Winter PrideFest 2023 presented by Mt. Bachelor

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Winter PrideFest 2023 presented by Mt. Bachelor

Jam-packed weekend of rousing winter events! Skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, LGBTQ+ film festival, dancing, pool parties, etc.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Campfire Hotel 721 Northeast 3rd Street Bend, OR 97701

Map and directions

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 days 19 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us in celebrating inclusivity outdoors!!

This is a long weekend full of fun and inspiring winter events! Winter PrideFest is not your typical "gay ski weekend". We celebrate pride, inclusivity, and our combined love for the outdoors and adventure in picturesque Bend Oregon and on Mt. Bachelor.

*** Portion of all ticket sales are being donated to Out Central Oregon to support this and future LGBTQ+ events.

Scroll further to find event details by Out Central Oregon, Wanderlust Tours, and Package DEALS by First Nature Tours!

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STAY

Looking for accommodation? We have partnered with Campfire Hotel to host you and your group for the entirety of Winter Pridefest! You can choose between our two packages for the weekend or individual nights to best fit your plans. See below for more info.

SKI

This is the official space to grab your ski passes for the week! We are offering 2 and 3 day ski passes for this week. Just make sure you know what day you'll want the pass to start and fill out the waiver!

CELEBRATE

Throughout the week there will be tons of events mentioned below - but also we will be adding more events and activities as PrideFest gets closer!

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WAYPOINT LONG WEEKEND PACKAGE

Th/Fr/Sa Night in Premium California King or Double Queen Room

1x 2-Day Bachelor Pass

1x Admission to Dance Party

*If there is more than one in your party, make sure to purchase additional lift passes and event tickets for all that is happening this week! Scroll down to see all of the other events that will happening this week.

HOTELS

Campfire Hotel: "Pool Party by Day, Camp Vibes by Night"

900-sq foot heated swimming pool & hot tub | Pool bar loaded with local craft beer, wine & liquor | Free bikes & helmets available in the lobby | Outdoor fire pit for hanging with your crew or meeting new folks | Free local coffee in the lobby

As of 12/28 we are sold out of rooms for Friday and Saturday.

Waypoint Hotel: "Your Base Away from Home"

Waypoint Hotel is a newly renovated, boutique hotel, just off Highway 97 in Bend's Mid-Town. This hotel includes a spacious lobby featuring 8 local brews and ciders on tap, outdoor fire pits, gym, and an on-site food truck serving comfort food. Whether traveling for work, pleasure, or a bit of both, our location is ideal to meet, retreat, and have some fun. The Waypoint Hotel is a short walk to downtown.

Hotel rooms are available by the night in the "add-ons" section of the tickets.

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PrideFest RSVP

Please book this ticket if you are interested in attending any of our events and want to stay up-to-date. We will be sending updates via this eventbrite page; allowing you to register for new events as they become available, etc.

If you are interested in attending WinterPridefest but aren't sure what you'll be able to attend, our free "PrideFest RSVP" is the best way to keep up to date on eventbrite offerings! Note, the Out Central Oregon page will also host more event details and updates regularly.

Ski Passes

We are offering discounted 2-day and 3-day ski passes in our ticket option.

If you'd like to bundle we are offering package deals with premium hotel rooms at the Waypoint Hotel with your ski pass!

Single Day Ski Pass: http://bit.ly/3XjE6Jq Use Code: 2023WPF20

EVENTS:

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 1 | Tower Theatre | More details coming soon!

Welcoming Snocial:

Thursday, March 2nd | 7PM| Crosscut Warming Hut and Canteen| Meet with old and new friends, grab a drink/dinner and pick-up your FREE Winter PrideFest Neck Tube at Gearfix. Join us at the Crosscut Warming Hut and Canteen where several business partnerships welcome WinterPridefest guests.

‘Wigs//an Icebreaker’:

Friday, March 3 | 7PM | Seventh Mountain Resort | Ice skating with wigs!! A fun way for participants to connect. This event is open to all ages – so bring your kiddos! $10 to skate (purchased at the venue day of - first come first served)

Dance Party:

Friday, March 4 | 8PM | Justys | The fun of ‘Winter PrideFest’ continues with this LGBTQ+ dance party. Enjoy a space for all queer people (and friends) to come together and liberate! celebrate! and dance! – Checkout last years party photos on the Out Central Oregon page.

OUT in Focus – and LGBTQ+ Film Festival:

This year we are partnering with BendFilm and Tower Theater to bring queer film to Central Oregon. More details coming soon!

Bonfire on the Snow with Wanderlust Tours:

Friday, March 3 | 7PM | 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.

Ski Event with Operation Alpine

Friday, March 3 | Saturday, March 4 | 9:30AM | 12:30PM | Out Central Oregon and Operation Alpine will co-host organized group rides on Friday and Saturday. This is a fun way to ski with friends and meet new people in your ability group. Group rides are geared towards intermediate-experts. If you'd like ride both days, please rsvp in the add-on section for both Friday and Saturday rides!

Intermediate: Greens, blues and easy black terrain.

EZ Advanced: Black terrain on larger runs. Fast but chill.

Advanced: All the Diamonds! Depending on conditions mostly blacks, trees, and possibly double blacks.

Snowshoe Event with Rare Adventures to Todd Lake:

Friday, March 3 | Saturday, March 4 | 9:30AM | This is an intermediate-level, 4-hour, snowshoe experience to Todd Lake.