• VertFest 2018 - Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    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!

  • Desert Hiking Tips & Trips At REI

    Posted on in category Hiking

    Join other local desert hiking enthusiasts for a night of learning and camaraderie at REI of Bend on Wednesday April 4th. Hosted by Oregon Desert Trail and Oregon Natural Desert Association this event is FREE and should be a nice way to get your spring desert stoke going. More Info HERE!

  • Big Air Jumps - Coaching and Progression

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    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!


    Posted on in category Event

    The High Desert Stampede is happening this weekend at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond. This PRCA event has a Kickoff party on Thursday March 29. Friday is a full line up of Kids Roping, Vendor Fair, Rodeo Performance and After Party. Saturday evening is another Rodeo Performance and Vendor Fair.

    More Info and Tickets Here!

  • Strapless POW Surfing The Bowls

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    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!!!

  • Saving Snow Documentary Screening

    Posted on in category Film

    March 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm In Bend,  Hosted by The Environmental Center and 10 Barrel Brewing.  Learn more about the film here.

    Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of skiing and snowboarding, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future.

    This 53-minute documentary by filmmaker Diogo Freire finds specific examples of communities that are being affected—and also show how they’re responding. “Saving Snow” focuses on people coming to terms with these changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’…

  • Thanks For The Info COTA

    Posted on in category Biking
    USFS Trail Closures Shift to Storm King & Grand Slam Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) Post from 2/18/18  Website and More Info Here! The USFS’s West Bend thinning project efforts have shifted to sections along The Cascade Lakes Highway by green gate, closing a small section of Storm King on the south side of the highway, as well as continued weekday closure of a section of Grand Slam.  Trail access restrictions on Catch & Release have been lifted.

    There are many organizations contributing to the awesomeness of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) is one of them. This is a local 100% volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving trails in our…

  • March Nature Night: The Era of Megafires

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    Tuesday March 21 at the Tower Theater. Hosted by the Deschutes Land Trust. Learn about fire and it’s growing impact on Central Oregon. Free Tickets and More Info Here.

    The year 2017 was a record fire year with 9.1 million acres burning in the U.S. More than 680,000 acres burned in Oregon alone, in at least 33 different fires, one of which was a megafire that burned 191,000 acres. Join Dr. Paul Hessburg for an engaging, multimedia presentation about wildfire, its natural role in our Central Oregon forests, and how that role has changed. Learn how we’ve interrupted the natural fire cycle of our forests and how, with a rapidly warming climate, we are experiencing more of these megafires.…

  • Preview the New Demo Day At Hoodoo

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    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…

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