Winter PrideFest 2022

Winter PrideFest presented by Gear Fix – Celebrating Inclusivity Outdoors – Bend, Oregon + Mt. Bachelor

Full weekend of fun and inspiring Winter events. Winter PrideFest is not your typical “gay ski weekend”. We celebrate Pride, Inclusivity, and our combined love of the outdoors in Bend and at Mt. Bachelor. Winter PrideFest is made possible thanks to generous support of sponsors – including Visit Bend Cultural Tourism Fund.

Current listing of events below including registration information. Scroll down for lodging information.

Thursday March 3rd

7-10pm – Welcoming Snocial: Free @Box Factory – Meet with old and new friends, grab a drink/dinner and pick-up your FREE Winter PrideFest Neck Tube. Join us at the Historic Box Factory where several business welcome WinterPridefest guests, including Gearfix, Immersion Brewing, AVID Cider, Tokyo Starfish and Crosscut Warming Hut.

Also checkout ‘First Thursdays @Canteen 5-9pm with Come OUT Bend!!

5:30-7pm March 3rd, 4th, and 5th) – “Who’s o Top” Film Screening with BendFilm – a feature-length documentary which shines a spotlight on members of the LGBTQ community—including those with a range of mountaineering experience—who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality in the outdoor arena at Mt. Hood, Oregon.

6-9pm Panel Discussion + Mixer – Inclusivity in the Outdoors @OSU Cascades Ray Hall – doors open at 5:30pm; panel starts at 6pm, and mixer is after (around 7:30pm) – sponsored by OSU Cascades DEI Lab – hosted by Pattiegonia (Wyn Wiley (they/them)); panelists include Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd (they/them), Zavier Borja (he/el), Devin Fei-Fan Tau (he/him), Leah Persichilli (she/her) and Stacey Rice (she/her). Hear and discuss what is currently being done and what each of us as individuals, organizations, and community can do to continue increasing inclusivity in the outdoors. Come early for a mixer. Checkout our discussion last year- Tickets $20 – (Proof of COVID Vaccination Required AS REQUIRED BY OSU)

Friday March 4th

  • 9am -4pm – Group Snowshoe + Cross Country Skiing @ Deschutes National Forest – (SOLD OUT)
  • 9am – 4pm – Mountain Guides for ski/snowboard. Meet at 9:00am (ready to roll at 9:30am!!) at Gear Fix rainbow tent by West Village Lodge (top of hot walk) by Operation Alpine mountain guides.
  • 7-10pm – ‘Wigs//an Icebreaker’ @Seventh Mountain Resort – ice skating with wigs!! A fun and silly way for participants to connect. This event is all ages – so bring your kiddos!$10 to skate – rentals available – free for non-skaters
  • 7-11pm – Bonfire on the Snow with Wanderlust Tours -Deep snow awaits our exploration on snowshoes under the starry skies! Strap on the snowshoes to a spectacular, hand-carved amphitheater in the snow. Snow chairs will have been hand-carved into the snow and a bonfire will be glowing. Dessert and hot cocoa with a splash of Hazelnut Espresso Vodka will be served before heading back to civilization. Cost: $120 per person (10% off with code: PrideWander22), includes: Transportation, guides, snowshoes, prepared amphitheater and fire, dessert and hot cocoa- please note that this cost does not include a gratuity for the guide. Tickets sold separately @ wanderlusttours.com/pride-bonfire

Saturday March 5th

  • 9am – 4pm – ‘Pride Celebration @Mt. Bachelor – The weekends biggest day at the mountain – celebrate outside with Pride – everyone is welcome to alpine skiing, Drag Tubing, and mix/mingle with Music by DJ Jules Juke in the West Village Lodge!
  • 9am -4pm – Group Snowshoe @ Deschutes National Forest – (SOLD OUT)
  • 9am – 4pm – Mountain Guides for ski/snowboard. Meet at 9:00am (ready to roll at 9:30am!!) at Gear Fix rainbow tent by West Village Lodge (top of hot walk) by Operation Alpine mountain guides.
  • 7pm Apes Ski Party @ Downtown Bend – Continue to show your Pride in Downtown Bend with this ‘Apres Ski’ cocktail hour! at Crater Lake Spirits, Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, and Campfire Hotel ***NOTE: Space is limited and registration does not guarantee entry. First come, first served**
  • 7pm ‘Apres Tea Party’ @Somewhere That’s Green – “For the Cozy Queer” *Live Drag Piano * Metolius Tea + Mugs and Pastries Available!! First Come First Served, Limited Space + Must be Fully Vaccinated
  • Dance Party March 5th: $20 @10 Barrel (Proof of COVID Vaccination Required)
  • 9pm – 1am Dance Party @10 Barrel the fun of ‘Winter PrideFest’ continues this queer dance party. Enjoy a space for all queer people to come together liberate! celebrate! and dance! Music by DJ LeMixCheckout last years party – Tickets $20 – (Proof of COVID Vaccination Required or negative PCR Test within 48hrs)

Register for events March 3rd – 6th. All registered participants receive a FREE BlackStrap Neck Tube! ($20 value). Checkout all community events for everyone!!! Details and tickets:

Mt. Bachelor Lift Tickets: https://shop.mtbachelor.com/s/hidden-2

Tickets sold AFTER March 2nd are directly through Mt. Bachelor

OutCentralOregon and First Nature Tours are NOT responsible for tickets sold on Mt. Bachelor’s website!!!!



Welcoming Snocial + Panel Discussion

Mix and Mingle at ‘Welcoming Snocial’!

Thursday March 3rd (7-10pm) – Box Factory

Plus Panel Discussion ‘Inclusivity in Sports’ – Hosted by Pattiegonia

Checkout last years event here: Learn More

Wigs an Icebreaker

GRAB A WIG and get out on the dance floor!!!!

Friday March 4th (7-10pm) @Seventh Mountain Resort

See Wigs flying from last year!! Learn More

Dance Party @ 10 Barrell

Finish off the night with a Queer Dance Party. Saturday March 5th 9pm

Bring your beautiful queer selves out and get down to celebrate Winter Pridefest.

Enjoy a space for all queer people to come together liberate! celebrate! and dance! Learn More

And… checkout other media about the weekend

Outside Inc – Podcast – Forces of Good: So a Drag Queen Walks into a Mountain Town…

Bend Magazine – Community, Allyship, and Hittin’ the Slopes

Outsports – OUT Central Oregon’s Winter PrideFest promises to warm hearts

Spokeman Review – LGBTQ+ festival putting pride on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor

KGW PortlandKTVZ Bend – KPOV Bend

Ski Weekend 2022

Campfire Hotel

Panel Discussion: Inclusivity in the Outdoors

Welcoming Snocial

Wigs… and Icebreaker