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Mount Hood Meadows, Ore.

Snowboarding's poster boy Shaun White is interviewed after winning the finals of the halfpipe portion of the FIS Snowboard World Cup in February 2009.

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Located on the sunny and wind-protected east side of Mount Hood, Mount Hood Meadows offers boarders a variety of trails ranging from smooth beginner runs to steep slopes for advanced riders. On average, Mount Hood Meadows sees about 430 inches (10.9 meters) of snowfall every year.

With more than 2,150 acres (8.7 square kilometers) of terrain to snowboard, Mount Hood features six different freestyle terrain parks, including Park Place, Rose City Slopestyle, The Zoo, Shipyard, Superpipe and Forest Park, so you'll be sure to find an area that suits your ability level and boarding interests. The new Superpipe is 500-feet-long (152 meters) with an 18-foot-high (5.4-meter) pipe. It's lighted for night riding and is open early in the season because not much snow is required to ride it.

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