Mt Bachelor Summer Chairlift: A Scenic Ride to Adventure

With a chairlift ride at Mt. Bachelor, everyone on your trip can enjoy breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains and nearby alpine lakes while making their way to an outdoor adventure. The journey begins at 6,300 feet from the West Village base area and climbs to Pine Marten Lodge at 7,775 feet. Here’s everything you need to know about the Mt Bachelor summer chairlift!

Pine Marten Lift Schedule for 2022

Normal Hours

June 23 – October 2

10 am – 5 pm

Extended Hours

10 am – 8 pm, Thursday through Sunday

Summer 2022 Pricing

Age | Round-Trip Ride

Adult (13 – 64) – 26$

Youth (6 – 12) – 23

Senior (65+) – 16

Child (5 and under) – Free

Season Passes Cost $79

Things to Know about the Chair Lift During the Summer

The Pine Marten Lift takes you up to Pine Marten Lodge, where you can find many attractions and things to do. This ride is a gateway to the following:

Scenic Chairlift Ride

Once you’ve paid for lift tickets at the base lodge, go right up to the lift and have the operator explain how to load and lower the safety bar. The trip up takes around 10 minutes, with magnificent views of Mt. Bachelor’s peak. Another lift operator drives you down once you’ve reached the top.

The views from Pine Marten Lift are amazing, with panoramas of the Cascade Mountains, with South Sister being the most prominent. You may see breathtaking vistas of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Cascade Lakes, as well as high alpine scenery including ancient lava flows, wildflowers, and evergreens right from your chairlift seat.

Forest Services Interpretative Talks

A 30-minute presentation given by a forest service volunteer covers volcanoes, geology, ecology, and cultural history of the region. This program is highly receptive to questions and curiosities of the participating group.

The schedule is subject to change depending on the volunteer. You can check out the up-to-date schedule here.

Lunch at Scapolo’s

Stop by Scapolo’s for a relaxing lunch. This cafeteria restaurant with fantastic views offers a wide selection of lunch foods, from fresh pizzas to Mediterranean salads and bowls, as well as flatbreads, wraps, hot sandwiches, and a full drink menu including cocktails, beer and wine.

Ziplining Tours

With an exciting zip line journey on the Northwest’s fastest, steepest, and highest-elevation zip adventure, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. This thrilling, twin-line three-stage trip begins at the tree line’s peak at an elevation of 7800 feet and drops nearly 1440 feet.

Downhill Mountain Biking Trails of Mt Bachelor’s Bike Park

With 13 trails, Mt. Bachelor is a mecca for mountain bikers. The ski area’s Bike Park offers an array of downhill and cross-country trails, with something for everyone – from beginner to expert.

There are also two shuttle services that run daily during the summer season, the Pine Marten Express and the Village Shuttle. The Pine Marten Express picks up riders at the West Village Base Area and drops them off at the Pine Marten Lodge, while the Village Shuttle goes between all of Mt. Bachelor’s lodges.

Chairlift Up to a Dining Experience with a Sunset

For a dining experience that goes above and beyond the usual, head to Pine Marten Lodge on Friday and Saturday evenings through September 3. You’ll arrive at the Pine Marten Lodge, which features a wonderful view as well as a culinary special occasion served at 7,800 feet. A Sunset Dinner at Pine Marten Lodge is one you won’t soon forget whether you’re dining with family, friends, or that special someone.

Stay with Mt Bachelor Village Resort to Make the Best of Your Central Oregon Getaway!

When it comes to choosing the perfect Central Oregon getaway, there’s no better place to stay than Mt Bachelor Village Resort. Located just minutes from all the best that Bend and Sunriver have to offer, our resort is the perfect basecamp for exploring all that this beautiful region has to offer. Enjoy the Mt Bachelor Summer chairlift for scenic rides and access to hiking and mountain biking trails, or take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service to explore the nearby Deschutes River. After a day of adventure, relax in one of our spacious villas or unwind in our on-site spa. No matter how you choose to spend your time, Mt Bachelor Village Resort is the perfect place to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Book your stay today!

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