How to plan for the best Ski & Snowboard Trip ever!

Shoulder seasons are an opportunity to either extend the past season or prepare for the next one. For skiers & snowboarders, fall means it’s time to start ramping up for the upcoming winter. Gear needs to be prepped, festivals must be attended, and of course, you need to pick where you’re going this winter. Here’s […]

Are you willing to hike 3 miles into the wilderness for a cold beer?

For a lot of us, we reminisce about the “good ole days”. Roads and mountain towns were less crowded. The powder lasted longer. The sports of snowboarding and skiing were purer. The list for many just keeps going, but, let’s be honest… change is painful. Instead of focusing on what doesn’t exist anymore, how about […]

What the heck is SST and why should you care?

Looking back through time, art, music and sports inspire and create understanding on how we have come to where we are today. Knowing the evolution of such things as skiing can make us feel grateful & help stimulate us to move in a bigger direction. This is the intent of the documentary SST – short […]

“Gorge” yourself on Standup Paddleboarding this weekend

Where is the largest national scenic area in the U.S.? How about the highest concentration of waterfalls in the U.S.? The Grand Canyon? Yellowstone National Park? Nope. The answer is the Columbia River Gorge in the Pacific Northwest. A land of contrasts from rain forest to deserts, this part of the country is just a […]

Fear and horror… that’s how I got into Mountain Biking

For anyone that knows me well, I over-analyze everything and it sometimes hinders me from trying new things. This is exactly what happened to me when I first started toying around with the idea of mountain biking. Images from the film UnReal ran through my head, but instead of pumping me up, it terrified me. […]

Downieville Classic 2017 Recap

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful locale for mountain biking with trails like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Tahoe Rim Trail, and the Flume just to name a few. But, sometimes you need to get out and explore an area that’s a bit different. We’ve talked several times about the Downieville Classic and decided that this was […]

Mt Spokane allowed to expand

It seems that the Pacific Northwest is home to all the expansion approvals this summer. Just a few weeks ago, we announced the doubling of Lookout Pass Ski Area, located next to Historic Wallace, Idaho. And now… Mt Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has just announced that they’ve received approval to expand after nearly two […]

The Origin of Mountain Biking

What Outside Magazine considers one of the ten best mountain bike races is called the Downieville Classic. Reason being, it’s pure and unadulterated. Once you look into the history of the town and the region you begin to understand why the race feels this way. History of Downieville Classic – Where it all began Many […]