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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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Brian Stanford is putting the finishing touches on the latest features for Timberline's freestyle terrain parks.

When it comes to new rails to ride in Timberline's freestyle parks, Brian Stanford's preference is to build them himself. "It's way cheaper," he says. "Plus when you do it yourself you can build it any way you want.”

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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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Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics in snowboarding slopestyle, beating out the heavily favored Canadian Mark McMorris with two stylish runs down a huge course.

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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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PACRAT racer Mark Stanford runs giant slalom on Stadium at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Squeeze in your last-minute dryland training and dig out that red wax, because recreational racers will have seven opportunities to run gates on Mount Hood this winter.

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It was painful watching Lindsey Vonn try to return early from a serious injury to make the Olympics last winter. She was skiing World Cup downhills with no anterior cruciate ligament, and things could have gone horribly wrong.

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Christi and Ben McKinley with their hard-earned ceramic mug and other goodies from Pole Pedal Paddle 2015.

Editor's Note: The 39th Annual Pole Pedal Paddle Classic in Bend brought out the usual mix of top-tier athletes, young upstarts and just-for-the-fun-of-it participants of all ages, shapes and sizes. Mount Hood Alpine racing dad, ski mountaineer and free ride coach Ben McKinley competed for the 12th time with his wife Christi. Here is our conversation about what originally drew them to PPP — and what keeps them coming back.

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Sammy Carlson on Mt. Hood. Photo by Darcy Bacha

Sammy Carlson’s long-awaited film collaboration with Teton Gravity Research will make its world debut Friday, November 20 at the Roseland Theatre in downtown Portland.

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Sandy High Racers get in the spirit for the first annual Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race on Mount Hood. Photos by Robin Cressy

388 Oregon high school ski racers got the racing season rolling with the first annual Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Run Race at Mt Hood Meadows on Monday, January 2. 

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