Mt. Bachelor Gets OK for Expansion

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SAM Magazine--February 14, 2013--Mt. Bachelor, Ore., received the go-ahead from the Forest Service for an improvement project that will take place over the next 10 years. According to, Mt. Bachelor originally submitted the proposal in 2010, and after the Deschutes National Forest completed an environmental impact statement, which was put out for public comment, the Forest Service signed off on the master plan on February 13. Included in that plan are expansions to terrain, three new lifts, a lodge expansion, new hiking trails, a lift-served downhill bike park, and a zipline course and rock climbing structure. Also on the drawing board is the construction of a biomass co-generation facility that will provide electrical power and steam heat.

A 45-day appeal period will commence on April 1, after which the resort can start to break ground on some of its projects.


Thanks Jerry.

Thanks Jerry.


Great News for Bachelor!! Good work Dave and Tom.


While we're excited about the Record of Decision announced this week, we won't know exactly what Mt. Bachelor can or can't do until after the appeal period - which commences as of today - 2/15/2013, not April 1st. We'll make sure to keep everyone in the industry and SAM updated as Mt. Bachelor's Master Development Plan approval process continues this spring. For details - visit;