31 Mar 2014

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 Mar 2014

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 […]

24 Feb 2014

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 Feb 2014

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 Feb 2014

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 Jan 2014

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 Jan 2014

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 Dec 2013

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 […]