28 Apr 2012

April Hip at Meadows

April Hip at Meadows

April on Hood has been very spring like. After a cold and deep March with over 15feet of new snow, April has brought a quick spring shift. It’s been a warm month with lots of rain and warm weather quickly melting the snow pack. Personally, I’ve been super busy this spring and not riding as […]

11 Apr 2012

Spring Day on St.Helens

Spring Day on St.Helens

Kelso, Andreas and I rode at St.Helens the first weekend in April. The snowpack was really deep but fairly firm from a warm-up earlier in the week. I hadn’t been up there in two seasons and was really excited to play on the big open canvas that Helens can be on a sunny day. We […]

24 Mar 2012

Weekend At Baker

Weekend At Baker

Ladd and I teamed up with our Portland/Montana friends, John and Hannah for trip up to Baker. We rented a cabin for the weekend and met up with MSU buddies, Andy, Seth and newly acquainted Iris, for what was all our first time ever riding mt.Baker. We showed up to Baker two days after a […]

8 Mar 2012

Weekend in MaCall, Idaho

Weekend in MaCall, Idaho

Feb 24th. Sam and Reid had left Oregon for Idaho two days before.  Joel and I are now packing bags at 9pm at night after a phone conversation with them. They had found a fun sled lapping zone and amazing snowmobiling terrain.  Being the hungry to ride feelow we are, Joel and I returned the […]

22 Feb 2012

Snowy Long Weekend with Travelers

Snowy Long Weekend with Travelers

President’s Day weekend is said to be one of the busiest ski weekends of the year.  I usually make a point to get off the resort and distance myself from the crowds but big travel plans fell through and Meadows had enough new snow on Saturday to entice.  Sam Woolf and his “sled marriage” partner […]

15 Feb 2012

First Time Up Adams in 2012

First Time Up Adams in 2012

Joel and I finally ventured up to mt.Adams last weekend (2/12/12) after seeing that Meadows got 8″ of fresh at 6500 feet and up.  There was a good snowpack down low so we rode the lower road out to the Lahar.  Firm trails required a few breaks for the machines to cool and scratches were […]

9 Feb 2012

Sunny Park Laps in Feb

Sunny Park Laps in Feb

We had a really fun day riding Meadows last weekend despite no new snow in weeks.  Sunshine on the slopes and a sweet crew of guys lapping our big (intermediate at best) terrain park, made for a super fun day. We even got a jump!  Meadows managed to built a 20ft booter with their 100″ […]

28 Jan 2012

Weathery January Weekend

Weathery January Weekend

A big storm finally hit the Northwest.  8-plus feet of snow at elevation but 3-plus inches of rain mixed in during and after the week long storm.  This short edit is from Late January, riding two different days with two different crews at Meadows.  The conditions and crowds were both hectic.  Driving winds kept the […]