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 […]

16 February

Junuary 2015 Park Riding

Junuary 2015 Park Riding

“Junuary” round 2, 2015. Another tough season in the Northwest means another Junuary has come and gone. Rain days instead of snow days left us waiting for sunshine to ride the Meadows’ park. In late June, I mean January, Kelso, Rager, Nikki and I got a nice day of park riding through the newly extended […]

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, […]

4 January

8th Annual Dirksen Derby

8th Annual Dirksen Derby

Oh derby of thee Dirksen, oh my, oh derby. Your turns are so tight, your rhythm is just right. Right, left, left right. Competitors flock to your side, scoping and hoping for a flawless run. Drop, go, go, go, left, right, slash, air.     Four season now, I’ve started things off with the Derby. […]

15 May

Season Ender Pow Day

Season Ender Pow Day

After a lack luster season, the Northwest held onto the riding right to the end. Mt.Hood received three spring storms, delivering deep, heavy, wet spring snow well into May. Kelso, Nikki and I rode out the last day of the season with a morning of May powder. These clips of Kelso and Nikki show them […]

2 April

Late March Surprise Powder

Late March Surprise Powder

There’s an added bounce in my step this week. Snow finally returned to the Northwest over the last weekend of March. Temps have been hovering dangerously close to freezing right around the Mt.Hood Meadows’ base lodge. Wet, heavy snow has been collecting around 5000ft and above, while surprisingly deep and dry snow awaits above 6000ft. […]

31 March

Dust On Crust Adams Big Lap

Dust On Crust Adams Big Lap

Andreas and I caught a beautiful snowmo-boarding day on Adams in mid March. The trail had enough snow coverage to get us up high and once there, the sun was out, keeping us and a fresh layer of snow warm.  There was just enough new snow to allow for fun snowboarding.  As it warmed, the […]