Choosing an Avalanche Airbag

By Mountain Shop

October 28, 2021

Choosing an Avalanche Airbag

Avalanche bags are an extra safety measure to prevent a burial in an avalanche, proper training for avalanche safety is necessary before venturing out in the backcountry and potential avalanche territory. Here are Mountain Shop's top picks for Avalanche Backpacks this Season! Need more info? Tune into a presentation from Portland Mountain Rescue on November 3, 2021 by registering on our website.

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Ski Boots Hurt? Custom Insoles Could Help.

By Jessica Joyner

October 16, 2021

Ski Boots Hurt? Custom Insoles Could Help.

Custom insoles support the natural shape of your foot inside of your boot and could be a key to alleviating pain. Check out the snapshots below and follow along during the custom insole molding process!

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Meadows Race Team Big Mountain Coaches Needed

By Ben McKinley

August 19, 2021

Meadows Race Team Big Mountain Coaches Needed

Meadows Race Team Big Mountain Ski and Backcountry Touring Coaches Needed for the 2021 - 2022 Season

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A Fool's Errand: The Sisyphean Challenge Daily Tally

By Mountain Shop

April 1, 2021

A Fool's Errand: The Sisyphean Challenge Daily Tally

Find the FINAL TALLY of vert from our Fool's Errand: A Sisyphean Challenge here!

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Kwohl Butte Ski Summit

By Jan Zarella

March 30, 2021

Kwohl Butte Ski Summit

Well, after as many failures as attempts, minus 1, I finally conquered the summit of Kwhol Butte! It seems so simple...a typical 15.5 mile ski tour with a decently straightforward route. Well...there was that one time....

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Loowit Bike-Ski-Bike Spiritual Refresher and Extravaganza

By Eric Schmidgall

March 17, 2021

Loowit Bike-Ski-Bike Spiritual Refresher and Extravaganza

"I made it to the trailhead around 8:30 after 54 miles of cycling and 4,000+ ft of elevation gain. I transitioned as quickly as I could, glad to get the skis and boots off my back and onto my feet. With my bike stashed, I took off with a renewed sense of purpose up the trail. Just as I left the trees into the sunshine, I realized I left my phone in my bike bag. I skied back to my bike with an even more renewed sense of purpose. "

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Leuthold - Wyeast Trip Report

By Karly Osten

March 17, 2021

Leuthold - Wyeast Trip Report

We hooted and hollered, enjoying the ski after doing so much elevation gain throughout the morning.... 4 Big Objectives on Wy'east CRUSHED! And all before 1pm.

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Reid Glacier/Flying Buttress/Wy’East

By Nick Maslen

March 15, 2021

Reid Glacier/Flying Buttress/Wy’East

This trip report is intended to inform climbers of the current conditions on the lesser frequented aspects of the mountain, piggybacking off of the 3/1/21 PMR presentation that highlighted other routes on Mt. Hood beyond the standard route. There is a lot of route information already about the standard route as of 3/15/21, so the trip/conditions will be focused on the other aspects we climbed/skied. Overview We set out to do a multi route trip up Mt. Hood on Saturday, 3/13/21. Our route of travel was from Timberline up the Reid Glacier Headwall to the top of the West Crater Rim, ski down to Devil’s Kitchen, climb up the Flying Buttress route to the East Crater Rim, then ski down the Wy’East face/White River Canyon back to Timberline. This allowed us to see 2 aspects of the mountain while skiing and avoid the crowds on an inherently busy weekend.

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