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A fun event for a good cause. Photo by Randy Boverman

The return of the snow means the return of the vertical challenge for the popular Ski to Defeat ALS fundraiser at Mt. Hood Meadows this April.

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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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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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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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Another bluebird day on Mount Hood

It's sunny and gorgeous yet again on Mount Hood today, with a high temp of 50 at 6,000 feet.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 42-50

Wind: 6-13 mph from the East, gusts to 18 mph

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 8 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Wavering just over 12,000 feet

Roads: Clear

Sources: Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, National Weather Service, ODOT cameras, Timberline, Meadows, Skibowl, snow-forecast.com

The rain has turned back into snow. About five inches of fresh snow have fallen at higher elevations, and a couple more are expected today.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 25-29

Wind: 13-22 mph from the West, gusts to 36

Snow Base at 5250 feet at Meadows: 9 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 59 inches

Freezing Level: Rising from 4,800 feet to 6,100 feet

Roads: Wet and slick

Sources: Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, National Weather Service, Temira, Timberline, Meadows, Skibowl, snow-forecast.com

It is both snowing and raining on Mount Hood this morning, depending on elevation, as a large storm from the coast does its work. The National Weather Service is predicting 3-7 inches of snow at 6,339 feet and heavy rain in Government Camp. Good news for Timberline, bad news for Skibowl.

Timberline plans to start operating seven days a week starting this coming Friday, November 22.

TEMPERATURE RANGE at 6,337 feet: 30-37

WIND: 20-30 mph from the West, gusts to 45

SNOW BASE at 5250 feet at MEADOWS: 18 inches


FREEZING LEVEL: Dropping from 7500 feet to 2500 feet


Sources: Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, National Weather Service, Temira's Mt. Hood Forecast, Timberline, Meadows, Skibowl, snow-forecast.com


Lisa Moulding at the Mazot. Photo by Sean Jacks

The Mountain community is throwing a wig-out party this coming Sunday to raise money for Lisa Moulding, the popular server at the slopeside Mazot Eatery who has been diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer.

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Øystein Aasheim enjoying the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. Photo by Sverre Hjornevik

It's that time of year again.

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