Easy, accessible backcountry skiing at Mt. Bachelor
Early morning laps on Mt. Bachelor’s Cinder Cone is a local Bend, OR backcountry favorite. Catching some turns before work or the lift lines open is made easy with the Cone. The Cone only requires about a 30-45 minute skin or bootpack up Leeway Run (skiers left of the tubing park).
The Cone is a great place to get some fresh backcountry tracks or fun tree runs.
Mt. Bachelor is closed to uphill travel with exception of the Cinder Cone and summit (when the Summit Lift is open). Both uphill travel options are free of charge, open to the public and un-patrolled by ski patrol.
Take the obvious skin trail from the Mt. Bachelor parking lot up Leeway (starting just to skiers left of Red Chair and the tubing park). Once high enough on Leeway, the skin trail will turn uphill to the Cone, zig zagging its way to the top. The Cone runs are short and offer some easily accessible, mellow backcountry terrain options.