• 30th Anniversary Tour of 'Blizzard Of Ahhhs' At The Tower Copy

    Posted on in category Film

    Wednesday November 28th, Tokyo StarfishBackyardBend, and GoodLife Brewing present a very special evening as the most popular ski movie of all time, The Blizzard of AAHHH’s, turns thirty!    MORE INFO HERE!

    Join Producer/Director Greg Stump, ski heroes Scot Schmidt & Mike Hattrup for this once in a life time event. After the show, Q&A with the stars about the movie, its game changing impact, their take on the future of snow sports and more.

    There’ll be craft beer from GoodLife Brewing. Plus prizes and surprises from your friends at Tokyo Starfish and Backyardbend.

    Don’t miss this very special evening with Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, & Greg Stump live for the 30th Anniversary…

  • 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!!!

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces Opening Plans

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well, it looks like snow will finally arrive this week with a winter storm pattern setting up to deliver 1-2 feet of snow to the Central Oregon Cascades. Mt. Bachelor announced its plans to get things started as early as Saturday if the storm delivers. Here’s the official press release.


    Nov. 19, 2018


     Limited opening planned for Saturday, November 24, based on snowy forecast

    (BEND, Ore.) – With one to two feet of snow in the forecast later this week, Mt. Bachelor plans to open on a limited basis this weekend. Resort officials are optimistic that the upcoming storm cycle will produce enough snow to allow skiing and snowboarding from at…

  • Bend Scavenger Hunt 2018

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    Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe’s ‘Scavenger Hunt 2018’ is on this Saturday Nov 17th. Before the craziness of the holidays hits, join us and other rad westside companies for our Fall Scavenger Hunt-aPalooza November 17th from Noon-5pm, after-party hosted by Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe 5-7pm. Guaranteed to be a ton of fun, here’s how it works:  Event INFO HERE!

    1) November 17 at noon, go to Bend Tour Co. and pick up “map”
    2) Visit each location listed on map and ask a staff member for that location’s specific trivia question
    3) Write the answer to each question on your answer sheet (map). Every correct answer earns you or your team a raffle ticket

  • 2018 Bend Sustainability Awards

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    November 15th hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of Central Oregon  – Come  honor the leaders, heroes and pioneers of sustainability in our community.

    The Environmental Center hosts the bi-annual Sustainability Awards to highlight the determined and persistent change makers who are essential to achieving a sustainable future.

    For us, sustainability means meeting human needs equitably, living within our planet’s ecological limits, and building a prosperous economy for all.

    We will recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that demonstrate a comprehensive, organization-wide commitment to sustainability; that have a project, service or product that is particularly innovative; and/or that have set an example for and pushed their peers/industry toward sustainable business practices and projects.

    Celebrate with us – you’re sure to feel…

  • U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Here In Bend Today Only!!!

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    The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a special stop in Bend today from 11am-1pm at The Shops At The Old Mill. More INFO HERE!

    Did ya know that each year one of the nation’s national forest is selected to provide the US Capitol Christmas Tree and this year it was Oregon’s Willamette National Forest.  The Tree is traveling to the US Capitol on the reverse route of the Oregon Trail and will visit communities along the way. Stop by and see what our beautiful state is sending to Washington D.C.  Here is a link to the US Forest Service to learn more about the history of this great tradition –

    The Sweet…

  • Bend Veterans Day Parade 2018

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    This year, the parade is scheduled for 11/11 and starts at 11 am.

    Is there a significance to the starting time?

    This is a reflection of the history of Armistice Day. This time and date is a commemoration of the signing of the Armistice between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers effectively ending all military operations and hostilities in all theaters and fronts of World War I. The signing took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

    The parade route

    Plan ahead for the optimal vantage points. The parade begins at Veterans Memorial Bridge and proceeds east on NW Newport Avenue, south on NW Wall Street, west on NW…

  • HOJI: Film of a Living Legend

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Another of the seasonal ski films will be at the Tower on Thursday night. HOJI: Film of a Living Legend celebrates one skiing’s living legends….Eric Hjorleifson. Matchstick Productions delivers quality films with plenty of stoke and this one has a story of one of those individuals who truly is a “Ski Enthusiasts”.

    Come join Dynafit, Arc’teryx, Crow’s Feet Commons, Mountain Supply and Central Oregon Avalanche Association in a fun evening. In addition to this great film, Central Oregon Avalanche Association and Hydro Flask will be promoting their Raise-A-Pint fundraising initiative.

  • 2018 Cyclocross Crusade Series Race #5

    Posted on in category Biking

    The annual fall Cyclocross Crusade race is happening in Bend at the Deschutes Brewery and Old Mill District this weekend and did you know this is one of the largest cyclocross events in the country. If you’ve participated or just come down to watch you probably have a good idea this is a big deal. Teams, costumes, and lots of fun. It’s happening all day today and tomorrow.  We took out the plane and flew over the venue yesterday for this shot of our home town. More INFO HERE!

  • Fresh Tracks COAA Fundraising Party

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    This Saturday Nov 3 the Central Oregon Avalanche Association is having it’s annual fundraiser party and silent auction at 10 Barrel Brewing East. More INFO HERE!

    Community, drinks, appetizers, DJ, photo booth (thanks Mountain Supply!), silent auction and camaraderie all in the name of supporting the local avalanche center and their mission of increasing avalanche education and awareness in the Central Oregon backcountry community.

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