The 10th year of the Big Wave Challenge is happening starting Saturday! The event has been reimagined and continues to be inspired by a passion for surf and snow by Mt. Bachelor and Bend local, legendary big-wave surfer Gerry Lopez. Aloha spirit, stoke, and the desire to raise money for worthy causes, (Pat Malendoski), has always been the driving belief for this one-of-a kind event. This year will continue to carry that sentiment with access for all! MORE INFO HERE.
The Big Wave Challenge supports beneficiary, Pat Malendoski. Pat held an instrumental role in the early Big Wave Challenge days, applying his special terrain-park creation skills to building waves out of snow, producing a unique type of course that…
Free lift tickets with food donation on April 8 at Hoodoo Ski Area.
Hoodoo Ski Area will offer free lift tickets from 9 am – 4 pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021, for guests who donate a minimum of four non-perishable food items. All food donations go to La Pine Community Kitchen, which provides free food and clothing to those in need. In 2020, La Pine Community Kitchen served more than 300,000 pounds of food and 26,000 hot lunches. Help us support this wonderful and important community partner!
Hoodoo is also currently offering discount 2021-22 season passes for purchase online right now. This sale ends Sunday, April 18. Don’t miss out!
Jamie Anderson’s 7th X-Games slopestyle gold in January is a good way to celebrate National Women’s Day 2021. Jamie’s notable accomplishment is definitely an achievement, however, let’s recognize, celebrate and honor all women today.
Did ya know, we now have an official Avalanche Forecast Center here in Central Oregon. After many years of great community volunteers running COAA as an avalanche association, last year COAA became the Central Oregon Avalanche Center (COAC) – a fully certified avalanche forecasting center that now provides daily forecasting with avalanche ratings for the Central Oregon Cascades. This is a huge benefit to the local backcountry community – skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers.
This week is the Fresh Tracks online auction to support COAC and they need the outdoor community to drop in and find some good lines on great auction items. Consider bidding or donating to help support COAC.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:30 PM PST – 7 PM PST
Our maritime snowpack in the Cascades is much more stable than those in the intermountain areas of Idaho, Montana, Utah and Colorado, but still must be respected at ALL TIMES. Many here in Central Oregon take trips into the continental areas for backcountry adventures. The snowpack further east is very tricky this year and we found this event that can help educate you before you head east or just want to learn more about a different snowpack.
From the Sawtooth Avalanche CenterWe’ve been dealing with one of the weakest snowpacks we’ve seen in over a decade. When the snowpack gets complex we increase our safety margins, but…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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!