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Backcountry, News, Ski Mountaineering

The Challenges of Building a Mountain Program During a Pandemic

Photo by Ben McKinley: Skier Rowan Farrell of the Meadows Race Team’s Big Mountain and Backcountry program launches off Hollywood on Mount Hood Ben McKinley was happy just to get his...

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News

Fresh Snow and Perfect Light: A Fresh Batch of Action Shots from Grant Myrdal

All images by Grant Myrdal It is always a pleasure to open up a fresh batch of action photos from Grant Myrdal....

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Mount Hood recovers from a massive storm blast

A powerful storm pummeled the Pacific Northwest on January 12th and 13th, bringing power outages, resort closures, and a barrage of snow-pulverizing rain to Mount Hood....

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The Three-Mask Rule and other Tips for Skiing in a Pandemic

Photo by Grant Myrdal We’ve all had to make significant changes to how we approach heading up to the mountain to ski and snowboard in the midst of a pandemic....

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News, Resorts

Crowds and Covid Concerns intensify the Holiday Mount Hood Madness

Photo by Scott Morrison The usual Mount Hood Madness got even crazier this holiday season due to Covid complications, massive crowds, and enormous lift lines....

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Mountain Characters, News

North Side Mt. Hood fanatic Walter Burkhardt recovers from COVID to shred again

Still think that COVID-19 only hurts the elderly and infirm? Because Walter Burkhardt is one of the fittest mountain athletes out there, and he can tell you that his version of COVID hurt....

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Accidents and Rescues, Backcountry, News

Melting glaciers add to the Mount Hood fumarole risk

Is climate change to blame for Caroline Sundbaum’s terrifying 15-foot fall into a fumarole on Mount Hood?...

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Mt. Hood ski resorts adapt to pandemic as crowds converge

For the first time since March, the ski areas of Mt. Hood are back in full operation and throngs of joy-deprived skiers and snowboarders are racing to the mountain....

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From Summer to Winter in a Week

An unusually warm and dry November gave way to torrential winds and heavy precipitation as winter announced its presence emphatically with three feet of fresh snow in a couple of days on...

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130 Years of Ingenuity on Mount Hood

Not long after the first pioneers found their way to the Cascade Range, they started dreaming up ways to climb – and ski – Mount Hood. It’s a rich tradition of ingenuity...

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