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Meadows Race Team athletes celebrate their third consecutive Mitey Mite Team championship. Photos by Mike Juliana

Mount Hood's Mitey Mite Racers and their families were treated to perfect weather for the season-ending Candy Cup Race March 26 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Oregon's top high school snowboarders tore it up at states on Mount Hood.

Oregon's top high school snowboarders descended on Mt. Hood Meadows March 10-12 for state championships in banked slalom, boarder cross, slopestyle and halfpipe.

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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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Intense pre-race rituals in Ashland. Photos by Robin Cressy

Editor's Note: Shred Hood Correspondent Robin Cressy was on the scene for Day One of the Oregon Championship Races at Mt. Ashland, and he filed this report from his motel room after a super-busy day on the mountain.

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It's good to be in Ashland after 5 hours in the car.

Editor's Note: Longtime ski racing coach and videographer Robin Cressy is on assignment in Ashland this week for the Oregon State Championships. Here's his first update, wired over from a motel in Ashland after a long day in the car followed by In-and-Out burgers and a 40-person hot tub party. Shred Hood will be running his updates as they arrive this week, with video, photos and stories from States. 

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AJ Kitt competing in the Beaver Creek GS.

AJ Kitt is a familiar character around Mount Hood, a family guy with three young kids, a ski racing coach, a hard-working real estate pro who helps run his wife Amy's vacation rental business. Just a regular Oregon guy, who also happens to be one of the greatest American ski racers in history: winner at Val-d'Isère, silver medalist at the Hahnenkamm, a four-time Olympian.

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250 kids raced in the 2016 Cooper Spur Duel Slalom.

What do you get when several hundred of the most hard-core ski families on Mount Hood descend on a quaint little throwback of a resort with limited indoor plumbing?

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Three Rivers League riders enjoy the scene at the first slopestyle comp of 2016. Photo by Casey Karlsen

Head Judge Frost: “DAVE.”

Me: “DAVE?”

Head judge Frost: “DAVE.”

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Izzy Hoffman of Lakeridge High has won her first two league races in slalom and GS. Photo by Mike Juliana.

The high school season racing is out of the starting gates and ripping into 2016 with hundreds of high-energy competitors and all sorts of crazy Mount Hood weather.

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