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With great dreams comes great sacrifice is what my dad told me all my life.  It sounds inspiring and rings true with much that I do.  Unfortunately it no longer works for my lady after seven years of dealing with me ‘sacrificing’ my home duties for the ‘dream’ powder days.  This is why I have become a regular at Sammy’s flowers in NW Portland and Joe’s Donuts in Sandy.  It allows me to come home with more than a stupid grin on my face from the excitement of the mountain.

The reality is she is very accepting of this passion that skiers and snowboarders share and understands it is a big part of who I am.  The best way I can describe a powder morning is that feeling we all have on our birthday morning.  Your step is a little bit lighter, everyone seems a bit nicer, and you can do no wrong.

Spring deals at every resort along with a forecast for more snow makes it the best time of the season to hit the slopes.  While resorts throughout other states are closing for the season it again shows us why Oregon is so great, powder in April!

Photos were taken at Mount Hood Meadows on April 2, 2009 by Scott Spiker.

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