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Kaymen Izer enjoys some quality air time.

The Sandy High Freestyle Ski team consists of just two 16-year-old skiers, but they’ve got some serious skills.

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Christof Schenk soars off the massive 85-foot jump built for West Coast Session 10. Photo by Jamie Walter

Top freeskiers from across the globe have converged on Mount Hood for the 10th West Coast Session, "a week of intensive sessioning on features large and small" - though mostly large.

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Corey Caswell throws a beauty with Mt. Hood in the background for the Airblaster Games. Photos by Paz Mendez

Editor's Note: We couldn't help but notice a string of excellent photos shot on Mt. Hood by PM Photos recently. Turns out that PM stands for Paz Mendez, a Govy-based photographer specializing in snow, skate, families and nature. Paz and his partner Tara agreed to share some shots from two lively events at Timberline: the Airblaster Board Games April 16th and the Yobeat Long Jump April 17th. Paz's photos capture the essence of the Timberline park scene as summer approaches and snowboarders and freeskiers from near and far descend on Mt. Hood for the longest snow season in North America. Big thanks to Paz, Tara and PM Photos.

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Bud Keene with Shaun White in 2010.

We Are Camp, the parent company of Windells and High Cascade Snowboard Camps and Windells Academy, has formed a partnership with veteran action sports coach Bud Keene to prepare top-tier athletes for domestic and international competition.

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Yep, that would be Oregon rain. Photo by Casey Karlsen

Skiers and snowboarders in Oregon are pretty familiar with rain.

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Wilson Brown airborne. Photo by Grant Myrdal

If you are a regular at Mt. Hood Meadows, maybe you know Wilson Brown. With his super-long dreads and big-air launches, Wilson is a well-known character in the parks and at the Mazot. He’s one of those flexible-knee, low-fear dudes who likes to head out into remote areas on powder days, drop off cliffs and stomp the landing. The last thing he wants is to land on somebody.

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Sammy Carlson on Mt. Hood. Photo by Darcy Bacha

Sammy Carlson’s long-awaited film collaboration with Teton Gravity Research will make its world debut Friday, November 20 at the Roseland Theatre in downtown Portland.

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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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High Cascade and Windells have been making the most of melting summer snow on Hood for a long time. Rider Spencer Schubert, photo Greg Furey

Summer campers at Windells and High Cascade on Mount Hood will have access to all sorts of jumps, rails and training stations including a new dryland training facility with a 14-by-14-foot trampoline next to a 60-by-60-foot bag jump and a resurfaced launch ramp.

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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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