The popular Mount Bachelor winter recreation shuttle has returned to Cascades East Transit. Running seven days a week, including holidays, the shuttle provides a safe, stress-free connection for riders between Bend and all the mountain has to offer.
The service from CET provides ten trips up and down the mountain every day with the earliest departure from Bend at 6:30am and latest return trip at 5:15pm. Fares are $7 one-way or $12 round trip. Tickets can be purchased in-person using exact change (one-way only) or in advance with the Umo Mobility app.
Riders can catch the shuttle at Hawthorne Station on 3rd Street or at the Mt Bachelor Park-n-Ride located near the Pavilion ice skating rink. A full schedule is available on the CET website. Delays may occur during extreme weather conditions.
The shuttle provides safe, warm travel between Bend and Mount Bachelor. All vehicles are equipped with chains to take on any winter conditions. Whether looking to forget about parking or let someone else do the driving, the Mount Bachelor shuttle can carry all your winter sports gear so you can focus on fun. Over 30,000 riders were served during the 2021-2022 ski season – averaging 184 rides per day.
“The CET mountain shuttle eliminates the hassle of finding a parking spot and drops you off right in front of West Village Lodge! It’s safe, convenient, and will soon offer free Wi-Fi in mid-December!” – Transportation Director Andrea Breault.
Cascades East Transit is the public transportation provider for Central Oregon operating bus and on-demand services in three counties and Warm Springs. The Mount Bachelor shuttle is supported by Powdr Corporation and employees of the Mount Bachelor ski resort ride for free.
CET is additionally hiring more CDL drivers for the Mount Bachelor shuttle for part-time shifts. Drivers on the shuttle route receive free ski passes for themselves and a friend.
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Image: Mt Bachelor CET shuttle, credit: Cascades East Transit