• USASA Halfpipe 1 & 2

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    USASA is a great group of people organizing ski and snowboard comps for our local youth. This event is Wednesday Feb 24th at Mt. Bachelor. Make sure to register in advance.. MORE INFO HERE. 

    This is the last, series’ comps of the season: Halfpipe 1 & 2!!! As you know, lots of changes + adaptations we ALL need to make this year thanks to COVID, so be sure to read everything and ask if you have questions (after you read ). Our events are for all ages and stages of riding from comfortable beginners to advanced, and our focus is on safe, fun, innovative competitions. We’re still going to…

  • Winter Weather Ahead

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Looks like another stretch of winter conditions for Central Oregon over the next 5-7 days. Several systems will move across the PNW and bring heavy snow to the high elevations and moderate accumulation into the lower lying areas. Fairly cold temps should create some light lovely snow conditions for skiers and snowboarders. Mountain passes will be snow covered and winter travel conditions will exist. If your traveling, check out the Hoodoo and Mt. Hood weather locations before you leave to see real time weather and webcams for mountain passes.

    Inform yourself of current weather conditions anytime day or night on our Weather Locations pages. You’ll find webcams to see live conditions and multiple resource links, like snowforecast.com that…

  • Boulder Mountain Tour "Our Boulder, Your Backyard"

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Feb 1 at 9 AM PST – Feb 5 at 4 PM PST.

    “Our Boulder, Your Backyard” is the rallying cry for the 2021 Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour, promoted in partnership with ten nordic areas around the country, including the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center, from February 1-5, 2021*. In place of the traditional race in Ketchum, Idaho, participants will ski a 30k or 15k on the trails of Mt Bachelor. Information and Registration for the Boulder Mountain Tour can be found here: https://bouldermountaintour.com/entry-fee-schedule-info/ Our 16.0km single loop course begins…
  • Tour of Meissner Sat Jan 30th

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Looking for a community event to enjoy on the snow? The Tour of Meissner event is this Saturday Jan 30th. It’s FREE and a it’s a combination recreational tour or 30K race. Donations are accepted that support the grooming at Meissner.


    Come out and play at Meissner and share the joy of Nordic skiing in Central Oregon.

    When: Saturday Jan. 30th start time 8am.

    Where: Virginia Meissner Sno Park Century Drive Bend, Oregon.

  • Winter Weather Ahead

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    We are back in a winter weather pattern and if you were out on the roads yesterday you felt it. Although it’s been nice not shoveling in town while the mountains received the snow up until now, we’ve got several systems that will keep us in an active and colder pattern for a while. We are all hoping this will soften things up on the ski hills in Central Oregon. Head over to our Bend/Bachelor weather page to see live webcams and weather links all in one place to assess your next adventure. See ya on the slopes!


  • Mt Bachelor's Updated Parking Reservations

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Did you know? Mt Bachelor is launching afternoon reservations! Here is the latest information from them:



    Mother Nature has been kind to us at Mt. Bachelor this winter by delivering nearly 15 feet of snow to date. Guests are embracing our Back to Basics safe operating plan by coming prepared, using cars as a home base, and staying masked up (above the mouth and nose) at all times. We are happy to hear the first Oregonians are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine; however, we will continue to require that all guests wear face coverings while at the mountain, including those who have received the vaccine. As a…

  • Oregon Ski History From 'Lost Oregon Ski Areas'

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Lost Oregon Ski Areas chronicles the history of Oregon’s ski industry. It is fascinating to learn about the hardy pioneers who established skiing in Oregon. This is a great excerpt from the history of Mt. Bachelor. See more from LOST OREGON SKI AREAS HERE.

    Mount Bachelor Main Lodge (West Village)

    When it opened for the 1965/66 ski season the West Village Lodge was known as the Main Lodge. A new parking lot was also built to the south or uphill side of the new lodge to handle increased skier traffic. When the lodge was built it was owned by a group of five shareholders. The lodge General Manager was Felix Marcoulier. The lodge had 8 two room suites and…

  • Breaking: Hoodoo Power Has Been Restored and Hoodoo is Open

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding


    Power at Hoodoo has been restored as of 11am this morning after a power outage left the lifts unable to operate. At the time of the outage it was not clear how long the resort would be closed due to a break in the line from Central Electric Cooperative. Glad to hear everything is up and running and skiers and snowboarders are happily shushing down the slopes of Hoodoo.


  • Natural Selection Has Done Its Thing: Hello Travis Rice and The 2021 Riders

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    This is gonna be HUGE! The Natural Selection Tour for 2021 is taking Snowboarding to the next level. The selection of athletes has been done for a 3 stop tour including Bend’s own Ben Ferguson. Below is the last week’s announcement from Red Bull.

    From Red Bull by Tom Monterosso READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE. 

    Many of the best riders in the world kick off the Natural Selection Tour in February 2021 at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, USA. Don’t miss a thing, as it’ll be aired live on Red Bull TV.Anticipation can be an incredible thing and in our culture hype can be heightened by it. In an age where information’s so readily available, the…
  • Moonlight Ski & Bite at Elk Lake Resort Dec 29

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

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 4 PM PST – 9:30 PM

    Looking for an adventure during the holiday week? How about getting away from it all up in the Cascades for a dreamy winter excursion with friends.  Come and enjoy an evening of cross-country skiing, good food, and lots of memories at Elk Lake Resort. You’ll need to get to Elk Lake Resort so contact them for information and pricing.


    *Reservations required. Call Elk Lake Resort at 541 480 7378 or elresort@gmail.com.