Culture/Style, Mountain Characters, News

‘That’s when you’re most alive’: Richard Hallman on the Beauty of Extremes

Richard Hallman on the other side of the lens, on Mount Hood. Photo by Asit Rathod By Ben Jacklet The first time I observed Richard Hallman working on Mount Hood, I was completely...

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Guest Opinion

Who’s Afraid of Change in The Cascade Range?

By Shralper McShredenstein Like most mornings in 1988, a freight train roars past my mom’s trailer in Aloha at 3:29 AM, horns blasting for the 185th Ave crossing, even louder than the...

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Accidents and Rescues, News

Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

By Shralper McShredenstein As a snowboarder or skier, the last thing you want to hear is a doctor asking, “So how did this happen?” But unless your luck is matched only by your...

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Accidents and Rescues, Mountain Characters, News

A Fluke Crash and a Determined Comeback

Editor’s Note: Michael Archer has been a top-flight snowboarder and a popular coach up on Mount Hood for a long time. He’s hit and landed some huge jumps in his time, and he’s been...

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News, Weather News

A Year of Mountain Extremes

Massive snowstorms followed by torrential downpours. Brutal winds gusting to 70, 80, even 90 miles an hour. Full-mountain freeze-downs followed by Herculean de-icing labors. Has there ever...

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Culture/Style, News

Bring on the Night!

By Shralper McShredenstein Of all the reasons to love riding after hours on Mount Hood, the rando’s you encounter have gotta be near the top....

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Accidents and Rescues, Backcountry, News

Popular Coach Seriously Injured on Mount Hood

Long-time Oregon snowboard coach Mike Archer was transported from Mount Hood to Oregon Health Sciences University hospital on January 30th after sustaining serious vertebrae injuries from a...

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Environment, News, Sustainable Snow

New Oregon Solar Incentive Creates Opportunity for Moderate-Income Homeowners

Photo by Brent McGregor, Sandy Ice Caves, Mount Hood A generous new incentive from the Energy Trust of Oregon has unlocked thousands of dollars to help moderate-income homeowners install...

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Culture/Style, News, Resorts

The Unwritten Rules: 2021 Midseason Full Crowd Update

By Shralper McShredenstein, Shreditor-at-large Normally, mountain etiquette is passed down through the time-honored technique of heckling our friends and trying not to bum out strangers....

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