder this year by committing to a 5 lesson program with instruction by one of Mt. Bachelor's hand-picked instructors based on their communication skills and overall success rate of coaching beginners. Included in lessons is a ski or snowboard rental and daily lift ticket.

Mt. Bachelor's SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ learn-to-ski or snowboard program has received the coveted "Conversion Cup" award by the National Ski Areas Association, recognizing Mt. Bachelor as having the best beginner program that "converts" first-timers into life-long snow sports enthusiasts.

Registration has been closed as of January 31, 2019. Please check back next winter if you are interested in registering for Ski Or Ride in 5!

If you are currently registered, please scroll down to additional information for tips and info about the program. Please note that many weekends are quite busy with Ski Or Ride In 5 participants. Arriving at least 2 hours early to Sunrise Lodge on busy weekend days is recommended in order to pick up rentals and arrive to your assigned lesson on time.

SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ is no longer available for the 2018-19 winter season. Check back with us in the fall of 2019 for updated information regarding programs for the 2019-20 winter ski and snowboard season.


ADULT 27-64 $229 FREE 12 Day Pass for 2018-19
YOUNG ADULT 19-26 $229 FREE 12 Day Pass for 2018-19
TEEN 13-18 $229 FREE Full Season Pass for 2018-19
YOUTH 6-12 $229 FREE Full Season Pass for 2018-19
SENIOR 65-69 $229 FREE 12 Day Pass for 2018-19
SENIOR 70+ $229 FREE 12 Day Pass for 2018-19

Participants who complete all five lesson-days of SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ "graduate" from the program and receive the these exclusive and valuable graduation gifts:

  • FREE Full Season Pass or 12 Day Pass valid for the remainder of the 2018-19 winter season (see table above)
  • 50% discount on a Full Season Pass for the 2019-20 season
  • 25% discount on a Full Season Pass for the 2020-21 season (for those who purchased the 50% off 2019-20 season pass)
  • Opportunity to purchase a ski/snowboard, boot and binding package at a significant discount from Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor. Packages must be purchased in the spring of 2019, with equipment delivery and final payment due in the fall of 2019.


All SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ programming is headquartered at our Sunrise Lodge base area. Getting to Sunrise is easy - as you approach Mt. Bachelor, look for the brown ODOT highway sign with an arrow pointing left. Turn leff at the sign and into the Sunrise parking area.

SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ is available from January 5, 2019 through March 24, 2019 and includes:

  • 5 Lessons on dates of your choice. Lessons are available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Participants may only take one lesson per day.)
  • February 16-20, 2019 are exclusion dates. Due to the busy Presidents Weekend and days immediately following, SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ lessons will not be offered those days.
  • 5 Rental packages valid for the entire day of each lesson.
  • 5 lift tickets that will access Carousel and Sunrise lifts, valid for the entire day of each lesson.
  • Lessons, rentals and lift tickets are issued to the program participant and are non transferable. The lesson, equipment and lift access are issued as inclusive packages and cannot be used individually among multiple days.
  • Detailed instructor feedback card, updated each week.
  • Upon completion of all five SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ lesson-days, you become eligible for the graduation gifts listed above

*Participants must register by January 31, 2019 to be enrolled in the program.

NOTE: This program is designed exclusively for those new to alpine/downhill snow sports.  It is not meant for someone who already knows how to ski or snowboard and wants to crossover to to the other discipline. If you are familiar with skiing or riding and can get on chairlifts, know about the mountain, or have done it before, this program is not for you. We will be assessing this at the outset of the program.  If you are deemed to be already a downhill snow sports participant by your instructor, we will excuse you from the program.


Give us a call at 541-382-1709 to register. To ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ , we only process registrations over the phone. Participants must pre-register 4 days in advance of your first lesson. The deadline to enroll in the program is January 31, 2019. Once you are registered you will be issued a SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ photo pass that you will use to check-in for your lesson, get your equipment rentals and access the chairlifts. 

After you pre-register, you don't need to reserve a lesson on a specific day or time; simply show up any five days between early January and late March. Two-hour lessons are offered daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We recommend arriving at Sunrise Lodge at least one hour prior to the lesson start time during midweek lessons, and 1.5 hours prior to lesson time for weekends & holidays, in order to get set-up with comfortable rental equipment. Weekends and holidays can be busy with larger lesson group sizes and longer wait times to rent equipment, so we recommend midweek days for the best SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ experience. Please note that only one lesson is permitted per day.

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