Bend, Oregon Named One of World’s Best Ski Towns

National Geographic has named Bend, Oregon one of the top 25 ski towns in the world.  The list includes well known names such as Aspen, Telluride, Jackson, Park City, and Ketchum in the United States and international destinations including Chamonix France, Zermatt Switzerland, Kitzbuhel Austria, Whistler Canada, and Niseko Japan.  Some impressive names to say the least.

The towns in the list are not ranked but identified for what sets them apart.  Bend is recognized for being the best place for multisport junkies with a taste for microbrews.  The author mentions being able to ride the mountain in the morning and mounain bike in the afternoon as a multisport option.  Last year, with Mt. Bachelor open on the Fourth of July, skiiers could have also golfed at one of the many local courses, rented a paddle board or kayak on the Deschutes, fished in one of the High Lakes, or wakeboarded one of the reservoirs.  The possibilities are seemingly endless even before the usual end of ski season on Memorial Day.  Then you can finish the day downtown on Bend’s Ale Trail sampling beer from the ten local breweries.

With so many outdoor activities you can see why Bend is the largest town on this list.  Sure it is a great place to visit but once you’ve spent some time here it becomes difficult to leave.  That’s where Preferred Residential comes in.  We can help make your dream of living or owning a vacation home in Central Oregon a reality.  With interest rates at historic lows and prices that haven’t recovered from the bubble bursting, now is a fantastic time to buy a home in Bend.  Don’t wait, call Becky now.

About Dan Seim

Dan Seim is the primary contributor to Preferred Residential's blog. He has been writing about real estate issues that affect home owners in Bend and Central Oregon since 2011.