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 […]

26 Jan 2012

Cle Elum, WA Expedition

Cle Elum, WA Expedition

Joel, Kelso and I loaded up the new crew rig for a weekend of Washington backcountry exploration in mid January.  Kelso, not messing around, ditched the idea of an old 4×4 van as a winter vehicle/snowmobile hauler and went with a more reliable and capable towing vehicle, as seen in this edit.  Let’s just say […]

10 Jan 2012

Crystal Mountain New Years Powder

Crystal Mountain New Years Powder

I drove north to Crystal Mountain, WA for New Years 2012.  Friend and Mt.Hood shred buddy Chris Gius was there visiting Family at Crystal, the mountain he grew up riding.  Chris was an awesome host and provided me with places to sleep and one on one guide service for three days on the mountain. The […]

12 Dec 2011

Icy Riding at Hood Meadows

Icy Riding at Hood Meadows

The snow has either melted down or blown off Mt.Hood in the past two weeks of sunshine.  Ladd, Dylan, Shaun Daley, Ryan, curly haired Al and I made the best of what is left, which happened to be a fun, firm set of wind-lips to hike just out of bounds.  A little sunshine made for […]

7 Dec 2011

Thanksgiving Riding at Mt.Hood

Thanksgiving Riding at Mt.Hood

An edit Kelso made while riding over Thanksgiving at Hood Meadows with Dylan, Taylor and Tyler.