Marshall Ellison in Heather Canyon. Photos by Grant Myrdal

There are only two downsides to receiving a fat stack of powder pictures from Grant Myrdal.

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Ripping it down Silver Bowl. Photos by Grant Myrdal

It's hard to beat the double-black-diamond terrain on Silver Bowl when the snow is fresh and the light is rich and sharp.

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T. J. Boeschen enjoying the upper mountain under a blue sky. Photos by Grant Myrdal

The thing about Super Bowl is, you have to earn those turns.

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Somewhere inside the exploding snow is bliss. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Five feet of snow in a week has boosted a lot of attitudes on Mount Hood, and Grant Myrdal has seen and documented the transformation first hand.

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Ian Sherrod's award-winning snowboard shot by Grant Myrdal.

Two popular Mt. Hood Meadows regulars have won photo-of-the-year honors and brand new boards from on-the-mountain action photographer Grant Myrdal and his sponsors.

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Darcy Bacha's photo of Sammy Carlson was a finalist for Powder's photo of the year. Courtesy of Darcy Bacha.

Seems like anytime you open an issue of Freeskier, Snowboarder, or Powder Magazine there's an amazing photo or two or three inside from Mount Hood's ever-growing crew of top-notch photographers.

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Good times with friends, in a beautiful place.

Okay, so it has definitely been a slow start to winter, between too-dry October and too-wet November. But you know it will come around, right? Here are some choice pics from the #shredhood Instagallery to get you back in that mountain state of mind. Follow the "next" buttons to click through. Oh yeah, and feel free to join the part by tagging your mountain grams #shredhood!

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Photo by Grant Myrdal. The skier is Brad "B-Rad" Bushnell.

If you have a job, chances are you had to work on Tuesday. Sorry. Conditions on Mount Hood were ideal: fresh snow, blue skies, and nice mellow breezes. Heather and Clark were open, visibility was perfect and the snow was stashed up deep below Marmot Ridge. These photos from Grant Myrdal Photography tell the story.

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Asit Rathod, photographed by Randy Boverman

Portland-based photographer Randy Boverman caught the light and the snow just right in this sequence of photos from a sweet February powder day at Meadows with skiers Asit Rathod and Friedrich Gloekler.

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Photo by Bob Stawicki (Grant Myrdal Photography)

Here's another batch of sweet powder pics to whet your appetite for the next storm on Mount Hood.

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