24 February

Mt.Adams Lower Bench

Mt.Adams Lower Bench

What used to be a regular occurrence in winter’s past, in season, was one special weekend in late February where the snow filled in Mt.Adams enough for snowmo-bording.  Kelso and I dusted off the machines after 11 months of sitting on Portland street-sides and warehouse storage along the Columbia river.  Mt.Admas had been hit with […]

17 February

First Powder Day At Mt Hood Meadows

First Powder Day At Mt Hood Meadows

It happened, the dry spell broke in the Northwest. It feels like “someone turned the hose on” as Ben Ipsen messaged me the other day after Bachelor received over 60″ in one week. We’re back in the weather, both rain and snow, good and bad but definitely wet, which is a welcome change.     […]

16 February

June-uary In The Northwest

June-uary In The Northwest

This is a long overdue post from mid January: Lately for me, posting to Big Flakes has been much like my work situation; too busy to enjoy what’s there, with not enough substance to report home about. This is both a reference to me being so slammed at work that I can’t keep track of […]

17 January

Nikki’s Steven’s Pass Powder Weekend

Nikki’s Steven’s Pass Powder Weekend

Our first weekend of powder boarding for the 2014 season, my first time at Steven’s Pass and a swanky cabin full of friend’s celebrating birthdays. For Nikki’s 30th birthday, she decided to keep it mellow with a causal dinner party back in November.  Her idea was to wait for the snow to fall before having […]

9 January

Icy Oregon Snowboarding

Icy Oregon Snowboarding

It’s January now and snowboarding isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Nikki was sitting at my kitchen table having to convince me that it was even worth going to ride last weekend. Mt.Hood has seen only rain during the month of December and the snow pack is thinner than in most year’s October […]

3 December

Dirksen Derby 2013

Dirksen Derby 2013

A fun weekend in Bend has come and gone. The 7th annual Dirksen Derby banked slalom was held despite low snow levels in Oregon. Dirksen and a volunteer army of workers, hand built another great set of courses this year. A mellow, exposed course; the green, and a forested, steeply bank walled course with more […]

25 March

Friday Pow In March

Friday Pow In March

I have two images and a short story to share. Last week I returned from the Montana “Swanvoyage” vacation and got back to business.  I have a new schedule at work now, my employer granted me Fridays off to work on Dresm.  This new schedule proved itself quite valuable this past Friday.  The weather shifted cold mid-week and the rain […]

28 February

Sunny Tuesday On Mt.Adams, WA

Sunny Tuesday On Mt.Adams, WA

The Northwest finally transitioned out of the six week, mid-winter, high pressure hole and back to a more normal state of tree-well paranoia.  Over the past week, a storm system came in multiple waves with fairly light and very deep snowfall, 40 inch in total.  Welcome back powder boarding. This edit was shot on a Tuesday spent […]