I don’t know if everyone feels the same about the end of the winter, but I can say that for my friends and I, we’re usually pretty stoked that it eventually comes to an end. If you are from Quebec, or a place with similar climate, you know having snow in the streets from mid-November to mid-April can be exhausting. As much as we are excited in November, everybody has the same thing to say in April: “Is it f*cking summer yet?" It’s the cold temperatures. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t the snowboarding that we’re tired of. Man, we could ride spring laps forever. And that is exactly why as soon as we are done boarding for the winter, we’re already thinking about boarding in the summer.
With recent rumours circling and global warming increasing, who knows for how long we’ll be able to enjoy decent glacier riding from June to August? So, when the opportunity presented itself, we couldn’t pass. After some dreaming, emailing and some credit line boosting, Seb Picard, Anthony Drolet, Frank Bélanger and myself were all set for our summer migration to one of the best places to snowboard in the summer, Mount Hood, OR.
Here’s a couple of mandatory stops we did on our 48-hour road trip from Quebec City to Oregon, from sightseeing to camping, to boarding. A huge thanks to everyone at Salomon Snowboards for letting us document this journey and making it happen.