February 04, 2015
"Subaru Vertfest, presented by Outdoor Research and supported by Mt. Bachelor and Central Oregon Avalanche Association, is fast becoming the largest national backcountry festival in America. Vertfest Mt. Bachelor is a weekend to celebrate winter and backcountry culture with a full weekend comprised of races, clinics, demos, beer and party. 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 avalanches centers everywhere."
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.