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Outdoors students build own boards, skis at Hoodoo

Fifteen Sweet Home High School juniors and seniors in Lindsey Haggas' outdoor PE class went to the Santiam SnoLab at Hoodoo Ski Area over the last few weeks to design and build their own skis and snowboards.

The 15 students went in groups of five on three different school days.

Open since November of last year, the Santiam SnoLab allows skiers and riders to design and build their own skis or snowboards from scratch.

The project was funded through grants from the Linn-Benton Community College STEM CTE Hub and Sweet Home Community Foundation, as well as Measure 98 funds.

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