• SkiMum Sees You Skiing And A Little KETO

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Who has been able to get up to Mt. Bachelor this week for their limited reopening? We have not made it yet but are hopeful for the coming days to get some last turns of this season in. You have to get those reservations fast each day and then it’s no guarantee, but it has been nice that Mt. Bachelor made the effort to make this happen for passholders.

    Local ski enthusiast SkiMum sent us this video of her experience getting on the mountain. Do you have a long form video of an outdoor adventure in Central Oregon you want to share with the community? Email us at info@backyardbend.com and we’ll share it.

    SkiMum ventures up to Mt Bachelor…

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces Limited Reopening May 16 - 24

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor announced today that with the approval of Deschutes County Phase I reopening they will implement plans for limited skiing and riding starting Saturday May 16th through Sunday May 24th. There are a lot of limiting factors here folks so go to the Mt. Bachelor website HERE to learn how to get on the snow during this time. Only 500 skiers per day will be allowed. Skiing and Riding will be available from Sunrise base area with the Sunrise and Summit chairs operating.  Below is an excerpt from the Mt. Bachelor website.

    What to expect when skiing and riding Mt. Bachelor during 5/16 – 5/24 limited operations? Mt. Bachelor is thrilled to open for the existing passholder community…

  • In Response To COVID-19 Impact on 2019/20 Season, Mt. Bachelor Issues Vouchers to 2019/20 Season and Multi-Day Passholders

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor released a statement on the how they will handle the impact to this season’s purchases. The full statement is below. It is great to see the offer to apply vouchers to next season’s products.

    From Mt. Bachelor

    Bend, OR., April 15, 2020 – In response to the impact COVID-19 has had on the 2019/20 season, Mt. Bachelor announced today that, as part of a multi-faceted effort, 2019/20 season and multi-day passholders will be issued a voucher that can be applied to any 2020/21 season or multi-day pass product. The vouchers are valid now through the 2020/21 season, and the value is based on the type of product that was purchased for the 2019/20…
  • Goggles For Docs - Donate Today April 9th

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Uncategorized

    Thanks to our friends at Mt. Bachelor for organizing “Goggles For Docs”.  Send It. Dig through those ski bags and send those second or third pair of backup goggles to the front line healthcare workers who will put them to good use. Mt. Bachelor is collecting donations and contributing a big stash of their own. See their statement below for where and when. This is something easy the snow shredding community can do. Let’s do this!

    From Mt. Bachelor

    Our deepest gratitude goes to the First Line Health Care Workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. With a shortage of PPE, we’re asking you dig into your closets, garages, and gear bins, and consider donating your old goggles along with Mt. Bachelor…

  • SkiMum 'Ski Lifestyle Hoodoo Ski Area'

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well, it’s snowing in the mountains this week – a lot – and we know many of us are missing the skiing and riding we would normally be doing still.

    There’s so much heavy news lately to keep us all informed, which is good.  However, we also need positive content of the things we enjoy to keep our spirits up. This video from SkiMum is a teaser of a longer format show about ‘Ski Lifestyle Hoodoo Ski Area’. This is a fun and entertaining 45 minute diversion and reminder of everything we like about skiing and riding. Watch the full episode at www.skimum.com.

  • Mt. Bachelor Extends Suspension of Mountain Operations

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor released the following statement regarding its operations yesterday. Let’s stay positive and all do our part to stay healthy and think of the whole community. This includes thinking about limiting your exposure to injury during this time and not potentially adding any burden to the health care system. Recreate with this in mind.

    Operations to Resume Dependent on the Situation with COVID-19

    BEND, Ore., March 20, 2020 – As a result of the unfolding events surrounding the dynamic and unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, Mt. Bachelor has decided to further suspend all resort operations with the plan to  resume operations, conditions permitting, as soon as the regulatory guidance allows and COVID-19 threat subsides. This decision to further suspend operations…

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces Food Giveaway to Employees

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor will be giving away surplus food to their employees today March 19 from 1-4pm due to their current suspension of operations. This is an awesome act of generosity and we salute the Mt. Bachelor team for helping their staff and our community.

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces Suspension of Operations March 15 -22

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    March 14, 2020 9pm.

    Mt. Bachelor has announced it will suspend operations immediately. All operations will be suspended March 15 – 22 and will be reevaluated then. These sudden developments have evolved quickly over the last 24 hours as all ski areas adjust to the Coronavirus outbreak. See MT. BACHELOR’S NOTIFICATION HERE.

    While these developments are unprecedented, we understand the actions being taken are in the best interest to protect guests, staff and our community.

    In addition to POWDR’s action today, Vail and Alterra Mountain Company have also suspended all operations at their combined 49 resorts across North America.

    While we all love skiing and snowboarding and playing in the outdoors in backyard bend, we know the greater good…

  • Preview the New Demo Day Hosted by Hoodoo Ski Area

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Saturday March 14th, 10am – 5pm at Hoodoo Ski Area. More INFO HERE.

    Preview The New is your exclusive chance to try out new gear on the mountain (demos are free, lift ticket required to ski and ride on the mountain). There will be several retailers on site to answer questions, give advice and help guests make decisions on the type of gear they want to test out on the slopes. This is your best chance to try out next year’s equipment before you buy!

    At Preview the New, you can chat with brand representatives about your needs and what the newest technology can do for you. Try out free on-site gear demos from your favorite brands.

    Thanks to…

  • USASA Halfpipe 1 (Rescheduled Date) by Hydro Flask

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Saturday March 7th, 8am – 4pm at Mt. Bachelor. More INFO HERE.

    This event is at Mt Bachelor, and all ages and stages of riding abilities are encouraged; 9 & under and adaptive FREE event entry to
    encourage and inspire younger riders to participate (membership req’d)! This Woodward Bachelor Halfpipe is 22′. Prizes for EVERY competitor; Awards for 1st – 3rd. Save $ on events by registering online before NOON the Friday before that weekend’s comps…see below for more details! If you were already registered for the original Halfpipe 1 date, it’ll automatically put you in this comp. If you cannot make it, be sure to let us know.