It’s time to go sledding in Bend, Oregon

It’s time to go sledding in Bend, Oregon

A series of storms moving through Bend recently left behind a glorious abundance of powdery white stuff, and there’s more on the way. What better way to celebrate than by grabbing your saucer sled and rediscovering your inner child on a snowy slope? Here’s how to make the most of … Continue reading

Pack the 10 essentials for your Bend winter adventure

Pack the 10 essentials for your Bend winter adventure

Avid outdoor adventurers know the phrase “ten essentials.” Some even have a list tattooed on their foreheads. But for more casual explorers, a few reminders can be helpful. Yes, we know we should pack that mini-flashlight for our ski picnic, but where the @#$% did we put the darn thing? … Continue reading

5 reasons less snow makes this a great winter to visit Bend

5 reasons less snow makes this a great winter to visit Bend

This morning we woke to the news that Mt. Bachelor had six inches of new powder overnight, and it’s still snowing. Storms will keep blowing through the Pacific Northwest over the next week, bringing much-needed snow to Oregon’s ski areas. Okay, so all that aside, it’s tough to miss the … Continue reading

6 reasons winter’s great in Bend (even if you don’t ski!)

6 reasons winter’s great in Bend (even if you don’t ski!)

It happens every autumn. I’ll post to Visit Bend’s Facebook page about snow falling in Bend, or an accumulation of inches at Mt. Bachelor and folks will respond one of two ways: Wooooohooooo!!! Awesome! Or, alternately: Ugh. I’m not ready for winter. Here’s where I confess I sometimes fall in … Continue reading

6 things to get your hands on as winter comes to Bend

6 things to get your hands on as winter comes to Bend

There’s snow in the mountains, frost on the grass, and predictions of a harsh winter slated to hit Bend for the 2017-2018 season. In other words, it’s time to put away the kayak and start preparing for snowball fights, bluebird ski days, and slippery sidewalks. Here are 6 things you … Continue reading

10 things you may be thinking as snow arrives at Mt. Bachelor

10 things you may be thinking as snow arrives at Mt. Bachelor

Snow fans who keep watch over the Mt. Bachelor webcams rejoiced this week as snow began falling for the first time this season. For those feeling less thrilled about the return of the white stuff, don’t worry—the current weather forecast shows a string of days in the 70s and 80s … Continue reading

4 things to do before winter ends in Bend

4 things to do before winter ends in Bend

This past Monday was the first day of spring. My fellow Bend residents and I gave a hearty chuckle and went back to scraping frost off our windshields. It’s true that spring weather takes a bit longer to arrive in Bend than it does in other parts of the state, … Continue reading