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Tucker Scroggins of Central Catholic races through the powder en route to one of his three first-place race finishes at the 2019 Oregon High School Alpine Ski Racing Championships. Photo by Mike Juliana

Some 250 Oregon high school ski racers converged on Mount Hood March 6-8 for the three days of competition, camaraderie, and crashes for the 2019 Alpine State Championships at Mt. Hood Meadows, hosted by Metro Ski League.

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Mt. Hood League winners of sportsmanship awards.

High school racers throughout Oregon are getting revved up for the the 2019 state championships set for March 6-8 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Racers got creative for the costume contest.

More than 400 Oregon High School ski racers launched another lively season Saturday on Mount Hood with camaraderie, costumes, and spirit befitting the Third Annual Kelsey's Race, the largest high school race in the United States.

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Competitors whoop it up for the return of state to Mount Bachelor. Photo by Robin Cressy

Editor’s Note: Over 230 athletes competed as the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association returned to Mt Bachelor March 7-9 for the Oregon High School Alpine Ski Race State Championships for the first time since 2011. Reporter and videographer Robin Cressy was on the scene, and contributes the following report.

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Michael Liang's coaches give him the royal treatment at 2017 state championships on Mount Hood. Photos by Robin Cressy

215 Athletes from as far away as Lakeview and Ashland, Oregon converged on Mt. Hood Meadows March 1-3 to compete in Skier-Cross, Slalom and Giant Slalom events for the 2017 Oregon High School Ski Racing Championships.

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Sandy High Racers get in the spirit for the first annual Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race on Mount Hood. Photos by Robin Cressy

388 Oregon high school ski racers got the racing season rolling with the first annual Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Run Race at Mt Hood Meadows on Monday, January 2. 

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Kelsey and Randy Hewitt. A new race has been created to honor Kelsey, who died in Dec. 2015 at age 25.

High School Alpine Ski racers will compete on January 2 in a season-opening fun race named in honor of a racer who died at the age of 25 in a tree well accident.

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Mac Heffernan, photo by Robin Cressy

Lifelong Mount Hood skier Mac Heffernan is feeling lucky to be alive after a tough crash into the rocks on July 30, but he will have to postpone his planned military career to recuperate from his wounds.

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State was great in Ashland this year. Photos and video by Robin Cressy

What happens when Oregon's top high school racers and their coaches and families descend on super-steep Mt. Ashland for year-end championship racing?

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Good weather and good times in Ashland. Photos by Robin Cressy

Editor's Note: Shred Hood Correspondent Robin Cressy was on the scene for Day Two of the Oregon Championship Ski Races at Mt. Ashland, and he filed this report from his motel room in between the races and the awards dinner. Congratulations to all on another excellent year of high school ski racing in Oregon!

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