• Beginning Skate Ski Lesson w/ MBSEF

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    A morning group lesson for beginning skate skiers led by our friends at MBSEF. Meet at Pine Mountain Sports by 9am. We’ll all ride up together in the MBSEF van to the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center, and our MBSEF instructor will guide us thru the basics of skate skiing. No skate ski experience is needed but we’ll expect that you’ve been on skis before. This lesson covers some good skate ski learning drills and contains useful tips for beginning/intermediate skate skiers as well. More INFO HERE!

  • Viking Fest At Hoodoo Ski Area

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    This event looks fun and interesting. Viking Fest at Hoodoo this Saturday March 9th.  A day celebrating the traditions of the Nordic peoples of Scandinavia who used skiing centuries ago as a way of life. More INFO HERE!

    And, Hoodoo Ski Area always knows how to have a good time. Come out and enjoy the fun.

    8:30 am : Registration opens

    9 am: Lifts open

    10 am: First session of lessons

    11 am: Second session of lessons

    Noon: Viking Folk stories – Fireplace room inside lodge

    1 pm: Kristiana Swoosh/Ofte Lofte Start – downhill race & big air contest at the top of Show Off

    2 pm: Kids Viking Sword making booth

    2:30 pm: Viking Feats of Honor…

  • Boy dangling from chairlift saved by quick-thinking skiers in dramatic rescue

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Here’s some “Good News” to share with y’all.

    5 young skiers use quick thinking and action to save a young boy dangling from a chairlift. Nicely done fellas and a great lesson for all of us. Kids Are Great.

  • Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Seminar

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Hosted by the Central Oregon Avalanche Center and Broken Top Bottle Shop, the “Know Before You Go” is a FREE basic avalanche awareness presentation aimed at highlighting introductory concepts and tools for traveling in avalanche terrain. More INFO HERE!

    Learn about the destructive power of avalanches, safety equipment, how people get in trouble, and the basics of how to avoid them. In line with COAA’s mission of increasing avalanche awareness and safety in Central Oregon, this presentation will provide a good foundation for learning about backcountry travel or is an excellent refresher for more experienced backcountry users.

    When: Wednesday March 6  Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend.


  • Tree Well and Snow Immersion Safety With Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    There is a lot of snow accumulating out there so please be mindful of tree well and snow immersion safety. We made this video a couple of years ago with the Mt. Bachelor ski patrol and it is still relevant today. The single best thing you can do is ski with a buddy and keep each other in sight. Have fun out there this week and we hope to see your photos and videos when you use #backyardbend in your Instagram post. Ski On!!!

  • Winter Storm Warning For Central Oregon

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Central Oregon for this weekend and into Monday. Kids, if there is a chance of a “Snow Day” it looks like Monday is it.

    This system is big and will affect most of Oregon. For more detailed information get to our Bend/Bachelor weather page for additional forecast, like, and area web cams.   If you don’t like winter and snow remember we need it for our water too.

    Be safe, drive safe and enjoy the abundant snow.

  • Ski & Snowboard Hot Waxing Clinic At Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Tonight, Tuesday Feb 19th, Pine Mountain Sports is hosting a free hot waxing clinic. It will cover the basics on how to tune and wax your skis and snowboards at home. Glide waxing techniques in this clinic can be applied to all types of skis and snowboards. Even if you have no intention of doing your own waxing, this clinic will give the knowledge you need to make sure your skis and boards are maintained and performing at their best. More INFO HERE!

    RSVP required; 12 people per session.

    Doors open at 6:45P, clinic at 7P. No need to bring your own gear.

    Seats are limited, so despite this Facebook invite you’ll need to call 541-385-8080 to register. Thanks!

  • Hoodoo Ski Area's Winter Carnival 2019

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Saturday Feb 9th, 9am – 9pm. Hoodoo’s Winter Carnival is the premiere winter event of the season and a day full of free activities. Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Hoodoo for decades and includes a number of free events (no lift ticket required): ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a pie eating contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo. The lifts are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. There’s always a special dinner menu, the Dummy Downhill contest, the annual torchlight descent and professional fireworks on the mountain.

    More Info & Schedule of Events HERE!

    Dummy Downhill participants: Download and complete the registration…

  • JP Schlick

    Posted on in categories Film , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Introducing JP Schlick, our current “Featured Artist”.

    JP is a videographer and photographer living in Bend. He shoots action sports and his work is featured at Evo Gimbals, Snowplanks, and Blackstrap.  His photos on the home page banner represent Central Oregon nicely and you can find him on Instagram @shreditate 

    Thanks JP!!!

  • 10 Barrel Local's Only & Pig Pickin' At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    This Saturday Jan 12th at Mt. Bachelor there will be some fun at Skyliner’s Parking lot with 10 Barrel’s Local’s Only Day. More INFO HERE!

    Live music, 10 Barrel brews, and making laps on Skyliner lift. Come hang out, grab a few beers, play a few games, and win some free swag!

    This Saturday, we’ll also be having a Pig Pickin’ with a 200 lb. smoked pig, and some delicious Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

    SnoPlanks will be demoing boards and skis at their demo shed, and Gear Fix will be there to help fix torn clothing, and soft goods. Swing by to say hi!

    Beers flowing and beats bumping from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m