Forest Service Info

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 interpretive tour from a USFS Naturalist. For more information about USFS Snowshoe Tours at Mt. Bachelor, click here.

Mt. Bachelor does not require a Sno-Park Permit for parking. However, you can purchase a Sno-Park Permit at our Nordic Center or the new Visitor Center on your way to Mt. Bachelor. 

Master Development Plan

APRIL 5, 2013

No appeals have been filed with the USFS challenging approval of Mt. Bachelor's Master Development Plan during the 45 day appeal period, which ended on April 1, 2013.

A timetable for when Mt. Bachelor expects to begin construction on specific projects in the plan is in development with details expected to be available and released later in April.

FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Deschutes National Forest Supervisor, John Allen, has signed a decision on the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area Improvement Project. Pending the outcome of a 45-day appeal period ending April 1, 2013, the decision will allow a series of improvements proposed by Mt. Bachelor ski resort to move forward over the next ten years.

Click here for more information from the USFS about the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area Improvement Project

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).