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Ted Ligety proved to the general viewing public what ski racing enthusiasts have known for a long time: the guy is basically unbeatable in giant slalom.

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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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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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Natalie Hall of the Mount Hood Race Team spent a lot of post race time on the podium in 2012-13.

Mount Hood's Mitey Mite racing teams are gearing up for a big 2013-14 season with four races at Mt. Hood Meadows, two at SkiBowl and one at Cooper Spur. As you can see from the slideshow below, these kids can rip it, and they train all over Mount Hood.

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Michel Macedo of Cascade Winter Sports Club.

Up-and-coming racing stars Michel Macedo and Trevor Maxwell ripped through the gates on Pucci to finish first and second in the Super Bowl Slalom Sunday, narrowly beating out the legendary Master racer Timothy Hill.

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Andrew Weibrecht ripped the Olympic Super G from start to finish to win a surprising silver medal for Team USA.

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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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Jay Pollock of Schnee Vogel tucks to the finish in a PACRAT race held last spring.

Opening weekend for Mount Hood youth and recreational racers has been pushed back indefinitely due to lack of snow, but the high school season will open on Saturday with a race on the Magic Mile.

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Julia Mancuso at age 10, training on Mount Hood. Photo by Brian Robb

Clutch performer Julia Mancuso won her fourth Olympic medal in Russia in the super combined by ripping through the downhill in first place, and then hanging on through a tough slalom course to keep her spot on the podium.

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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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