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Nothing like fresh Dungie on the Mountain!

Cascade Ski Club will hold its annual crab feed Saturday, Feb. 21 at the club lodge in Govy, with tons of great food and live music.

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Clear today, but the storm is coming.

It's sunny today on Mount Hood, but conditions are expected to change dramatically by tonight, first to rain and then to snow.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 40-46

Wind: 5-8 mph from the Northwest

Snow Base at 5250 feet Meadows: 5 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 39 inches

Freezing Level: Around 11,000 feet today, dropping below 4,000 feet tomorrow

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

It was originally going to be called the Thanks For Snow Party, but...

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Finally, some weather.

The temperature is dropping and the wind is ripping today on Mount Hood, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. It's looking like the coldest day of the season so far, with a wind chill of 10 degrees or lower.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 27-35

Wind: 30 mph from the East Northeast with gusts to 50

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 0 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Rising from 3,900 feet to 5,100 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

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Last year's Pray for Snow event was a big success, although unfortunately the snow did not last for long.

It is time once again to summon the snow gods of Mount Hood and pray for snow at Charlie's.

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mountain-strongOn Saturday April 25th from 2 pm to 5 pm there will be a Mountain Strong benefit fundraiser for Oregon Health Science University's Billion Dollar Challenge at Cascade Ski Club In Government Camp.

The goal of OHSU’s campaign is to raise a half billion dollars to be matched by Nike founder Phil Knight, adding a billion dollars to the fight against cancer. OHSU has reached 90% of the goal, $450 million.

The Mountain Strong event in Govy will be hosted by the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural Center, Mount Hood skier, climber and real estate agent Dale Crockett and other Mt. Hood Cancer Warriors.

The festivities start at 2 pm Saturday, April 25 at the Cascade Ski Club and Lodge, 30510 E Blossom Trail, Government Camp, OR 97028 (the big lodge across the street from Charlie's Mountain View Restaurant in the middle of Govy).

The event will feature live music by Bob Vole, and there will be drinks and appetizers.

People are encouraged to swing by on their way back from the cool Cat's Meow Jamboree going on that weekend at Timberline, celebrating the classic Tucker Sno-Cats of Mount Hood's past.

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Another bluebird day on Mount Hood

It's sunny and warm on Mount Hood today, with a high temp of 56 at 6,000 feet.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 46-56

Wind: 8-10 mph from the East Southeast

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 6 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: 12,500 feet and rising

Roads: Clear

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

This will be the 34th running of the classic team race from Timberline Lodge to Seaside.

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Another bluebird day on Mount Hood

It's sunny and clear yet again on Mount Hood today.

Temperature Range at 6,337 feet: 42-48

Wind: 8-10 mph from the West, shifting to Southeast

Snow Base at Timberline Lodge: 8 inches

Annual snowfall at Timberline: 38 inches

Freezing Level: Wavering 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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Peter Dodd racing in not-so-summery conditions on the Magic Mile. Photo by Melina Jacklet

Masters racers from all over North America gather every year to shred the gates on Mount Hood's Palmer Snowfield for the Summer Fun Nationals, and this year the races are set for July 18 and 19.

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