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Jesse Scroggins rips it down Stadium for a Schnee Vogeli club race in December.

With a 56-inch snow base at 4,000 feet as of early January, Mt. Hood’s premiere ski racing runs are back in action after two years of frustration and improvisation for the racing community.

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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 Foushee of West Linn High won the state championship in halfpipe. Photo courtesy of Polly Foushee.

Mount Hood-based high school riders scored major points in racing, slopestyle and halfpipe at the 2014 State Championships at Mount Bachelor March 13-15.

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Michel Macedo competing on Mount Hood

Mount Hood-trained 15-year-old alpine racer Michel Macedo topped the podium in both slalom and the combined at the USSA Western Region Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Allow 19-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin to demonstrate.

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After suffering through several frustrating false starts this winter, Mount Hood’s 200-plus PACRAT racers will finally get to run some gates Sunday at Meadows.

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Members of the Swiss Women's racing contingent, 1939, Mt. Hood. Yep, that is a cig in her mouth. Photo from the Digital Public Library.

For a while now, I've been hearing bits and pieces about how the National Ski Championships were held on Mount Hood in 1939, but I've never really been able to picture it in my mind.

Who competed? Where did the races take place?

And where exactly was the downhill?

Those are just a few of the questions I've been wondering about.

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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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Photo by John Gertlar

High school snowboarders will go head-to-head in slopestyle, banked slalom and boarder cross all weekend on Mount Hood.

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Luke Musgrave of the Mt. Hood Race Team won the overall season trophy for U14 boys.

The overall team winners for Mitey Mite youth racing on Mount Hood in 2013-14 were the Multnomah Athletic Club girls team and the Mt. Hood Race Team boys.

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