Free snowshoe tours at Bachelor

Published Jan 2, 2013 at 04:00AM

Rangers with the U.S. Forest Service will be offering free snowshoe tours of the Mt. Bachelor area at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekends and school breaks until March 31.

The tours, which are open to anyone 10 and older, start at the Forest Service’s snowshoe hut in Mt. Bachelor’s West Village and last about 90 minutes. People should dress for the weather and wear warm boots. Snowshoes will be provided.

The Forest Service is also offering one-hour ski and snowboard tours from the top of Mt. Bachelor’s Pine Marten lift at 2 p.m. on the weekends. People need to provide their own equipment and lift tickets, and be able to maintain control while on their skis or snowboards.

For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact Karen Gentry at 541-383-4771 or email karen.gentry@discovernw.com.

— From staff reports