The beauty of Central Oregon

about us

Welcome to Altrec.com, where we share your passion for the outdoors. We're located just outside Bend, Oregon, and only minutes from some of the most coveted outdoor recreation in the country. We enjoy 300 days of sunshine per year, 1.6 million acres of national forest, and over 500 miles of rivers! When the weather is cold, the snow-covered mountains call us to ski, snowboard, ice climb, mountaineer and even camp. When things warm up, we shed our layers and get out on the trails to hike, backpack and run. At Smith Rock, we can climb, mountain bike, hike and run all year round! On the water, we enjoy everything from lazy summer floating to kayaking and rafting the rapids of the Deschutes River and fly fishing on the Crooked River. From multi-day backpacking trips around the alpine meadows of Mt. Jefferson to day trips through the lava tubes, the opportunities for adventure and exploration are truly endless.


Our Playground

Mt. Bachelor: Our top local ski resort boasts 3,683 acres of ski terrain, 71 runs, 12 lifts and is often ranked among the top 10 Ski Mountains in the US. It's not uncommon to see members of our staff arriving to work in the morning after making a dawn pilgrimage to the mountain to get some fresh turns. Long live the deep powder that covers Mt. Bachelor's 100 inch base. Check out Wyatt, one of our many office dogs. He works at Bachelor during the winter as a member of Rescue Patrol.

Smith Rock State Park: The birth place of American sport climbing, Smith Rock offers more than a thousand rock climbing routes, drawing climbers from all over the world. Classic 5.14 routes such as To Bolt or Not to Be and Just Do It attract world class climbers near and far, including Bend's own local crusher, Ryan Palo. In addition to climbing, the park has mountain biking, hiking and running trails where diverse wildlife, including a pair of bald eagles that nest every year in the park, can be enjoyed amid a unique and beautiful landscape.

The Rivers: Running from the Cascade Mountains all the way to the mighty Columbia River in the north, the Deschutes River flows directly through the heart of Central Oregon. Joined by the Crooked and Metolius rivers, the waterways of Central Oregon act as a hub for rafting, kayaking and fly fishing, and they can be enjoyed throughout the year. There is no better refreshment on a hot summer day than to jump into the fresh, chilly waters of the Deschutes.

The city of Bend: What's not to love about Bend, Oregon? Bend is in the center of Oregon, with the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to our west, the tumbling Deschutes River winding through the middle of town, and the juniper forests of the high desert stretching to the east. We're just two hours from Crater Lake National Park to the south and the Columbia River Gorge to the north. Bend is the outdoors recreation capital of the state, offering four seasons of activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, trail running, skiing, rock climbing, white water rafting and anything else you can dream up.

Bend is all about playing hard and then unwinding by floating down the river, listening to music in the park and sipping a delicious microbrew. More than 20 microbreweries call Bend home, and there's never a shortage of good places to eat while enjoying a craft beer. You can even combine a ride and a brew tour by taking the Cyclepub around town with a dozen of your friends.

We've been named "America's Best Trail Running Town" by Outside Magazine, "Dog Town USA" by Dog Fancy Magazine (see our dogs), a "Top 3 Most Romantic City" by Livability.com, and "The City You'll Love to Hate" by the Washington Post. What can we say? This is paradise.


Our Team

Customer Service

Being headquartered in Central Oregon allows us to recruit top outdoor enthusiasts to our team: rock climbers, mountain bikers, skiers and kayakers who are true experts in the gear and apparel that we sell. Meet some of the members of our Customer Service team:


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Our Dogs

Our Dogs

Our loyal companions join us in every aspect of our adventurous lifestyle, and they come with us to the office, too. It only makes sense that our dogs spend their "rest days" at our feet in the office. Our furry friends bring joy and laughter into our lives every day, and we'd love to share their stories and personalities with the larger Altrec community.

Meet Wyatt, Brewer, Rylee, Dusty Bottoms and more of our favorite companions. Say Hi...


Our Beginnings

The Altrec.com website launched in March 1999 with the belief that spending time outside, whether climbing a mountain or taking a quiet hike, helps us to live a healthy, balanced life.

We started out in a tiny office at the corner of 1st and Main in downtown Seattle. We've moved a few times as we grew, but the biggest move was in 2007 to be closer to the outdoors we love, Central Oregon.


How cute were we in 1999? This cute:
Altrec.com Team circa 1999

Find Us

Altrec.com is a privately-owned company. When we're not outside, find us in our offices or warehouse:

Altrec.com
170 SW Scalehouse Loop Suite 100
Bend, OR 97702

(800) 369-3949