Mount Bachelor is working on improvements for the upcoming winter season. Spokesman Andy Goggins says they are expanding many of their food and beverage facilities: “One of the most noticeable improvements is; the Sunrise Base is the new Umbrella Bar that we’re putting out there. It’s going to be a fully circular, glass enclosed structure that's gunna be pretty cool. It’s pretty unique. These things are pretty popular in Europe and at a couple of the resorts in the U.S." Goggins says they have also bought two state of the art snow grooming machines, and have added solar panels to their office roof. The panels will generate enough power to offset the power needed for their Carrousel beginners lift. You will be able to see all the improvements when the mountain opens for the winter season; and that date will be dependent on Mother Nature, but the target is the weekend before Thanksgiving.