BEND, OREGON – It is that time of year again in Central Oregon when Thanksgiving feasts, tons of family fun, and winter skiing at Mt. Bachelor kick off winter activities and exciting tours in Bend. Mt Bachelor officially opened November 18th this year and Big Mountain Heli Tours opened up our seasonal snow capped Cascades winter adventures and Winter Wondaland Tours.
Chances are if you’re in Bend this winter you’re either on the snow, in the snow, or around the snow. But what about “above” the snow? For guests to our mountains this winter skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoe tours are on tap, but let Big Mountain Heli Tours take you and the entire family on a winter tours of the Cascade Range this year.
Exciting Winter Tours in Bend
Our Winter Wonderland Helicopter Snow Tour is perfect for Bend visitors and locals who want to experience and explore as much of our magnificent snow capped Cascade range as possible. The Cascades are a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact, all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.
Fly Mt Bachelor
While Broken Top Mt is our local volcanic star this private and unique helicopter tour will also highlight Mt. Bachelor, one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. On this tour you’ll swing over the mountain and watch skiers racing down the 3,600 acres of terrain. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt. St. Helens (which you can see on most flights) to our North remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.
Flying over the summit you’ll be treated to an eye candy view of the Cascade Mountain chain stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister and South Sister.
Our Winter Wonderland Tours depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon. This scenic helicopter tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, the Old Mill District and the Deschutes River as well as the spectacular snow-capped Cascade range with it’s soaring volcanic peaks. The tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned helicopters complete with wraparound windows. These aircraft are designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications.
Thanksgiving at Pronghorn Resort
Big Mountain heli Tours picks up and drops off from partner resorts across Central Oregon. This Thanksgiving create warm memories packed full of flavor and adventure and spend Thanksgiving at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon. From shopping and pie baking to cocktail tastings, football and brunch, there is a lot to do at Pronghorn this Thanksgiving.
Helicopter Tour Gift Certificates
The Holiday’s are coming and that means exciting Gift Certificates for Bend’s best scenic flights and tours through the stunning Cascade Range and beyond. Book today and give the gift of exciting memories to those you love on this amazing fall/winter tour. Guaranteed good weather flights. You’ll love getting up close to Mt. Bachelor and the Cascades. Breathtaking views are all yours to discover. Don’t miss Bend’s most exclusive on the snow experience this winter!
Save an additional $197 by booking all three seats on this flight, Bend’s best scenic flight value!