The good, the bad, and the ugly from first timer’s exploration of the Nelson, BC backcountry, via snowmobile and splitboards.
The approach to 2019 has been a slow one for me. The snow was taking it’s sweet time to stack up in December, multiple sicknesses left me weak and unable to ride once the snow finally came in. I haven’t touched Big Flakes for months and even this New Years trip to Tam almost wasn’t […]
For my 33rd birthday I asked friends and family to come climb Mt.Adams with me. Spring of 2018 was a hot one in the Northwest and the snow was melting fast. I was hellbent to make some final turns for the season and to get on top of one of the big volcanoes. What I […]
This day was the day you wait for. There are a lot of days spent searching for deep enough snow to make a powder turn but few days when you go out and don’t expect to find what you do. We had ridden Mt.Hood the day before and the snow was too light and not […]
As the extensive February storm cycles finally began to let up on their restless winds and snowfall, a perfect, early March window for backcountry travel called all “Big Flakes” for an adventure to Central Oregon. Kelso, Nikki, Ben and I, meet Mikey in Sisters for two days of prime touring conditions at Tam McArthur Rim. […]
February in the Northwest rolled in with restless old man winter finally finding his way to the bar after what seemed he had lost his way in December and January. I don’t have much media to share from the super premium four week storm cycle in February. Much of the month was spent ridding the […]
Chatting with Reid in an onsen (hot spring) after a day of riding, we talked about being life long snowboarders and cherishing our Japan experience for the fresh view it had been providing us on the terrain and culture of snowboarding in Japan as well as the industry as a whole. After a decade of […]
The 2017/2018 winter season has had trouble building muster in the western states. Aside from Washington, many states barely have enough snow to spin the lifts. For New Years I was crossing my fingers hoping McCall Idaho would have enough of a base to get the sleds out for a long weekend trip. As the […]