Mount Bachelor ski resort is a ski resort located in central Oregon, approximately 22 miles west of Bend, along the Century Drive Highway. The ski runs are on the northern face of Mount Bachelor, a stratovolcano built atop a volcanic shield in the Cascade Range. Since 2001, the ski area has been owned by Powdr Corporation of Park City, Utah. It is the largest ski resort by more than 1,000 acres in Oregon, the second largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S., behind Vail, and the sixth largest of all ski resorts in the nation.
The Mount Bachelor Ski Area was founded by former 10th Mountain Division Elite Force ski trooper Bill Healy on December 19, 1958, with $75,000 and a one-year lease from the U.S. Forest Service for the land. The four other major stockholders were Felix Marcoulier , Dr. Bradford Pease , Oscar Murray , and Phil Gould. The founders raised $100,000 from local investors and made many important management decisions that would shape the path of Mount Bachelor and Central Oregon for decades to come.
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