Bend and Mount Bachelor for Thanksgiving

11/6/12 PM update - The house is now full. If you want to join us and stay somewhere else, we have people staying at this motel and this motel.  There are also a couple of spare seats left in the carpools going up.  We may also rent a second house if we get enough interest, email Douglas on the beer group via meetup if you are interested.

If anyone wants to join me I'll be heading up to Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving, and skiing Mount Bachelor (its about 1/2 an hour outside of Bend).  They have been getting a lot of early snow this year in the Northwest and Mount Bachelor might a be really cool spot for Thanksgiving skiing (it's a great mountain!).   They also do multi-day discount tickets.

I will head up from San Francisco (FiDi) after work on Wednesday.  I probably won't get all the way to Bend in one day, and stay somewhere in Northern California or Southern Oregon Wednesday night. 

We will hopefully get an afternoon of skiing in on Thursday, then head into Bend afterwards.  We will get a full day's skiing in on Friday and Saturday, return to SF Sunday morning. We will be cooking a pot luck Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday evening after skiing.

For this trip we have reserved a house in downtown Bend from Thursday to Sunday.  Its a cool looking place, with a hot tub, and is very close to the center of town, right on the Bend Ale TrailHere, here and here are some photos.  There are various beds still available at different prices ($150-$175 for all three nights).  Email me via meetup to get the details.

We'll definitely be partaking of Bend's amazing beer scene on a night, the beer drinking part of the weekend will be its own event over at BABS if you want to just join for that

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  • Rose

    Sorry--just found out about event. Would love to be kept in mind next time, definitely also for carpool--live in Novato. Have a great time, and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    November 22, 2013

  • Bruce

    The latest is Sunshine lift will be open this weekend....$29 walk up tickets, until snow conditions change. Operations will be CLOSED on actual Thanksgiving day....I am hoping to get a full report upon your return, and hope that snow conditions are good enough that more than 1 lift opens...THINK SNOW !

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but just had to bug out.... have to work next Friday after all. I think I had a bed in the house, so that hopefully opens up for someone else. Will try to catch you all on the next trip or see some of you at the 12/7-8 bus trip. Have a great time!

    November 21, 2013

  • Gaby R.

    I am sorry, I will not be able to go to Bend this time:( Have a fun there! Maybe next time!

    November 20, 2013

  • Michael P

    Hi Gareth and crew! I'm going to be visiting my Dad in Bend for TThanksgiving… So, I have my own place to stay. I was hoping to hook up with the group for beer, snowboarding and whatever after parties might be going on…. Please let me know as things develop! Cheers.

    November 18, 2013

  • Bruce

    JUST IN...special sale on 3 day tickets /$99 at Mt. Bachelor...Must buy by MON 11/18 ![masked]
    Opening day (snow permitting) will be 11/23/13.
    I have never been to Mt. Bachelor or Bend, and will not be able to go over Thanksgiving...But I have a pass for 1 day, and will obtain a second one on 11/22/13....So, I want to know all about the skiing , accommodations, night life, and the drive up....Bring me a marked up ski map , Please !...I would love to go in Dec, or first quarter of 2014, I think...Enjoy !!!

    November 13, 2013

    • Maggie

      Never skied there either, but really want to. Thanks for the info, will buy a 3day pass. Maybe we can connect for carool. I have a 2 seater truck with a shell on it for equipment.

      November 13, 2013

    • Maggie

      Never skied there either, but really want to. Thanks for the info, will buy a 3day pass. Maybe we can connect for carool. I have a 2 seater truck with a shell on it for equipment.

      November 13, 2013

  • Priya

    Hey everyone. This will be my first time skiing. I cannot commit earlier than Nov 23rd. Please let me know if someone changes plan and there is space for one person (ride as well). Thank you!

    November 7, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      No problem. There may well be carpooling spaces then even if house still full. So post a comment when/if you are sure you can make it.

      November 8, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    The house is now full. See details above for nearby motels.

    November 6, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    If you are interested in booking a second house in Bend, contact Douglas in the beer meetup. He'll be organizing that if we get enough interest: http://www.meetup.com/bayareabeersocials/members/524475/

    November 6, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    If anyone is in SF tomorrow and I am running a happy for the Apres Club, and if wants to talk about this trip in person: http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Skiers-and-Snowboarders/events/146777022/

    November 4, 2013

  • Deanna

    Is there still space on this trip? Sounds amazing!!

    October 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Deanna, see my reply above.

      October 29, 2013

    • Deanna

      Thanks for the replies. If anyone has carpool space , please let me know!

      November 1, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    I anyone isn't staying at the house, but wants to join the group for skiing or beer activities. Text me at:[masked]

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For people who are still looking for lodging - I booked three nights at the Entrada Lodge and it was only $198 for a room with two queen beds.

    Also, Ski Lift tickets are discounted to $139 per head for the three days if you book the motel through the Mt Bachelor website.

    October 29, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    One of the two bunks in the 3rd bedroom is still available, it will $175 for all three nights. Though it is women-only (the room is being shared with Rene from the Beer Socials meetup). Email if you are interested.

    October 29, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    FYI I will be at the happy hour a Palomino Wednesday if anyone wants to talk about this trip, look for a name tag that says Gareth.

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also have an SUV - I could possibly take 4 people + gear

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun and would love to car pool or share the driving. I have an suv that could fit 4 plus gear?

    October 10, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      That's great. Thanks. We'll have a few people wanting rides between the various group.

      October 10, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    Just heads up, I have reserved a house for this trip. I will be posting the details in the next few days.

    October 10, 2013

  • Gaby R.

    Hi Gareth , I will be needing carpooling, passenger!

    October 8, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      Ok. My car is now full. But i will post a google doc where everyone can add carpooling details.

      October 8, 2013

  • Maggie

    I'm interested. Do you already have a passenger? I have a 2 seat truck & prefer not to drive at night anymore.

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'd be interested...

    October 8, 2013

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