Ashley Thorton catches air.

Nike Snowboarding's Snakes and Hammers Series times competitors on their snaking turns and judges them on their high-flying hammers. Mt. Hood Meadows hosted the fourth stop of the series in April of 2013, after earlier events in Austria, France and California. It was a day of huge air, high-speed carving and some entertaining crashes. 16-year-old Mount Hood rider Jeremy Nylund took first place.