Bend Olympians

Four Bend Locals are Going for Gold in PyeongChang

Bend natives Laurenne Ross, Tommy Ford and Ben Ferguson will all be representing the United States in this year’s Olympic Games. Ross and Ford will both be competing in Alpine Skiing while Ferguson will be competing in the snowboard halfpipe. Also from Bend and competing in the snowboard halfpipe is Kent Callister, but with duel citizenship Callister will be representing Australia.

Remembering Warren Miller

“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.”

Warren Miller was a WWII veteran, a ski racer and instructor, an accomplished surfer and a champion sailor. What he will always be best known for, however, is the 500 films he directed and produced, mostly about outdoor sports and adventures.

His annual ski film marked the beginning of each ski season, and while Miller had little to do with the films later in his life, his name and voice have inspired millions to get out and hits the slopes.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks back at the life and legacy of the legendary filmmaker, who passed away on January 24, 2018 in his home on Orcas Island in Washington at the age of 93.

Ski Mum: Ski Uphill at Mt. Bachelor

Ski Mum heads to Mt. Bachelor to ski uphill. Mt. Bachelor has added an uphill trail for skiers to test out their backcountry gear in the safety of the resort in order to get your fitness and comfort level up before heading out of bounds. The trail can get you all the way up to the Summit Lift when the lift is running and then, of course, you get to ski back down. It also lets you access the mountain for free! Snowboarders can also take advantage of the uphill trail, but you’ll need to pack your snowshoes.