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We are so due. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Recent history teaches us that only a fool would forecast Mount Hood winter weather in October. So I am going to resist the temptation to predict a huge snow year for 2015-16, El Nino or no. But one thing I can predict with full confidence is that many, many good times will be had on Mount Hood this winter.

Here's why:

1. The Beauty

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2. The Community

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(Photo by Sean Jacks)

3. The Goof Balls

(Carlos Martinez and Asit Rathod)

4. The Characters

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5. That Feeling of Soaring

6. That Feeling of Ripping it Fast

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7. That Feeling of Floating

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(Skier Alexandra Pallas Loren)

8. The Light

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(Brent McGregor, Sandy Ice Caves)

9. The Wing-Nuts

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(Speed Flier Zach Carbo)

10. The Connection to Nature

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