Christmas may be over, but our week of festivities is just beginning! All of our winter tours (Caving, Snowshoeing, Brew Bus, and Local Pour) are running daily. Call as soon as you can for availability. Our top pick this week is our Bonfire Snowshoe Tour. It runs each night from 7-11PM. It includes a guide, transportation, snowshoes, headlamp, hot drinks and dessert from a local bakery. Bring your whole family or meet some amazing new friends. We can't wait to see you out there!
Step 1: Find the right snow. This time of year you'll need to head up to some higher elevation (if you're in Bend) to find the right snow. There's no such thing as an ice angel. Fresh snow is best for this endeavor... but not too much.
Step 2: Once you've found the right snow, you have two options for getting on the ground. Have a friend lower you down so that you don't make any other imprints on the snow. Or, if the snow is deep and fluffy, just do a big back flop. Don't belly flop. This will leave you with a face full of snow.
Step 3: Start to move your arms and legs out and in without picking them up off the snow. Pro tip: watch out for other angels in the area. Snow angels are made best solo - don't mess up your friend's wings by starting your angel too close. Spread out for the best effects.
Step 4: Have a friend help you up so you don't ruin your angel.
Step 5: Enjoy your masterpiece. And document, of course. Because if it's not on the internet, it didn't happen.
Can't wait to see your snow angels this winter!
Winter vacation is just around the corner and we could not be more excited! It's time to go on adventures, make new memories, and catch up with cousins you haven't seen in years. With all the potential for merriment and cheer, there's no time for stress about gifts! We've made a list for the perfect "Bend" gifts for all your holiday-giving needs.
Your Co-Worker Secret Santa:
A Hydro Flask Pint from Silver Moon
Support (2) local businesses with this purchase and help your co-worker keep their drink super cold with this pint glass. Plus it has a cool little van on it that's super Oregon.
The Christmas Party Hostess:
Boneyard Beer Soap (We sell them in our store!)
We're particularly fond of the "Double Hoppiness" scent. Plus who doesn't want a bar of soap that's especially relaxing? Hops are known for their relaxing properties, soothing irritated skin with skin-softening amino acids. Um, yes please!
Your Son's Fourth Grade Teacher:
This adorable print of Oregon made by Katie Daisy (Bend Artist)
She lives in Oregon, she loves Oregon. And she probably doesn't need another mug or sweet during the season. She could even put it up in the classroom!
Your Next Door Neighbor:
Homemade cookies would be great, but do you really have time for that kind of thing? Randi at Holm Made Toffee makes THE best toffee around. Find her products at every local grocery store. They're all delicious, but our favorites are candy cane and espresso flavored toffee.
Your Dad (who doesn't need another tie or golf club):
A Brew-It-Yourself sessions at Immersion Brewing
Choose from over 30 recipes to create your own beer masterpiece. He'll get to put together the perfect brew with all his favorite flavors and take it home to share. Home brewing without having to buy all the equipment. Win - win.
A Beanie from the coolest Motorcycle and Coffee Shop in Bend - Spoken Moto
It's warm, functional, and you really can't have too many. They're also great for people who tend to skip a shower or two. Or for anyone who likes to play in the snow.
Your S/O: A Wanderlust Tour
We suggest the Bonfire on the Snow. It's just the right mix of active and romantic. Snowshoe under the light of the stars to a glowing fire in the snow. Hot drinks and dessert await your arrival. There's nothing quite as magical as this event. Buy a gift certificate, or book the night ahead of time and surprise them. They will think you're the best ever. Promise.