WOODWARD MOUNTAIN PARK
Woodward Mountain Park, a thoughtfully planned and animated network of Woodward-designed featured terrain zones that leverage the unique terrain and flow of each mountain and offer a fun and intuitive on-mountain experience, is coming to Mt. Bachelor this winter!
On the heels of bringing the Woodward WreckTangle Ninja Obstacle Challenge to Bend this summer, Woodward Mountain Parks are also an extension of Woodward, an experiential action sports company owned by POWDR along with Mt. Bachelor, and are built to empower and inspire the next generation of action sports and stoke the passions of the most passionate athletes.
The Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will consist of different themed on-mountain experiences that vary in difficulty, include featured terrain offerings, and focus on inclusivity and creativity, therefore welcoming guests of all ages and abilities.
The Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will have a base area Learning zone and the Park will work its way up and down the mountain through an artfully constructed routing that connects the entire fun and flowing experience offering a journey that is ultimately controlled by the skier or rider’s freedom of personal movement. You can choose your own adventure and set your own pace based on skill level or interest level.
As conditions permit, the Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will be open every day. There is not an extra fee to experience the Woodward Mountain Park, access is available with a regular lift ticket or season pass to the mountain.
THREE NEW LIFTS TO SERVE LEARNING, EXPERIENTIAL AND PERFORMANCE VENUES
Woodward Mountain Parks include three designated venues of featured terrain for Learning, Experiential and Performance. Within each venue are zones offering features and terrain designs that provide innovative ways to teach, learn, coach, and progress.
Mt. Bachelor’s Woodward Mountain Park features will include easy and forward-focused skill development in the Learning Zone Start Park; family-focused fun in the Adventure Zone, Progression Park and Family Cross Run in the Experiential Zone; and featured terrain parks that progress from small to medium and large in Performance Zone. Guests can choose their own pathway and set their own pace to building personal skill and adventure within every zone.
To enable progression at every level, pending approvals, the Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will encompass new terrain and infrastructure including three new lifts:
- A 70 ft. covered carpet conveyor lift serving the new Woodward Mountain Park “Start Park” adjacent to the Sunrise Lodge rental shop
- A 300 ft. covered carpet conveyor lift next to the existing Carrousel Chair
- A 629 ft. Doppelmayr fixed-grip quad chairlift which will open five acres of new beginner terrain below Sunrise Lodge in the direction of the existing Rainbow Chair
As part of Mt. Bachelor’s commitment to delivering opportunities to experience natural mountain adventure, starting in the 2019-20 season, free public access for beginners to enjoy the mountain will shift from Carrousel Chair to the new 70 ft. covered carpet conveyor lift where the new Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park “Start Park” will inspire a fun and productive learning zone for first-timers which will now be open seven days a week.
EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF SUNRISE BASE AREA
To accommodate Woodward Mountain Park visitors and to enhance the guest experience on the east side of Mt. Bachelor, Sunrise Lodge will undergo a significant remodel in time for the 2019-20 winter season. Upgrades to the Sunrise lodge and base area include:
- modernized restroom facilities
- a remodeled rental shop to add capacity and quicken the rental process,
- new kitchen equipment and a reconfiguration of the food court that that will allow for an enhanced menu and faster service
- new furniture, paint and décor throughout the building
Mt. Bachelor will also construct a third parking lot in the Sunrise base area that will increase parking capacity by 50%. The new lot, with an initial capacity of 300 cars, will sit below the existing lower Sunrise lot and will provide guests with quick and easy access to the new chairlift.
Woodward Mountain Park and its expanded learning terrain, enhancements to Sunrise lodge, and improvements to how guests park and access the mountain will make it easier than ever for visitors to enjoy a winter experience at Mt. Bachelor.