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First slalom. Now GS. Don't be surprised to see Mikaela Shiffrin winning downhills in a few years. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Teenage slalom sensation Mikaela Shiffrin tied for first place in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, and the video of her second run clarifies that this win was far from a fluke.

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Glencoe High School racers display a widely-held feeling in this 2005 photograph.

This coming January, for the 25th year in a row, hundreds of high school skiers and their families will gather on Mount Hood to dress up in whacky costumes, ski fast, cheer each other on, feast on turkey and roast beef, and have fun on the mountain. It will be the final running of the Christine Cato Memorial Race, and a lot of people are going to miss it once it is over.

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Alexandria Oseland of Crystal Mountain races to victory at the 2014 Golden Rose slalom race. Photo by Mike Juliana.

Some 160 top junior racers from all over the Pacific Northwest competed in the 79th annual Golden Rose ski race May 24-25 at Timberline on Mount Hood.

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Dale Parshall of the Ruttin' Rats gets into his tuck early.

Ruttin' Rat racers from the Schnee Vogeli Ski Club finished first among 20 Mount Hood recreational racing teams to defend their PACRAT racing team title for the fourth year in a row.

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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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Luke Musgrave of the Mt. Hood Race Team will be the racer to beat at Meadows this weekend.

Kid and adult racers will break out the Lycra for their final race runs this weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline.

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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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Dale Parshall on course.

PACRAT recreational racers made up for lost time Sunday with a lively double-race down Stadium in windy, fast conditions.

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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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Nathan Gunesch of Mount Hood Academy took first for the U16 boys. Photo by Mike Juliana.

Masters racers from across the Pacific Northwest and local junior racers shared a slalom race Saturday at Skibowl and managed to squeeze in some good, fast runs before torrential downpours swamped out the rest of Masters Mania Weekend on Mount Hood.

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