Riding Journal

Alyeska Resort

Snowboarding in Alaska should be on everyone's bucket list. The flight up is one of the most scenic, awe-inspiring journeys and the ride down the terrain that Alaska offers is even better. Whether it's in-bounds at a resort or in the backcountry - there's truly terrain for all ability levels. I've already done the backcountry snowboarding in Alaska during my Tailgate Alaska stint so I was very content with staying in...

14 Mar 7:13 PM 0 Read More...

Mt Bachelor Ski Resort

One of my favorite places to visit has always been Bend, Oregon. The town is incredible; it's full of breweries, people who love the outdoors, and a great mountain just down the highway. Mt Bachelor is pretty amazing, the lower mountain has an abundance of tree runs and groomers while the upper mountain above tree line has wide open steeps perfect for a powder day. Needless to say, I was really excited to visit again...

01 Mar 10:25 AM 0 Read More...

Steamboat Ski Resort

Years ago, I used to live in a quaint mountain town called Steamboat Springs, Colorado where I'd spend every day riding the local mountain. Even though it's been over 10 years since I called Steamboat home, it's one of my favorite places to visit because it holds a special spot near and dear to my heart. There's still the favorite stashes, the local watering holes, and the amazing people who make up the community aro...

14 Feb 9:52 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat Powdercats

When I found out I'd be making the trip back to Steamboat, I knew I was in NEED of a powder day. I needed a guaranteed good powder day on my snowboard so I immediately looked up Steamboat Powdercats to see if there was any availability in the cat tour groups while I was in town.Luckily for me, there was room in the cats. I booked the intermediate level II group (because quite frankly I just wanted the trees and powde...

14 Feb 9:48 PM 0 Read More...

Lake Louise Resort

After exploring Lake Louise and spending the evening in Banff, I opted to ride Lake Louise Resort before I started my journey back home. By the time I reached the parking lot, the snow was falling and I was stoked to get on the mountain. I had purchased the mountain collective pass at SIA so this was a great chance to ride a new mountain and use a day on my pass. The snow conditions were hardpacked after having be...

19 Mar 8:18 PM 4 Read More...

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

One of the best rewards of traveling to new places is the feeling you get when you experience them for the first time. Arriving in Golden wasn't much but arriving at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort was incredible. It was a good thing I was on the gondola alone because I couldn't help but smile and laugh at what I was seeing surround me. This wasn't just a ski resort, this was a ski resort in the Canadian Rockies. It ma...

18 Mar 7:51 PM 0 Read More...

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

All it took was seven hours along a winding highway, over mountain passes and through the woods to get to Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Seattle. It was well worth the drive, even though it wasn't having the best of snow seasons. This was my second time to Revelstoke. I had been here for Tailgate BC and made a point that I would return. All it took was a free ticket from TGR's Ablaze film premiere to do the trick. T...

17 Mar 8:13 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park: Top of the World

It's amazing to stand on the top of a trail, know your line and just go for it. Snowboarding or mountain biking - those moments you remember! My last visit to Whistler was for one trail, to conquer the Top of the World. I knew that I wanted to ride the trail when it opened a couple years ago. Not only is it a black trail but the amount of vertical makes for one sick day of riding. I loaded up the bike and headed...

08 Oct 7:56 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend 2014

One of the perks of being back in the Northwest is being in close proximity to the Whistler Bike Park. Just a five hour drive means I can head up to Canada for the weekend and ride an amazing bike park with friends. I was pretty excited to know that I would be back in the Northwest just in time for the Whistler Bike Park opening day on May 16. Friday was the big opening day so I headed up with my friend Carrie to ...

19 May 8:42 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Birthday Celebration + Bike Park 6/12/13

All I wanted for my 30th birthday was laps in the Whistler bike park, good friends, a visit to the spa and sushi dinner. Whatever else was just a bonus to a fun day! The best part - I got everything I wanted for my birthday. We started the morning with a ride up Whistler Mountain so we could check out the Peak to Peak gondola. I had ridden it many times in the winter but it was fun to check it out in the summer. The...

17 Jun 8:55 PM 0 Read More...