Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Winners Announced-Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Oregon Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 39 total) 1 2 → Author Posts March 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm #576577 bcrider 4149 Posts As a follow up to this thread http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/featured/news/270-mountaineers-books-and-christopher-van-tilburg-release-backcountry-ski-and-snowboard-routes-oregon , we’re stoked to give away a couple copies of this new guidebook from Christopher Van Tilburg and Mountaineers Books (http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/). Rules: Make a post in this thread letting us know one of your favorite splitboard routes in Oregon or if you don’t have one let us know where you’d like to go splitting in Oregon. Winner will be selected by our Mountaineers Books contact on March 27th at random by using http://www.random.org. We’ll also be giving a copy away through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/splitboardcom/45914273520 , so technically you’ll have two chances to win (but you can’t win both). For the facebook contest you can copy and paste your same post from this thread but you’ll need to “share” the post with at least one other person to qualify. Get us some “likes” too and good luck! :headbang: March 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm #653177 iriecoyote 291 Posts Anthony Lakes Basin.  We’re stoked the Bend library got this book shortly after it was published last Fall. I read it through and the information that I have first-hand knowledge of is accurate and clear. I even fact-checked w/ a Mt. Bachelor patroller on the description of a summit route that I wasn’t aware of. Apparently it’s an alternate that’s open late-season. The Eastern Oregon section is excellent, there’s even a few pages on Steens! Excellent guide book, highly recommended.  March 14, 2012 at 12:00 am #653178 shoestring 197 Posts Never split in OR, but after climbing and riding Shasta last summer, I hope to take a road trip this spring/summer and climb/ride a few volcanos in Oregon! The book will help me pick which ones! March 14, 2012 at 1:57 am #653179 stoudema 551 Posts I love splitting in Oregon. Hard to pick one place, but two of my favorites are Broken Top and Diamond Peak. March 14, 2012 at 2:33 am #653180 aliasptr 282 Posts I am looking to get this book either way as OR is one of the first places we’ll be parking our RV. Here’s to finally pulling out of the driveway in two weeks! March 14, 2012 at 2:48 am #653181 silver 167 Posts I’ve always wanted to visit crater lake in the winter. I know you’re not allowed to drop down to the shore, but I hiked Mt. Scott in the summer and haven’t quite been able to shake the image of myself shredding that NW bowl with views of the lake. March 14, 2012 at 3:56 am #653182 powslash 382 Posts That Eagle Cap? place in eastern OR. Yurts and stuff. March 14, 2012 at 4:00 am #653183 aliasptr 282 Posts @silver wrote: I’ve always wanted to visit crater lake in the winter. I know you’re not allowed to drop down to the shore, but I hiked Mt. Scott in the summer and haven’t quite been able to shake the image of myself shredding that NW bowl with views of the lake. Yeah man Mt. Scott is awesome! I thought the same damn thing. A little off topic but… A group of us hiked it in September and there was still a patch of ice and snow! So we had to go and check it out! Good times! I would love to go back in the winter. I have seen photos, it looks magical and would love to experience it first hand. March 14, 2012 at 4:35 am #653184 stoudema 551 Posts Yeah, Mt Scott in winter is pretty sweet 🙂 (well, in Spring it’s sweet, anyway)….here’s a shot from 2007. In case you’re wondering about the compass, we came in from the east side through thick trees (lakeside wasn’t open yet)…. March 14, 2012 at 4:55 am #653185 Skideuce 52 Posts I love Oregon! Rainforest and desert. I’ve never splitted there but I’ve surfed there a few times and the waves were great. I would probably need to take a look at that sweet guide book to have any idea where to find the pow! March 14, 2012 at 6:23 am #653186 silver 167 Posts Hell yeah. I’m gonna have to make Mt. Scott happen this spring. Snowpack should be fat this year! March 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm #653187 jibmaster 446 Posts Oregon Rules! I already have both books, so not interested in the contest, but here are a couple of my favorite trips I’ve done up there. 16 hours of South Sister from the Mt. Bachelor parking lot. http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=306 Crater Lake Circumnavigation http://www.earnyourturns.com/7900/tr-crater-lake-jan12/ A lot of my trips were back in the day before the internet. Mt. McLaughlin Middle Sister North Sister Mt. Scott (from the 97) Mt. Thielsen Here’s one from Pelican Butte http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=310 Mt. Bailey http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=386 Drove out to the Newberry Caldera this past January, but not enough snow. Explored Diamond Peak as well. Still need to head farther north to complete my goal of getting turns on all the Oregon Volcanoes… March 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm #653188 phreadi 21 Posts First backcountry experience for me was Diamond Peak in may of ’97. It’s an epic if even just for the relative remoteness of the TH’s and length of approach through the wilderness. It’s such a great experience as it’s generally a little-known Oregon volcano that ‘seems’ a lot bigger than it really in how much the peak is sculpted out. It gives you just a taste of technicality on the way up, and is super duper fun coming down. I’ve been back two more times, last in ’06 — but still have yet to do DP on a splitboard. My profile pic is from just above treeline coming down the NW bowl and the bear creek drainage. March 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm #653189 chronicracing 162 Posts I dig the lines and snow around Crater Lake, but I love the long lines on Hood. Starting low and getting high, 7000′ vertical descents. Mt Hood provides several options. More bombing, less switch overs gets my vote. March 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm #653190 jibmaster 446 Posts Mt. Hood was where I skied for the first time back in 1st grade. The PE program at my school included Wednesday ski days. Never forget the Friday night skiing on the frozen slopes in the rain. 1st-3rd grade – then moved to Illinois 🙄 I’ll have to make it up to Hood one of these days to ski from the summit and complete the circle. March 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm #653191 chronicracing 162 Posts Hell yeah Jibmaster, The upper slopes of Hood have taught me how to ride on anything. It’s cool to see you made the circumnavigation of Crater Lake. We had attempted that last year, mid March, but we received 5′ of snow in 4 days. Ended up riding the tree’s a mile and a half to the east of Steel center. Such great terrain, right across from the center. March 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm #653192 bcrider 4149 Posts Right on splitters, stoked to see folks interested in this book and give-away. Here’s the link to double your chances by sharing the post with your facebook friends. :thumbsup: http://www.facebook.com/pages/splitboardcom/45914273520 March 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm #653193 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Anywhere in Oregon sounds good, but the Wallowas piqued my interest. March 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm #653194 FloydfanYodaman 1 Posts hi new to splitboarding…just finally got a board w skins and hardware…still have more stuff to get…but its a learning experience 🙂 i think this book would get me pointed in the right direction…around these parts people ride Tumalo Mtn, Vista Butte and Kwohl to name a few…there is the cone at mt bachelor for us rookies LOL thanks for doing this contest…and the opportunity to win 🙂 :disco: March 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm #653195 tiltedworld 406 Posts Would love to get my split on in OR. Only place I’ve been in OR is High Cascades in the summer about 15 years ago. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 39 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.