We say goodbye to 2017 and all it offered us to learn and grow by experiencing everything; the ups and downs, the fun and focus, the inspiration and holding. We had our first full year at Backyard Bend and we thank you for sharing and being part of Bend’s awesome outdoor community. We’ll continue to embrace and support a responsible and positive lifestyle that makes Bend and Central Oregon a truly remarkable place to call home. Our best wishes to all of you for a GREAT 2018.
Happy New Year!!!
If you are visiting or new to Mt. Bachelor, here are a few tips to help you understand the advantages the Sunrise base area has to offer. See you on the slopes!!!
This holiday week McMenamins is hosting a full slate of FREE music that is sure to keep you going into the new year. Here is the list.
Tuesday 12/26 Riderbymyside
Wednesday 12/27 Eric Leadbetter and Friends
Thursday 12/28 Mark Ransom & The Mostest
Friday 12/29 Thomas T & The Blue Chips
Saturday 12/30 Tone Red
Sunday 12/31 Yak Attack and Broken Down Guitars NYE Celebration. This is event is $10
Apres Ski Bash December 22 at Crows Feet Commons in downtown Bend will feature Helio Sequence. They return to Bend presenting their cosmic, inspiring sounds. Last year they melted the snow around them and kept everyone warm in their souls! So come on out winter lovers and celebrate!!!
Local favorites, Corner Gospel Explosion will be kicking off the evening with some new tunes for you to warm up to! See you there at this FREE show! More Info Here!
This particular event is sponsored by DPS SKIS and a raffle will include a pair of awesome Wailer 112 Foundations skis.
Crows Feet Commons is hosting a holiday party Wednesday December 20 at 6pm. Come watch killer ski movies and rock your best ugly sweater! Ticket proceeds will go to benefiting the Central Oregon Avalanche Association. There will be prizes for the top 3 best ugly sweaters! Fearless Baking will be providing some delicious treats and Volcanic Theatre will have the bar open for refreshments. Tickets are $10 at the door. More Info Here!
Aaron Rice’s film: “2.5 Mil”. A film about his quest to ski 2.5 million vertical feet in one calendar year.
DPS Cinematics: a series of short films about different topics of backcountry skiing covering both the intrinsic love and ethereal quality that we…
Day 2 was qualifying at the Dirksen Derby 10. A bit of new snow over night, sunshine for the sessions and more good vibes all around. Check it out!!!
The Dirksen Derby celebrates its tenth year of good friends, good vibes, and old school fun. This is what community is all about.
Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes and kayaks in bright lights and holiday garb and paddle around the Deschutes River for a few hours for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade in the Old Mill District. This is one of those events that gets the whole town in the spirit and feels very authentic to Bend.
Paddlers should meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2-3:30 p.m. to decorate. After the crowd assembles, we’ll depart from the dock around 4:00pm behind the shop and paddle upstream up to the Flag Bridge.
Wednesday Dec 13th The Central Oregon Avalanche Association and Broken Top Bottle Shop are hosting this free basic avalanche awareness presentation aimed at highlighting some introductory concepts and tools for traveling in avalanche terrain. This is the first of four monthly sessions that will be offered, Dec-March. Come out for some backcountry camaraderie. More Info Here!
Tuesday December 12th. Come and check out the Bend Premiere of Faction Skis, first full length film THIS IS HOME.
Deschutes Brewery has teamed up with Faction Skis, Deschutes County Search and Rescue, and REI to make this epic night happen. You can expect jaw-dropping segments, giveaways, prizes, beer and so much more!
6 PM (Doors at 5:30)
8 PM (Doors at 7:30)
Tickets are free, but limited to 4 per person. Cash bar for all beverages. Raffle ticket sales benefit Deschutes County Search And Rescue.
Where to get tickets??