VertFest 2022 at Mt Bachelor!
VertFest is a Backcountry Festival to raise funds to support the efforts of the Central Oregon Avalanche Center. It's a full Day of uphill skinning and downhill shredding, demos, clinics (learn how to skin & companion rescue!), vendor village, friends, bonfire, s'mores and festivities 🔥 A festival dedicated to raising the level of snow safety education and stoke for backcountry enthusiasts.
Crow’s Feet will be on site with our demo fleet of AT and resort skis for you test out for FREE! It’s a great way to try before you buy. Skis from @blackcrows_skis @dpsskis @dynafit @atomicski 🎿 please bring a cc and ID if you plan to demo. See you there!
VertFest returns for 2022 at Mt. Bachelor! This Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Festival is dedicated to raising the level of snow safety education and stoke for backcountry enthusiasts, and supporting the efforts of the Central Oregon Avalanche Center. Join us for a full day of uphill skinning and downhill shredding, demos, clinics, vendor village, friends, bonfire, s'mores and other festivities!
The main event of VertFest is the uphill Skimo race! This challenging, yet fun race is open to all ages and abilities, from the superhuman SkiMo racers to the recreational backcountry enthusiasts out in costume. Race divisions are based on ability and discipline, with each division following a different route. Divisions offered for Elite, Recreational, Splitboard, Rookie Rally, and Youth categories. Awards will be given out to top male and female Elite finishers, the winners of each division, and for best costume! Racers are required to register and wear a helmet in order to participate; pre-registration available online or at Mountain Supply on Saturday, February 12 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Learn more about the course for each race division and see the full schedule of events here.
Registration cost — $35 adults / $15 youth
Not interested in racing? Sign up for one of the backcountry clinics instead! Offering Introduction to Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding and a Companion Rescue Clinic — both clinics are capped, so it is worth signing up early! Clinic cost is $35 per person. Learn more and register online in advance here, at Mountain Supply on Saturday, February 12, or at the Vendor Village on Sunday morning.
- Mt. Bachelor — West Village
- Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.