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Gear matters when one hundredth of a second matters

Hillcrest Ski & Sports will host its annual Race Night Wednesday, September 30, with custom boot fitting and factory reps in attendance and low prices on racing gear for juniors, high schoolers and Masters.

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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, with very little wind. But even at 8,000 feet the snow is getting pretty thin. The base depth at Timberline Lodge is officially zero, and a few rocks are starting to poke through the groomed areas of Palmer Snowfield. The snow is crunchy in the morning then softening quickly. The visibility has been stunning.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 50-57

Wind: 5-10 mph from the East Southeast

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 0 inches

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, snow-forecast.com

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The mandatory face shot.

The Aladdin Theater will show the new ski film from Match Stick Productions Saturday, Oct. 24, with crazy-rad footage from Alaska, Iceland, British Columbia, Japan, Colorado, Italy, and New England.

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Meadows, Skibowl, Timberline and Bachelor will be in attendance, as will many snow sports clubs.

The Northwest Ski Club Council's annual Ski Fair will feature resort deals, gear and snacks and beverages as the 2015-16 snow season nears.

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

It's sunny and windy on Mount Hood today, with excellent visibility. If you want to make turns will have to climb up and earn them. turns.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 50-57

Wind: 16 mph from the East Southeast, gusts to 28 mph

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 0 inches

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, snow-forecast.com

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A fundraiser for one of Oregon's best ski teams.

All sorts of gear deals will be available at this year’s Gorge Gear Swap, a fundraiser to benefit the Hood River Valley High School race, freestyle and Nordic teams.

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

It's sunny and calm on Mount Hood today with temperatures rising into the 50s. No snow at lower elevations, but Palmer Snowfield is open 9-3.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 48-52

Wind: 5 mph from the West

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 0 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Around 12,000 feet

Roads: Clear

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

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Hood-raised Sammy Carlson joins an all-star shred-cast.

The latest skiing and snowboarding film from the crew that brought you 2014's Almost Ablaze will be playing Friday, Oct. 2 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland.

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The higher up you go, the nicer it will be today.

It's foggy and chilly in the lowlands today, but nice and sunny high on Mount Hood. No snow at lower elevations, but Palmer Snowfield is open 9-3.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 46-50

Wind: 6 mph from the West

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 0 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Dropping from around 11,500 feet to 10,500 feet

Roads: Clear

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