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Pond skimmingToday - Saturday, April 12, - features Pond Skimming. Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and head to Hoodoo for the best slope slide party of the year. Dress up in your funniest costume and enter the Pond Skimming Battle Royale, presented by Three Creeks Brewing.

Hoodoo pondMother Nature was very generous to Hoodoo this week, dropping a nice base of 72 inches. That’s more than 25 inches of new snow this week. The Hoodoo crew has been working hard to get the mountain groomed and ready for this weekend with much success.

Winter plantsBy Denise Ruttan
When you think ornamentals, flowers may immediately come to mind. But consider shrubs with vibrant leaves to add interest to your landscape all year.
"Always look for different textures," said Barb Fick, horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

The State of the Snow at Hoodoo

Skiing at HoodooReleased 1/15/14
Waiting for snow, but hoping to open very soon!

By Matthew McFarland, General Manager, Hoodoo Ski Area

FlowerboxBy Denise Ruttan

It is good to cultivate a container of fresh herbs indoors in the fall. Picture this: You take garden potatoes from storage, lay them in a roasting pan and dab them with olive oil.

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