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 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 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.
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…
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.
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.
WHO NEEDS TO CHECK IN BESIDES COMPETITORS? ALL media,…
Saturday March 7th, 12pm at Mt. Bachelor.
Join a naturalist for two groomed, intermediate runs to experience alpine environments and natural features of the Cascade Range! On this special tour of the mountain, you will learn about wildlife, geology, volcanology, flora, high altitude adaptations and more. Due to the nature of this program, attendees must be 18+ and wearing a helmet. Meet the ranger at the top of Pine Marten at 12:00 PM for a tour lasting about 1 ½ hours. More INFO HERE.
Tours are free with a lift ticket for that day. Drop ins are welcome, however if you have a group of 6 or more, we ask that you register ahead of time. Tour size is…
Sunday March 7th.
There’s few things as magical as a cross country ski outing under a full moon! Join Dan and our group for a social outing on skis. All are welcome, but this is not a lesson – and is not recommended for beginners. More INFO HERE.
Meet at Pine Mountain Sports at 6:15P to sign in and meet the group. We’ll depart for Meissner Sno Park at 6:30P and plan to return by 9:30P.
We like to carpool up to the trailhead and we’ll decide on our destination based on the wants of the group. If you drive, make sure you have a Sno-Park Pass.
Please be prepared by dressing WARM (bringing some extra layers, water and…
Tuesday March 3rd, 6pm – 8pm Immersion Brewing.
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 COAC’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.
Meissner Nordic “Bingo For A Cause” social event is coming up at The Lot, and our chosen cause is the Oregon Adaptive Sports Nordic program. More INFO HERE.
Monday March 2nd, 6pm – 8pm at The Lot in Bend.
Let’s get together to socialize with skiing friends and have some food & drink and help OAS raise money to purchase a new Nordic sit ski. The way it works is Bingo cards cost $1 each and at the end of each round half the money goes to the person who gets Bingo and the other half goes to OAS Nordic.
We’ll also have some small prizes to hand out, so come on out to The Lot on Monday March…