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High Cascade and Windells have been making the most of melting summer snow on Hood for a long time. Rider Spencer Schubert, photo Greg Furey

Summer campers at Windells and High Cascade on Mount Hood will have access to all sorts of jumps, rails and training stations including a new dryland training facility with a 14-by-14-foot trampoline next to a 60-by-60-foot bag jump and a resurfaced launch ramp.

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The second ReRack Rail Jam of the season went down Saturday afternoon and evening at Mt. Hood Meadows, and Pierce Hodges was there. Here is his edit for ReRack and Meadows, along with some photos by Scott Lustig and the full results from the competition.

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Christof Schenk throws a Flat 3 with a tail grab at The West Coast Session. Photo by Jamie Walter

The remote slope at 8000 feet on the south side of Mount Hood is hidden from the chairlifts to the west and the historic lodge below, and it is packed with some of the top freeskiers in the world.

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2nd Wind Sports rider Ollie Stevenson of Hood River.

A crazy ice storm on the east slope of Mount Hood didn't stop skiers and snowboarders as young as six years old from opening the USASA Mt. Hood Series with a steady flow of rail jam runs well into the evening of Saturday, Dec. 21.

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Orange Man puts on a show for the 2015 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Editor’s Note: Surf legend Gerry Lopez’s annual Big Wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor was last weekend, and photographer Grant Myrdal was on the scene. It’s a surf-style competition judged for variety, speed, power and flow, and big-time surfers are invited from all over to compete. Grant was a hard-core surfer born and raised near J-Bay in South Africa long before he started shooting photos on Mount Hood, so we decided to interview him about the festivities and check out some of his pics from the competition.

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Hood-trained Nick Goepper is eying gold in 2014 as slopestyle skiing makes its Olympic debut.

Hood-trained Nick Goepper is eying gold in 2014 as slopestyle skiing makes its Olympic debut.

I first met Nick Goepper in 2011 when I was researching a business story about Windells Camp for my previous job. Nice kid, I thought. From Indiana? Really? Do they have mountains in Indiana? And then I saw him ski.

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The great French freeskier Candide Thevex snagged more than 7 million page views for this first-person video, and it is easy to see why.

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Snowboard coach Ben Beavon with his Sandy High riders at last year's state championships.

If you know your way around Mount Hood's terrain parks, chances are you have seen Griffin Cummings, Ben Beavon and Tyler Carr in action.

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Nick Jacobson competing in the Snakes & Hammers contest at Meadows in April 2013.

The nation's top up-and-coming slopestyle and halfpipe specialists will be shredding Mt. Hood Meadows March 9-13 for the fourth and final stop of the 2015 US Revolution Tour.

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The latest collaboartion between Windells and High Cascade offers new options for park shredders - and for their parents.

Young snowboarders and skiers who love to shred the parks will have a whole new opportunity for improvement on Mount Hood this winter as High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Windells launch a new "Head to Hood" weekend freestyle program for riders 10-17 years old.

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