We asked the staff at the Riverhouse Hotel, Convention Center and River's Edge Golf Course what their favorite Bend and Central Oregon winter activities are this time of year.
"My favorite thing is walking in downtown bend/drake park especially when they have the decorated Christmas tree!!! It’s beautiful down there!"
- Hailey, Front Desk Supervisor
"Taking the family up to the mountains, find a sledding hill, build a fire, roast some smores, build snow fort's and have an all out snow ball war with friends. Oh, and play a little golf as a sidebar."
- Troy, Head Professional at River's Edge Golf Course
"I love to bake and make candy in the winter. I also like to sew in the winter time."
Sherry, Director of Housekeeping
"My favorite winter activity is going downtown to watch the Christmas tree lighting and to go to the Christmas parade with the kids. We take hot chocolate and have a winter picnic while we wait."
"Cross Country Skiing with friends, hot toddies and jumping in the hot tub afterwards!"
"My favorite winter activity is snowshoeing along Tumalo Creek to Tumalo Falls with friends. My kids and husband are not big fans of snowshoeing, so we head up to Wanoga Sno-Park to ride sleds."
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