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Frikadeller

Mt. Hood Palmer lanes?

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I have been seeing these "lanes" at the top of the palmer ski area. I have asked several people on the mountain, and no one has an answer...

 

Every time I see them (and they keep "making" new one} I wonder, WTF would you need this shit for...

 

Perhaps some of you oh, so enlightened ones could explain...

 

(I have seen a few trip reports where people camped in them, butthey are at 20Deg of slope. That cant be fun sleeping in...)

 

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Not sure what the "lane" part is all about, but I have seen them take the snow from those lanes and push it onto the Palmer snowfield. I would not camp in those.

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I believe T-line is farming the snow for the ski camps. They have a permit for use up to 9200 feet? They probably have not used this resource before because they never needed the snow but I guess now they do.

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Farming snow? I guess that makes sense. I noticed that they where builiding one heck of a terrain park lower on down ....

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lanes are assigned to various groups (eg race camps, mogul camps, freestyle/park camps) who use timberline in the summertime for their exclusive use - those features in the picture are above the top of the lift? that's snow farming - the lane is downslope. the public lane is immediate skiiers left of the chair; their's usually a whiteboard at the palmer exit giving the key to who has what lane/lanes

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