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SheGrooms seeks inclusivity and opportunities in the grooming industry

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Allison Marriner, creator of the SheGrooms event, gets ready for a snowcat workshopAllison Marriner, above, creator of the SheGrooms event, gets ready for a snowcat workshop.
Photo courtesy Eduardo Cabal

From April 23-25, Mt. Hood Meadows hosted its first-ever SheGrooms event, a celebration of women in mountain grooming and mountain positions.

Special story By Emma Renly

Marshall Woods receives prestigious Tower of Excellence award

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Marshall Woods receives the PNSAA Tower of Excellence Award from Mel Toney and Jordan ElliottMarshall Woods, Mt. Hood Meadows Lift Maintenance Manager received the prestigious Tower of Excellence award at the recent Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA) annual conference. The Tower of Excellence award recognizes and honors a ski resort employee, past or present, who has made significant contributions to the “outside operations” of their resort.

"You get there faster" - Marshall Woods

Provide to Ride Food Collection for FISH nets over TWO TONS of food and $33,000 to support families in need this holiday season

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More than 1,000 skiers and snowboarders turned out Tuesday at Mt. Hood Meadows for the first annual “Provide to Ride” food collection event for FISH - the Hood River Food Bank. Meadows offered a free lift ticket for the donation of 24 cans of food or two hams. We also offered a special lift ticket for those that just wanted to donate with the proceeds going to FISH.

What an amazing event!

Congratulations Marshall Woods, Barb Basham and Anna Laxague - Leadership Award Winners

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Award recipients Marshall Woods and Anna Laxague flanked by CEO Matthew Drake and GM Greg Pack

Thursday night, Managers, Directors and spouses gathered to celebrate successes of this past year, and acknowledge certain outstanding contributions. After such an extraordinary year, not one, but two President’s Awards were presented for leadership in departmental success. The Franklin G. Drake Award honors stellar leadership for the greater good of the entire company.

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Appreciating our awesome team

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Normally at this time of year, we invite all of our team members to a night of appreciation - with an hour or two of evening lift rides, a fantastic buffet feast, beverages, a massive giveaway of prizes and presentations of appreciation. It is truly one of the best events we do at Meadows. This season, we met virtually in order to honor and appreciate our team in a safe and responsible way.

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Perfecting the art and science of Snow Harvesting

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In the summer of 2014, Mt. Hood Meadows grooming and vehicle maintenance crews teamed up to build a high-capacity snow trailer to transport snow. They gutted a snowcat, and built the aluminum frame hydraulic bed on the chassis. No one knew then how critically important that snow hauler would become for a snow-starved 2014-15 season, and for seasons to come. The innovation is credited for being able to open terrain that season that would not have been possible with the skimpy snowpack. Snow harvesting and transporting was born.

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Jenn Lockwood exercise routines for Peak fitness

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Jennifer Lockwood is a member of the elite Technical Team for the Northwest Professional Ski Instructors of America, Training Coordinator and Snowsports Instructor at Mt. Hood Meadows Mountain Resort and the owner of PEAK fitness NW in Mount Hood, Oregon. Jenn is putting together weekly exercises that will keep your muscles engaged as you think about getting back on the snow - whenever that may be.

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