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The top American racer in men's World Cup slalom races so far in 2013-14 has not been Ted Ligety or Bode Miller, but rather David Chodounsky, who spent part of the summer of 2013 coaching on Mount Hood and living in Government Camp.

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Trevor Maxwell of West Linn will be tough to beat.

Oregon's top high school racers will compete for state championships in slalom and giant slalom Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Bode in 2006. He is close to regaining top form. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Ted the Shred Ligety and 36-year-old Bode Miller ruled last weekend's Birds of Prey giant slalom race in Beaver Creek with the first 1-2 World Cup finish for American racers since 2005.

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Dylan Tuor of West Linn High won the JV GS on Shooting Star Ridge last weekend. Photo by Mike Juliana

High school racers have been making the most of a whacky weather year on Mount Hood.

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Mikaela Shiffrin now has six World Cup victories at age 18. Photo from Wikipedia Commons.

Mikaela Shiffrin powered through goggle-sticking sleet, massive ruts and a ridiculously turny top section in Bormio, Italy to win her record-tying sixth World Cup slalom race at the age of 18.

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Ellie Schmidt of Central Catholic took second in slalom Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mikejulianaphotography.com

Skiers and snowboarders from West Linn, Hood River Valley and Lincoln racked up victories in a wild weekend of high school racing and freestyle action on Mount Hood.

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Ted the Shred is at it again. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Ted the Shred Ligety won his third consecutive World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria Sunday.

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Know a high school-aged skier looking for a fun winter sport where you get to go as fast as you can? Ski racing is worth considering, as this video from Mount Hood coach and videographer Robin Cressy attests.

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Bode Miller won gold, silver and bronze in Vancouver in 2010. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Lindsey Vonn will not be competing in the season-opening World Cup race this weekend in Soelden, Austria, but Bode Miller will return to the gates.

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Emily Sarich of Parkrose won under the lights at Meadows Saturday night. Photo by Mike Juliana.

Three Rivers league racers shredded gates under the lights at Meadows Saturday night, and West Linn's boys and girls teams both emerged victorious.

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