Outdoors briefing for Dec. 22, 2013

Published Dec 11, 2013 at 12:01AM

Snowboard rally race at Bachelor

The Dirksen Derby snowboard rally race is set for Friday through Sunday at Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge.

The banked slalom event is a fundraiser for Tyler Eklund, a Bend snowboarder who was paralyzed in a snowboarding accident in 2007.

Entry fees are $35 in advance online or $45 the day of the event. The fee for derby elite racers is $100 in advance online.

Nine divisions for different ages and skill levels are offered.

For more information or to register, visit www.mtbachelor.com.

Ski/snowboard basics class set

REI in Bend will offer a free ski and snowboard basics class at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Designed for beginner skiers and snowboarders, the class will cover the basics of appropriate equipment and clothing, discuss ways to stay warm and comfortable, and help participants gain an understanding of what to expect when learning to ski or snowboard.

REI Outdoor School Instructors will outfit participants with equipment and clothing, while Mt. Bachelor Ski School instructors will present their Ride and 5 and Evolution ski programs.

The REI instructors will use a PowerPoint to cover all of the necessities and will be available to help with outfitting.

For more information, call 541-385-0594.

— Bulletin staff reports

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