Events - Central Oregon Avalanche Center

Saturday, February 9, 2019

This is the perfect first day-long outing for any aspiring backcountry skier or split boarder. We will start at Mt. Bachelor and ride sleds to a quiet backcountry ski spot in the Central Oregon Cascades.

This learning opportunity from Oregon Ski Guides will give participants a comfortable introduction to the basics of touring and climbing, snow safety, skinning up, and skiing or split boarding down some beginning and intermediate runs. All abilities are welcome, but you must have some previous alpine skiing or snowboarding experience.

We will meet at the front entrance of the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center at 8AM (45 minute drive time from Bend). RSVP and pre-payment is required.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Join us for a Know Before you Go on January 9th, 2019 at the Broken Top Bottle Shop, 6pm, presented by Timothy Peterson. Tim is an associate professor as well as the Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator at Central Oregon Community College, has his AIARE Level 3 Avalanche certification and has completed the AAA AVPro professional avalanche training curriculum. He is also an Avalanche Level 1 course provider. Tim also served on the Central Oregon Avalanche Association board from 2014-2016.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Come down to the Broken Top Bottle Shop (1740 NW Pence Lane #1) on Wednesday night, February 6th at 6pm for a FREE basic introduction to avalanche presentation. Central Oregon Avalanche Center's Professional Observer and ski guide, Aaron Hartz, will be hosting.