A rowdy end to a good winter.

Last season's Thanks for Snow party in Govy seemed like a stretch, given that it barely even snowed, so the big Mt. Hood year-end party got renamed the Season-Ender Bender instead. Well we had plenty of snow to be thankful for this year, but apparently the Season-Ender Bender was so much fun that the name lives on.

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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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Nothing like fresh Dungie on the Mountain!

Cascade Ski Club will hold its annual crab feed Saturday, February 13 at the club lodge in Govy, with tons of great food at a classic Mt. Hood institution.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lisa Moulding at the Mazot. Photo by Sean Jacks

Mount Hood friends of the late Lisa Moulding will gather Saturday at the Mazot Hut to remember a super-positive young woman who died too soon.

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