5 ways to double your fun in Bend this spring

5 ways to double your fun in Bend this spring

Ahhh…spring. It’s officially here, but it doesn’t look much like it does in other parts of the state. This morning I stood and watched fat, fluffy snowflakes settle on the crocuses wiggling up through my frosty lawn. By afternoon, I’ll leash the dogs and head for the Badlands where I … Continue reading

Plan a titillating tryst for Mother Nature and Old Man Winter

Plan a titillating tryst for Mother Nature and Old Man Winter

This week marks the first official day of winter 2018, but Bend fanatics have been celebrating the snow-dusted great outdoors for weeks. With ample white stuff in the mountains (nearly 100 inches at Mt. Bachelor since Oct. 1!) now’s a great time to head outside and savor the shivery flirtation … Continue reading

4 Bend “firsts” worth celebrating this winter

4 Bend “firsts” worth celebrating this winter

On September 23, Mt. Bachelor became the first ski area in North America to offer skiing and snowboarding in advance of the 2017-18 winter season when an early storm dumped more than a foot of snow. Though that was only for a weekend, they followed it up this week by … Continue reading

5 ways to rock your winter vacation in Bend

5 ways to rock your winter vacation in Bend

If you’re a fan of skiing and snowboarding, odds are good you’re already aware that Bend, Oregon, makes a killer place for a winter getaway. But whether or not you love strapping slippery boards to your feet and sliding down an incline, Bend still offers a dizzyingly diverse array of … Continue reading

6 ways to get ready for Mt. Bachelor’s opening day

6 ways to get ready for Mt. Bachelor’s opening day

The seasonal countdown has begun, and powder hounds around the Northwest are watching the weather and gearing up for opening day at the mountain with the highest skiable elevation in Oregon and Washington (uh, that’s Mt. Bachelor, in case you’re wondering). While the actual date is in the hands of … Continue reading