Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
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THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
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HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
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LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
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A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
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DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
Read More

HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
Read More

A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
Read More

HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 2 – The $1500 Wedding and Honeymoon

Originally Published on Yobeat | Dec 20, 2017 IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER 1 READ THIS FIRST.  PART 4- Touristing Hard Aaron’s second time skateboarding, ever. November 11, 2017. 8 AM PST. After our one-run debacle the day before, Aaron and I were on team “let’s go get breakfast, hit the skatepark again and then see some pretty shit instead of snowboard today.” We figured Fancy, Keith and Madison would create better snowboard content anyway, so we loaded up the Highlander once again and hit Mammoth Lakes just in time for The Goodlife Cafe to open. Our server – who I’d guess just switched from summer construction mode to waiting tables…
Read More

LIVING VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL: PART 3

I was pretty much convinced Robbie Sell was going to kill me. Not because I am super annoying (I can be) but because after he picked me up at the Albuquerque airport, I realized what I had just gotten myself into. A three-day camping trip in the Southwest, going on treacherous adventures in the middle of nowhere, with only my own wits and a scrawny ex-pro snowboarder with bad knees to protect me. Things could definitely go poorly. Robbie, incase you haven’t been following along for the past couple days, has been around the ‘ol snowboard industry for a minute. First as a pro rider in the Neoproto era, and then a photographer and most recently the Arnette…
Read More

STIMILON ONES TO WATCH 1999: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Before people really used the Internet, before shooting film was just a novelty, before the Olympics realized people actually might want to watch snowboarding – everyone who was anyone in the East would gather at Stimilon Air and Style events. Masterminded and ran by Dave and Laurie Olcott, this big air series launched a lot of notable careers in snowboarding and united a scene like no other. While the 90s had lots of cool snowboarding stuff, the Stimilon big air series tops our list of the most influential and important thing to happen in East Coast snowboarding, ever. Top right: Tim Karpinski. Middle: Nugget and Pat the Eye Bridges. Bottom: Adam Moran…
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HOW MUCH MONEY DO PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS GET PAID?

In football, baseball and basketball, pro salaries are as common a topic of discussion as great plays or crushing defeats. When a rookie is signed to the majors right out of college, the details of his contract are often public knowledge, subject to dissection by the sports media and fans on message boards. But in the snowboard industry, salaries are a seemingly taboo subject. It’s all about the fun, right bro? The hesitance to discuss cash is actually for several reasons, the biggest being that there is no “global snowboard federation” setting the rates for what snowboarders get paid. The majority of a rider’s money comes strictly from sponsorships and…
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A BUNCH OF REASONS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT MOVE TO PORTLAND, OREGON

Summer in Portland can be deceiving. It’s sunny every day, there are insane skateparks a plenty and if you want to snowboard, it’s totally a possibility. Life is easy. Everyone is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and holy shit is there a lot of stuff to do. It’s perfect enough that you might be tempted to move here- especially if you’re from somewhere shitty. But don’t be fooled. Portland is really a horrible place to live, and even more so if you’re a snowboarder. Here are just a few of the reasons you definitely should not consider moving here full time, if at all. Terrible puns are a part of…
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DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
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HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
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THE LIFERS PROJECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AW2VlDNdAo Matt Alberts was sick of looking at a screen. While the Denver-based skateboarder and photographer enjoyed making and capturing images, the world of digital photography had sucked much of the joy from the process. “I shot a lot of film photography in high school, and the darkroom is where I really fell in love with it. A lot of it had to do with that hands-on feeling and the smells and the red light and just like the making, instead of sitting in front of your computer, which is really the part that was driving me nuts.”   The image that started it all.  He found the inspiration he…
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HOOD REPORT: 2015

Celebs like Stan need not obey signs for plebeians (also this one was just sitting there, waiting to be jumped over.) Summer Snowboarding is officially underway at Mt. Hood. Camps are in session, Cobra Dogs are being sauced, Volcano Cones are being scooped and the new Japanese restaurant next to the Taco Shoppe is Soy Sauce Nation approved. Or actually, Stan just said he liked it. Close enough. Now the bad news. The the snow level at Hood is the lowest I’ve ever seen it in my 15 years of summer boarding. It’s looking like Mid August up there. In fact, this year, Oregon is feeling a lot more like So Cal every day…
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