• Cascade Lakes Highway, Paulina Lake Road winter closures set for Nov. 16

    Posted on in categories Local , Skiing & SnowboardingtaggedCascade Lakes Highway , DCRD , Local , Winter

    Original article by Central Oregon Daily News 

    The Deschutes County Road Department plans to close the Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road at 8 a.m. on Nov. 16.

    Cascade Lakes Highway will be closed west of Mt. Bachelor between the snow gates at Dutchman Flat and Deschutes Bridge at the intersection with Forest Service Road 4270.

    Paulina Lake Road will be closed at the ten-mile snow park gate, which will restrict access to Paulina and East Lake.

    Both facilities will remain closed through the winter and will be targeted for reopening prior to Memorial Day, weather permitting.

    For additional information, please contact the Deschutes County Road Department at (541) 388-6581.

  • Ice Season Opens at The Pavilion on October 18

    Posted on in category Localtaggedbend , Bend Parks & Rec , Local , Winter

    We love ice season here at BackyardBend! The Pavilion is up and running starting today.. Keep reading to find out more!

    The ice sheet is being built and Bend Park and Recreation District will kick off The Pavilion’s ice season on Monday, October 18.

    The 2021-22 ice season is expected to run through early April, weather permitting. The Pavilion will be open from dawn to late night, seven days a week, including public open skate opportunities and the return of adult and youth hockey leagues.

    Weekly schedules are available here. All public skate sessions are drop-in with no reservation needed.

    This season’s offerings at The Pavilion are similar to years prior to the pandemic with advanced lesson programs…