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Road Closure

Road Closure

Construction has begun on the Michie Stadium Preservation Project. Mills Road is now closed to all vehicular and foot traffic between Stony Lonesome Road and Herbert Hall. Learn more.

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COL (R) Voelz ’92 Releases ‘Mount Bachelor – A History’

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Join author COL (R) Glenn Voelz ’92 as he explores how Mount Bachelor became a vital part of the region’s culture, history and economy in “Mount Bachelor – A History.” Long before Mount Bachelor became one of the country’s largest ski areas, the booming timber mills drew workers to Oregon’s forested hills. In the early 1920s, Scandinavian immigrants started a community ski club, and their passion for the mountains created a vibrant outdoor culture centered on skiing and winter recreation. As the timber industry collapsed in the 1950s, Bend businessman Bill Healy opened a small ski hill on the slopes of Bachelor Butte. That resort, set in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest, helped turn a fading logging town into a hub for tourism and outdoor recreation.

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