Telefest, Off-Piste XL, Ski Report

Off-Piste Mag - The Backcountry Skier's Mag - Cover image by Grant Gunderson

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This weekend is the annual Tele-Fest at Hoodoo in Central Oregon. Sponsored by Bergs Ski Shop in Eugene, Tele-Fest is, as you might expect, nothing short of a wild pack of nordies out for a good time. Jarl puts alot of energy to running the event and there are demos and activities all day.

The wild winter in the Pacific Northwest appears to be mellowing for the moment. It has been from one extreme to another around here this winter.  From big snows to big rains, we have had seen it all, and it is only early January. Mt Hood appears to have weathered the extremes relatively well. Skiing yesterday proved that we have recovered qickly – coverage is good, and although the forecast for high freezing levels this weekend may take their toll on ski quality, we are looking pretty good for the next round of snow.

Mt Hood

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