22 May

Last Weekend, Mt.Bachelor

Last Weekend, Mt.Bachelor

I can’t say it’s the end of the season with the lifts still spinning at Timberline and even at Mt.Bachelor, who will stay open until the end of May but for me this was it.  I finished off the 2010-2011 season last weekend (May 14-15) riding Mt.Bachelor in Bend, OR with Al Brede.  It was […]

9 May

Last Hood Meadows Ride

Last Hood Meadows Ride

Ladd, Al Brede and I rode Meadows today, May 8th, during a limited operations late season day.  The weather play games with us, blowing, snowing, shining and melting, off and on throughout the day.  The only thing consistent was the halfpipe.  Meadows does a poor job of building booters but their pipe is the best […]

5 May

Cornfest Oregon

Cornfest Oregon

The last weekend of April and the first in May.  That weekend marked what could be the first annual Cornfest Oregon.  Joel Parker, Matt Connors and I drove three hours south on a Friday night from Portland to Sisters, Oregon.  Joel had spotted another splitboard zone during a work trip servicing a snotel site.  We […]

29 April

April Sunshine

April Sunshine

I would say it’s full-on spring here in Oregon and the park riding is prime but that’s not exactly true.  This edit is from the 18th, a 45° day riding park at Meadows.  It was a beautiful day and really fun riding with Al Brede and Joel Parker.  The only bummer about the day is […]

16 April

Chris Owen’s April Mt.Hood Trip

Chris Owen’s April Mt.Hood Trip

My good friend and Montana State roommate came out to Oregon from Minessota to extend his snowboard season.  While in college Chris Owens and I put in a lot of days on the hill together, riding Big Sky and Bridger Bowl.  It’s been five years since we made turns with one-another but it felt like […]

2 March

Splitboarding a New Zone

Splitboarding a New Zone

Joel and I went out on Sunday February 27th to a small mountian between Mt.Admas and Mout St.Helens in Washington to get on our splitboards.  There has been lots of new Snow in Oregon and cooler temps so this low elevation (4200ft) run looked promision.  With my sled still being out of commision, Joel dragged […]

7 February

Aprilbruary 6th

Aprilbruary 6th

The first weekend in February has arrived and conditions at Hood haven’t improved.  Joel and I rode all day on Super Bowl sunday getting up high on the Cascade lift (the highest lift on the mountain).  Winds were stiff as a warm front push out but the crusty surface was smoothed by a rain/sleet/snow storm […]

31 January

Brown Snow

Brown Snow

Joel, Ladd, Tara and I climbed out of the Portland clouds onto Meadows Sunday.  Patches of sun and softening snow held our attention all day.  I did little filming as we rode the Forest mini jib park and made laps on the half pipe once the high school comp was finished.  My attention was more […]