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Shred Hood is a community news and information website founded in 2013 to cover the skiing, snowboarding, and outdoor enthusiast scene on Mount Hood. The vision is to serve the people who love Mount Hood in winter with a lively, reliable and timely source of relevant information and entertainment.

As of April 2016, Shred Hood has gained 1.5 million page views, 200,000 nique users and more than 8,000 social media followers and email subscribers. The site is live year-round with coverage of summer snow sports on the mountain, bicycling, kite and windsurfing, hiking and climbing and other activities popular with the mountain community, as well as environmental, cultural and economic stories as they break.

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Shred Hood's co-founders are Ben Jacklet and Bjorn van der Voo, friends and co-workers who saw an opportunity to create something new and original in the evolving field of web-based niche journalism.

Shred Hood Editor and Publisher Ben Jacklet (pictured at Ski Bowl during a Club Race in 2016) began skiing at age 5 in New Hampshire and has been a professional writer, editor and publisher for 28 years. To contact Ben, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shred Hood, LLC is a media company registered in Portland, Oregon and supported by businesses and organizations that want to reach a passionate audience of skiers, snowboarders and mountain enthusiasts. Shred Hood owes its continuing existence to primary sponsors Advantage Orthopedic and Next Adventure, plus seasonal sponsors Mt. Hood Summer Ski & Snowboard Camps, Ski to Defeat ALS, and Grant Myrdal Photography.

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schlittentag

The Red Bull Schlittentag features homemade sleds and lively crowds.

Into pond skimming? Charitable fundraisers? Park jibbing? Recreational racing? Vertical challenges? Up-and-down races? Homemade sleds? The Mount Hood spring calendar has got you covered.

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bender

A rowdy end to a good winter.

Last season's Thanks for Snow party in Govy seemed like a stretch, given that it barely even snowed, so the big Mt. Hood year-end party got renamed the Season-Ender Bender instead. Well we had plenty of snow to be thankful for this year, but apparently the Season-Ender Bender was so much fun that the name lives on.

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Jenny Harvey-Smith, photographed by Grant Myrdal

Next Adventure, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, ON3P, and Marmot have teamed up to organize an all-female Girl Pow trip to Baker City and the Oregon Blue Mountains, with accommodations at the historic Geiser Hotel and a day of cat skiing and snowboarding at Anthony Lakes the first weekend in March.

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Nothing like fresh Dungie on the Mountain!

Cascade Ski Club will hold its annual crab feed Saturday, February 13 at the club lodge in Govy, with tons of great food at a classic Mt. Hood institution.

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Suppporting a vital all-volunteer organization.

Portland Mountain Rescue will stage its largest fundraiser of the year Thursday, March 10th at Revolution Hall in Portland with short films from the Telluride Mountain Film Tour.

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Master's racers will get the opportunity to compete in a slalom on Dog Leg and a GS down Reynolds Run on the weekend of March 5-6 at Skibowl.

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Next Adventure’s annual and free PDX Kayaker Film Festival is set for the evening of Thursday, January 14th, with a pre-function at the Portland Paddle Sports Center and films at the Bossanova Ballroom on East Burnside.

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Fred Noble, pictured here at age 70, was King Winter in 2013.

Who will be crowned Mount Hood's King Winter in 2016? The answer shall be revealed Saturday evening, February 20th at Charlie's in Government Camp.

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The lifts spin all night long for hope. Photo by Sean Jacks

The popular 24-hour shred-a-thon vertical challenge Hope on the Slopes will return to Mt. Hood Skibowl the weekend of March 12th and 13th after a one-year no-snow hiatus.

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