4 February

Wallowa Yurt Trip

Wallowa Yurt Trip

What a winter of waiting it has been. I was told that “patience pays in dividends”. While the Pacific Northwest was waiting for snow this fall, a few early season e-mails that were passed between a group of scattered friends, quickly escalated into a four day yurt trip to a remote, central location. Reservations were […]

11 January

Tam McArthur Rim News Years 2015

Tam McArthur Rim News Years 2015

There is no fun times, powder riding, video edit for this post. We did ride our boards, we did find snow in the Cascades during what is a dismal early winter but the snowboarding downhill was not what was most important. New Years 2015 for Nikki and I consisted of a drive down to Sisters, […]

30 April

Alaska Snowboarding RV Newbies

Alaska Snowboarding RV Newbies

Alaska, a snowboarding destination so talked about but so seldom traveled to by the resort populous.  The giant coastal mountains of Alaska are a far off land that are filled with dangers.  I’ll be the first to say that it’s easy to let natural road blocks stop a trip from becoming more than coffee shop […]

13 March

So Long Nelson

So Long Nelson

This winter has not been cooperating for me and the west coast.  I’m calling it the worst ski season I’ve had since leaving Maine for Montana in 2003.  I realize my needs are great and expectations hard to reconcile with.  A long summer of day dreaming about lofty airs into powder and loosing myself in mountains taller […]

20 February

Utah President’s Day Weekend

Utah President’s Day Weekend

It’s mid February and I have the feeling that Snowboard season is slipping past me before I’ve felt progression or accomplishment.  Nikki talked me into buying a cheap plane ticket to Utah for Valentine’s day weekend. We both have the travel and snowboarding bug right now, which are hard to satisfy when cooped up in […]

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 […]

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, […]

29 March

Swanvoyage Cooke City

Swanvoyage Cooke City

Swanvoyage: a week long backcountry snowboarding trip in Cooke City, Montana.  The Swan is the F-350 Diesel that dragged all our shit 900 miles, to a place where we could get lost for a full week on snowmobiles. The Edit:  We captured a lot of video footage during the five and half days spent snowboarding […]