As tourism and the full-time population in Bend has skyrocketed, the weekend drive to the mountain is becoming longer. This year is worse than ever.
When I was there in December I tried to get a shuttle to either Meissner or Swampy parks and there weren't any. That might help too - like a shorter run to the parks b/4 Bachelor. Those car parks get really full and it would take cars off the road on the way to Bachelor.
Another good piece! Think about this a lot ( as I drive to the mountain and feel very guilty about driving) important issue as Everyone cares about traffic, especially in Bend and especially going to bachelor. you did the legwork to actually talk to someone and put some specific numbers on things. The $100 an hour to run the shuttle is a number that really sticks in my head. 80% of the costs are covered by bachelor. Really hope the shuttle gets more funding to expand their trips!!!! Let’s hope the road doesn’t get like Tahoe. ..
I don't know how important this is to others, but I'd be much more willing to take the bus if I could get a guaranteed seat. Missing a full bus in the morning means less time skiing, and missing a full bus coming back possibly means being late for other obligations. I'm not willing to take either risk, so I drive myself.