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!"
May 10, 2013 Roll Call: Loren Griswold, Erik Schmidt, and Lindsey Clark A very romantic-looking NE bowl Every time I see Mount McLoughlin my heart skips a beat. Taller than anything else for 200 miles in every direction and almost perfectly symmetrical, McLoughlin has a distinctly Fuji-esque essence. Maybe we should start calling it McLoughlin-San! […]Read more "Skiing the Prettiest Mountain in Oregon: Mount McLoughlin"
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 […]Read more "Mt. Hood Climb’n’Ski!"
April 21, 2013 “This weather is so bad, if I weren’t having so much fun I would have left hours ago!” If there was a theme for the SheJumps Spring ‘13 Get the Girls Out Mt. Bachelor, this would be it! The forecast looked amazing: sunny, with warm temperatures to soften the snow […]Read more "SheJumps Get the Girls Out Mt. Bachelor, Spring ’13 Recap!"