On Friday, January 26, Mt. Bachelor will host the 17th annual Free Ski Day to benefit Neighbor Impact, formerly known as COCAAN. In exchange for a minimum of three items of non-perishable food, Mt. Bachelor will issue one all day Alpine Lift Ticket or Nordic Trail Pass. The goal: feed the needy and less fortunate in Central Oregon….
Donations will be taken at the Bend Park and Ride in downtown Bend and at the West Village and Sunrise ticketing areas at the mountain. Although a minimum of three items of food are required to receive a ticket, Neighbor Impact and Mt. Bachelor are asking those who can to donate more….
When choosing what to donate, Neighbor Impact encourages guests to donate canned tuna, chicken and salmon and canned meals such as soup, chili and stew. Other useful items to donate include peanut butter, canned beans and peas. Monetary donations are also accepted. Neighbor Impact asks that guests avoid donating glass or boxed items for this event, as they tend to get damaged in transport from the mountain.