Todd Ridge is another popular backcountry area near Mt. Bachelor with relatively easy access. The approach is longer than Tumalo but you will be rewarded with more hidden stashes an a variety of aspects. This means good skiing can be found here longer after a snowfall. Access from the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center. Cross the "common corridor" to get to Cascade Lakes Highway (free pass required, inquire at Nordic Lodge). From CLH head downhill until you reach a large rock face on your right. Just past the rock you will typically find a skin track heading up. This will take you up the ridge. Most of the terrain is low angle and treed but you can also find yourself in avalanche terrain. If you choose to ski these areas, ski with a buddy, beacon, shovel and probe and know how to use them.