Hipsters and beer. Two things that more or less sum up what can be found in the Oregonian part of the Pacific North West. That and there’s a bit of snow, a lot of fog, and some of the most glorious groomers you’ve ever witnessed. An anomaly from the typical ski town scene, at the bars people are more concerned with bro brahing about who has the gnarliest, highest alcohol content beer…rather than butting heads over who slayed it harder that day.
The premier place to go for food and drink (or at least one of many quaint little dive bars) is CJs. Located off the main road as you enter downtown, they offer cheap food and even cheaper drinks. Serving up quality as well as quantity, you can’t go wrong with a burger and fries, chicken strips, or nearly any other fried dish of your choosing. All for around abouts of $6.50. This will of course be served up by a thick glassed, tight pant clad OH. That’s right people, an Original Hipster. Not this poser garbage we get in California. Oh, and with $1.50 domestic drafts on Thursday nights, you might as well move to Bend now.
The breakfast front is almost equally delicious, as The Original Pancake House is located off the main drag on your way back up the hill toward the mountain. Serving up fantastically fresh strawberry waffles and some of the most rich French toast I’ve ever sampled you can’t go wrong. They’ll even send you on your way with a to go cup of coffee!
But that’s right. We’re here to ski. Bachelor serves up some fun turns and is currently harboring approximately 1000% more snow than Tahoe at the moment. A six hour drive away, the groomers alone are well worth your while. Skier cross status rollers, and hair pin turns that would put the Rhalves Bonsai to shame, they’re more or less pure adrenaline. The off piste is skiing less than fantastic at the moment, but the top 300 yards still foster some ripping chalky turns.
Stay tuned for an update from Crystal and video chronicle of all the shenanigans!