BEND SNOW & AVALANCHE WORKSHOP
Join the Central Oregon Avalanche Association on the COCC campus for a full day of speakers from around the country discussing topics ranging from risk and decision making to traveling safely through the backcountry. Beneficial to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts! 7am-7pm. Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way. $40/GA.
PRAY FOR SNOW
Join 10 Barrel for the Bend premiere of their very own ski and snowboard movie, "Pray for Snow." Enjoy live music from Flobots and YUNG BAE, prize giveaways, special brews and more! Proceeds from the event benefit Protect Our Winters. 5-10pm. 10 Barrel East, 62950 NE 18th St., Bend. Free.
THE CHURCH OF NEIL
Bend's favorite underground music festival dedicated to the magic that Neil Young is back for another year — this year hosted at Worthy Brewing. The 15th annual edition features eight bands on three stages, with proceeds benefitting Bend Roots-Rise Up, a music education nonprofit. 6pm-midnight. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. By donation.
HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES
APRES SKI BASH
The Apres Ski Bash live music series kicks off Nov. 16. This bluegrass band draws passion from seven years together and three albums on the books. 7-10pm. The Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. No cover.
TUMALO CREEK SCAVENGER HUNT
Pick up your "map" from Bend Tour Company and head out on the town to the participating businesses! Hunters will get a question to be answered at each location. Enjoy an after party from 5-7pm; Deschutes Brewery will be there pouring beer. Various locations in Bend. After party at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
DEC. 22 & 29 JAN. 19 FEB. 2 & 16
Fly down SHARC's winter tubing hill, illuminated with black lights and glow sticks! No snow? Not a problem, their slide setup works without it. Reservations required. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. $12/SROA members, $15/general public.
DIRKSEN DERBY 11
The Dirksen Derby is a three-day event dedicated to Tyler Eklund, a Bend snowboarder who suffered a spinal cord injury after crashing his board at the U.S. Snowboard and Freeski Association Nationals at age 14, paralyzing him from the neck down. Dirksen Derby was born in an effort to help Eklund pay his medical bills and has grown into a fundraiser for Protect Our Winters, Central Oregon Avalanche Association and Oregon Adaptive Sports. This year the event will include 17 snowboard and sit-ski divisions. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr., Bend. Registration varies.
WINTER PRIDEFEST 2019
LGBTQ + SKI WEEKEND
Who says Pride has to end in June? After a successful run last year, OUTCentralOregon is bringing back the Winter PrideFest for its second year. Enjoy a full weekend of skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice skating — capped off with a dance party, brunch and Super Bowl viewing party in downtown Bend. Various locations in Bend.
Formerly known as Tele-Fest, Backcountry Fest is a celebration of free-heel skiing. Enjoy races, demos, a costume contest and samples from Three Creeks Brewing. A great time for experienced Nordic skiers and those who want to try free-heel skiing, but aren't sure where to start! Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Rd., Sisters.
The Winter Carnival has been a Hoodoo tradition for nearly 40 years and includes a number of free events, from ax throwing to musical chairs. Kids and adults alike will enjoy frisbee golf, a three-legged obstacle race, team tube race, hula-hoop contest, fly-athalon, a pie eating contest and many more activities. Stay after sunset for fireworks and a special dinner menu. Lifts open 9am-9pm. Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Rd., Sisters. Free, no lift tickets required for activities.
Join thousands of spirited locals and visitors President's Day weekend for three days of live music, delicious food and drink and activities for the whole family. The fire pit artist installations and ice sculptures are a must-see. New this year is the Central Oregon Light Art installation, featuring illuminated creations from local and regional artists. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $10/adv., $15/gate.
PREVIEW THE NEW
A day to try out new gear on the mountain! See new gear from several retailers on site, with reps there to answer questions, give advice and help you make decisions on gear you want to test out. Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Rd., Sisters. Demos are free. Lift ticket required to ski/ride mountain.