• Snow Returns

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    After Junuary it looks like we will resume our regularly scheduled programming of Cascade Powder this weekend and into next week. Our Bend/Bachelor weather page has all the links for you to plan your powder adventures. Have a great weekend out there!!!

  • 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!!!

  • Snow Camping With Wanderlust Tours

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Want to try something new and different? How about winter camping? Learn some new skills and have fun spending the night out in the wilderness during winter.

    Join Wanderlust Tours’ professional naturalist guides on an all-inclusive winter weekend adventure! They’ll snowshoe through the gorgeous Central Oregon wilderness, learn all about the trees and animals and stars, and dine on a delicious dinner catered by Wild Oregon Foods, warming by a blazing bonfire beneath the starry night sky! By the end of this trip, you’ll have built and slept in your very own snow camp– how many people can say THAT? 💪❄️😊

    First trip departs January 18th, reservations via phone. Call (541) 389-8359.

    For more…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • K2 Siren of the Himalayas - Movie At LOGE Camps Entrada

    Posted on in categories Climbing , Film , Travel & Adventure

    Tonight Friday Dec 21, LOGE Camps Entrada will show this documentary. FREE to the public. More INFO HERE. 

    A feature documentary showing the adventure, peril, teamwork and serenity of a mountaineering group’s attempt to summit the world’s most challenging peak.
    Shot in Pakistan in the summer of 2009, the documentary follows world-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a breathtaking glimpse into the world of high altitude mountaineering.

  • Meet Erik Hostetler

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Erik Hostetler is our featured artist this month and he is an accomplished photographer now living in Bend. We are so pleased to feature his work as it captures the sublime beauty of Oregon and rad winter riding here in Central Oregon. His photos of Oregon waterfalls are absolutely stunning.  He is the real deal.  We have some of his winter shots on the homepage banner and you can find him at or on Instagram at @brofoto

  • Winter Arrives

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Winter will finally arrive to Central Oregon this over the holiday weekend. This is great for skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities and will mean winter driving conditions.  Keep up on the weather on our Bend/Bachelor weather page with forecast links, Mt. Bachelor web cams, and ODOT cams all in one place for you to easily assess what Mother Nature is throwing at us all over Central Oregon. is showing up to two (2) feet of new snow in the mountains heading our way. Be prepared and be safe out there this holiday weekend and enjoy winter. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  • GIVEAWAY - 2 Tickets To Dirty Heads

    Posted on in categories Music , Travel & Adventure

    We are giving away @ FREE TICKETS to Dirty Heads Sep 28th Live in Bend at Oregon Spirit Distillers. To enter go to our Instagram or Facebook pages and tag your friends in the Giveaway post. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow, Sep 25th, at Noon. Special thanks to sponsors The Herb Center, Oregon Spirit Distillers, and the Growler Guys.

    Tickets at

    Thanks to Riley Marshall, our current featured artist, for the skydive. This sport is thriving in Central Oregon and there are companies like Velocity Sports Equipment and Skydive Awesome right here in our backyardbend making it happen.  We have a featured video coming soon that will tell you all about it.

  • Dirt Divas End of Season Party & Film Hosted By Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Film , Travel & Adventure

    Monday September 17th Pine Mountain Sports is hosting an evening for the Dirt Divas to celebrate another year of riding together. There will be an End of Season Party in the movie theater and a showing of Moksha at McMenamins Old St Francis School. The 30-minute film highlights a group of mountain bikers in Nepal who want to grow the number of women in the sport.

    Doors open at 7:30 and the film/party starts at 8P. Come join us! More INFO HERE.