What do you get when you cross a town that sees less than thirty inches of snow per year with surrounding mountains that pile up more than 30 feet? It’s the ultimate winter retreat! Spend a morning at Mt. Bachelor skiing 4,000 acres of powder and gliding groomed Nordic trails. Then drive 20 minutes back to town to savor our vibrant après ski scene, including award-winning restaurants, breweries buzzing with live music, and loads of great shopping. Prefer to keep playing outside? Winter’s great for hiking, fat biking, sledding, or even surfing at the Bend Whitewater Park (pro tip: bring a thick wetsuit!) Take the family sledding, then roast marshmallows by a cozy hotel fire pit. Whatever form of winter fun fuels your soul, Bend’s the spot to find it.
The most eligible of Bachelors Erin Spong, Freeskier
Bend is truly the best place to be if you enjoy being outside and active year-round.