What do Ponderosa Pines, volcanic geology, powdered snow, brown trout and tasty beer all have in common? Youll find each of them on the Eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in and around Bend, Oregon. Spend your next vacation any time of the year in Bend.
Outdoor enthusiasts from across the country enjoy Bend, Oregon for its dramatic terrain and flamboyant high-desert scenery. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cascades inside the Deschutes National Forest, Bend provides a natural playground created by ancient volcanos and wild rivers. Bend is the vacation destination with exceptional four-seasons weather. Within 18 miles either direction, youll enjoy perfect powder, challenging golf, a lively sports fishery, rugged mountain biking and great beer.
Fishing the Deschutes, Lake Billy Chinook and Metolius River
Renowned for its fly fishing, Bend is home of the Columbia River redband trout, abundant in the Bend stretch of the Deschutes River. Not far outside Bend is Lake Billy Chinook and the Metolius River with healthy fisheries. Fly fishermen from across the globe head for Bend's incredible hatch of stoneflies later in May and early June. Steelhead, trout, bass, kokanee and brown trout are all plentiful in and around Bend.
Home of Great Beers
Do you love good beer with good foods and great hospitality? Then youll love vacationing in Bend which is surrounded by 25 breweries. Be sure to place the Deschutes Brewery, the Bend Brewing Company, and Cascade Lakes on your list of watering holes after a fun day of exploring.
Mt Bachelor Ski Area for fantastic powder skiing
Mt Bachelor rises 3,300 feet to its summit at 9,065, and provides over 3,693 acres of skiable powder, is just the beginning of why people love their ski vacations in Bend. Mount Bachelor ski resort is a ski resort located in central Oregon, approximately 22 miles (35 km) west of Bend, along the Century Drive Highway. The ski runs are on the northern face of Mount Bachelor, a huge cinder cone volcano atop the Cascade Range. Behind Vail, Mt Bachelor is the largest ski resort by area and the second largest ski mountain in the US. As a destination ski resort, Bachelor has recently become the sixth largest of all ski resorts in the nation. But year after year, people return for the incredible weather and hospitality, the scenery and food, and yes, the beer.
Golfing in Bend and Sunriver
Within 45 minutes of Bend/Sunriver you have a choice of 30 golf courses carved into the Cascade mountain range foothills and Ponderosa Pines, in around geologic extremes and wild rivers. Some courses have surrounding lava rock outcroppings and views of volcanoes, most have Immaculate bent grass fairways and tees combined with beautiful sandy bunkers.