• 2018 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge Teaser

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    We hung out with all the great people at this year’s Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge and a great time was had by all.  Another awesome event with great vibes and great community having fun and raising some $$$ for Cancer Survior Pat Malendoski.

  • 2018 BIG Wave Challenge Beneficiary

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    The annual Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge is happening this weekend April 14 & 15 at Mt. Bachelor. This is a super fun low key community event that also raises money for charitable causes. Brain cancer survivor, Pat Malendoski, is the beneficiary of this year’s event.

    We are truly grateful to be able to share this inspiring story of our community doing great things for others.  Remember, when life gets a little rough – “Keep Paddling”.

    See you out there!!!

  • Spring In The Cascades

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    We have a nice warm spring day today in Central Oregon, but as we know winter ain’t over for a bit in the Cascades and we’re just going to have to take advantage when it’s here. Check out what’s coming later this week. Snow and cold temps should give us a nice little blast of POW later in the week. See ya out there!!!

    Check out all the weather links on our weather page. Bend/Bachelor Weather

  • VertFest 2018 - Mt. Bachelor

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    2018 VertFest is happening this Saturday April 7th at Mt. Bachelor. This is fast becoming the largest national backcountry festival in America. Come celebrate winter and backcountry culture with a full day comprised of races, clinics, demos, beer and fiesta.

    This is a multi-stop mountain festival dedicated to raising the level of snow safety education and stoke for backcountry enthusiasts, and supporting the efforts of avalanche centers everywhere. All proceeds from the event go towards the efforts of Central Oregon Avalanche Association.  More Info HERE!

  • Big Air Jumps - Coaching and Progression

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    Skimum shared this short video with us to learn what it takes to develop the skills to hit big air. There are certified freestyle coaches to help kids learn the progression to hit bigger and bigger jumps and its important to get the proper coaching and progression before attempting large jumps. Good reminder as we watch the Hella Big Air today at Mt. Bachelor.

  • 2018 HELLA BIG Is Happening Saturday

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    Check out the current “Featured Video” .

    The 2018 10 Barrel Brewing Company​ HELLA BIG AIR is happening Saturday March 31st at Mt Bachelor. There’s a $60k prize purse; $30k for each division: Snowboarding and Skiing. Big air, live music, games, swag and oh yeah beer! Here’s some of last year’s action. Enjoy and see you out there! More Info HERE!

  • Strapless POW Surfing The Bowls

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    Matty G. sent us a video of a recent pow day in the west bowls at Mt. Bachelor on his bindingless snowboard and we wanted to share it with y’all. You can submit a video directly via the “Share and Win” page upload. Looks like a great weekend of more fresh snow in the cascades. Enjoy it out there!!!

  • Preview the New Demo Day At Hoodoo

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    Saturday March 17th at Hoodoo Ski Area More Info Here!

    Want to try all of the newest and coolest ski and snowboard gear for free? Come out to Hoodoo for Preview the New Demo Day on Saturday, March 17 for the Northwest’s largest free on-the-snow demo day! Several retailers will be on the mountain so you can try out gear on the slopes for free. Don’t miss out on this chance to take a free test run of the latest skis, snowboards and more! Try out free on-site gear demos from brands like Salomon, Atomic, Volk, K2, Line/Full Tilt, Rossignol, Blizzard/Tecnica, Nordica, Dynastar/Lange, Lib Tech, Burton, Ride, DC, Capita, Jones, Slash, Dakine, DPS, Fischer, Armada, Elan, Faction, Head and…

  • Backside Day At Mt. Bachelor Today!

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    Alert! Looks like sunshine today will allow Mt. Bachelor to open the Summit lift and most likely open the backside where there should be an abundance of fresh powder waiting. Enjoy!!!

  • Tree Well And Snow Immersion Safety

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    Snow fall totals over the last few weeks have created a deep snow pack and snow safety is important whether in resort or out. Fresh lines of deep powder can be so captivating that we want to charge down our favorite places in-resort and can forget that deep snow is something to be mindful of because of the false sense of safety when in-resort.

    If there is one thing to remember it’s to ski with a buddy and stay in sight of each other. In advanced terrain like Mt. Bachelor’s backside and west bowls, backcountry practices like skiing one at a time and waiting for your buddy will keep you all safer and able to respond to an incident.