24 January

Pine Martin Express Reunion Tour

Pine Martin Express Reunion Tour

The Wallowas are quickly becoming a very special place for me. Standing 9 miles deep into the mountains, you get a sense of natural isolation. The remote trailhead we left behind in style, 10 people on 5 machines with four trailers full of gear, is no longer a thought once planted at the cozy mountain […]

10 January

Exploring Central Oregon New Years 2017

Exploring Central Oregon New Years 2017

Kelso, Becca, Mimi, Ben, Mikey, Nikki and I rang in the New Year together in a small cabin blanketed by feet of fresh snow. 2017 marked Nikki and my 5th New Years together, funny enough, 4 of which have been spent with Ben Ipsen. It was quite the crew of cabin gamers, backcountry enthusiast and […]

25 December

December 2016 Blast

December 2016 Blast

Looking back at the first month of the 2016/2017 season, it’s been a great month packed with travel and snowboarding. The Cascades are thickly blanketed with over 100 inches of snow, settling in for what we hope to be a long winter. As the Mountains turned white this fall the seasonal snow junkies within us […]

8 April

Spring St.Helens Summit and Hip Hit Weekend

Spring St.Helens Summit and Hip Hit Weekend

The skis went blue over the Northwest during the first week of April. Desperately wanting to take advantage of the dry and unseasonably warm weather for some snow camping, I talked Kelso and Nikki into making plans to ride Mount St.Helens for the weekend. Nikki and I set out solo on Saturday with summit fever. […]

29 February

Powder Highway Vacation Couples Style

Powder Highway Vacation Couples Style

With BC so close to Oregon, it’s long been a desire of mine to learn more about the snowboarding terrain and ski town living found along the legendary “Powder Highway” in the southern interior of British Columbia. The snowmobile riding in these mountain is arguably the best in the world. Evidence of this is seen […]

10 February

February Park Laps With Kelso and Ladd

February Park Laps With Kelso and Ladd

By February on Mt.Hood, the steady stream of snow storms slowed down enough for the Meadows park crew to finish off their parks. They brought in the STP crew to help shape a Star lift park with two very nicely shaped jumps, followed by some larger rail features. Kelso, Ladd, Nikki and I felt our […]

2 February

January Powder Closeout

January Powder Closeout

You can’t ask for weekend weather to line up any better than it did for the closeout of January in the Northwest. Midweek was warm and dumping rain above 9000 feet. By Friday the exiting system was pulling in cold air from the north as well as the next batch of moisture behind it. When […]

28 January

Chasing Weekday Powder on Hood

Chasing Weekday Powder on Hood

January has brought a continuation of the Northwest El Nino roller coaster weather. Waves of heavy moisture just keep coming but with them comes abnormally fluctuating temperatures. Our base depth on Mt.Hood is over 100 inches now at the base lodge. The mountains are filled in and waiting for cold snaps to align with the […]