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When the snow's good, there's no reason to leave. When it's bad, you'll have options.

A new pass exchange deal between Mt. Hood Meadows and Intrawest-owned Colorado resorts Winter Park and Steamboat could be the first of several as Meadows joins the partnership bandwagon.

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Rick "Oz" Oswald in his natural habitat, one week before his death. Photos by Grant Myrdal

Not long after he was run off Mount Hood, Rick “Oz” Oswald set out to hitch-hike from Oregon to Jackson Hole. Or maybe it was Utah. Accounts vary in legends, and Oz, who died in an avalanche last month on the mountain he worked and skied for 35 years, was definitely legendary.

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The Magic Mile rises to 7,000 feet on the south side of Mt. Hood.

A chair from Timberline's Magic Mile chairlift fell to the ground Thursday afternoon, injuring no one but forcing a timely evacuation and an investigation involving the lift manufacturer and a third-party lift engineer.

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Ah! That water feels refreshing. Photos by Steve Garretson

The Snow Beach Festival Saturday at Skibowl got Spring Break rolling with all sorts of pond-skimming, pie-eating, sun-soaking shenanigans.

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Bill Johnson fans, friends and family gather to rename Dog Leg Bill's Gold. Bill's mom DB is in the center wearing a red hat. Photos by Steve Garretson

Friends and family of the great ski racer Bill Johnson gathered at Mt. Hood Skibowl Saturday to remember an individual who lived a full life on the edge.

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The three-year project is on schedule to wrap up by the fall of 2016.

The final season of the $25 million Mt. Hood Safety Project on Hwy. 26 will start up once the snow has melted, with rock-blasting, road-paving and the construction of a 1.6-mile concrete barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes of 26 west of Skibowl.

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This map shows the two parcels of land uphill from Govy that would become Mt. Hood Meadows property in exchange for 770 acres around Cooper Spur. The two parcels extend from across the street from the Mt. Hood Brewery to Summit Ski Area.

A Mt. Hood Land Exchange bill authored by U.S. Representative Greg Walden gained unanimous approval from the House Natural Resources Committee on March 16, a big step toward closing a deal that has been stuck in a bureaucratic quagmire for years.

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Shannon Haida-Wipf, Kevin Eike, Leilani and Chris Barney, Dan Kneip, Stacey Larsen and the author enjoying HOTS 2016. Photos by Sean Jacks.

In the two years since we last held a Hope on the Slopes event on Mount Hood, about 3.5 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer, and more than a million died from cancer.  What can we possibly do about this?

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A Mt. Hood tradition for skiers and their pals. Photos by Lisa Miller, USFS.

Ski the Glade happens annually in March and it is a true bucket list event for any Mt. Hood skier or snowboarder.

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It's a long ways down.

Did you hear about the young child who fell off the lift on Mount Hood Saturday?

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