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Christof Schenk throws a Flat 3 with a tail grab at The West Coast Session. Photo by Jamie Walter

The remote slope at 8000 feet on the south side of Mount Hood is hidden from the chairlifts to the west and the historic lodge below, and it is packed with some of the top freeskiers in the world.

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State was great in Ashland this year. Photos and video by Robin Cressy

What happens when Oregon's top high school racers and their coaches and families descend on super-steep Mt. Ashland for year-end championship racing?

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2nd Wind Sports rider Ollie Stevenson of Hood River.

A crazy ice storm on the east slope of Mount Hood didn't stop skiers and snowboarders as young as six years old from opening the USASA Mt. Hood Series with a steady flow of rail jam runs well into the evening of Saturday, Dec. 21.

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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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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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Orange Man puts on a show for the 2015 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Editor’s Note: Surf legend Gerry Lopez’s annual Big Wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor was last weekend, and photographer Grant Myrdal was on the scene. It’s a surf-style competition judged for variety, speed, power and flow, and big-time surfers are invited from all over to compete. Grant was a hard-core surfer born and raised near J-Bay in South Africa long before he started shooting photos on Mount Hood, so we decided to interview him about the festivities and check out some of his pics from the competition.

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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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Hood-trained Nick Goepper is eying gold in 2014 as slopestyle skiing makes its Olympic debut.

Hood-trained Nick Goepper is eying gold in 2014 as slopestyle skiing makes its Olympic debut.

I first met Nick Goepper in 2011 when I was researching a business story about Windells Camp for my previous job. Nice kid, I thought. From Indiana? Really? Do they have mountains in Indiana? And then I saw him ski.

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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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