Mt. Bachelor offers a host of fun family activities in the winter besides just skiing and snowboarding. The Snowblast Tubing Park, between the Ski and Sport building and the bottom of the Red Lift, has an 800-foot long ride full of rollers. Surface lifts pull you up the slope quickly and comfortably. All-day tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for children; two-hour tickets are $13 for adults and $13 for children. Other activities on Mt.
Don’t let the name fool you. There’s nothing lazy about this place. True, in winter the ranch’s 200 horses get a reprieve as guests opt for snowcat rides up Baldy Mountain for backcountry skiing on 400 acres. (Winter Park is 20 miles away.) Or busy yourself with everything from snowshoeing to trap shooting. Aprés-sports call for a soak or massage at the Lazy U Spa, followed by a family-style dinner at the 1947 timber lodge. Finally, scattered about in hillside lodges are 40 rooms with stylish Western décor; request a deluxe suite with a stone fireplace and whirlpool tub.
If it were up to John Lau and the inhabitants of Cuchara, CO, Cuchara Mountain Resort would be opening soon under new ownership. Each day that passes without a sale curbs the chance that Cuchara will open for the present season.