snowboarder

Whether you're a veteran shredder or a first-timer, it's tough to beat a full set-up for 40 bucks.

Here's a one-day-only opportunity for some great deals on snowboard gear in Portland.

Read more ...

ski-bowl-snow

It's hard to beat a pow day on the Upper Bowl - when there's snow.

Mt. Hood Skibowl has some of the best runs on the mountain - when there is snow.

Read more ...

mount-hood-fault-zone

A visualization model of the newly discovered Mount Hood Fault Zone, images courtesy of study co-author Ashley R. Streig

The newly discovered Mount Hood Fault Zone adds an admittedly ominous but also quite fascinating layer of underlying complexity to one of the most climbed, skied and beloved mountains on the planet. So what is the Mount Hood Fault Zone? Where exactly is it located? How was it discovered, and what can we learn from the research?

Read more ...

mount-hood-wolf

Breeding wolves have returned to Mount Hood.

Decades after they were run out of Western Oregon by human encroachment, wild wolves have found their way back to the Mount Hood wilderness, where they are breeding, hunting, and surviving.

Read more ...

cougar

Nice kitty. Please. Pic courtesy US Fish & Wildlife, through Creative Commons

Before we wade into a discussion of the beautiful, powerful creatures known as pumas or mountain lions or cougars, we should first acknowledge that it would be absolutely terrifying to be stalked and mauled by a wild cat that large, powerful, and quick.

Read more ...

IMG_7637

Ski season is upon us!

Read more ...

IMG_7637

Slidin' season is upon us! Well not exactly. As I write this it’s not really even close to the start of the ski season. But to us skiers, us creatures of habit, tradition and superstition, the first snowfall of the season means it’s time to wax.

Read more ...

tim-peck

Tim Peck enjoying some tree skiing in Heather Canyon. Photos by Grant Myrdal

The latest mega-batch of Mount Hood pics from Grant Myrdal serves a reminder of what an amazing snow year this has been.

Read more ...

bend-bus

The school bus that crashed on Hwy. 35 with 43 young athletes on board is towed away. There were no injuries.

A school bus filled with Nordic ski racers from Bend lost control on an icy section of Hwy. 35 on Mount Hood January 14th and crashed into two vehicles, closing the highway for several hours. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Read more ...

deviation-skis

Built in Oregon, with a triple-wood core.

Anyone out there interested in a new pair of skis? A new snowboard? A new backpack for your adventures?

Read more ...