Mike Zutz carves out some new Deviation boards.

Oregon-based start-up Deviation Skis and Snowboards has landed its first in-store opportunity at the Next Adventure shop in Portland.

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Tony Carleton on Mount Hood in the early 1950s.

Okay, so this story has nothing to do with Mount Hood, but I am the editor and the subject is my Uncle Tony, so I'm going to run it anyhow. Because it is a heck of a story.

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High Cascade and Windells are huge players in the Mount Hood summer shred scene.

Kevin English swears he wasn't trying to mislead anyone by announcing an unexpected strategic partnership between longtime rivals High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Windells Camp on April Fools Day.

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Photo by Grant Myrdal.

A series of major late-winter storms dropped several feet of fresh snow onto Mount Hood to bring the snowpack to its deepest level of the season heading into April.

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Photo by Grant Myrdal. Anyone recognize the skier?

Mount Hood snow conditions have been excellent for the past two weeks, and more snow is on the way through the weekend.

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Thousands of skiers and snowboarders kicked off spring break on Mount Hood with bikini weather, pond skim shenanigans and sweet snow from the Outback to Palmer to Clark Canyon.

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Matthew Drake: "It takes time, persistence and patience."

Ask Mt. Hood Meadows CEO Matthew Drake about his vision for the future, and he chooses his words very carefully.

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Lee Perry co-wrote the book on amputee skiing in 1965.

As amazing as the Paralympic Games have become, it is hard to believe that not so long ago winter sports were simply not an option for people with disabilities. Opening the slopes to all people took work, and a lot of that work was done on Mount Hood, by an enterprising ski instructor named Lee Perry.

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Two feet of snow have fallen on Mount Hood since Grant Myrdal captured this bluebird powder photo March 11.

A powerful winter storm has dropped a foot and a half of fresh snow onto Mount Hood over the past 24 hours, bringing snowpacks to just shy of average going into spring.

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Jake Woodard and his Mount Hood buddies, with smiles all around.

43-year-old snowboarder and Portland REI employee Jake Woodard took home $500 and a new GoPro camera for winning first place in the 2014 Meadows Film Fest with his lively GoPro edit, "Smiles All Around."

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