• Laurenne Ross Races In Women's Downhill Tonight

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    Bend’s Laurenne Ross will be wearing bib #10 tonight in the women’s downhill.  Let’s all send good vibes her way from Bend as she competes with the world’s best women in what is sure to be an exciting competition.

    You are strong and ready Laurenne and we are rooting for you tonight. Whooop Whooop!!!


  • Northwest and Summit Opening Today? Hopefully!!!

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    Quick alert to the posting on the Mt. Bachelor conditions page. They are attempting to open Northwest and Summit today before the next storm system arrives this afternoon. Here’s what they had to say. Check the link in weather page for more info.

    “After yesterday’s opening of Cloudchaser and Outback lifts following the big weekend storm, we’re looking to expand the lift and terrain openings today with the addition of Northwest and Summit lifts. This is assuming the wind and visibility permit, of course. A brief survey mission yesterday revealed outstanding snow to ski or ride on Summit’s east & southeast flanks. From Healy Heights to Cow’s Face, the descent lines will be plenty. Again, let’s hope the weather allows…

  • Winter Is Back!

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    It looks like winter has returned with some significant snow and cold temps that should produce some of the best quality powder of the season. We will keep you up to date with real time snow reports from the field and you can keep the Bend/Bachelor weather page open to check current conditions. Have fun out there!

  • Congrats Tommy Ford!!!

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    Bend’s Tommy Ford finished 20th  in the mens Giant Slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Games!  2oth in the world at the Olympics. How awesome is that, really. He put it all out there and Bend is proud of our home town Olympians. Way to go Tommy!!!

  • WinterFest 2018

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    The tradition continues with the 19th annual WinterFest. Tonight will have the 10 Barrel Rail Jam, music by Downhill Ryder, Precious Byrd and Coolio. Firepits, K-9 Kings, local food and the marketplace add to the fun. Check it out and enjoy a winter celebration. More Info and Schedule of Events HERE!

  • Mikaela Shiffrin GS Gold

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    U.S. Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin captured gold in the first women’s race of the 2018 winter games and she is something to watch. If you have loved carving recently on Mt. Bachelor’s packed groomers you’ll appreciate her winning second run. She is going for it and we love to see that in Olympic skiing. She’ll try for a second gold in her specialty, the slalom tonight.

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  • Ben Ferguson Olympic Qualifying

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    Bend’s Ben Ferguson showing he can throw down with the worlds best. Finals happening tonight 2-13-18. Sending good vibes from Bend for him tonight. You Got This Ben!!! Whoop!

  • 12 Best Camping Games

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    It may be February but camping is a big part of #backyardbend all year long now, just check out the Mt. Bachelor RV camping scene each weekend or Kappka Snow Park. Camping involves unplugging and hanging with friends. Old fashioned games with cards, game boards and humans without electronics are always a solid choice while camping with friends.  We came across a great article and share it here at the link to 12 Best Camping Games


  • Types Of Ski Rocker

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Early Rise, Camber, Tip Rocker, Rocker Tail. What do all these mean and how do I understand what to look for in a ski? Ski technology keeps getting better and better and this video will help you understand what’s in the shape of a modern ski. Hope it helps!!!

  • How Long Does A Pair Of Skis Last?

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    As we approach spring, winter gear is now typically starting to go on sale and it’s a great time to pick up some new skis or snowboard. Technology in gear keeps evolving and manufacturers have made significant improvements in performance, lighter weight and strength in skis and snowboards. This blog from gives great insight into the advancements in gear and when your old gear is ready for rock ski status.


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