Bulletin Staff Report

Mt. Bachelor will add a zip line to its roster of summer activities, the latest in a series of plans the ski resort has set up for the mountain area.

The 1,400-foot zip line will be open next spring and will run May through October. It will zip along Mt. Bachelor’s high alpine peaks, over open bowls and off-piste terrain that is only accessible to advanced skiers and snowboarders in the winter.

Starting at the West Village base area, the zip line will begin with a practice session on a short zip line in the staging area, according to Mt. Bachelor’s announcement.

The 1.3-mile zip line is planned in three stages. The first will be near the unloading area of the Pine Marten lift and descend toward the Skyliner lift, dropping 255 feet in elevation along the path. Views will be of Tumalo Mountain and Paulina Peak. The second stage will provide views of South Sister, angling back to the Pine Marten lift while dropping an additional 263 feet.

The final stage will be the longest stage and features the Broken Top drop. It will span 3,443 feet with an 866-foot vertical drop.

“This will be one of the Pacific Northwest’s most thrilling attractions, elevating adventure at Mt. Bachelor for the Bend community and our summer guests in a dramatic new way,” said John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s president and general manager, in a prepared statement.

Other summer activities at Mt. Bachelor include scenic chairlift rides, sunset dinners, downhill mountain biking, rafting with Sun Country Tours and the Woodward WreckTangle in Bend by the Old Mill District.

Mt. Bachelor is a 4,318 acre lift-accessable ski area.

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