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Timberline picked up 17 inches of snow over the weekend.

Timberline staffers are scrambling to make the transition to daily lift operations on Mount Hood starting this Friday, November 22.

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You call that praying?

The 2013 Pray for Snow bash rocked and rolled well into the morning hours with prizes, revelry and dancing, plus a steady supply of fresh snow to keep spirits high.

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Close your eyes and pray for snow.

The weather forecast is calling for a foot of snow on Mount Hood Friday, which should only add to the hype as winter preseason festivities reach their peak this weekend.

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Seven trips a day, seven days a week.

Carless? Need to get up to Mount Hood? The Mountain Express is running seven days a week from Sandy to Timberline Lodge for $2 one-way or 30 trips for $20. Here is the full winter schedule. Zoom into the image above for details.

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If you like hyperbole, you'll love Columbia Sportswear's latest social media campaign. It is the "best contest ever" to land the "best job on the planet," and "the most epic ski experience this side of anywhere." What could possibly be this good?

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Close-up of a lenticular cloud over Mount Hood

The sun broke through for some excellent conditions on Mount Hood Sunday. But what really stood out was the cool lenticular cloud action that gave the appearance at times of a ghost-like floating saucer hovering around the summit of the mountain.

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Photo by Richard Hallman

Tommy Ellingson and his Home Grown crew rocked the house Friday night with a jam-packed screening of their new Mount Hood ski film Nostalgia. It was a one-of-a-kind event, and here's why:

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Who's ready for beard-ice weather?

The rain is expected to give way to fresh snow as the freezing level plummets, and snow is in the forecast at 6,337 feet every day for the next week.

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Norma Jeane on Mount Hood in 1945, photographed by Andre de Dienes.

You probably recognize this lovely young woman enjoying the fresh snow on Mount Hood. Her name was still Norma Jeane then, and she was about to set out on an epic road trip with the great photographer Andre de Dienes.

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AT&T's new Hoodland cell tower has improved 4G coverage on Mount Hood, but it won't improve the AT&T situation at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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