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Sammy Carlson breaks in the new park on Vista.

The Mt. Hood Meadows park crew has made the most of limited snow coverage on Vista Ridge by building a new terrain park there.

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How good is the U.S. Olympic team heading to Sochi for the slopestyle debut? Consider the athletes who didn't make the cut.

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Sutton LeFever and Taylor Walker took first and second in the U8 giant slalom.

There were moments last weekend on Mount Hood when simply getting down the mountain was challenging enough, between the sharp sting of the sleet, the soaked-to-the-bone chill, the complete lack of visibility, and the sticky, tricky snow underfoot.

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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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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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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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Ben Bilocq enjoys some summer air time on Mount Hood. Photo by Logan Guerry

The recent heat wave has not been kind to the summer snow scene on Mount Hood, but that hasn't stopped snowboard campers from enjoying some quality air and rail time at High Cascade Snowboard Camp.

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Kelsey and Randy Hewitt. A new race has been created to honor Kelsey, who died in Dec. 2015 at age 25.

High School Alpine Ski racers will compete on January 2 in a season-opening fun race named in honor of a racer who died at the age of 25 in a tree well accident.

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Abe Barnett (pictured here with Alex Hackel) took first in the Open category for skiers.

The first USASA Mt. Hood slopestyle of the season Sunday drew 80 competitors from New York to Colorado to Seattle, and Hood regulars Meiling Huang, Abe Barnett, Sean Fitzsimons, Maddie Collins, Hannah Bergeman, Torsenn Brown, Wyatt Duce, Jackson West, Brendon Bailey and Max Jones all took first in their age divisions.

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Levi Brown of the Mount Hood Race Team finished first for boys under 10. Photo by Mike Juliana

The cities of Portland and Hood River were pretty much shut down, and roads up to Mount Hood were a sheet of ice with fallen trees and abandoned cars, but that didn't stop a hard-core group of kid racers and their families and coaches from staging a slalom race in the sleet and rain at Skibowl Sunday.

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