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Safety training officer Corinna Kupelwieser. Photo by Pierce Hodges/Mt. Hood Meadows

After dropping their injury rate to its lowest level in more than a decade, Mt. Hood Meadows and Training Manager Corinna Kupelwieser were recognized as leaders in workplace safety and health at the 2015 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference Wednesday.

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Rows of white decorate the south side of Mount Hood as groomers work to preserve precious snow. Photo courtesy of John Ingersoll.

Timberline grooming crews are strategically storing snow to preserve the lucrative summer camp scene on Mount Hood, with months to go until summer and snowpack levels far below average.

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Maya Barnard-Davidson is recovering from traumatic brain injury following her New Year's Eve accident on Mount Hood. Photo courtesy of Candy Barnard-Davidson

Seven weeks have passed since Mt. Hood Skibowl was the scene of two serious accidents on New Year’s Eve, and large questions remain.

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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.

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Liability releases no longer protect resorts from lawsuits alleging negligence.

The Oregon Supreme Court's recent decision that liability waivers violate the public interest and are invalid and "unconscionable" is the most significant court ruling in Oregon's recreational industry in years.

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Mount Hood resorts pulled in 1.78 million visits in 2013-14.

Poor early-season snow conditions took their toll on Mt. Hood resorts in 2013-14, as visit numbers dropped by nearly 100,000 from a record high the previous season.

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Snow, rain, rain/snow.

Mt. Hood resorts got hit with a barrage of rain this week that washed away plans for a three-day weekend in the snow.

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We got a foot and a half of new snow over the weekend, but the forecast looks wet.

Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline are hoping the rain doesn't wash away their bases after picking up a foot and a half of new snow over the weekend.

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The park-and-ride probably would have meant fewer cars on the road and in resort parking lots, less fuel burned and fewer accidents.

After facing strong opposition at a community hearing, Mt. Hood Meadows has rescinded its plan to develop a 179-parking-space park-and-ride across the street from the Mt. Hood General Store on Highway 35.

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Meadows has been investing in snowmaking, grooming and technology.

A new flow park on Shooting Star Ridge and allegedly improved AT&T service at the base lodge are on the way as Mt. Hood Meadows heads into winter with a batch of new initiatives involving grooming, parks, and technology.

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