What do Chamonix, Telluride, and Bend have in common? They recently made National Geographic Adventure magazine’s list of the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns. Surprised?
Described as an “adventure paradise” for multisport enthusiasts, Bend’s location on the east side of the Cascade Mountains means light, dry snow and some of the best skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Bend also has the distinction of being the largest of the 25 ski towns on the list. With a population of 80,000, Bend is not only a great place to recreate, it is a thriving community for year-round living. For those of us who call Bend home, it’s the best of both worlds.