In a ski season that has been a slow to start for many NW Regional ski areas, Anthony Lakes Ski Area located in Baker County Oregon has had a pretty good start to the season and is now offering Northwest skiers a one of a kind opportunity to own the ski area for a day of skiing with just themselves and up to 24 of their closest friends. The new “Own the Mountain” offer is available for groups any Monday except holidays and the Monday of Spring break through the end of the ski season.
A group of up to 15 people can own the mountain for a day. The cost is $2,500 for the day. That is just $167 per person for the day. Or up to 25 people for $3,500, that is just $140 per person for the day.
What the day includes:
- The Rock Garden Chairlift for 5 hours
- Option to buy up five groomed runs
- An additional $100 per run
- A list of optional runs to be groomed will be provided
- Bar opens and lunch provided at guests request
- Lunch is included
- Drinks are not included in the $2500/$3500
- Bar will stay open until 4 pm
Baker and Union County Citizens became the new owners of the Anthony Lakes ski Area in October of 2010 when the previous owners gifted the resort to Baker County. Baker County has formed the Baker County Development Corporation (a 501C3 non profit) that operates and oversees management of the resort.
Anthony Lakes has a base elevation of 7,100 feet making it the highest in the Northwest and providing some of the best powder for skiing. The ski area has 21 runs over a variety of terrain with approximately 40% of those ranked expert. The adjacent Nordic Center offers 30 kilometers of groomed cross country trails. The ski area received a boost in visibility in November 2010 when National Geographic Traveler chose to feature the Anthony Lakes Nordic Center in an article showcasing five Nordic ski areas in North America. Of the four US ski areas, Anthony Lakes was the only one in the Western United States.