As one of Columbia Sportswear’s athletes I get to participate in design meetings every year. For the past three days or so I’ve been in the Portland, OR area, trying out some of the early 2010 sample products, talking with designers, and skiing around Mt. Hood. Next years outerwear looks great, and the Fall 2010 line will be even better.
Our recent stint of high pressure is nothing compared to what has been going on up here. Prior to high pressure setting in up here it rained heavily to about 7,000 feet. The temps have been getting into the 60′s at the ski areas and the snow is really messed up. The skiing at Alpine Meadows right now is spectacular in comparison, and I can’t wait to get home and run some laps off Summit chair. There’s nice chalk on the north faces, and a well timed run on the south faces delivers smooth predictable corn. Hopefully I’ll see you out there soon.