Bachelor is making most of there snow right now like most places.
Bachelor Stats: 3,683 acres accessible by lift with 1,600 acres groomed daily
Acres covered by snow-making: 17
It's seriously just around one lift line and some of the terrain parks that get blasted, the rest is natural.
Right now it's not deep, that's for sure. But it's a seriously great base. Very heavy and even, but not wet. Tightly packed. Makes for some good groomers, and more stuff is opening every day, but it's going to go from OK to good with 6-10" more, then the next dump will edge closer to great.
I think (Jesus I Fucking HOPE) by the first week of January it's at least going to drop at the accumulation of one of those dumps. Supposedly looking at maybe 6" tonight.
Really though, you'd have to be pretty weird to come within 20 miles of one of the largest ski areas in the country and not at least, well, drive 20 miles to check it out. I happen to really like it, no it does not offer really steep steeps in any quantity that some places do, but it has just a massive amount of varied terrain, lots of really cool natural wind-lips, great dry snow, and (relative) seclusion. You can easily get away from people here, and most of the good lifts (the ones not in front of lodges) you're going to be cruising right back up to the chair nearly every time. Especially on a weekday.
All that love-fest aside, the only thing that wouldn't make it worth the trip from Bend is not having a pass and living here. Sadly, there's just about no way it will be even close to as good as it gets in 2 or 3 weeks, there will be no waist deep shots, ludicrous tree runs, or 20 minute floaty sessions... it's still a hell of a day trip if you've never been. Outback and Rainbow are opening this Saturday, shit that's enough for me to take my busted ass back up :P