Good times: Exchange students from Tsuruta, Japan, were treated to excellent conditions Friday during the group's visit to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area. The group of 18 students, many of whom have never skied or snowboarded before, spent the day causing mayhem on Buttercup before being reunited in town for a weekend with their local host families. A big thanks to Meadows for donating lift tickets, rentals and a few very patient instructors for the outing.
The group will be in town for another week. Practice your Japanese if you see them: "Konnichiwa" means "hello."