• Mt. Bachelor Closed Today March 7, 2019

    Posted on in category Event

    Mt. Bachelor’s entire operations are closed today due to a break in their main water line. Check out the Mt. Bachelor conditions page for all the details. We’ll keep you updated when we learn more. Unforeseen circumstances happen in life and while we can’t ride our beloved Mt. Bachelor today, we know the good staff are working hard to get things fixed asap. With all the great riding it’s a good day to enjoy some other aspects of Central Oregon, maybe a hike out to Tumalo Falls or a drive to points east or a cup of coffee at Backporch Coffee Roasters.

  • Viking Fest At Hoodoo Ski Area

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    This event looks fun and interesting. Viking Fest at Hoodoo this Saturday March 9th.  A day celebrating the traditions of the Nordic peoples of Scandinavia who used skiing centuries ago as a way of life. More INFO HERE!

    And, Hoodoo Ski Area always knows how to have a good time. Come out and enjoy the fun.

    8:30 am : Registration opens

    9 am: Lifts open

    10 am: First session of lessons

    11 am: Second session of lessons

    Noon: Viking Folk stories – Fireplace room inside lodge

    1 pm: Kristiana Swoosh/Ofte Lofte Start – downhill race & big air contest at the top of Show Off

    2 pm: Kids Viking Sword making booth

    2:30 pm: Viking Feats of Honor…

  • Want to Help Your Forest? Become a Volunteer Ranger Info Night!

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    Wednesday Mar 6 at 6pm at the Deschutes National Forest Office 63095 Deschutes Market Road. More INFO HERE!

    The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with Discover Your Forest, is hosting a Volunteer Information Night in early March for volunteers who are interested in supporting educational and interpretive programs on the national forest.

    The Volunteer Information Night will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes National Forest office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, in Bend. The event is focused on recruiting volunteers to serve as Volunteer Rangers and Trailhead Stewards; however, people interested in other volunteer opportunities on the Deschutes National Forest are encouraged to attend the event as well.

  • Boy dangling from chairlift saved by quick-thinking skiers in dramatic rescue

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Here’s some “Good News” to share with y’all.

    5 young skiers use quick thinking and action to save a young boy dangling from a chairlift. Nicely done fellas and a great lesson for all of us. Kids Are Great.

  • Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Seminar

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Hosted by the Central Oregon Avalanche Center and Broken Top Bottle Shop, the “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 COAA’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.

    When: Wednesday March 6  Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend.


  • Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show Is Here

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    The second-largest Sportsmen’s Show in the United States, The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, marks its 44th year of entertaining, educating and engaging anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, February 28-March 3, 2019. More INFO HERE!

  • Riding Gravel Bikes in Tasmania: The Inside Scoop

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film

    This Wednesday, Feb 27, hosted by Web Cyclery/Web Skis and Dirty Freehub. More INFO HERE!

    Even if you think Tasmania is somewhere in Africa, come join the Dirty Freehub team for a good ole “show and tell” event about their latest adventure to this island way down under. Find out why Gravel Girl (Linda) has nominated Tasmania as the next gravel capital of the world and which are her Tassie bucket list routes and hear a few of the tall tale stories from their rides. Captain O (Kevin) will also be on hand to give out his opinions on important topics like what bike, tires and spare parts to bring, weather considerations, and more. And Mark, our own Bendite…

  • Tree Well and Snow Immersion Safety With Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    There is a lot of snow accumulating out there so please be mindful of tree well and snow immersion safety. We made this video a couple of years ago with the Mt. Bachelor ski patrol and it is still relevant today. The single best thing you can do is ski with a buddy and keep each other in sight. Have fun out there this week and we hope to see your photos and videos when you use #backyardbend in your Instagram post. Ski On!!!

  • 4 Peaks Volunteer Party

    Posted on in categories Event , Music

    Come sign up for a volunteer spot at the 2019 4 Peaks Music Festival! Union Casual (featuring Travis Ehrenstrom, Patrick Pearsall, & Conner Bennett) performs.
    Where: Worthy Brewing’s Hop Mahal room
    When: Feb 24th
    Time: 4-7pm
    **All volunteers who sign up on the 24th will receive a FREE can of Hopstar 2 + 50% off any one appetizer.**

    More INFO HERE!

  • Winter Storm Warning For Central Oregon

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Central Oregon for this weekend and into Monday. Kids, if there is a chance of a “Snow Day” it looks like Monday is it.

    This system is big and will affect most of Oregon. For more detailed information get to our Bend/Bachelor weather page for additional forecast, like, and area web cams.   If you don’t like winter and snow remember we need it for our water too.

    Be safe, drive safe and enjoy the abundant snow.

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