May 2nd, 2015 An annual spring climb and ski of South Sister is a well-loved tradition among the backcountry skiing community in Bend. For those without snowmobiles, the annual opening of the Cascade Lakes Highway to vehicles enables the first easily accessible volcano skiing in our area. Snowmobiling down the road wasn’t an option for […]Read more "South Sister Season Opener 2015"
For the second year in a row, SheJumps and the Central Oregon Avalanche Association (COAA) teamed up to bring a Know Before You Go avalanche awareness evening to the ladies of central Oregon. Last year’s inaugural event, held in downtown Bend at Crow’s Feet Commons, exceeded everyone’s expectations. The house was packed! Women with hugely […]Read more "Avalanche Awareness for Women in Bend"
This was an interesting season full of change, and life was giving me plenty of excuses to not ski. But I persevered! Mountains are the best therapist, wouldn’t you agree? I managed to visit some old favorites as well as check out new zones I’d been curious about for years. October skiing on the cone, […]Read more "Photo Highlights from the 2013/2014 Backcountry Ski Season"
February 6 – 9, 2014 Like every good ski story, this one has a classic beginning: it hadn’t snowed. In a REALLY long time (which could be a week, could be a month; every snowless winter week feels like an eternity). I had enrolled in an AIARE Level 2 avalanche course the month prior with […]Read more "Adventures in Avalanche Education (or, How I Survived My AIARE Level 2)"
November, December and part of January, 2014 How do I even begin to write about the torture that has been our ski season this year? I’ve had one pow day (cue the angels singing): Duuude. And other than that, nada. My days of hitting rocks on groomers and working on my ginger bro tan (read: […]Read more "Making due, praying for snow"
October 4, 2013 Roll call: Enrique Casablanca, Kaya the Ski Dog, and Lindsey Clark I caught wind of some chatter about a winter storm coming our way during the last week of September. Skiable snow in early fall? It couldn’t be true! But it was… multiple feet fell at higher elevations in the few days […]Read more "A Record Start for the 2013/14 Ski Season!"
Have you heard of SheJumps? We are a national organization with the goal of increasing female participation in outdoor activities. SheJumps offers a variety of programs around the country, including outdoor education, youth initiatives, and lots of fun activities to get the girls out! I had the opportunity to host two Get the Girls Out […]Read more "Bring On the Girly Fun Ski Time!"