Bachelor skiing: black diamonds and micro-brewed beer in Oregon

2021-12-16 07:20:16 By : Ms. Shirley Du

Bend, Oregon-Are you planning a trip to Cascades this winter? If you plan to ski along this stratovolcanic chain, your itinerary should revolve around the center of winter sports and winemaking in the Pacific Northwest: Bachelor Mountain.

On the slopes near Bend in central Oregon, you will have the opportunity to experience snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and fat bikes for you to enjoy. However, if you are a pink hound, it is almost impossible for you to visit, and you don't want to try the Black Diamond Hillside, the terrain park, and the cruise-style mountain line in the back and bowl. After that, throw back some of Bend's best delicacies: the microbrew chaser.

The towering topography of Bachelor Mountain is a seasonal precipitation container, dripping with precious groundwater necessary to make Bend’s famous fermented beverage. It is estimated that the porous basalt in the Deschutes Basin in central Oregon will take 20 years to filter and transport some of the purest water in the country to Bend.

Cutting corduroy carpets or shearing wool on the steep flanks of high mountain volcanoes is a special experience. Then use beer that snowed about 2000 years ago to quench your thirst, which may be exactly the same as the way you run when you are thirsty.

(Need translation? Take a quick, sharp turn through the fresh, untouched powder, spray out the snowflakes, you can also slam the fresh. Corduroy refers to the ridged texture of the newly trimmed trail. In addition, Mt .Bachelor is a ski resort on the top of Mount Bachelor.)

John McLeod, general manager of Mt. Bachelor, used to ski around the world, but he said, “When I ski for the first time, the biggest blow to me is that it feels natural. I imagine this may be the early skiing of the sport. There is no glitz. Just like the awesome terrain that Mother Nature created in the first place, and the way she continues to provide services every day. We shed a lot of snow every year, and in one of the longest seasons in the industry, we still Can enjoy incredible spring skiing."

From late October to April, snow usually covers the dust on the mountains, although the season starts slowly. The Bachelor's Winter, which was originally scheduled to open on December 3, was postponed due to excessively mild temperatures. (You can find detailed information about snow conditions at

This mountain has more than 4,300 acres of skiable terrain, ski trails suitable for all abilities, and Woodward Terrain Park. Everyone can find something for themselves on this mountain. As a snowboarder and a local, I like the routes that really make you money. I am eager to surf in the shaking sea of ​​snow. In Bachelor Mountain — or John Brothers, as PNWers has long called it — you may be completely lost in the mountain experience. Galloping down the slope outside the ski trail above the forest line, the snowflake rooster's tail kisses your cheek, and the space-time continuum seems to disappear.

My personal favorite itinerary is this: climb to the top of the gondola, then hike to the true summit, ride the pinnacles and bowling. At the top again, put down the back, cross the skier to the right, put down the gully, put down, put down, put down. Hit the catwalk. Sweat beads collect like an artesian well and slide on a narrow slope until you reach the NW elevator. Recover after getting in the car. Rinse and repeat.

When you have had enough of this winter wonderland, you can redeem it all at the service station on the mountain or at the service station in Bend to buy micro-brewed beer-tailgate style, where the brewery is there for the warm winter and seasons after skiing The best formula for the preservation of sexual products.

It seems only suitable to pair all the winter heaters brewed in central Oregon with their ski trails, a la Mt.Bachelor's McLeod. So please use this list of modern pub crawls only for locals to guide you through the day and the beer garden at night.

1 Skunk Ape Red IPA from Boneyard Beer. McLeod's pairing: "Skyliner parking lot-you will find them there." Skunk Ape is a compilation beer produced by top ski manufacturer Lib Tech. The Skyliner parking lot is located at the foot of the terrain park of Bachelor Mountain, where all skiers can park and run laps, rain or shine, in winter or spring.

2 GoodLife Brewing’s Mountain Rescue dry hop ale. McLeod's pairing: "Cirque-because rescue shouldn't be easy!"

3 Sno'd In Winter IPA of Bend Brewing Company. McLeod’s pairing: "Nishimura returns-if you want to become Sno'd In, you'd better return to the bar..."

4 Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewing Company. McLeod’s pairing: "The red chair lift line-obviously." The Red Chair is a fan’s favorite three-seater, slow-scrolling, early opening, and cult classic elevator for the Bachelor's degree in Mount. For the sake of history, it is worth a turn.

5 10 Barrel Brewing Company's Pray for Snow winter beer. McLeod’s pairing: "Run at another resort. Bachelor Mountain always snows!"

6 10 Cloudchaser IPA of Barrel Brewing Company. McLeod's pairing: "Wanoga-from top to bottom, it's best to run in the mountains."

7 The gunpowder barrel of Worthy Brewing. McLeod’s pairing: "Golden jar-two or three pink circles will surprise you."

8 McMenamins Old St. Francis School’s Kris Kringle has warmer winters. McLeod's match: "Marshmallows-with his hot chocolate and biscuits."

Bachelor Mountain Ski Resort: Find the ski resort at 13000 SW Century Drive outside Bend. For more information on ski trails, lift tickets and snow conditions, please visit

Boneyard Beer: The Boneyard Bar is located at 1955 NE Division St. in Bend;

GoodLife Brewing: Find the Bierhall tasting room of the brewery at 70 SW Century Drive in Bend;

Bend Brewing Company: The brewery bar is located at 1019 NW Brooks St. in Bend;

Deschutes Brewery: Deschutes Bar is located at 1044 NW Bond St., and the brewery’s tasting room is located at 901 SW Simpson Ave., both located in Bend;

10 Barrel Brewing: Visit Bend's Brewery Bar at 1135 NW Galveston Ave. and 62950 NE 18th St., or visit the brewery at 62950 NE 18th St. For more information, please visit

Worthy Brewing: Worthy Brewing Pub at 495 NE Bellevue Drive and Worthy Brewing Beer and Burgers at 806 NW Brooks St., both in Bend; https://valuable beer.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School: Find this quirky hotel, restaurant, beer bar and bar complex at 700 NW Bond St. in Bend;

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