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Imperial Snowpark Equipment co-owners Mark Scheel (far left) and Casey Karlsen (far right) with Jacob Jackson and Jacqueline Darnell Vonk

Casey Karlsen wanted to improve his snowboarding style with summer practice, so he thought he would look into setting up some rails in his back yard.

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Just after Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics in snowboarding slopestyle, fellow Mount Hood regular Jamie Anderson soared to gold in the first-ever women's Olympic slopestyle.

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Wilson Brown airborne. Photo by Grant Myrdal

If you are a regular at Mt. Hood Meadows, maybe you know Wilson Brown. With his super-long dreads and big-air launches, Wilson is a well-known character in the parks and at the Mazot. He’s one of those flexible-knee, low-fear dudes who likes to head out into remote areas on powder days, drop off cliffs and stomp the landing. The last thing he wants is to land on somebody.

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Brian Stanford is putting the finishing touches on the latest features for Timberline's freestyle terrain parks.

When it comes to new rails to ride in Timberline's freestyle parks, Brian Stanford's preference is to build them himself. "It's way cheaper," he says. "Plus when you do it yourself you can build it any way you want.”

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Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics in snowboarding slopestyle, beating out the heavily favored Canadian Mark McMorris with two stylish runs down a huge course.

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Sammy Carlson on Mt. Hood. Photo by Darcy Bacha

Sammy Carlson’s long-awaited film collaboration with Teton Gravity Research will make its world debut Friday, November 20 at the Roseland Theatre in downtown Portland.

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Sammy Carlson breaks in the new park on Vista.

The Mt. Hood Meadows park crew has made the most of limited snow coverage on Vista Ridge by building a new terrain park there.

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How good is the U.S. Olympic team heading to Sochi for the slopestyle debut? Consider the athletes who didn't make the cut.

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Ben Bilocq enjoys some summer air time on Mount Hood. Photo by Logan Guerry

The recent heat wave has not been kind to the summer snow scene on Mount Hood, but that hasn't stopped snowboard campers from enjoying some quality air and rail time at High Cascade Snowboard Camp.

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Abe Barnett (pictured here with Alex Hackel) took first in the Open category for skiers.

The first USASA Mt. Hood slopestyle of the season Sunday drew 80 competitors from New York to Colorado to Seattle, and Hood regulars Meiling Huang, Abe Barnett, Sean Fitzsimons, Maddie Collins, Hannah Bergeman, Torsenn Brown, Wyatt Duce, Jackson West, Brendon Bailey and Max Jones all took first in their age divisions.

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