Between its varied terrain, the breathtaking high alpine mountain resort, close proximity to the town of Bend, Ore., kid-friendly snowsports school and lift ticket deals, a Mt. Bachelor family ski vacation will please everyone from first-timers to seasoned families. The Sunshine parking lot also allows for parking within 300 yards to the resort, making it easier to schlep the whole family’s equipment.
Mt. Bachelor family lodging is mainly found in Bend, Ore., which is a mere 20 minute drive from the resort. Everyone will love the spectacular drive through Deschutes National Forest to and from Mt. Bachelor and Bend. Having all the restaurant, activity and lodging options in Bend at their fingertips is also a major plus for those on a Mt. Bachelor family ski vacation.
Ideal for families craving a simple Mt. Bachelor ski vacation, Sunriver Resort is an award-winning, self-contained lodging option located 15 miles south of Bend and just 20 minutes from Mt. Bachelor. Sunriver Resort’s 3,300 acres of property provides the perfect setting for the active family looking to explore the Deschutes River area by snowshoe or on cross-country ski. The resort offers a diverse selection of units, an outstanding health club and spa, kid-approved indoor and outdoor pools and four unique dining options. It’s no wonder Conde Nast Traveler magazine repeatedly rated Sunriver Resort among the “Top 50 Ski Resort Hotel in North America.”
The beauty of a Mt. Bachelor family ski trip is that Bend restaurants are varied and quite affordable. Families can pick from steakhouses, contemporary American, classic American, Thai, Latin or restaurants serving up an eclectic mix of seasonal, local produce and meats.
Greg’s Grill, on Powerhouse Drive, is a great option for families who prefer a wide variety of American-based cuisine. Parents will love the fresh pasta dishes, salads and high quality steak cuts. Kids will love the tasty and creative children’s-specific menu, like the peanut butter bacon burger. Pine Tavern, on Brooks Street, will also please the whole family, from their kid-size mini cheeseburger to unique salads, like grapefruit brulee, and American comfort classics, including homemade scones, meatloaf and chicken pot pie.