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     Mammoth Mountain,   
Arapahoe Basin,
Mount Bachelor

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Author's son, Steen, enjoys
view from Mt. Bachelor

Timberline, Oregon is 55 miles east of the Portland International Airport, which is serviced by most major airlines and car rental companies. The 1-800 telephone numbers and Web links are listed in this magazine’s Airlines and Autos pages.

Staying there: Timberline Lodge, which is a National Historic Landmark, sits at the 6,000-foot elevation of Mount Hood. For reservations, call 503-231-5400, or 1-800-547-1406. For groups, ask about the Chalet (dorm type quarters) and the Silcox Hut, a rustic stone structure located below the Palmer icefield at 7,000 feet. Reservations for the hut call 503-295-1828. Room rates range $65 - $180.

Fast Facts: Lift Tickets $26, adults; $19, juniors 6 and under ski free. Sightseeing is offered on the Magic Mile Chairlift for $6 per adults, $3 for 7-12 year olds, 6 and under are free.

The Cascade Dining Room, 503-622-0700, and two bars provide food and beverage for the lodge. An adjacent day lodge provides food and services for the skiing public.

Other Activities include: Brewing Tour (Mount Hood Brewing Company); mountain climbing, and hiking. Call Mount Hood Information Center, 503-622-7674 for maps and general information on windsurfing, golfing, fishing and other activities. Timberline general information number: 503-231-7979.

Web links: www.timberlinelodge.com   Snow conditions, lift prices.
                   Ski Camps in Summer? Timberline's Summer Ski Race Camp Puts a Zip in Your Skiing

Mammoth Mountain, California is centrally located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It is about 168 miles south of Reno, Nevada and 307 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. If flying, Reno is the closest airport, serviced by United, Alaska, America West, American, Northwest, Skywest, Southwest, Delta, Reno Air, and Continental. The 1-800 phone numbers and Web links are listed in this magazine’s Airlines page. Most car agencies can be found at Reno airport. Their phone numbers and Web links are in the Autos page of this magazine. From Reno, take Hwy 395 south to Hwy 203.

Air service is also available through Mountain Air Express (800-788-4247) into Mammoth Lakes Airport (760-934-3825). Greyhound (800-231-2222) and other tour companies such as Ski Bus tours (714-957-2710) offer service to the area. The Mammoth Area Shuttle (760-934-0687) is a great way to get around the resort.

Staying There: A variety of accommodations are available including the Mammoth Mountain Inn (800-228-4947), Mammoth Travelodge, (800-228-4947), Tamarack Lodge Resort (800-237-6879), and Shilo Inn of Mammoth Lakes (619-934-4500/800-222-2244). Mammoth Central Reservations can be reached by phoning 800-321-3261.

Fast Facts: Lift Tickets-adult $39, teen $30. For activities other than skiing, you can get information by calling the following outfitters. Fishing: The Trout Fitter, 760-924-3676. Hiking: Forest Service 760-924-5500). Golfing: Sierra Star, 760-924-GOLF. Horseback rides: Red's Meadow Resort and Pack Station/800-292-7758. High Sierra ski and Rafting Tours: 714-667-1111. For general information call Mammoth at 888-4MAMMOTH.

Web link: www.mammoth-mtn.com Lodging, dining, activities, concerts, mountain info.

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado is 96 miles west of Denver International Airport, which is serviced by most major airlines. See this magazine’s Airlines page for 1-800 phone numbers and web links. Most major car rental companies service the Denver International Airport. The 1-800 phone numbers and Web links are found in the Autos page of this magazine. For Shuttle information call 1-800-334-7433.

Staying There: There are no lodging facilities at Arapahoe Basin, but a variety of accommodations are available in Summit County, the closest at Keystone Resort, just six miles west. For lodging information, call 1-800-468-5004.

Fast Facts: Locals call it A-Basin. It offers the highest lift-served skiing in North America, on the slopes of the Continental Divide. Half of Arapahoe Basin’s terrain is above timberline. For general information phone 1-888-ARAPAHOE. Lift Tickets: $28.

The Arapahoe Basin Day Lodge at the base area serves cafeteria-style breakfasts and lunches. The Sixth Alley Bar in the lodge provides casual après ski fun. For more information phone 1-888-272-7246.

Web link: www.arapahoebasin.com Snow report, trail into, deal of week, lodging

Mount Bachelor, Oregon is located 22 miles southwest of Bend, on the Cascade Lakes Highway. The Redmond/Bend Airport offers daily connecting flights via Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle on Horizon and United Express. The 1-800 phone numbers and Web links can be found in this magazine’s Airlines page. Bus and train service is also available through Greyhound into Bend and Amtrak into Chemult (60 miles south of Bend). Private air service is available at Bend, Redmond and Sunriver airports. Car rental companies at the Redmond airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National. Their 1-800 phone numbers and Web links can be found in the Autos page.

Staying There: Bend offers a variety of lodging choices, including the Shilo Inn Suites (503-641-6565/800-222-2244). Call 541-382-2442 or 541-382-3226 for other recommendations.

Fast Facts: Lift Tickets:$31 adults, $18.50 children. Dining: There are numerous dining facilities at the base lodges and at the on-mountain, Pine Marten Lodge (800-829-2442, ext. 2309). Bend has a large and diverse selection of dining.

Other Activities: Mountain biking, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, rafting, golfing and variety of other outdoor activity information is available at 1-800-829-2442/541-382-2442 or e-mail at: info@mtbachelor.com.

Web link: www.mtbachelor.com   Lodging, events, mountain information

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