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When the night rides get cold there's always the fireplace. Photo courtesy of Timberline.

Timberline will be open for night skiing and snowboarding on weekends and holidays starting Friday, December 20.

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A Multnomah County jury sided with the defendant Mt. Hood Skibowl today after a week of testimony and arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Taylur DeWolf.

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Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Meadows

Meadows will turn on the lights and crank up night skiing starting Friday, December 13.

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If the lot is built near Enid Lake, a pedestrian bridge will be necessary.

The popular Mirror Lake hiking and snowshoeing trail could get a new parking lot just west of Government Camp, with a pedestrian bridge over Highway 26 and a park-and-ride transit stop with connections to Mount Hood resorts.

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Skibowl patrollers respond to about 500 injuries per year, including about 25 "red flag" responses.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The jury ruled in favor of the defendant Skibowl on December 13, granting no money to the DeWolf family. For that story click here. For more background, read on.

Courtroom action in a $4.65 million lawsuit pitting the family of Taylur DeWolf against Mt. Hood Skibowl kicked off this week with testy exchanges over how much warning resorts should provide skiers and snowboarders about potential hazards.

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Dan Kneip recovered from 16 surgeries to return to Mount Hood. Photo by Zeb Yaklich.

Anyone who has regularly frequented Mt. Hood Meadows over the past several years knows the Skull & Crossbones flag which flies in the main parking lot. What many don’t know is the amazing story of Dan Kneip, the mountain pirate behind that flag.

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Crews from Mt. Hood Skibowl are making the most of this week's Arctic blast of cold air to pile up man-made snow and prepare for their first weekend opening of 2013-14.

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Two days after a torrential downpour dumped nine inches of rain on Mount Hood, skiers and snowboarders were enjoying light powder and perfect visibility.

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A huge storm dumped more than nine inches of rain on Mount Hood in 24 hours before finally turning to snow at around midnight Sunday.

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The big storm hasn't hit yet, but Mt. Hood Meadows already has announced that it plans to operate seven days a week from Thanksgiving weekend forward.

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