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Ben Jacklet
Worked at Portland Business Journal
Attended Guilderland High
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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It was originally going to be called the Thanks For Snow Party, but...The Schnee Vogeli Ski Club throws a mean party, and the Season-Ender Bender is looking epic, with live music, door prizes and G
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A Mount Hood Tradition since 1956
The Skiyente Ski Club honored 90-year-old Mount Hood regular Henry Bendinelli as King Winter Saturday night with an evening of dining, dancing, celebrating and story-telling.Bendinelli has been skiing
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Snow farming the mountain - all night long
I don't need to tell you that snow conditions have not been stellar on Mount Hood this season. But they have been decent, even surprisingly good at times — at least for a year with so little snow.
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How many surgeons also compete in the American Windsurfing Tour?
Jeffreys Albright, MD, decided he was going to be an orthopedic surgeon when he was a young ski racer in seventh grade. “I had a lot of friends who got hurt racing and had to get their ACLs repair
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The riders of Sandy High team did the seemingly impossible on Mount Hood Sunday, claiming double gold, silver and bronze in Sunday’s Gorge League Slopestyle.“I almost felt bad,” joked Sandy Hig
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Family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of the great Mount Hood photographer and popular Oregon character Dick Powers last weekend at a jam-packed memorial service at the main gym of Portlan
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Seven weeks have passed since Mt. Hood Skibowl was the scene of two serious accidents on New Year’s Eve, and large questions remain. Both accidents happened near the intersection of Reynolds Run a
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Snow or no snow, Ski the Glade 2015 is ON
The annual Ski the Glade fundraiser is still officially on for Saturday, March 7 — even though there isn't any snow to be found on the 3.5-mile Glade Trail from Timberline Lodge to Government Camp.
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Nearly dying on Mount Hood and then losing one of your best friends in a climbing accident will definitely change your perspective on things.
There is a large, gorgeous photograph on the wall at Jarod Cogswell’s new FIT Academy in Beaverton that is a source of inspiration and motivation for Cogswell and his many Mount Hood friends. It is
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85 years old, still works every day and shreds black diamond runs.
Buzz Bowman has served with the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol since 1946, making him the longest-serving ski patroller in the United States. At 85 years old, Bowman is still strong enough to ski a black dia
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What a shot!
Seems like anytime you open an issue of Freeskier, Snowboarder, or Powder Magazine there's an amazing photo or two or three inside from Mount Hood's ever-growing crew of top-notch photographers. Dar
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Wet, heavy snow beats no snow - especially with perfect visibility.
A foot of fresh, heavy snow fell on the upper mountain Monday, and hundreds of people were forced to call in sick Tuesday. The line for the first chair at Mt. Hood Meadows started building up an ho
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100 people
Have him in circles
116 people
Denver Lodge's profile photo
Lake of Stars's profile photo
Zeb Yaklich's profile photo
Seafood Apparel's profile photo
Dave Ward's profile photo
NTS Works Inc's profile photo
Myra Lavenue's profile photo
Bill Lascher's profile photo
Bjorn van der Voo's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Editor and Publisher, Shred Hood
Skills
Writing, photography, skiing, urban cycling
Employment
  • Portland Business Journal
    Writer and Editor, 2013
  • Oregon Business Magazine
    Writer and Editor
  • Portland Tribune
    Writer
  • The Stranger
    Writer
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Currently
Portland, Oregon
Previously
Altamont, New York - Seattle, Malawi, Virginia
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Tagline
Writer, editor, dad, skier
Introduction
I was born in the Amazon Housing Project of Eugene, Oregon in the 1960s. My family moved to upstate New York after my father got a job at SUNY Albany, where he eventually became chairman of the biology department. My mother worked in the same department, organizing the labs and many other things. I grew up playing baseball in Guilderland, exploring the Adirondacks and skiing in Vermont. After graduating from the University of Virginia, I worked as a land-scraper and sports editor in Altamont, New York, a ski bum in Vermont, a pizza delivery guy in New Orleans and a deckhand on a fishing boat in Alaska. Fishing paid well and offered the most freedom, so I was a fisherman for five years. I got back into journalism in 1995, working at the Stranger through 1999. From there I traveled with my wife to Malawi, where she volunteered at the medical school and I freelanced and got a lot of flat tires on my bicycle. In 2000 we returned to Portland, where I helped launch the Portland Tribune, served short stints at Willamette Week, the Portland Business Journal and Portland Monthly Magazine and served as managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine. My new media project is shredhood.org, a news, information and entertainment site covering the vibrant snow sports scene on Mount Hood. I live in a gorgeous Portland neighborhood down the street from my parents, a 25-minute bike ride from the paper's downtown offices. I have three beautiful children who keep me active, alert and humble.
Education
  • Guilderland High
  • University of Virginia
    English, 1987
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
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