• More Snow In The Forecast

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well it looks like another healthy blast of snow is on the way for the Cascades Thursday night and Friday. is calling for as much as 20 inches at Mt. Bachelor. Friday could be interesting to hike for some early season turns again.  Check out our Bend/Bachelor weather page for this forecast and other great weather links. It’s the one stop shop for all the weather links you need to assess local weather at specific locations. And be sure to practice avy safety.

  • Skiers Guide To Japan

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Japan’s skiing and snowbaording has been getting a lot of attention in the last couple of years and you might be thinking of taking a trip to one of it’s over 500 ski resorts and backcountry playgrounds that receive copious amounts of powder due to the Siberian lack effect weather pattern. This article will help you navigate a trip to Japan from where to go to get the skiing goods to the food and cultural experience. Freeskier’s Guide To Japan.

  • Bend Outdoor Worx Venture Out Festival Oct. 18th At The Tower Copy

    Posted on in category Event

    9 outdoor companies will vie for over $100,000 in funding to help them grow their business from Venture Out and Business Oregon.

    Local company, Rugged Thread, is in the mix for Growth Stage companies and will compete with Pedaling Innovations of Grand Junction, Colorado and Nomadix, a California company. Rugged Thread performs repair work on technical outdoor clothing and gear for consumers and also for manufactures. REI, Giant Loop and Mt. Bachelor all use their service for warranty and other repairs.

    Owner, Kim Kinney, says “The process to be part of Bend Outdoor Worx Venture Out Festival has helped us focus on business development, our business model and scaling our business. Getting more outdoor manufacturers to use our…

  • Top 10 Enduro and All-Mountain Bikes of 2017, According to Singletracks Readers

    Posted on in category Biking

    It’s a little tricky to pin down exactly what makes an enduro bike, an enduro bike, but that doesn’t stop manufacturers and consumers alike from trying. Singletracks asked more than 2,100 readers which enduro — AKA all-mountain — bikes were their favorites, and these bikes came out on top.

    Singletracks Article

  • Montana Peak Claims First Avalanche Fatality Of The Season

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    A tragic story and a reminder to all of us to be aware of avalanche conditions.  Early season snowfall across the west has skiers and snowboarders out earning turns and avy conditions do exist. The Cone at Mt. Bachelor had a slide on Oct. 13th.  Practice safe backcountry travel at all times, even at Mt. Bachelor at this time of year. Wear your beacon, make sure it’s turned on, don’t travel alone, and work as a group. Be careful all.

  • Morning Views

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    We caught a morning view of the recent snow on the Central Oregon Cascades and wanted to share it with you on this beautiful October Sunday morning. Enjoy!

  • It's Stacking Up

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    The snow stake at Mt. Bachelor was showing more than 10 inches earlier this afternoon. Some reports are closer to 20 inches.  Look forward to people sharing their snow adventures in the next few days.  Use #backyardbend on your Instagram post and make sure to geo-tag them so they are shared in the home page media gallery.

  • "Hail-Mary" A Snowboard Movie By Tyler Orton & Ben Ferguson

    Posted on in categories Film , Skiing & Snowboarding

    World Premiere of Hail Mary – a snowboard movie by Tyler Orton & Ben Ferguson.

    The showing will be held at 10 Barrel Brewing Company.  Beer specials & a free raffle from Burton, Anon & Crab Grab.

    Doors Open at 7pm, all ages. More Info Here!

  • Winter Is Coming!!!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Snow forecast in the Central Oregon Cascades is looking good for the next few days. Hope you are checking out the Bend/Bachelor weather page on the site. It’s got all the links to quickly assess the weather before you head out for some adventure. Winter Is Coming!!!

  • Craig Morgan American Stories Tour Thursday Oct 12

    Posted on in category Music

    This is NOT just another concert.  This is an intimate musical experience with Craig and guest singing songs, telling stories, answering questions, talking about music and helping military members into a home. Check out the video and learn what this night of music and storytelling will be about. Thursday October 12, at the Expo Center. Tickets Here.

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