BEND, Ore. -

Powder Hound Preview, Pine Mountain Sports' annual "Welcome to Winter" party, brought a full house to the Tower Theater and helped Pine Mountain Sports to raise $7,517 for Deschutes County Search and Rescue and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance through the sale of raffle tickets at the event.

This brings the total raised by Powder Hound Preview to more than $34,000 since its launch in 2000.

Powder Hound is Central Oregon's ski film festival, showcasing films and slide shows from local skiers and snowboarders. At this year's event, over $2,500 in outdoor gear was raffled off.

Pine Mountain Sports owner Dan McGarigle, the event organizer, gives all of the credit for its success to the attendees, many who have been coming since the first year: "We are so proud of the way this community steps up to support this event and, in turn, these great organizations."