OUT Central Oregon
Winter PrideFest – ‘Ski or Ride in 5’ Scholarship

Winter PrideFest – ‘Ski or Ride in 5’ Scholarship

Winter PrideFest – ‘Ski or Ride in 5’ Scholarship

OUTCentralOregon is proud to support diversity and inclusion in the outdoors by offering a scholarship program to Mt. Bachelors award winning SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ (SORI5) program. Up to 20 participants will be given the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard – culminating in a Celebration at Mt. Bachelor during Winter Pride March 2023.

OUT Central Oregon believes that inclusivity and diversity are inherent in participation and activity in the outdoors. We recognize that for some individuals, barriers may exist that limit their ability to experience the joy and wonderment of nature. When combined with financial or other social barriers, marginalized individuals often feel a lack of comfort, confidence, and reassurance in taking an initial step at outdoor adventure.  To help alleviate some of these barriers, OUT Central Oregon is offering these SORI5 scholarships to remove financial barriers that certain individuals may have in learning to ski or snowboard.

While OUT Central Oregon is an organization that advocates primarily for the LGBTQ+ community, Winter PrideFest is a celebration of diversity and inclusion in the outdoors for everyone. The SORI5 scholarships are being offered to anyone in Central Oregon who wants to learn to ski or snowboard.

 Participants must be 6 years and older and must have never skied or snowboarded before.

Apply Now – Deadline is January 30, 2023 (lessons available January 3 to April 2023)

The SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ (SORI5) beginner program is specifically designed for first-time, on-snow experience – includes five-session lessons plus equipment rental and lift ticket with each lesson, and upon graduation a FREE Full Season Pass to use during the remainder of the 2022/23 season!! More details here: SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠

‘Empowering Youth’

Roller Pride Dance & Skate Party

partnering with Bend Parks and Recreation – in 2022 we held the first ever ‘Roller Pride’. With over 650 participants (where over half were youth) we hope to continue creating safe space for queer youth.

Youth Equity and Leadership Summit

dedicated to creating a youth-led space that centers the voices and experiences of youth of color, LGBTQ+ Youth, and others with marginalized identities or experiences. The summit aims to provide opportunities for these youth and their allies to engage and inspire each other to emerge as leaders in our communities. Join us in supporting our future leader in creating more equitable and inclusive Central Oregon. Learn More

Bend Pride 5K Run/Walk

 celebrates inclusivity and expanding on the Central Oregon Pride Festival. 5K festive course, followed by a Drag Dash (a short 100-200 meter ‘dash’ of fun and silliness), Spirit awards for Costumes.

Thank you to all our Winter PrideFest 2023 Sponsors