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Temira samples the snow bounty after another tasty Mount Hood storm. Photo by Grant Myrdal

So what's the snow like?

Or rather, what is it going to be like?

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2 new Pistenbullies, 4 new webcams and a drying rack for 1400 boots are among the off-season improvements to Mt. Hood Meadows.

Skiers and snowboarders may not notice the largest investment at Mt. Hood Meadows  going into the 2016-17 season, but it should improve operations for the largest resort on Mount Hood.

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Wildlife, wetlands and recreation are just some of the issues analyzed in the new 393-page report.

There's a massive real estate deal in the works on Mount Hood, and if you have opinions about it, the Forest Service would like to hear them.

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Katherine Jondro, Olivia Halfen and Samara Davis of SheJumps, an organization with a mission to to increase the participation of women & girls in outdoor activities. Photos by Katherine Jondro

What happens when you gather a group of some of the most bada** women in the NW region, have them join forces in the middle of an incredible up-n-coming ski manufacturing company’s warehouse, and then stoke them out on the winter season ahead??  Well, I can tell you that ON3P had no idea what they were in store for when they invited the SheJumps crew to their NE Portland factory!!

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Crag Rats gather at Cloud Cap Inn, sporting their black and white wool in this historic photo from the Crag Rat Collection.

Fog hung low in the Hood River Valley on a late October day. The changing leaves of oaks and maples threw bright splotches of red and orange on the wet fall canvass of the Mount Hood foothills as the distinctive summit appeared and disappeared in flirting rain showers.

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"We were hitting it with the wind at over 100 miles an hour last year. And the average was 89 miles an hour for the entire five-mile course." 3-time Arctic Man Camp Petr Kakes and his partner John Martin

For years I've been hearing about Petr Kakes, the legendary speed skier who runs the Warming Hut and the ski shop at Ski Bowl.

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Ready to soar this winter? Join us at Snowvana! Skier: Josh Larkin, Mount Hood

1,000 lift ticket giveaways.

5 all-resort Snowvana Season Passes.

17 Concourse Level booths.

39 Arena Level booths.

4 Rocking Bands.

8 of Oregon's greatest drink specialists.

9 ski films lined up back-to-back. Any questions?

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Dale Crockatt's photograph of Comet Hale-Bopp is a classic Mt. Hood image and one of thousands that he donated to the museum in Govy.

Dale Crockatt had two final wishes regarding the mountain he loved when he died from cancer at age 57. He wanted to donate thousands of his photographs to the Mt. Hood Museum, and he wanted his skis hung from the wall at Charlie's.

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The new Hwy. 26 is vastly improved after a $25 million investment. Or is it? Photo courtesy of ODOT

The $25 million Mt. Hood Safety Project is just about complete, so expect fresh asphalt and a new concrete barrier to prevent cross-over head-on collisions. As for whether the improvements will improve traffic flow during the winter peak season, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Mike Heffernan

Mount Hood’s one and only Mike Heffernan died on Friday, August 19 after suffering severe injuries in a motorcycle crash on the mountain. He was 53.

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