Mount Bailey

Mount Bailey, Diamond Lake: Address, Phone Number, Mount Bailey Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Bailey
4.5
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Backcountry experience in the Cascades offers skiing and snowboarding for those experienced in steep terrain, trees and powder.
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Carla S
3 contributions
Crazy Awesome experience
Mar 2020
Epic trip - killer conditions. Cat driver Robert and guides Ross and Ryan and (sorry I forgot your name) were so professional. Safety was first and foremost. I ended up sitting out the 6th run due to a twist in the knee at the warming cabin. Runs were diverse from open powder fields to technical glades turns to cornice dropping. We were a group of two along with 6 gentlemen from Vancouver, WA and 5 younger folks from Eugene. We skiied as a group and as individuals. A little bit more technical for snowboarders due to the cat-road traverse at the end but SOOO worth it. Definitely got us stoked for working up some conditioning before going next year. Give these guys your moolah. I wish we would have left a bigger tip - my only regret..besides adjusting my bindings the night before we went. Get your gear dialed in before loading up the cat.
Written 16 March 2020
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DRatherBeSkiing
USA18 contributions
Mt Bailey Cat Skiing
Mar 2017 • Solo
Recently stumbled on the Mt Bailey Cat skiing opportunity, and decided to try it having done a good amount of powder skiing but always working my own way up.
It was definitely worth it. Great snow all day, and especially great crew of guides and pilot. Ross Jason and Ryan did a really nice job guiding us 8 skiers through open glades and a few steep tree pitches, striking a nice balance of safety in avalanche terrain and freedom to ski your own line. Very cool and professional. I definitely recommend it.
Pierre & Erin
Written 29 March 2017
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RugbyOregon
Medford, OR67 contributions
Mt Bailey Cat Skiing review - January 2017
Jan 2017 • Friends
Not a lot of online reviews, so here is some info I would have found helpful before doing this for the first time (Mt Bailey or anywhere).

First, you need to be a good skier. If you can't do the black diamonds at your local mountain, don't do this. That said, the guides are expert, know the terrain well, and will find fun areas in any conditions. The experience is marketed as epic for a reason... they take you to some steep, deep powder and let you rip. I skied 6 days at my local mountain to get ready for the day on Mt Bailey.

Second, safety is their first priority. Most who sign up will be aware of a terrible tragedy involving a guide (Oz) in spring 2016. Our group were all experienced powder skiers, some backcountry skiers, and we were concerned as well. The guides teach each person how to use the avalanche beacons, what to do in the event of a slide, and outline their techniques on the mountain to prevent a client from being caught in a slide (which mostly means they avoid areas of risk based on conditions). I felt safe with them. We were lucky to ski the North bowls, as 5 days had passed since the last significant dump. With that much time to settle, combined with warmer temps, that snow was perfect and very low risk (per them).

Third, logistics... be at the Diamond Lake Lodge by 7am. This was not clear to us from info on the website. They provide water in the cat, a hefty lunch (boxed from the resort), and fruit in the cat. I brought a few power bars just in case. You really don't need to carry a backpack if you don't want to-- you can leave a small backpack in the cat. We made 7 trips up, 3 of which were to the summit. Conditions determine the number of trips and location of skiing. The cat was always waiting for us by the time we reached the bottom. We skied almost 18,000 vertical feet. Our first run started about 9:15am and out last run ended about 3:20pm. There is a warming cabin at the base where the cat picks us up (fire, water, rescue gear). No bathrooms after you leave the lodge at 7:30am. We all (women included) just found a spot anytime we needed to go.

Our group didn't stay overnight at the resort, but other skiers did. The accommodations are fine, rustic, and beautiful but not 4-star.

Last... this was truly an epic day of skiing. I realize that conditions were optimal for us: sunny, soft powder, minimal risk of a slide meaning we got to access the steep and deep terrain, and ideal temps in the mid-30's, no wind. The guides, however, tell me that they can always find fun areas regardless of weather. The reason they might cancel a trip is rain (rare).
Written 30 January 2017
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mini
Fremont, CA109,959 contributions
Impressive Views of Mount Bailey
Aug 2016 • Couples
We saw Mount Bailey from both a viewpoint location as well as from Diamond Lake.
The 2000 foot Mount Bailey is a young tephra cone and shield volcano. It is in the Cascade Range of Oregon.
Written 25 August 2016
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Cascade47
Oregon190 contributions
Cat skiing at its best...
Apr 2016 • Business
For experienced skiers only. Contract with Diamond Lake Resort for cat lift up and spend the rest of the day skiing down. The thrill of heli-skiing at fraction of the cost.
Written 5 May 2016
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RANGER3131
Florien, LA50 contributions
camping and fishing
Dec 2014
this area offers hikeing and camping,fishing,and winter time sports. with one of the best inertube slopes around for whole family fun. summers are nice and warm with nights chilly perfect camping weather.
Written 16 November 2015
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Phil S
Aloha, OR24 contributions
Mt. Bailey is best viewed from diamond lake
Aug 2014 • Friends
A must see when you visit the lake. Can't really miss it. Take a boat into the lake from the lodge or ride bikes on the path surrounding the lake. A 12 mile loop.
Written 22 August 2014
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