In The Community

charity ski week 2016-2017

From its inception in 2009 through 2017, Mt. Bachelor has raised nearly $575,825 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, local economic development, student athlete academic achievement through the discipline of competitive alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding, and environmentally sustainable practices.

During the 2016-17 season, we are pleased to announce that Mt. Bachelor donated $50,000 to local non-profit organizations through its Charity Ski Week program. Skiers and snowboarders could purchase a limited quantity of discounted $39 lift tickets and, in turn, Mt. Bachelor donated all of the sales proceeds to local non-profit organizations.

Discounted Charity Ski Week lift tickets were available for sale annually in December.

Local non-profit organizations whose mission is aligned with Mt. Bachelor's community values are encouraged to submit a funding participation proposal. Mt. Bachelor accepts proposals each November. Interested non-profit directors should inquire with Drew Jackson, Mt. Bachelor's Director of Sales and Marketing via e-mail.

osu-cascades ticket fundraiser 2016-2017

Mt. Bachelor is a proud supporter of 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.

To help OSU-Cascades achieve its goal, Mt. Bachelor sold $50,000-worth of discounted full-day lift tickets each year from 2012 through 2016.  All proceeds - $250,000 in total over the five year span - were donated to the OSU Cascades four-year campus initiative.

For the 2016-2017 season, Mt. Bachelor sold 878 discounted $57 full day lift tickets as part of the campaign, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the initiative. Guests saved 30% off the full day adult ticket rate while raising money for OSU-Cascades into a comprehensive, four-year branch campus of OSU, with its own physical campus in Bend.


The 12th annual Mt. Bachelor Ski for Schools fundraiser to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond Schools ran for eight days over the course of two weeks in November and December!

Skiers and snowboarders could purchase a single day Ski for Schools lift tickets and redeem them at Mt. Bachelor during the eight-day event. There was a limited amount of tickets for sale. 

Tickets were required to be purchased in advance at  Ski For Schools

Mt. Bachelor generously donates ALL Ski for Schools revenue back to the foundations, raising nearly $200,000 to benefit local schools since 2005.

the dirksen derby

The Dirksen Derby is an annual gathering of Snowboarders, Sit-Skiers, Artists, Musicians, Film Makers, Friends and Family from all around the globe. Located in and around Mt. Bachelor, the weekend long event consists of three parts: The Kick-Off Party, The Snowboard Rally Race, and The Film Fest. Each unique part of the event is organized by a community of volunteers with one specific goal in mind-to raise money and stoke for our good friend Tyler Eklund. Tyler was a talented local snowboarder who seriously injured his neck at the 2007 Snowboard Nationals and is paralyzed from the neck down. Tyler is still an active member of our snowboarding community and an inspiration to all of us.

Over the short history of the Dirksen Derby, we have raised over $100K for Tyler Eklund, supported our friends who are in need, and donated to local non-profit businesses including Oregon Adaptive Sports. With over 500+ enthusiastic racers and participants providing tons of positive media and social media coverage-the amount of excitement and caring at the Derby is equal to the amount of money raised.

Our sponsors and volunteers give us the opportunity not only to provide Tyler Eklund with a majority of the funds raised during the 3-day event, but more importantly it provides everyone, Tyler included, with incredible memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

Transforming trash and inspiring community for a more sustainable earth. Rooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event for REALMS Charter School.

Started in 2010, this fundraiser features an eclectic, wearable art runway show (featuring both trash fashion and re-fashioned garments), a live and silent auction, a gallery style marketplace (where contributing local artists sell and showcase their work), the Business Challenge (where local businesses turn their waste into fashion for a chance to win the coveted trash trophy) and local food and drink.

The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show showcases how we “fashion” our lives while lessening waste. Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show fuses environmental responsibility, funky fashion and community. Join other socially conscious individuals for an evening of sustainable fashion, showcasing styles that the future demands.

We invite you to reconsider the value of trash and celebrate the creative, sustainable spirit of Bend. Trash-fashion: composed of at least 90% material destined for the trash bin. Re-fashion: made from previously used garments and fabric, refashioning tattered, old stuff into stylish new gems.