Mt. Bachelor Ski Lessons with Ski or Ride in 5

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

New to Bend and want to give skiing or snowboarding a try?  Want to get the kids involved in a winter sport without the commitment of the multi-week all day ski lessons?  There is still time to register for Mt. Bachelor ski lessons through their Ski or Ride in 5 program.  Hurry….the deadline to register is January 31. Mt. Bachelor …

Mt. Bachelor Pond Skim and Summer Activities

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

What’s the best way to close out the ski season on Mt. Bachelor? With a massive party, of course! The sun was shining, the temperature was warm and the band was playing to create a festive atmosphere at the base of the mountain. This is Bend, so of course the beer tents from all the local breweries outlined the perimeter …

Mt. Bachelor’s Ski or Ride in 5

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

It’s official…I’m a skier! Well, more like I’m well on my way to being a skier! I have officially graduated from Mt. Bachelor Ski or Ride in 5 program, and I am heading back up the mountain this weekend to start taking advantage of my FREE 12-day ski pass to finish out this season!             …

Family Fun at Oregon Winterfest

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

Our family got to experience another Bend first over the weekend… Winterfest! So many fun things to do, there really is something for everyone! We started our Saturday with the Kid’s Hot Cocoa Run & ended it with live music at night, while enjoying so many cool things in between. In a town loaded with festivals in the summer and …

Sledding & Tailgating at Wanoga Sno-Park

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

We took our kids sledding at Wanoga Sno-Park over winter break and had so much fun! We’ve been anxious to go back ever since. On our first visit we became quite envious of a group that was doing this sledding thing in style! They had a whole big spread as if they were tailgating at a football game. So this …

Ice Skating Fun in Bend!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

We’ve been anxious to check out the new Pavilion in Bend and take the kids ice skating ever since the opening in late December. Sunday we had the chance. We went with friends and had so much fun! Our kids caught on quickly and wanted to skate much longer than we expected. It was also a nice reminder how awesome …

Snow Tubing at Mt. Bachelor

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

We had a blast at Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast Tubing Park! Get the adrenaline pumping and excitement flowing with this FUN mountain experience! This is a fantastic way for the little kids to enjoy the mountain without any ski experience.  The smiles were non-stop during our 2-hour session!                           …

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

As most people, as soon as Thanksgiving dinner was over, I started thinking about getting the Christmas decorations out and finding the perfect Christmas tree. I immediately started searching for Christmas tree farms thinking there would be several in this area. Much to my surprise, I was unable to find a single one around Bend. I learned that there are …

Christmas Tree Shopping in Bend

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

It’s the time of year to get your tree!  There are several options available here in Bend when in search of the perfect Christmas tree. There are Christmas tree lots all over town with a variety of gorgeous fresh cut trees. Another huge benefit to living in the Pacific Northwest! My personal favorite was the lot set up at the …