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  • A Fall River Forum

    Posted on in categories Biking , Fishing , Hiking , River

    Join an open discussion on the future of the Fall River Thursday March 8th from 7pm-9pm at the High Desert Museum.

    Many things are in the works at the Fall River ranging from riparian area improvements to addressing manmade fish barriers to passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging of stocked fish. These and other topics will be part of this roundtable discussion. If you already love the river or are new to the area and want to learn more about it…this is a your chance. More Info HERE!

    Fall River is among the most popular natural attractions in Deschutes County. Long a mecca for fly anglers, it is also becoming increasingly popular for hikers and mountain bikers. This roundtable discussion…

  • Backside Day At Mt. Bachelor Today!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    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

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    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.

  • Pepsi Power Prize Patrol at Hoodoo

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Join the PepsiPower 94 Prize Patrol at Hoodoo Ski & Recreation tomorrow Saturday 3/3 to score FREE Mountain Dew ICE & sign up to win Justin Timberlake tickets! We’ll have games & other cool prizes 11 am – noon ONLY at Hoodoo, the Mountain you call Home in Central Oregon!  The PPPP is Powered by Sun Mountain Fun Center!

  • Messing around at Mt. Bachelor!!!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    The PNW is in the flow of cold, dry and lots of POW and it just keeps coming. All the weather links you need in one place at www.backyardbend.com. Adam Sather on a SnoPlanks board at Mt. Bachelor.

  • Winter Is Here - Finally!!!

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well winter has arrived in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and the snow continues to pile up. It looks like Mt. Bachelor will hit the 100″ base mark by the weekend. Snowforecast.com shows significant snow the next couple of days so be safe and have fun out there. Keep sharing your adventures using the hashtag #backyardbend for your Instagram and Twitter post. See ya on the slopes!

  • "Stop The Progression Already"

    Posted on in categories Travel & Adventure , Uncategorized

    Outside Magazine/online recently published an article calling bullsh**t on the progression mindset and social media driven images of, “bigger, faster, farther” and how this is leading to more serious injuries and deaths from action sports. We spent some time thinking about this and wanted to share the article to generate a healthy discussion on the topic in our local community.  You can find it HERE!

    What do you think about this topic? We would like to hear from you. Send us an email at info@backyardbend.com and let us know your thoughts.

     

  • 7th annual Central Oregon Snowmobile Drags!

    Posted on in categories Event , Uncategorized

    Snowmobile drag racing is happening this weekend at Wanoga Snow Park. If you want to see some rad people and sleds going fast this is the weekend to watch as it goes down in Bend.

    Test and Tune Friday the 23rd. Qualifying Saturday and Eliminations on Sunday! Mark your calendars! Large payouts and tons of racing and fun! Spectators are always FREE!

  • Protect Culture, Concerts and Events In Bend

    Posted on in categories Event , Music

    The Bend City Council is currently listening to a couple of citizens who are complaining about cultural events at the Century Center and may be avoiding the facts, data, and support by thousands of other citizens. The letter below is a call to action to help preserve cultural events on Bend’s West side business district. Please help support the community’s right to hold legal and well organized events. The letters below explain the current situation and your help is needed to write city council and attend the meeting tonight Feb 21 at 6pm.

    Letters From Jim Gross

    Recently City Council met to discuss curbing concerts and events on private land by significantly limiting Temporary Certificates of Occupancy (TCO) by location. The tip of…

  • 4 U.S. Women In Top 15

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    The U.S. was the only team with 4 women in the top 15 in the Women’s Downhill at PyeongChang yesterday. One Legend with the Bronze, two young and talented newcomers and one 2 time Olympian from Bend who we are so proud of. These women rocked it and showed how focus, enjoying the moment, the camaraderie of skiing and supporting their team mates is where the magic is. Well done ladies!!!

    See Laurenne’s race HERE!

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