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Cape Productions is first to market with drone services at ski areas. Photo from Cape Productions

A fast-growing company that shoots and sells aerial drone footage of skiers and snowboarders has landed exclusive contracts with Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline for 2015-16.

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The CamoNest XL from ENO Hammocks has room for the whole family.

I admit, I’m late to the hammock party.  I’ve seen the pictures floating around the social interwebs for years…  people hanging out on packable hammocks in their backyards, at music festivals and in the backcountry. But those who know me know I am not that good at lazy time.

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The Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit.

If you are interested in knives you’ve likely noticed the recent trend toward tactical and military positioned gear. I get it. We all like to have a Navy-Seal-worthy weapon in our pocket when we need to peel an orange. I do love my Gerber DMF Folder Tanto, but it’s a bit of overkill for many of my car-camping and picnic needs.

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Slow down, there, partner!

The newly released Ski Nation mobile app gives tech-savvy skiers and snowboarders one more way to track their turns and access maps, trail reports and photos.

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AT&T's new Hoodland cell tower has improved 4G coverage on Mount Hood, but it won't improve the AT&T situation at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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The RFID embedded in your Meadows lift pass tracks you everywhere you go on the resort.

Ask Dave Tragethon how 2012-13 went for total visits to Mt. Hood Meadows, and he'll tell you it was just average. Ask him about the launch of the new RFID tracking system at Meadows and he brightens up: "Awesome!"

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Sometimes all you really need is a cold one and Wi-Fi.

The latest Wi-Fi hotspots on Mount Hood are the Wy'East Day Lodge at Timberline, the Alpenstube Restaurant at Mt. Hood Meadows and the Skibowl West base lodge.

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Slow down there, partner!

Slow down there, partner!

If you're like me, you love your Ski Tracks app. Okay, so it may lack accuracy. Did you really hit 62.1 miles per hour on that cruiser? Really?? Whether you did or didn't, it's hard not to check out your Ski Tracks app as you're riding back up for another run. Maximum speed, distance, vertical, pitch, maps, photos, tunes - it's all in there. Plus it costs all of 99 cents. Who would want to compete with that?  Funny you should ask...

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