The White River West Sno Park, a popular area for winter romping on Highway 35, has re-opened after it was damaged by the November floods. Although its parking capacity is one-third of what it once was, folks can access the White River Canyon for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. A Sno-Park pass is required.

The lot re-opened on Febraury 20 and the Forest Service reported a "muddy 3/4 mile (walk) up the dike to get to snow." However, on February 22, a foot of snow came down in the area, and most areas around Hood got at least that much more over the weekend.

For all the latest, call the Hood River Ranger District at 541-352-6002.