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Skibowl has made the most of a low-snow year by cranking up its Rope Tow Terrain Park.

With rain looming in the forecast to wipe out snow gains yet again, resorts are scrambling to make the most of less-than-ideal conditions for the holiday Mount Hood rush.

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Jeff Kohnstamm, president of RLK and Company

RLK and Company President Jeff Kohnstamm is working behind the scenes on a project that could lift Mount Hood recreation to new heights.

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When the night rides get cold there's always the fireplace. Photo courtesy of Timberline.

Timberline will be open for night skiing and snowboarding on weekends and holidays starting Friday, December 20.

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A Multnomah County jury sided with the defendant Mt. Hood Skibowl today after a week of testimony and arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Taylur DeWolf.

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Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Meadows

Meadows will turn on the lights and crank up night skiing starting Friday, December 13.

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Skibowl patrollers respond to about 500 injuries per year, including about 25 "red flag" responses.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The jury ruled in favor of the defendant Skibowl on December 13, granting no money to the DeWolf family. For that story click here. For more background, read on.

Courtroom action in a $4.65 million lawsuit pitting the family of Taylur DeWolf against Mt. Hood Skibowl kicked off this week with testy exchanges over how much warning resorts should provide skiers and snowboarders about potential hazards.

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Crews from Mt. Hood Skibowl are making the most of this week's Arctic blast of cold air to pile up man-made snow and prepare for their first weekend opening of 2013-14.

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Two days after a torrential downpour dumped nine inches of rain on Mount Hood, skiers and snowboarders were enjoying light powder and perfect visibility.

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The big storm hasn't hit yet, but Mt. Hood Meadows already has announced that it plans to operate seven days a week from Thanksgiving weekend forward.

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Skibowl's snowmaking and grooming crews have managed to get the tubing hill open for Thanksgiving weekend.

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