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evo has done well in Seattle, and globally.

The Seattle-based action sports gear and fashion apparel retailer evo has big plans for Portland.

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Unfortunately, there is not enough snow for the Upper Bowl.

Mt. Hood Skibowl announced today that it will operate its Multorpor chairlift for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, along with the Summit Ski Area chair.

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Zeb and Ian Yaklich at their new office space on Hawthorne Ave.

When it comes to Mount Hood, skiing, snowboarding and the web, Zeb Yaklich is an idea machine. Every time we get together, I walk away with a notebook full of story ideas and contacts. So I was happy to see Zeb, his brother Ian and their company Off the Wall Media expanding into a sweet new space on Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland.

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There was some blissful tree skiing to be had over the weekend on Mount Hood. There were also monster lift lines made worse by power outages, bumper-to-bumper back-ups on mountain highways and access roads, jam-packed parking lots clogged with beached vehicles, freezing-cold chairlift rides, dreaded shuttle bus trips, and clueless snow-drivers making business for the local tow truck companies.

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Patrollers helping an injured skier at Timberline.

A skier who says he was knocked down and injured by another skier at Timberline is suing for $1.4 million in Multnomah County Court.

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Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders snuck up to play hookie Thursday for the long-overdue opener of the fresh powder season at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Grant Myrdal at work on Mount Hood

Now that the snow is finally piling up on Mount Hood, Grant Myrdal is back doing his thing, riding the first lift up, scouting out the prime powder, setting up his gear, and shooting action photos of all of us. It’s quite a gig for anyone, but a surfer from South Africa who grew up with no snow? How did that happen?

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All we can do is hope.

A storm is expected to hit Mount Hood next week. Will it bring rain or snow?

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Photo by Grant Myrdal, grantmyrdal.com/

A mountain storm is moving in, and it is looking good. Four inches fell Tuesday night at Meadows, five inches at Timberline. It's still rain at Skibowl but the freezing level is dropping and everyone should get snow Wednesday night.

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A $25 million effort to improve Highway 26. Photo courtesy of ODOT.

ODOT will host an open house Tuesday, January 21 at the Resort at the Mountain to discuss plans to improve safety along U.S. 26 between of Kiwanis Camp Road and Skibowl West.

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