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Is that bear real or fake?

Wait, I think I got that backwards.

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Marshall Ellison in Heather Canyon. Photos by Grant Myrdal

There are only two downsides to receiving a fat stack of powder pictures from Grant Myrdal.

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High school racing in Oregon is all about the smiles.

Editor's Note: Winter’s turning to spring Pacific Northwest-style, and that means states. Every March the top high school ski racers in Oregon get together and rip the ruts to eternal glory. Usually this happens on Mount Hood, on Reynolds or Stadium or Gemini depending on snow elevations. This year they’re in Ashland, which is about three times as far away as would be convenient to those of us in Metro Portland. But Ashland is cool, and Mt. Ashland is wicked steep, so this is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Nature's Pillow

Videographer Harry Manning captures that blissful feeling of skiing powder with friends in this 3-minute clip.

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Ripping it down Silver Bowl. Photos by Grant Myrdal

It's hard to beat the double-black-diamond terrain on Silver Bowl when the snow is fresh and the light is rich and sharp.

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T. J. Boeschen enjoying the upper mountain under a blue sky. Photos by Grant Myrdal

The thing about Super Bowl is, you have to earn those turns.

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Somewhere inside the exploding snow is bliss. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Five feet of snow in a week has boosted a lot of attitudes on Mount Hood, and Grant Myrdal has seen and documented the transformation first hand.

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She won by more than 3 seconds.

Have you seen the video of Mikaela Shiffrin's wining run in Aspen yet?

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The Super Bowl of Ski Racing.

The Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel, Austria is an annual tradition going back 75 years, the steepest, gnarliest, most beloved downhill race in the world.

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The first half of this preview is admittedly lame, but it is worth suffering through the corny narration and the box-o-chocolates Forrest Gump quote, because the footage in the second half is downright mouth-watering.

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