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Mt. Bachelor announces dates for summer season, debut of new zip line

Mt. Bachelor will open its downhill mountain bike park and new zip line experience on July 4th.

The summer season officially begins with the Little Pine Chairlift and entry-level mountain biking available on June 26th.

Whitewater rafting trips through Sun Country Tours begin June 19th.

The beginning of the summer season offers the ski area a reset after the coronavirus closed the mountain for three months. It was able to open to passholders for nine days of spring skiing in mid-May, but it was hardly the season anyone expected.

“The safety of our staff, guests, and community continues to be our top priority,” said John McLeod, president and general manager of Mt. Bachelor. “The staff of Mt. Bachelor and Sun Country Tours are eagerly preparing and can’t wait to welcome passholders and guests back for summer activities in a few short weeks. I’m most excited about our new ZipTourZip Line that drops nearly 1,400 vertical feet and is the fastest, steepest, and highest zip line in the Northwest.  After months of quarantine, getting back to the adventure lifestyle will be a great relief.”

The Mt. Bachelor and Sun Country Tours summer operations include:

  • Offering expertly guided trips since 1978, Sun Country Tours rafting trips are available for booking now – options range from two-hour river trips to all-day adventures, trips begin June 19
  • Little Pine Chairlift, for entry-level biking and limited retail and rentals, opens on June 26
  • Pine Marten Chairlift, for activities including downhill mountain biking, ZipTour zip lining, sightseeing, hiking, and disc golf begin on July 4
  • Food and beverage service at both Pine Marten Lodge and West Village Lodge begins July 4. Sunset Dinners reservations available now on Open Table, offering an unforgettable dining experience overlooking the Cascades at 7,800 feet
  • Mountain Gateway Building for mountain bike rentals, tickets and retail opens on July 4
  • Gravity Bike Camps, one-week sessions for children 8 to 15 years old and focusing on progression and fun, begin July 6. Camp also includes a Sun Country Tours rafting trip on the Big Eddy

Summer Bike Park Passes, Outplay 365 – Mt. Bachelor’s year-round, multi-sport monthly subscription pass – and Winter 20/21 passes are on sale now for lowest pricing through July 15.

Zip line, single-day bike tickets, Little Pine Park pass, and other summer products will go on sale on June 18. Learn more on passes, pricing, and purchasing at www.mtbachelor.com.

Mt. Bachelor is committed to maintaining operations responsibly and have developed additional safety policies in response to COVID-19.

The policies were created according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Executive Orders issued by Governor Brown.

As this is a dynamic situation, Mt. Bachelor will be adjusting our safety policies and operations to best protect employees and guests. For further details on health and safety measures at Mt. Bachelor, please visit www.mtbachelor.com/info/covid-19-updates/

To learn more about Mt. Bachelor’s Summer Operations plan and hours of operation, please visit www.mtbachelor.com/info/summer-operating-schedule/.

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