Winter PrideFest 2023

Winter PrideFest – 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.

SAVE THE DATE – March 1st – 5th 2023

Events and details – including registration to be announced soon.

Interested in hosting an event, partnering, or sponsorship? Contact us at info@outcentraloregon.com

Checkout last years events below (Winter PrideFest 2022!):

Welcoming Snocial: – 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.

“Who’s on 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.

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.

‘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!

‘Apres Tea Party’ @Somewhere That’s Green – “For the Cozy Queer” *Live Drag Piano * Metolius Tea + Mugs and Pastries Available!!

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

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.



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