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Amateur action event hopes to catch on

Originally Published: May 27, 2010
By Wendell Maxey | Special to Page 2

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rain is in the forecast for most of Oregon this week, but come Friday at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland, there will also be 25 tons of snow.

It's all part of the final stop on this year's 2010 Campus Rail Jam Tour -- a grassroots X Games-like competition featuring between 60 and 80 amateur skiers and snowboarders from around the West Coast in hopes of spreading a new message about snow sports.

"We're not trying to compete with the multimillion-dollar ...

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