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Pierce Hodges

Fresh snow made for a lively Day One for Mt. Hood Express riders at Meadows. Here's a 61-second video from Meadows and Pierce Hodges with some excellent footage.

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Powderwhore Productions' latest backcountry feature, Elevation, is all about earning your turns in deep, delicious pow. Here is a taste.

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It's good to see Bode Miller back on the slopes, racing against younger athletes who have been through fewer injuries. He'll be a longshot at the Sochi Olympics, but this clip of Bode losing a ski at 60 miles and hour and then nonchalantly finishing the race serves as a reminder that you can never count out Bode Miller.

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Tigard-raised super-shredder Sammy Carlson is renowned for his mid-air creativity. Here he is pulling some insane moves on the trampoline. Videography by Drew Lederer, with a crazy soundtrack of "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" from South Park.

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Have you seen the footage of skiers soaring over the chairlift at Skibowl? Peter Alport built some sick features at Skibowl and Bachelor last spring, and Nike riders Jossi Wells, Gus Kenworthy, TJ Schiller and Johnnie Paxson made the most of them.

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Here's a mind-bending perspective on what it takes to pull a triple cork, from two-time Olympic champ Shaun White. The intro is a bit slow, but the trick he pulls at the end is amazing.

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Here's some Mt. Hood Meadows powder footage from OnTheSnow to get you stoked for 2013-14. Just a little reminder that the Northwest stacks up nicely against other regions that get more publicity and less snow.

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The 230-pound U.S. ski racer Erik Fisher powered his way to two first-place finishes at the Copper Mountain Speed Center last weekend in Colorado. Looks like he's recovered from the crashes of the past, like this one in Sochi, Russia. Footage from Universal Sports.

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Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research have released the trailer to Higher, the third in their backcountry trilogy, and as you probably guessed, it features stunning footage from WAY out there.

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Xavier de Le Rue is one of the best big mountain snowboarders in the world, if not the best. He is also very fortunate to be alive after getting buried by an avalanche in 2008. This video shows how it happened and how he survived, and it serves as a reminder that riding fresh powder in the steeps is inherently dangerous. Know what you're doing, carry the right gear, and go with a buddy.

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