19 March

Powdery Eye Opener Riding Tam McArthur

Powdery Eye Opener Riding Tam McArthur

As the extensive February storm cycles finally began to let up on their restless winds and snowfall, a perfect, early March window for backcountry travel called all “Big Flakes” for an adventure to Central Oregon. Kelso, Nikki, Ben and I, meet Mikey in Sisters for two days of prime touring conditions at Tam McArthur Rim. […]

25 February

Late February Adams Deep Wind Blown Riding

Late February Adams Deep Wind Blown Riding

February in the Northwest rolled in with restless old man winter finally finding his way to the bar after what seemed he had lost his way in December and January. I don’t have much media to share from the super premium four week storm cycle in February. Much of the month was spent ridding the […]

30 January

Hokkaido Japan Snowboarding Experience

Hokkaido Japan Snowboarding Experience

Chatting with Reid in an onsen (hot spring) after a day of riding, we talked about being life long snowboarders and cherishing our Japan experience for the fresh view it had been providing us on the terrain and culture of snowboarding in Japan as well as the industry as a whole. After a decade of […]

6 January

New Years 2018 McCall Idaho Ramble

New Years 2018 McCall Idaho Ramble

The 2017/2018 winter season has had trouble building muster in the western states. Aside from Washington, many states barely have enough snow to spin the lifts. For New Years I was crossing my fingers hoping McCall Idaho would have enough of a base to get the sleds out for a long weekend trip. As the […]

20 November

Meadows Season Opener

Meadows Season Opener

The 2017/2018 winter season is shaping up to be a good one in the Northwest. The Fall weather snapped cold quickly this year with mid-November storms transitioning to snow at elevations above 4,500 feet. For a normal snow season we’re lucky to be riding by Thanksgiving, so the November 18th opening preview weekend at Mt. […]

13 May

Helens Spring 2017 Booter

Helens Spring 2017 Booter

Another season comes to a close. Kelso, Chip and I got out to Helens on sleds the first weekend in May. This is the latest any of us can remember riding sleds in Oregon and by far the latest we’ve ever accessed Helens. The road in was still thickly covered with snow, in May! The […]

18 April

Spring Tour Up Mount St.Helens Ape Glacier

Spring Tour Up Mount St.Helens Ape Glacier

Mount St.Helens opened her doors for a perfect, spring volcano riding day in mid April. Nikki and I met a White Salmon buddy, Andy and his friend Ryan, for a sled accessed tour up the east facing Ape Glacier. Fresh snow had fallen late in the work week, just thick enough layer to coat the […]

9 March

Elk Lake Central Oregon Cabin Trip

Elk Lake Central Oregon Cabin Trip

Motivated by Dave to join the Crossover Revolution event at Elk Lake Lodge, Nikki and I rented a fancy cabin over the first weekend in March. This became our opportunity show our buddies Chris and Morgan a unique snowy adventure. We rented one of the modern, luxury, high ceiling cabins and packed it proper with […]