5 May 2011

Cornfest Oregon

Cornfest Oregon

The last weekend of April and the first in May.  That weekend marked what could be the first annual Cornfest Oregon.  Joel Parker, Matt Connors and I drove three hours south on a Friday night from Portland to Sisters, Oregon.  Joel had spotted another splitboard zone during a work trip servicing a snotel site.  We […]

29 Apr 2011

April Sunshine

April Sunshine

I would say it’s full-on spring here in Oregon and the park riding is prime but that’s not exactly true.  This edit is from the 18th, a 45° day riding park at Meadows.  It was a beautiful day and really fun riding with Al Brede and Joel Parker.  The only bummer about the day is […]

16 Apr 2011

Chris Owen’s April Mt.Hood Trip

Chris Owen’s April Mt.Hood Trip

My good friend and Montana State roommate came out to Oregon from Minessota to extend his snowboard season.  While in college Chris Owens and I put in a lot of days on the hill together, riding Big Sky and Bridger Bowl.  It’s been five years since we made turns with one-another but it felt like […]

14 Mar 2011

Sun Valley

Sun Valley

I flew over to Sun Valley to visit Briar and Shannon during the first weekend of March.  Shannon’s parents had rented a slopeside condo for two weeks and I traveled to Idaho to visit my East Coast buddies during the start of their week long stay. Shannon’s parents are longtime Sun Valley skiers who were […]

5 Mar 2011

Revelstoke, BC Trip

Revelstoke, BC Trip

I made it to Revelstoke! Andreas and I drove from Portland to Revelstoke, BC over the Presidents’ Day weekend. Just as conditions started to recover in the Northwest from the April-bruary thaw, we were leaving to drive 600 miles Northeast. The drive was a little misleading with lots of mountains but low elevation, which leads you to […]

2 Mar 2011

Splitboarding a New Zone

Splitboarding a New Zone

Joel and I went out on Sunday February 27th to a small mountian between Mt.Admas and Mout St.Helens in Washington to get on our splitboards.  There has been lots of new Snow in Oregon and cooler temps so this low elevation (4200ft) run looked promision.  With my sled still being out of commision, Joel dragged […]

7 Feb 2011

Aprilbruary 6th

Aprilbruary 6th

The first weekend in February has arrived and conditions at Hood haven’t improved.  Joel and I rode all day on Super Bowl sunday getting up high on the Cascade lift (the highest lift on the mountain).  Winds were stiff as a warm front push out but the crusty surface was smoothed by a rain/sleet/snow storm […]

31 Jan 2011

Brown Snow

Brown Snow

Joel, Ladd, Tara and I climbed out of the Portland clouds onto Meadows Sunday.  Patches of sun and softening snow held our attention all day.  I did little filming as we rode the Forest mini jib park and made laps on the half pipe once the high school comp was finished.  My attention was more […]