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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!
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!
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!!!
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’…
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…
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.…
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…
Red Bull and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe presents Riding The Tatshenshini…
Thursday March 15th, McMenamins Old St. Francis. More Info Here!
In the summer of 2016, four generations of mountain bikers headed north for the trip of a lifetime. The trip saw them raft the Tatshenshini River through British Columbia, the Yukon and into Alaska in search of some of the most remote and rugged big mountain biking on the planet.
March 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm More Info Here
Prior to 2005, Lostine River in northeast Oregon frequently ran dry in late summer, leaving threatened Chinook salmon without passage to critical spawning grounds. Since then, The Freshwater Trust has worked collaboratively with nearly 100 irrigators to restore critical in-stream flows that support this iconic species and the local agricultural economy. Recently, the organization partnered with a local landowner to increase irrigation efficiency on nearly 900 acres of traditionally flood-irrigated land. Rob Kirschner, General Counsel to The Freshwater Trust, will present on the past, present, and future of these cooperative efforts, and offer insights on how conservation groups and irrigators can work together to restore Oregon’s…
If you haven’t checked out our current giveaway on the “Share and Win” page and you want 2 months of spring skiing at Mt. Bachelor, then you should make sure to “Share” so you are eligible to “Win”.
Using the #backyardbend is all you have to do in your Instagram or Twitter post. You must Geo-Locate your post too, so it appears in the media gallery and hashtag map on the homepage. Don’t want to give up the exact location, no problem, a generic location is fine. Your post appears automatically in the gallery and map. See what the local community is “Inspired” by. No ads, no algorithms, just chronological postings from people enjoying, sharing and protecting our backyard. #backyardbend,…