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TRAINING IN THE FALL Each year Timberline closes the Palmer chairlift at the
end of Labor Day weekend, then after a couple weeks of lift maintenance,
they reopen for fall training (when there is enough snow coverage) Once they reopen, Timberline
operates the lifts every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (weather
permitting). We offer some sessions in the fall that include 3-days
on snow, plus one full week-long camp right around the Thanksgiving
holiday. Fall is an excellent time to train with the same excellent
training as in the summer but with shorter lift lines.
During low snow years, fall training may be limited, so be sure to call
the camp office to get the latest update on snow conditions before
For group or team camps, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at
503-337-2230. In the past, we have hosted
team camps in the fall season from Squaw Valley, Stevens Pass, and Mt. Bachelor.
FALL CAMPS OFFER CERTAIN ADVANTAGES
Fall training has several advantages. First of all, this is the
only place in North American where you can train on snow during this
time of the year. Several race programs bring their teams
here for early season training. Lift lines don't exist this
time of year, so skiers can take advantage of the
quantity of training runs in a shorter period of time. Getting in
25-30 runs in a day is not uncommon this time of year. Snow
conditions are usually firm in the morning, and then soften up a bit as
the day warms up. It's a great opportunity to get a jump start on
Every day we Videotape
your training. Then you and your coaches get together and
figure out what you need to work on. Video analysis is one of the most
powerful learning tools available to you and will help you achieve your
goals faster. At the end of the week, you can purchase a copy of your
We emphasize TECHNIQUE (how you ski)
as well as TACTICS (fastest line thru the course).
We offer training for every ability level from the first time racer
to the top ranked FIS racer.
11,235 foot Mt. Hood is the only 12 month ski area in North America. Mt. Hood weather is
highly variable with mid-winter conditions likely at any time, so be
prepared. Winter clothing, and rain gear should be
brought. Layers work best at Mt. Hood. As it
warms during the day, you'll take the layers off and stow them in your
backpack. Sun protection is very important, Skiing at the 8,500 foot
level is hazardous to the skin and eyes if not well protected. You must
bring a good pair of sun glasses, dark lens goggles and #15 (or
higher) sunscreen. We also recommend that you train wearing a
SCHEDULE FOR the 3-Day FALL SESSIONS
Arrival Day (Between 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM @ Portland airport)
GS & Slalom training - afternoon video analysis
Or snowboard training for snowboarders
Or freeski training for freeskier campers
Departure day: vans leave around 8:00 AM depending on your
Vans leave for skiing/snowboarding
First chair loads
8:00- 8:45 Freeskiing and warm up runs
8:45 GS & Slalom training
Lunch break on the mountain
Train until lifts close after lunch
4:30 Video analysis with your coach
*Note: for Thanksgiving camp (Fall session 8), the lifts run from 9am - 4pm
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES FOR FALL CAMPS Because of cooler and sometimes wet weather in the fall, we offer indoor related afternoon activities.
One option each Fall session is a trip to the Hood
River sports club (about 1 hour drive) where there is an indoor
rockclimbing wall, and basketball hoops. A trip to the
movies/mall, might also be offered.
We also have our rec room in the lodge basement where we have a pool
table, ping pong, VHS/DVD movies, foosball, as well as a ski/snowboard
LODGING and MEALS Our camp fees include your stay at
The LODGES at SALMON
RIVER MEADOWS. It has 6 sleeping rooms
for counselors and kids, ski room, wax room, and game room (including a
pool table, ping pong and foosball) in the basement, dining room and
kitchen serving the best camp food in the area. Meals are served
buffet style with a wide variety of choices as well as our
salad bar. Our 12 acre campus also has two trampolines, skate ramp,
basketball hoop, volleyball and tennis court and the only soccer field
on the mountain. Our location is at Wapinitia, 5 miles east of
Government Camp on US Highway 26.
Click the box to watch a video clip of our Food & Lodging.
Our camp personnel are at the Portland Airport from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
to pick up campers. Best arrival time is around noon. Adventure Travel Service is the official travel agent of Mt. Hood
Summer Ski Camps. For help call 1-530-554-4129 Monday through Friday 9
AM - 5 PM Pacific time. Do not purchase tickets until you have received your confirmation. If
you must arrive or depart at a time different than everyone else, please
contact the camp office at 1-503-337-2230 for instructions.
First vans leave camp at 8:00 AM. Schedule your flight home to depart
Portland Airport between 10:30AM and 2:00PM. Special trips to the
airport have added fees (call the office).
Click the button to watch a video clip about airport
Camp costs for Fall camps are posted on the camp application page. Included in the camp price: ground
transfers, lodging, meals, camp T-shirt, lift tickets, coaching, and
Fill out the Application
and include a $50 deposit payment by check or credit card for each
session made payable to MHSSC (non-refundable deposit). We accept
Visa/Mastercard/Discover. Example, a $50 deposit
is required if you are signing up for one session, $100 for two sessions,
Add yourself to the MHSSC hot list!!
Give us your email address so we can send you late-breaking
information about camp.
Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps
P.O. Box 317
Government Camp, OR 97028