Events - Central Oregon Avalanche Center

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Vertfest is returning to Mt Bachelor on February 6, 2016!

The 4th annual Vertfest at Mt Bachelor is brought to you by the Central Oregon Avalanche Association and generous support from Outdoor Research, Hydroflask, Clif Bar, Ortovox, Oregon Ski Guides, Voile, K2 Skis, Jones Snowboards, Snoplanks, Spark R&D, BCA, Mountain Supply, Crows Feet Commons, Deschutes Brewery, New York City Sub Shop and Mt. Bachelor.

Vertfest is fast becoming the largest national backcountry festival in America. Vertfest Mt. Bachelor is an event to celebrate winter and backcountry culture with a full weekend comprised of races, clinics, demos, beer and fiesta. Overall, Vertfest is a multi-stop mountain festival dedicated to raising the level of snow safety education and stoke for backcountry enthusiasts, and supporting the efforts of avalanche centers everywhere. We hope you will join us for this exciting weekend! All proceeds from the event go towards the efforts of Central Oregon Avalanche Association.

Vertfest hosted by Mt. Bachelor benefits Central Oregon Avalanche Association. COAA promotes increased avalanche awareness and champion increased local forecasting and tracking opportunities along the Cascade mountains of Central Oregon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Crow’s Feet Commons and Pine Mountain Sports are working to help our friends at Central Oregon Avalanche Association raise friends and funds to support their new weather station to aid in avalanche forecasting and reporting in Central Oregon.

Crow’s Feet Commons and Pine Mountain Sports are hosting three ski movie nights this winter and showing the Jeremy Jones (of Jones Split & Snowboard fame) Trilogy of Deeper, Further & Higher.

Join us after hours, starting on Wed February 10 7:30pm, while we watch "Higher" at Pine Mountain Sports. Tickets are now available at Pine

Bring your COAA pint glass and we'll pour you one for free.

Q’s? Call Crow’s Feet Commons at 541-728-0066. Or Pine Mountain Sports at 541-385-8080.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Broken Top Bottle Shop Time: 6:00pm

This is a free basic avalanche awareness program and not a replacement for taking an avalanche class taught by certified avalanche professionals. 

The program is designed as a 60-90 minute program in three parts:

A 15-30 minute narrated video

A 30 minute presentation about the basics of how to recognize avalanche terrain, recognize obvious signs of instability, safe travel practices, the basics of avalanche rescue equipment and self-rescue procedures, and where to obtain information about current avalanche conditions.

A 15-30 minute discussion covering local factors, group Q&A, and product testing.

more information at