From building lips to high kicks, Angela Staup sheds light on women’s freestyle and self-defense

We had heard about Angela Staup for some time and we were finally able to meet up with her in person this past winter at her stomping grounds in Valley County, Idaho. Born and raised in McCall, this Idaho native knows more than just about potatoes. In fact, she could probably wipe the floor clean […]

Snow Bunnies on the Payette with Bear Valley Rafting

On Sunday, July 20th, the Bunnies and friends made their way along the winding roads of Hwy 55 to Banks, Idaho where the infamous Bear Valley Rafting calls home. With 16 girls of varying rafting experience, the guides at BV had their hands full, although we doubt any of them complained! We took on the […]

Lessons Learned At CDI

For those of you outside of Idaho or living under a rock, CDI is an annual quarterpipe event that has been held mostly at Snowbank in SW Idaho for the past twelve years. Without fail the likes of Corey McDonald, Dustin Johnson and friends ensure that this event takes place so it can honor and […]

The Great Expectations of Closing Days

Inevitably, by now, the snow season is over for most of us. As lift chairs swing idly in the breeze and the spring sun turns the snow into runoffs for rivers and streams, we shed a tear over the fact that winter is officially over. Of course, Mt Hood will remain strong and the southern […]

Lori Wright

Local lady Lori Wright has been one of the biggest advocates and supporters of local women’s snowboarding for years. Her heart for people and community is astounding and it shows in how she lives life and does business. Her and co-owner Lori Ambur run and operate one of Boise’s premier skate and snowboard shops – […]

One Bad Mamma Jamma

In a world dominated by competitiveness and comparison, it is easy to look at all the ways we as women do not measure up. Women can be notoriously guilty of these two silent dividers and so often, we look at other women as the problem instead of the solution. Does the phrase “I’d rather hang […]

Let’s Make It Equal

Whenever an issue arises, a problem that exists within that issue is how to effectively expose it without sounding victimized. The issue we want to address is the disparity between men and women’s prizes in local freestyle competition. This is no new problem; in fact, it has been something women in action sports have been […]

Big Things In Little Ski Hill

For the people who believe you need big flashy resorts and massive snowmaking to be progressive in freestyle snowboarding and skiing, think again. The folks at Little Ski Hill in McCall, Idaho have undermined preconceptions, and have broken the mold when it comes to progress. What they lack in ostentatious appearance, they more than make up for […]

Chana Wojahn

Local Lady: Chandelle “Chana” Wojahn Age: 18 Board: 134 Burton Nugget Stance: Goofy Years Riding: 3 years riding freestyle, 13 years altogether Sponsors: US Airbag, Newt & Harolds Our first encounter with Chana was a few years ago when she was just a tiny sophomore in high school and started up in a program called […]

A Little Ski Hill Changes the Scene in a Big Way!

Two miles west of downtown McCall rests a small ski resort known as Little Ski Hill.  First popping up in 1937 along Idaho’s Hwy 55, LSH has been a staple for McCall’s skiers and riders.  Most people pass by as they head over to McCall’s bigger resort, Brundage Mountain, with its high-speed quads, killer steeps […]