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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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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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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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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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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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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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Torah Bright took first in snowboard superpipe. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

The superstars of freestyle snowboarding and skiing powered through the pressure at this year's Dew Tour event in Breckenridge, with top finishers greatly improving their chances of competing at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Gold medalist Kelly Clark. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Mount Hood summer shredders Nick Goepper, Gretchen Bleiler, Scotty Lago, Tom Wallisch, Sammy Carlson, Louie Vito and Kelly Clark are tearing it up with the world's best in Colorado this week as the Dew Tour offers a preview of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Breckenridge, Park City, Aspen/Snowmass, Keystone, Mammoth, Whistler Blackcomb and... Timberline.

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Michael Foushee of West Linn High School competes in halfpipe at Mt. Hood Meadows in 2012. Photo by John Gertlar.

High School snowboarders will compete in 20 speed and style events on Mount Hood this coming season.

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