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Last year's Spring Park at Meadows was a blast. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Mt. Hood resorts are adapting to a low-snow season by sculpting major terrain parks on the upper mountain and turning the lower elevations over for mountain biking, bungee jumping and summer activities. Between that and the 17-plus events scheduled for the week, there's plenty going on for Spring Break 2015 on Mount Hood.

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Finally, some weather.

The wind is picking up today on Mount Hood, with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. The freezing level is dropping and the forecast is calling for snow. If you feel like braving it, Palmer Snowfield is open today 9-3.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 30-34

Wind: 14 mph from the West increasing to 26 mph with gusts to 39

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 0 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Dropping from 6,100 feet to 3,900 feet

Roads: Clear

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

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Beer, food, Hawaian shirts and trophies.

PACRAT racers will hold their annual Rat Attack year-end party Friday at 6 pm in Beaverton.

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Huge winds, major snow.

The storm has landed. Eight inches of fresh snow yesterday, another eight inches expected today.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 22-28

Wind: 36-41 mph from the West Northwest, gusts to 60.

Snow Base at 5250 feet Meadows: 12 inches and rising

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 46 inches and rising

Freezing Level: Around 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, snow-forecast.com

Proceeds from the swap will benefit a proud Mount Hood Institution.

Proceeds from the swap will benefit a proud Mount Hood Institution.

Dust off your boards and your credit cards, because winter is on the way and a ski and snowboard swap to benefit the all-volunteer Mt. Hood Ski Patrol will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 2-3.

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Skies clearing, freezing level rising.

The skies are clearing today on Mount Hood and the wind is easing down.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 29-38

Wind: 5-10 mph from the East Northeast

Snow Base at Meadows: 5 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 39 inches

Freezing Level: Rising from 7,200 feet to 10,200 feet

Roads: Slick

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

Break out your homemade flying machines and get ready to soar straight into the Willamette River. Details here.

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Skies clearing, freezing level rising.

The sun is out today on Mount Hood and the wind is picking back up.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 32-39

Wind: 6-15 mph from the West Northwest, gusts to 25

Snow Base at Meadows: 7 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 39 inches

Freezing Level: Around 10,000 feet

Roads: Clear

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

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Lap the Glade Trail all day, with shuttle service.

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum will hold its 12th annual Ski Glade Trail Day on Saturday, March 7, 2015 — snow or no snow.

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It's raining today on Mount Hood, but it should be turning to snow soon.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 35-41

Wind: 18 mph from the West, gusts to 30

Snow Base at 5250 feet Meadows: 4 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 39 inches

Freezing Level: Around 10,000 feet

Roads: Wet

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