The making of a ski bumette

Many years ago, I made a promise to myself that I would take a winter off from work to ski bum in my 30’s. It seemed like a faraway goal – something that would be tough to accomplish due to my stable life with a great job, husband, mortgage and dog, along with some big […]

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Ski Fun in the Summertime

| Summer 2015 | Skiing all year is a funny thing. I love skiing so much that I never want it to end. When the more sane members of mountain communities are months into their transition from skis and snowboards to bikes and boats, you can find me high on a mountain looking for something […]

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South Sister Season Opener 2015

| 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 […]

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Making due, praying for snow

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: […]

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