Uphill travelers at Bachelor and backcountry skiers should be prepared for deep snow

The mountain has received 64 inches of snow in the last week

The biggest storm in years has dropped 64 inches of snow in the last week … Read more

Skiers and boarders keep a close eye on the forecast to find prime conditions

Powder is the name of the game for local snowriders

MOUNT BACHELOR — The line for the Summit chairlift on Wednesday of last week stretched … Read more

Freeskier from Bend balances school, traveling, training and competing

Annika Paz is a halfpipe skier competing throughout North America

Annika Paz believes she was “bred into skiing.” Her parents, Maro and Kari Paz, are … Read more

Washington’s Methow Valley offers great cross-country skiing for all levels

If you have even a passing interest in cross-country skiing and you live in the … Read more

Bend’s Hunter Hess is enjoying a breakout season as a halfpipe skier

The 20-year-old is the first alternate for the X Games freeski superpipe event

Hunter Hess started ski racing with the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation when he was … Read more

3 years later, avalanche survivor shares lessons

Backcountry skier credits an air bag, other tools, planning and luck for saving his life

Three years ago today, Mike Brede was bleeding profusely, chilled to the bone and nearly … Read more

Easing into skate skiing

The cross-country discipline is popular, but challenging to learn

VIRGINIA MEISSNER SNO-PARK — Out of the tracks, and out of my comfort zone, I … Read more

Planning your next cross-country ski trip

Against the majestic backdrop of the Mont Blanc massif, I took a brief break in … Read more

Willamette Pass ski area scheduled to be open through the holidays

Resort was open for only a few days last season due to low snow

Tim Wiper prefers not to dwell on last season. So this week the owner of … Read more

Skiers and boarders should be wary of early-season hazards that lurk under the snowpack

As season gets into full swing at Bachelor, snowriders need to use caution

MOUNT BACHELOR — Skiing across the mountain near the Skyliner chairlift, Tom Lomax pointed one … Read more

11th Dirksen Derby rally race is set for this weekend at Bachelor

Locals and out-of-towners gather for the annual snowboarding event

In 2007, Bend pro snowboarder Josh Dirksen was simply trying to raise some money for … Read more

Hoodoo set to open to skiers, snowboarders

Ray Gates, Hoodoo Ski Area grooming supervisor, operates a snow groomer Thursday as he prepares … Read more

Mt. Bachelor ski area celebrates its 60th anniversary

The resort has grown dramatically since visionary Billy Healy founded it in 1958

A lot of us skiers and snowboarders complain about the traffic while driving up to … Read more

MBSEF well on its way to raising enough funds for its first permanent training facility

The new building could open as soon as June 2020

After 90 years, it appears the Skyliners ski club — now much better known as … Read more

6 tips to help you plan your next cross-country skiing trip

Against the majestic backdrop of the Mont Blanc massif, I took a brief break in … Read more

Bachelor shoots for Saturday opening

Officials to make final decision Friday

Snow is finally in the forecast for Central Oregon, and Mt. Bachelor ski area announced … Read more

Snowriders brace for El Niño as Bachelor unlikely to open by Thanksgiving weekend

The resort needs an 18- to 24-inch snowpack to open

The short-term forecast does not look promising for a Thanksgiving weekend opener at Mt. Bachelor … Read more

Warren Miller movie set for Bend’s Tower Theatre this weekend

The latest film by Warren Miller Entertainment, “Face of Winter,” is scheduled to be shown … Read more

Mt. Bachelor announces 2018-19 prices

Season pass prices to increase by $10

Mt. Bachelor ski area raised the price of full-season adult passes by $10 for the … Read more

Minnesota skiers giddy over winter’s April comeback

The blizzard that kept on giving in mid-April was the largest snowfall that month for … Read more

Snowmobiler escapes avalanche with air bag

For Minnesota snowmobiler John Menssen the term “pretty exciting” has taken on a new meaning … Read more

A wintry windfall in Japan’s heavenly ski region

There are 195 countries in the world, many that can be envisioned before ever stepping … Read more

Sit skiers, snowboarders and skiers compete in vertical challenge

Oregon Adaptive Sports: skiing is for all

Calm winds and bluebird conditions recently gave Ashley Schahfer the chance to ski from Mount … Read more

At age 81, defying the odds on a snowboard

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ann Peacock, 81, has gotten used to strange looks, like the … Read more

Better late than never, snowpack doubles at Mt. Bachelor

Snowboarders and skiers finally get their powder

MOUNT BACHELOR — After what had been a long, warm winter, patient powder hounds finally … Read more

Finding fatbike fun

Despite a low snowpack this winter, fatbikers are still finding places to ride in Central Oregon

For the past three years, Gary Meyer has groomed snowy singletrack trails for fatbikers at … Read more

’Women on Snow’ snowmobilers claim their stake on Wisconsin’s trails

LAND O’ LAKES, Wis. — Bev Dittmar squinted in the bright sunlight as she straddled … Read more

CANCELED: Vintage snowmobile race attracts devotees, newbies

Moon Country Snowbusters test their metal at Wanoga Sno-park

When the recent snow piled up in some of Central Oregon’s lower elevation sno-parks, Bill … Read more

Fresh snow brings out the trail groomers

Nonprofits prepare hundreds of miles of trails for snowmobiles, skiing

After a slow start to winter, Central Oregon’s snow-grooming clubs are weighing in with a … Read more

Powder surfing catches on in Central Oregon

Boards without bindings harken back to snowboarding’s early days

As a professional snowboarder, Austin Smith admits that he is spoiled. The Bend rider gets … Read more

Dutchman Sno-park alone in having enough snow

Snowmobilers feel the pinch of scant snow and little parking

On a recent Saturday in the Dutchman Sno-park’s parking lot, a member of a snowmobile … Read more

Spokane skijoring clinic brings out the dogs — and humans

They ran the spectrum from timid to exuberant — the canines and humans alike. But … Read more

Fun beyond the slopes

Tour companies offer alternatives to skiing

Little compares with the rush of downhill skiing, but for travelers seeking something different this … Read more

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