The second ReRack Rail Jam of the season went down Saturday afternoon and evening at Mt. Hood Meadows, and Pierce Hodges was there. Here is his edit for ReRack and Meadows, along with some photos by Scott Lustig and the full results from the competition.

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Sutton Bell LaFevre of the Cooper Spur Race Team gets the kid racing season started at Skibowl.

More than 250 young racers and their families brought Multorpor to life on Sunday with a noisy and spirited season-opening Kids Kandahar race down Mt. Hood Lane.

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Lindsey is out of the 2014 Olympics, but Ligety is in top form. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Ted Ligety won the world Cup super combined race in Wengen, Switzerland today with the second-fastest slalom run and a solid run on the downhill.

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Mackenzie Green of the MAC club, shown here racing last spring at Timberline, finished third in the 2013 Winterstart slalom on Meadows.

The Mount Hood Racing season is off to a confusing start due to lack of snow followed by a huge blizzard, but racers did manage to squeeze in a couple of slalom competitions on Saturday.

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Yes, Lindsey Vonn is out with an injury. Yes, Bob Costas is pompous. And yes, Vladimir Putin is a tyrant. But none of that will stop the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month from being a highly entertaining spectacle. Here are three big reasons why.

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Lindsey Vonn is pulling out of the Olympics due to a knee injury. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn's announcement that she will miss competing in the Olympics next month does more than just prove she is human.

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Imperial Snowpark Equipment co-owners Mark Scheel (far left) and Casey Karlsen (far right) with Jacob Jackson and Jacqueline Darnell Vonk

Casey Karlsen wanted to improve his snowboarding style with summer practice, so he thought he would look into setting up some rails in his back yard.

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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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Lucy McLean of Hood River won the girls varsity with a time of 31.53.

More than 340 high school competitors from Metro Portland and the Gorge opened the racing season on Mount Hood by ripping through the gates in blustery conditions on the Magic Mile Saturday for the 2014 Christine Cato Memorial Race.

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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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