Now in its third year, Winter PrideFest is a multi-event weekend celebrating diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community and allies through various winter activities, social gatherings, and inspiring events. From a grassroots inaugural event that drew 150 attendees, Winter PrideFest is expected to attract more than 700 attendees this year to Bend, Oregon, and Mt. Bachelor, January 30th through February 2nd, for four days of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, panel discussions, and evening social functions.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
Alpine/Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at Mt. Bachelor: Winter PrideFest attendees are welcome to ski, snowboard, and snowshoe on their own. Mt. Bachelor lift tickets, trail passes (Nordic), and equipment rentals must be purchased separately.
LGBTQ+ People In Sport Panel Discussion (5-7pm – $20): Held at Immersion Brewing, the “Beyond the traditional bounds of gender and sexuality in outdoor sports” panel discussion will feature LGBTQ+ athlete leaders and influencers, including backcountry queen, advocate, and activist Wyn Wiley (Pattie Gonia) (@pattiegonia), Molly Cameron (cyclist), and Joey Jacinto (strength coach).
Welcoming Snocial (7-9pm – FREE): Held at Immersion Brewing in Bend’s trendy Box Factory district, the Welcoming Snocial gives Winter PrideFest attendees a chance to meet and mingle, interact with our panelists, and pick up lift tickets and Winter PrideFest BlackStrap neck tubes.