• 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.

  • Apres Ski Bash Concert Series "Sophistafunk" - Friday Night FREE

    Posted on in categories Event , Music

    It’s winter and Apres Ski is happening Friday night at The Commons. i The funk meets hip hop and jam tunes of Sophistafunk! This is a FREE & ALL AGES event and will feature Deschutes Brewery on tap all night. Sponsored by the amazing Mt Bachelor, Dr. Jolly’s, Subaru of Bend, The Source Weekly, Deschutes Brewery & Bend Cultural Tourism Fund. See you all there!  More INFO HERE!

  • Ski & Snowboard Hot Waxing Clinic At Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Tonight, Tuesday Feb 19th, Pine Mountain Sports is hosting a free hot waxing clinic. It will cover the basics on how to tune and wax your skis and snowboards at home. Glide waxing techniques in this clinic can be applied to all types of skis and snowboards. Even if you have no intention of doing your own waxing, this clinic will give the knowledge you need to make sure your skis and boards are maintained and performing at their best. More INFO HERE!

    RSVP required; 12 people per session.

    Doors open at 6:45P, clinic at 7P. No need to bring your own gear.

    Seats are limited, so despite this Facebook invite you’ll need to call 541-385-8080 to register. Thanks!

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