With a fifth at the U.S. Grand Prix at Snowmass, Colorado a couple of days ago, Bend’s own Ben Ferguson will make his first appearance at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang this February. We are so stoked to see Ben reach this goal and know how hard he has worked to get there. Right On Ben! Bend is behind you all the way!!! Check out his 2nd run from the other day at the link, NBC Sports.
Snow returned to the Cascades and we got out for some later afternoon laps on Mt. Bachelor to check out the conditions. Enjoy the weekend and see you on the slopes!!!
Deschutes Brewery and Pine Mountain Sports are thrilled to sponsor the Deschutes Red Chair Fundraiser for Volunteers In Medicine!
Bring your growlers to Pine Mountain Sports on Sat Jan 20. A donation of $10 or more gets it filled with Deschutes Red Chair NWPA. Every penny goes directly To Volunteers In Medicine – Clinic Of The Cascades!
One day only… Saturday Jan 20, 9A-6P. Way to go Deschutes Brewery and Pine Mountain Sports!
Crow’s Feet Commons, Deschutes Brewery and Dynafit have teamed up to present Central Oregon’s first Ski Mo Race Series for 2018.
SKI-MO (or ski mountaineering) is a skiing discipline that involves climbing mountains either on skis or carrying them, depending on the steepness of the ascent, and then descending on skis. The Crow’s Feet/Deschutes races are a combination of a groomed slope ascent, combined with a “Dirksen Derby” banked slalom descent. Think Cyclocross on skis. More Info Here!
This will be a good time to be with fellow snow enthusiast and participate in this new event. The races will vary in lengths depending on the categories races and each lap will take about 10-15 minutes. The length of time…
Enjoy hearing conservation updates while you sip on a rosehip- and elderberry-infused blonde ale inspired by a hike in the high desert: the Badlands Blonde! Come out to Worthy Tuesday Jan 9th and do both.
Worthy brewers teamed up with Oregon Natural Desert Association to brew a beer that supports Oregon’s high desert. $1 from every Badlands Blonde sold will be donated to support critical conservation needs in Oregon’s high desert. Join us for a special release party on January 9, 2018!
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
There is still a lot to do in Central Oregon during winter besides skiing and snowboarding. This Sunday, Recharge, is hosting a trail run in the Badlands and the trails should be perfect.
There will be people hiking as well as running, so if you’re not a runner come and hike! Renee Metivier will be marking an easy and fun 9 mile loop. There will be trail maps, and as always, all distances and paces welcome!
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.