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, and Crosscut Warming Hut.
Also checkout ‘First Thursdays @Canteen 5-9pm with Come OUT Bend!!
6-9pm Panel Discussion + Mixer – Inclusivity in the Outdoors @OSU Cascades – sponsored by OSU Cascades DEI Lab – hosted by Pattiegonia (Wyn Wiley); panelists include Zavier Borja, Devin Fei-Fan Tau, and others to be announced. Come early for a mixer. Checkout our discussion last year– Tickets $20 – (Proof of COVID Vaccination Required)
Friday March 4th
- 7-10pm – ‘Wigs//an Icebreaker’ @Seventh Mountain Resort – ice skating with wigs!! A fun and silly way for participants to connect. This event is FREE for participants and all ages – so bring your kiddos!! Limited Skate Rentals available at event for a small fee.
- 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/bonfire-on-the-snow
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 + Cross Country Skiing @ Deschutes National Forest – (details coming soon)
- 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 LeMix – Checkout last years party – Tickets $20 – (Proof of COVID Vaccination Required)
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 @ eventbrite.com/e/winter-pridefest-2022-an-lgbtq-ski-weekend-at-mt-bachelor-tickets-230063144057
Learn more about each event below and see photos from past events!! This will be the 4th Winter PrideFest since 2018!!
Winter PrideFest Transport, Lodging and Lift Ticket Packages
In collaboration with Out Central Oregon’s annual Winter PrideFest, LGBTQ-owned Portland tour operator First Nature Tours is providing transport, lodging and lift ticket packages for guests coming from Portland or outside of Bend. A portion of all the proceeds from these bookings will be donated to Out Central Oregon. Learn More
Participants receive 20% off @ Mt. Bachelor (tickets, rentals, and lessons) for the whole week 2/28 – 3/6. Access discounts page through the link (https://shop.mtbachelor.com/s/hidden-2) and enter Code: 2022WPF20 upon checkout. (Note: Must use link. Navigating away within the store, you must to go back through the link. The discount code triggers the special pricing in the cart, but only for products within the linked page.)
*Check Bachelors website directly for even lower prices as they use ‘Dynamic Pricing’ and may have an even lower price than offered here!!
And… checkout other media about the weekend
Ski Weekend 2019
Learn about our mission of ‘Inclusivity in the Outdoors’ with Wyn Wiley (Pattie Gonia). OUT Central Oregon brings community together to celebrate outdoor activities – with Pride. This is what outdoor communities can look like – where diversity and inclusivity are embraced – even in rural areas like Bend. With a backdrop of Winter PrideFest, Pattie Gonia joins OUT Central Oregon to support outdoor life and activities that are welcoming to everyone
Happy Pride! Thank you to all of our Winter Pridfest Sponsors.