Forecast: Las Vegas for you!

No snow in the Rockies and the experts are sweatin!

So snow hasn’t really started to fall in the Rockies yet which means you should probably go to Las Vegas and huff paint n shit or maybe Florida to get our boogie on until the storms come. The experts are getting all hopeful saying:

“This doesn’t mean at all that the winter is going to be dry,” said Klaus Wolter, a climate scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences in Boulder, Colorado.

“It’s kind of a nervousness-inducing late onset,” he said.

A lot can happen between the fall and spring, said Marlon Duke, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which manages multiple reservoirs on the Colorado River.

“We’re hoping to see some good precipitation through the winter months,” he said.

But do you believe them? Maybe it’s better if erryone who lives in Colorado or Utah just goes to Shabooms instead.

Or… Nowhere. The Week is saying;

A white winter wonderland is nothing but a dream for most Americans in the Lower 48, where snow cover is at its lowest point ever for November, modern records indicate. “How unusual is this?” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration writes. “National snow analyses have been compiled by NOAA’s National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center since 2003 and, during that time, never have the first two weeks of November shown such small amounts of snow.”

Shit, dawgs.

Huffman salutes the future!

Just in: Underground classic to return!

ir77 is back, baby! And ready to give you fits!

A full decade has passed since snowboard filmmaker Jake Price and pro rider turned filmmaker Lukas Huffman teamed up on an art project called ir77. The combination film and book was ambitious and raw and collaborative and wicked sick, presenting an in-depth, thematic exploration of the ’boarding life.

If you never saw it, you kinda should.

And pretty soon you’ll be able to. How do we know? Because we just got a call on the LodgeGrit landline (a Jacob Jensen) that Jake and Lukas have digitally-remastered the entire film plus an hour of DVD extras they plan to put online for free.

They’ll also be posting a PDF of the entire book. As soon as they give up the details on when & where, we’ll let you know.


Film: The Story of Zeppelin Zeerip!

A gorgeous break in your day!

Some names you hear and think, “Who?” Like Bob Jones. Or Jason Newmann. Other names you hear and think, “Star!” Like Darryl Strawberry. Or Zeppelin Zeerip.

And this film, in its quiet, in its story-telling, soars. It is like a drink of cool water in an overheated day.

It is gorgeous. The noted Willie McMillon says it cleaner though. He says:

This shits cool. So is this kid.


Fly High, Go Far from WZRD on Vimeo.

Kimura: All heart! No hype!

Watch one of snowboarding's realest soar!

Jess Kimura just dropped a video part. A good one. We just had to scrape the link off Facebook & show you.

Here’s what she said about it:

So after scraping my way through last season I had a much-needed shoulder surgery and started editing to pass the time in rehab. Originally I put this together just for fun, to show my sponsors and friends. It’s been a rough road with countless injuries and setbacks but I decided to share this with the world anyways. You only live once. Cameo by Kaleah Opal, dedicated to Mark Dickson.

All heart, no hype. That’s what makes Jess one of snowboarding’s realest. Her friend Kaleah Opal looks like a badass, too. Check it out

Jess Kimura Full Part from Jess Kimura on Vimeo.

Forecast: Get to Hoodoo now!

If you wanna get your nose buried in powder!

Got sum hot intel comin straight outta the U.S. Weather Service, girlfriendz. If you wanna get pitted this weekend head straight to Oregon’s Cascades!

The dump is on!

Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are gonna get snowed for sure and weed! And snow!

Is your board tuned?

Here’s the Register Guard to tell you more:

There is a potential for 3 to 6 inches of new snow on the major passes in the Cascades for Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon, according to the weather service. Overnight lows are expected to drop to the mid-20s at the passes.

Drivers traveling through the Willamette and Santiam passes are required to carry chains or traction tires and may see signs requiring them to use chains or traction tires.

Showers and cool temperatures will persist Tuesday in the Willamette Valley, the weather service said. A high of 53 is forecast Tuesday in Eugene with up to half an inch of rain possible.

Stronger rain showers on Tuesday could produce small hail in the Willamette Valley, according to the weather service. A high of 51 is forecast Wednesday for Eugene.

A cold and unstable air mass will linger across the region Wednesday and possibly Thursday, bringing off-and-on showers, particularly along the coast and across higher terrain, the weather service said.

Yeah. Now where my Oregon dawgs at?