17 February

First Powder Day At Mt Hood Meadows

First Powder Day At Mt Hood Meadows

It happened, the dry spell broke in the Northwest. It feels like “someone turned the hose on” as Ben Ipsen messaged me the other day after Bachelor received over 60″ in one week. We’re back in the weather, both rain and snow, good and bad but definitely wet, which is a welcome change.     […]

16 February

June-uary In The Northwest

June-uary In The Northwest

This is a long overdue post from mid January: Lately for me, posting to Big Flakes has been much like my work situation; too busy to enjoy what’s there, with not enough substance to report home about. This is both a reference to me being so slammed at work that I can’t keep track of […]

17 January

Nikki’s Steven’s Pass Powder Weekend

Nikki’s Steven’s Pass Powder Weekend

Our first weekend of powder boarding for the 2014 season, my first time at Steven’s Pass and a swanky cabin full of friend’s celebrating birthdays. For Nikki’s 30th birthday, she decided to keep it mellow with a causal dinner party back in November.  Her idea was to wait for the snow to fall before having […]

9 January

Icy Oregon Snowboarding

Icy Oregon Snowboarding

It’s January now and snowboarding isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Nikki was sitting at my kitchen table having to convince me that it was even worth going to ride last weekend. Mt.Hood has seen only rain during the month of December and the snow pack is thinner than in most year’s October […]

30 December

Sugarloaf East Coast Turns

Sugarloaf East Coast Turns

The 2013-2014 ski season has had a dismal start in the Northwest. Enough so that Kelso and I were tempted into dragging our snowboard gear back to Maine for a Christmas vacation riding day at Sugarloaf. Neither of us had ridden the Loaf in three seasons, so the idea of returning to our stomping grounds, […]

28 December

Where The Wild Went, Episode 3 Teaser

Where The Wild Went, Episode 3 Teaser

Episode 3 Teaser Bozeman crew Mark Rainery, Danimals, Johnny Brady, Nathaniel Murphy and Shane Stalling ride the pillows and kickers of Southwest Montana. Eli Weiner has been busy shooting and chopping footage. With a great start to the 2013/2014 season for the Rockies, these boys have already been racking up the footage.   See last […]

3 December

Dirksen Derby 2013

Dirksen Derby 2013

A fun weekend in Bend has come and gone. The 7th annual Dirksen Derby banked slalom was held despite low snow levels in Oregon. Dirksen and a volunteer army of workers, hand built another great set of courses this year. A mellow, exposed course; the green, and a forested, steeply bank walled course with more […]

12 November

Let’s Go Get Small

Let’s Go Get Small

Pemberton, BC, famed backcountry skier Dave Treadway, created a movie about an adventure deep into the mountains he calls home.  Treadway pushes backcountry skiing to it’s limits using his knowledge of the BC terrain and snowmobiling abilities.  In this movie, he partners with Henrik Windstedt and a filmer to show a side of mountain adventuring […]