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The 2015 Cascade Spring Park at Meadows features some nice, large jumps under the Cascade chair. Photo by Grant Myrdal

The new Cascade Spring Park on the upper mountain at Mt. Hood Meadows is earning high praise for variety and flow.

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Photo by Grant Myrdal

The new Spring Park designed by Snow Park Technologies for Mt. Hood Meadows has been a huge hit with park riders, chairlift gawkers and photographers like Grant Myrdal.

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The spring park will target advanced riders.

Mt. Hood Meadows is bringing in a top terrain park design firm to help build a spring park from the upper mountain to the base area with a continuous flow of features.

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Wilson Brown samples the new Spring Park. Photo by Sean Jacks.

Skiers and snowboarders were soaring into blue skies at Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline Wednesday as both resorts opened up some monster jumps for the spring season.

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Imperial Snowpark Equipment co-owners Mark Scheel (far left) and Casey Karlsen (far right) with Jacob Jackson and Jacqueline Darnell Vonk

Casey Karlsen wanted to improve his snowboarding style with summer practice, so he thought he would look into setting up some rails in his back yard.

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Brian Stanford is putting the finishing touches on the latest features for Timberline's freestyle terrain parks.

When it comes to new rails to ride in Timberline's freestyle parks, Brian Stanford's preference is to build them himself. "It's way cheaper," he says. "Plus when you do it yourself you can build it any way you want.”

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Sammy Carlson breaks in the new park on Vista.

The Mt. Hood Meadows park crew has made the most of limited snow coverage on Vista Ridge by building a new terrain park there.

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