• 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

  • Another Blast Of Winter Heading Our Way

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Looks like another round of snow is approaching the Cascades this weekend and we may receive several feet. What a great holiday period with good snow pack and some sunny days. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming of the “White Room”.  Link to Bend/Bachelor Weather

    The weather pages are a great resource to plan your outdoor adventures. The page is one of our favorites. It provides not only snow forecast but temps and freezing levels to help understand what’s happening out there.

    It looks like it could be messy getting over the passes this weekend so be safe out there if you are headed back to the other side of the Cascades. We’ll see you out there…

  • Hoodoo Ski Area's Annual New Year's Eve Party

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding
    Hoodoo’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration on Dec. 31 is almost here and includes lifts running from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and professional fireworks on the mountain. The bar and restaurant will be also stay open until midnight for your enjoyment. Ring in the new year on the snow.  More INFO HERE.

    Enjoy with live music from 6 p.m. – midnight in the lodge with Leroy & The Sidekicks.

    Outside on the on the Three Creeks Brewing Co. patio, enjoy live music by No Device, a new funk/soul/rock band that pulls its members from some of the legendary Eugene groups from past years, including Eleven Eyes, Reeble Jar, Marv Ellis & We Tribe and the Essentials).…

  • Weekly Snow Roundup

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Here is your “Weekly Snow Roundup”. Central Oregon is looking good with several storms coming at us and a possible White Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed. We need Monday night’s freezing level to get just a little lower for snow in town.  Here’s your links to more weather info for the week ahead. Thanks for following and supporting Backyard Bend.

    Weekly World Snow Roundup 

    North American  Snow Roundup

    Happy Holidays

  • Mt. Bachelor 60th Anniversary Party $3 Lift Tickets To Ride Red Chair Copy

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Wednesday Dec 19th with lift ticket prices from 1958.  $3 lift tickets to ride the oldest lift on the mountain, Red Chair. All Red Chair ticket purchases will be donated to Protect Our Winters, and you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win some great prizes later in the afternoon!  More INFO HERE!

    Make sure to swing into West Village Lodge to get some deliciously inexpensive food items to replicate what prices were like in 1958. We’ll also have some great old school drink specials going on at Clearing Rock Bar.

    We’ll be popping bottles at 3 p.m. in the West Village Lodge for a toast, the big raffle,…

  • Rake It In for Parkraker!

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    WHAT: A charity event to help our good friend Pat Malendoski who is battling brain cancer. He spent over 20 years creating pipes, parks, and other snow obstacles so we all could have fun in the snow. Now it’s time to give back to someone who has given so much to us all. MORE INFO HERE!

    December 14, 2018 at Boneyard Beer Pub from 8PM – close. Entry is free and live music by Shout the People.

    Charitable Donations will enter you into a prize drawing
    Donation suggestion: $20 per entry
    Advanced Donations: will be accepted at Boneyard Pub and all 3 Tokyo Starfish locations starting Monday, 12/3.
    Event Donations: Donations will…

  • Uphill Etiquette At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    We are all very fortunate Mt. Bachelor continues to provide uphill access to the Central Oregon skiing community. With increased use it is important for the uphill community to understand the policies and etiquette while using the uphill routes at Mt. Bachelor so everyone can continue to enjoy access to this safe and controlled environment. Please help spread the word that this is a privilege provided by Mt. Bachelor and help educate those who may not know the proper etiquette while using the routes.

    Familiarize yourself with the uphill policies on the Mt. Bachelor website. Check the new kiosk located on Leeway for current information. Use only the defined uphill routes when they are open. Follow closures and stay…

  • Mt. Bachelor Operating Status For Friday Nov 30th

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    With all the new snow it looks like Mt. Bachelor is opening more lifts starting tomorrow Friday Nov 30. Here is the official statement from their conditions page. Here’s a quick look at the today’s webcam at Pine Marten. It’s On!

    After receiving nearly 12″ of new snow this week, we are thrilled to reopen on Friday, November 30 for daily operations going forward. We’ll be staging out of our West Village base area with skiing initially offered from the Sunrise, Skyliner and Sunshine lifts. Pine Marten lift is on standby for a possible weekend opening (we have a more snow-moving to do to shore up the wind-scoured areas at the top), and if it cannot open, then Rainbow will…

  • Blizzard Of Aahhh's Giveaways

    Posted on in categories Event , Film , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday Nov 28th at The Tower Theater for the Blizzard Of Aahhh’s 30th Anniversary Tour. Our previous post explains the film and the guys who made it that will be there, but we wanted you to know about the great giveaways happening too.

    The Grand Prize is a 2-night trip to Squaw Valley April 10th to ski with the Blizzard crew and Johnny Moseley plus attendance to the special VIP party for the finale screening event.

    You can also win skis, ski boots, clothing and other schwag. So come on out for a fun night of ski film nostalgia and stoke.

    Presented by us, Backyard Bend and our friends Tokyo Starfish, Goodlife Brewing,