Mt. Bachelor plagued by rain, warm temps

Recent heavy rain and warm temperatures have taken a toll on Mount Bachelor's snowpack, preventing the resort from opening most of its terrain to skiers and snowboarders for the next couple of days.
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Green Skiing

Green Skiing

ASHLAND — Brian McKay deftly slices his way through the slalom gates, planting his poles to carve his downhill turns until one of his skis catches an edge and he spirals off course.
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Winter  on the Rim

Winter on the Rim

It's generally not cool to wake up your tent mate, especially on a winter camping trip when it's really cold and very early. But the stunning sunrise over Crater Lake isn't something you see every day, so I shook my husband, Brendan, awake. From the door of our tent, we had a perfect view of North America's deepest lake, set in the sunken caldera of an ancient volcano. As the sun eased over the eastern rim, the snow around our campsite blushed pink, and Wizard Island, the tree-studded cinder...
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Nordic tracks

Nordic tracks

Spring might seem an unlikely time to think about cross-country skiing, but veteran skiers know April and May often bring fine days in the snowy high country.
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Weather puts end to hopes for ski season

For the first time in its 50-year history, Mt. Ashland Ski Area won't open for the ski season.
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Hoodoo Ski Area offers free skiing for Mt. A pass holders

Hoodoo Ski Area near Sisters is offering free skiing for all 2013-14 Mt. Ashland season pass holders until Mt. Ashland opens, Mt. Ashland announced today.
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Cross-country skiers take what they can get

Bob Plummer was exploring the Ashland watershed last weekend and didn't like what he saw: bare ground where there should have been snow, and at 5,000 feet in elevation, to boot.
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