Vertfest Mt. Bachelor is a weekend to celebrate winter and backcountry culture with a full weekend comprised of races, clinics, demos, beer and party. Overall, Vertfest is a multi-stop mountain festival dedicated to raising the level of snow safety education and stoke for backcountry enthusiasts, and supporting the efforts of avalanches centers everywhere. Verfest is fast becoming the largest national backcountry festival in America. All proceeds from the event go towards the efforts of Central Oregon Avalanche Association. The COAA promotes increased avalanche awareness and champion increased local forecasting and tracking opportunities along the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon.