10 December

Rollercoaster Start to The 2015/2016 Northwest Ski Season

Rollercoaster Start to The 2015/2016 Northwest Ski Season

The 2015/2016 winter season feels like it’s slow approach came to a complete stop at the end of November. September was abnormally cool and wet. October showed signs of an early winter as well but each passing system came in a little too warm to coat the lower elevation ski runs on Mt.Hood. By Thanksgiving […]

1 November

A Snowboarder’s Sign Of Age

Posted in 2015/2016, News
A Snowboarder’s Sign Of Age

The Pre-season suspense is bubbling within me this fall after back to back disappointing seasons. Within a month from now we could be strapped in, making turns for another winter of riding. In anticipation of the lifts spinning and snowpack building, the media outlets have been posting webisodes like a spring salmon run. The social […]

5 November

Big Flakes Only Redesigned For The 2013/2014 Snowboard Season

Posted in 2013/2014, News
Big Flakes Only Redesigned For The 2013/2014 Snowboard Season

For the 2013/2014 snowboarding season, the Big Flakes Only snowboarding blog has undergone a redesign.  Big Flakes started in 2008 as a way to share snowboarding videos between friends who were spread across the country after having finished college.  Now in it’s third redesign, Big Flakes is shifting focus.   Video Catalog Addition The snowboarding […]

1 February

Freeride World Tour Revelstoke

Freeride World Tour Revelstoke

The North Face Masters freeride snowboard series has been restructued for the 2013 season.  The series is now run with the freeskiing tour as a combined event series.  Additionally, the tour has beefed up with new stops.  In past years, the tour consisted of only three US stops (Kirkwood, Crystal and Snowbird I believe) and […]

30 January

Avalanche Beacon Electronic Interference

Posted in 2012/2013, News
Avalanche Beacon Electronic Interference

As a modern backcountry traveler, I leave the trailhead in the morning decked out with a digital camera, phone and radio.  I had never thought about the issues all my gadgetry my cause to my avalanche transceiver’s effectiveness during search and rescue.  In recent years the avalanche and snow science communities have also become interested in electronic’s interference on […]

17 January

Dylan At Linecatcher Comp

Posted in 2012/2013, News, Videos
Dylan At Linecatcher Comp

Dylan just e-mailed from his travels abroad.  He’s been on a European tour, ringing in 2013.  His travels took him to Las Arcs, France where he competed at what looks like an amazing freeski event put on by RedBull.  The Linecatcher contest is based on large airs into big mountain lines, where air, style and fluidity of riding is being […]

16 January

A-Rob MT Pillow Tribute

A-Rob MT Pillow Tribute

On January 6, 2013, another Aaron Robinson celebration occurred.  Held in the Montana backcountry, 24 of his friends, as well as Jason, hiked to a secret pillow line in remembrance of Aaron and to continue his mission of fun.  The video features the Bozeman band The Riot Act, in which  BigFlakes friend Shane Stalling, hammers on the drums between shots from that day […]

21 December

Steven’s Pass 2012 Avalanche Memorial Website

Posted in 2012/2013, News
Steven’s Pass 2012 Avalanche Memorial Website

A New York Times project website has been created to tell the story of what took place at Steven’s Pass during February 2012 Avalanche.  The site is a beautiful piece of web design built in HTML5.  There are interactive features built in with the text.  As you scroll, dynamic content scrolls as well, moving and revealing it’self to help […]