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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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 source of relevant information and entertainment.

As of January 2018, Shred Hood has gained 1.5 million page views, 300,000 unique users and more than 10,000 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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Huge winds, major snow.

The storm is here.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 26-33

Wind: 23-33 mph from the Southwest and rising, gusts to 60.

Snow Base at 5250 feet Meadows: 3 inches and rising

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 39 inches and rising

Freezing Level: Dropping from 4,800 feet to 3,600 feet

Roads: Slick

Sources: Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center Data at Timberline, NWAC data at Meadows, National Weather Service, ODOT cameras, Timberline, Meadows, Skibowl,


Map by Emilio Trampuz

There is a rich tradition on Mount Hood of skiing from Timberline Lodge down to the alpine village of Government Camp, but it only works when there is snow at 4,000 feet.

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Olympic champion David Wise takes indoor skiing to a whole new level at the Portland SkiFever show. Photo by Dan Schindler.

The 34th annual Portland SkiFever and Snowboard Show, the gear sale and social event that traditionally kicks off the Mount Hood winter season, will run November 6-8 at the Portland Expo Center at 2060 North Marine Drive. There will be thousands of new and used gear items at deeply discounted prices from independent local retailers such as the Mountain Shop, Hillcrest, Next Adventure, Mountainology and U.S. Outdoor.

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Let's keep it clean.

Volunteers will have two opportunities to help clean up Mount Hood and its waterways this September, with a cleanup of the headwaters of the Salmon River on Sept. 12 Mount Hood followed by an on-the-water cleanup of the lower Sandy River Sept. 19.

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Beautiful light on Mount Hood today, but the snow is melting.

It's sunny and warm on Mount Hood again today, and the snow is getting pretty thin. It's a boot walk on pavement from Timberline Lodge to the base of the Magic Mile Chairlift, and a few rocks are starting to poke through the groomed areas of Palmer Snowfield. But the October light and the visibility are stunning.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 50-56

Wind: 5-10 mph from the West Northwest

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 4 inches at most

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Around 13,000 feet

Roads: Clear

Sources: Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, National Weather Service, ODOT cameras, Timberline, Meadows, Skibowl,


The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum in Government Camp is loaded with historical goodies. This classic photo shows crowds descending on Multorpor for some Nordic Ski-Yumping.

Anyone interesting in exploring and supporting the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum in Government Camp is welcome to join the festivities 6-10 pm on Saturday, Nov. 8.

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They don't call it Illumination for nothing. Photo by Asit Rathod

When we look back on our lives it is sometimes hard to recognize the greatest experiences while in the moment.  This is the story of one of those moments.

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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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