I don't need to tell you that snow conditions have not been stellar on Mount Hood this season. But conditions have been decent, even surprisingly good at times — at least for a year with so little snow. This video from Mt. Hood Meadows will help you understand how much planning and work it takes to make something decent out of basically nothing, through creative snow harvesting.

How about a little respect for the groomers?

They've been hauling and rolling snow all over the mountain, working all night long to give us something to shred, and without them this season would have been a total bust.

Here's how they do it: