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The Super Bowl of Ski Racing.

The Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel, Austria is an annual tradition going back 75 years, the steepest, gnarliest, most beloved downhill race in the world.

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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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The first half of this preview is admittedly lame, but it is worth suffering through the corny narration and the box-o-chocolates Forrest Gump quote, because the footage in the second half is downright mouth-watering.

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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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Teton Gravity Research's new mountain bike film "UnReal" is designed to blow your mind, with crazy-fast glacier riding, wild horse racing and ridiculously bold aerial maneuvers.

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Jesse Paul is a crazy-good skateboarder and snowboarder who is a regular in the Windells Camp summer scene on Mount Hood. His new Full Part Video from the summer of 2014 is packed with creativity and style.

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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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Summer's coming up, which means deep snow in South America. Have you seen the GoPro footage of Travis Rice, John Jackson, Chris Davenport, and Lynsey Dyer shredding the Andes in Chile? You might have to consider a plane ticket south, because the powder is unreal.

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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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What happens when some of the most talented Nordic skiers in the world set out to spoof Candide Thovex's outrageous One of These Days videos?

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