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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

21 March

Park Day With The Portland Boys

Park Day With The Portland Boys

Mid March is here and spring is in full gear at the moment.  The snow on Hood has been soft and some fun features are setup in Forest park.  Saturday, we had a great crew making laps together. We have an admittedly large friend group in Portland but everyone seems to be pulled in different directions by their […]

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 […]