My dad always—and I mean always—told me good things come to those who wait. Well for us Oregonians who ski or snowboard that wait ended the week of December 15, 2008. Good things came in the form of 5 feet of super cold powder over a four day period!

The lift lines at Mount Hood Meadows were electric from all the pent up energy due to the late start to the 2008-2009 ski season. The lift line was filled with comments like “I wish I had fatter boards“, “I think it might be too deep“, and “I can’t believe that it was over my head“. The smiles and “hi-fives” were contagious on the mountain. In these days of gloom and doom it is nice to be reminded that good things really do come to those who wait.

With snow piling as high as 6 feet on Oregon’s peaks, our ski resorts are celebrating what is surely an epic year! For up-to-date conditions at Oregon’s ski resorts, check out or follow them on Twitter.

Editor’s Note: Asit Rathod is from Hood River and is perfectly comfortable scaling unclimbed peaks, base-jumping or enjoying the solitude of Oregon’s backcountry. Read about his adventures here. Photo Credits: Randy Boverman

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  1. Danielle Helberg says…

    4 feet of powder?! This is awesome; I’m so stoked to go to Meadows on Sunday! Thanks for the great article.

    ~DH; @wbboarder

    Written on December 26th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
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