Ski and snowboard season has officially begun in Bend! After sitting out last year due to a knee surgery, I'm ready for some powder turns. Mt Bachelor officially opened on Thanksgiving day, and I heard it was a great one. I was visiting family in Portland, so missed out on that first chair of the year. But I'll be heading up to the hill the next chance I get. Hopefully the knee will hold up!
Visit Mt. Bachelor's web page for information on daily conditions, lift tickets, and events. The Dirkson Derby is coming up on 14th, 15th, and 16th of December. This is a great snowboard event benefiting the Tyler Eklund Fund. Tyler is a local snowboarder that was paralyzed in a snowboard accident in 2007. Check out the Mt. Bachelor web page for more on the event.