Curious to know how Mt Hood is holding up because I am seriously considering going to race camp at the end of August. Thanks
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6/4/07 at 12:49pm
The Timberline ski resort has a special environmental permit that allows them to spray salt on their slopes. The salt initially melts the snow but the melting point is pushed up above 32 F when it refreezes (at night) causing treated-slopes to remain firm longer. Without the salt-application, I reckon TB will be forced to close the Palmer glacier earlier and may not be able to extend their season well into the late summer. Hose/wash the salt away from your skis afterwards if you are anal about your ski-eq.
I see that the ski season for at least a couple of PDX-mags are not yet over …ski bums (i.e. memosteve & slider 4 sure)! I thought my season was over but now I’ve caught your bug. How about we (or anyone who can) coordinate and make a trip up there for one last hooray (for me anyway). We can test our mettle right beside the World’s elite skiers and see how we (don’t) measure up!