October Magic

| October 16 – 19, 2016 | Snow. Millions of magical, tiny frozen wishes falling softly in the mountains. Piling up on the roads, on the trails, in the trees, in my dog’s fur, and on my smiling face. IN MID-OCTOBER. I saw the weather advisories. Kind of in disbelief, really. I’d skied in October […]

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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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Mt. Hood Climb’n’Ski!

April 26, 2013 Roll Call: Asit Rathod, Charlie Nesbitt, John Pew, Humaira Falkenberg, Frank Palermo, Erik Schmidt, and Lindsey Clark Making some fun turns on West Crater Rim. Photo by Erik Schmidt. On Thursday during my lunch break, I happened to check out facebook and noticed a new message. It was from Asit Rathod: the […]

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Operation Track Out Broken Top

March 23, 2013 Roll Call: Court Brock, Erik Schmidt, and Lindsey Clark   A special visitor came to town from Tahoe, interested in skiing big lines and good snow. You know what that means… we headed to Broken Top. The plan was to ski Pucker first, then traverse over to the crater to ski whatever […]

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