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Your Guide to Winter Sports Events in Central Oregon 

Those Flakes About to Fly!

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Ready for those flakes to fly? Check out this guide to some of the cool winter sports-related events happening in Central Oregon this coming season.


  • Saturday, Nov. 11

2017 Bend Ale Run

BEER RUN — The Bend Ale Run combines two of Bend's passions—running and craft beer! After completing the half marathon or 10K, cross the finish line and find yourself at the Ale Festival—with more than 40 beers from 20 regional breweries. Not a runner? No worries, meet your friends at the finish line! // 10am. NW Crossing, Bend. Registration varies.


Thursday, Nov. 23
Hoodoo's Turkey Trot 5K & 10K

TURKEY TROT — This inaugural Thanksgiving morning run is sure to jumpstart your metabolism for your impending holiday feast. Find and catch the "turkey" on the scenic Radlands trail—pluck a feather and win a prize! Register early, the first 200 take home a tasty pie. Proceeds will help supply eye wear and care to children in underserved communities all over the world. // 9am. The Radlands, Redmond. Prices vary.


Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 10
Oregon Fall Ski Camp

XC SKIING — Up your game with this cross country ski camp. XC Oregon Nordic Skiing Team and Community hosts this affordable, world-class ski education experience, tailored to the specific needs of master skiers. From advanced beginner to elite master—there's something for all skill levels to learn. // Various locations around Bend. Registration varies.


Friday, Dec. 15 – Sunday, Dec. 17
10th Annual Dirksen Derby

SNOWBOARD — Chill out at this weekend-long gathering of snowboarders, sit-skiers, artists, musicians and filmmakers from all around the globe. Start your weekend right at the kick-off party, compete or cheer in the Snowboard Rally Race and check out the Film Fest. Proceeds support Tyler Eklund, a local snowboarder seriously injured in 2007. // Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr., Bend.


Sunday, Feb. 11
2018 Tour For The Heart

SNOW 5K — Enjoy a fun day of snowshoeing and Nordic skiing in this relaxed 5K that touts that it is "for the fun and health of it!" If you're feeling up for a challenge, participate in the Ski Your Age challenge, where you ski your age in kilometers. Costumes encouraged! Proceeds benefit women's heart disease prevention. // Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center, 13000 SW Century Dr., Bend. Registration varies.


Friday, Feb. 16- Sunday, Feb. 18
Oregon WinterFest

PARTY — Fire pit competitions, ice carving, live music, a snowboard rail jam, several fun runs, arts and crafts vendors, and much more are what's in store at the region's largest winter festival! A perfect excuse to stroll the Les Schwab Amphitheater grounds and bask in the glory of another snowy year in Central Oregon. // Les Schwab Amphitheater. Tickets at BendTicket.com.


November through May

Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tours

SNOW DAY — Take an off-trail snowshoeing adventure with beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon—with a micro-brew in hand, of course. Enjoy hidden vistas tucked away in the forest, led by a knowledgeable nature guide. A great day trip for the family. // Various times. Wanderlust Tours, 61535 S. Hwy. 97 Ste. 13 Bend. $85/person, $55/kids 11 and under.


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