World Class Mountain, Coaching,
mogul/aerials program offers training for every level of skier. The
competitive mogul and learn to ski/learn to ski mogul programs are lift
access from the Palmer chairlift on the upper Palmer Snowfield.
During your session, our coaches will help you to improve
your mogul skiing by teaching you the solid fundamentals and correct
technique for jump execution. Your goals will be assessed and a safe
and successful progression will be planned for you to achieve the best
results. From mogul technique, to learning
new aerial tricks, all skiers will develop new skills. Our coaches have strong coaching and skiing backgrounds and are
passionate about their sport. Coaches are here to teach you and enable
you to achieve your goals, and we are always stoked to ski with
motivated skiers like you.
Competitive Moguls: The competitive mogul program is
for kids, adults, and mogul teams that are interested in taking their
skills to the next level. Our 1/2 mile long mogul lane is shaped by snowcat and finished by hand to make mogul terrain equal to 3 World Cup
courses stacked on top of each other. World cup style jumps give competitors the greatest
competitive mogul terrain in North America. We have hosted many teams
including Stratton Freestyle and the U.S. Freestyle Team.
Learn to Ski/Learn to Mogul: The Learn to Ski
Better program is for skiers interested in improving their general
skiing skills, for skiers interested in mogul and all-mountain skiing,
and for anyone who wants to become a stronger skier. The lift access
mogul terrain is next to the competitive mogul terrain but includes
smaller bumps and a skill progression that allows athletes to progress
into more challenging bumps/moguls. Jumping is accomplished on smaller/easier
jumps. Our mogul coaches may even take the group over to our race
lanes for a run or two of slalom or GS to get a taste of ski racing as
well. We teach a skill progression designed for learning to
become a stronger skier. Our mogul campers have the added benefit of
shorter lift lines later in the day, when the snow softens up and the
race camps move off the hill. Mogul campers also have the option to
spend some time in our private terrain park on lower Palmer.
If you were looking for freeski/terrain park training,
Every day we Videotape
your on-hill training. Then you and your coaches get together and
figure out what you can 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
Trampoline training: Not sure about trying a new aerial trick?
You can first try it out on our campus trampoline.
You can first learn a new trick off snow before giving it a try on
the mountain the next day.
MHSSC offers -
Full length mogul course
Professionally shaped jumps
Top competitor demonstrators
We emphasize mogul/aerial technique for every level of skier
WHY COME TO MT. HOOD FOR TRAINING?
Mt. Hood's Palmer Glacier is North America's only year round resort. In
the early morning hours when the snow is more firm, we work on technique
and skill building on the flatter groomed areas, then as the day warms
up and the snow softens, we move our training to the moguls and jumps.
Daily video analysis, good weather, and off-snow trampoline training makes
Mt Hood the perfect learning environment. One week at MHSSC can be
equivalent to one season of training at your home hill!
WHO SHOULD COME TO CAMP?
Advanced mogul skiers and those who want to learn to master the moguls
or simply learn to ski better. Campers must love skiing and bring a
desire to improve. We are a camp for motivated skiers only. 80%
of campers are between the ages of 10-18. We accept skiers as young as 9
but they must be emotionally ready to spend a week or two away from
home. Skiers that are ages 7 or 8 can attend camp but are
required to stay with their parents. Adult campers can improve at camp also. They stay at the Mt. Hood Inn,
away from the kids.
11,235 foot Mt. Hood is the only 12 month ski area in North America.
Training takes place on the Palmer Snowfield as well as on the Magic
Mile chairlift runs in the early summer. With two express
quad chairs and 2500' vertical, you have the opportunity to get in
a lot of quality training in a short period of time. Mt. Hood weather is
highly variable with mid-winter conditions likely at any time, so be
prepared. Winter clothing, rain gear, and racing equipment should be
brought as well as summer clothing. 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
First day on snow, warm up runs, drills, mogul and jump runs-
Trampoline training in the afternoon with your
Bump, Jump and Mogul training - Afternoon activity by choice
Bump, Jump and Mogul training - Full camp picnic
Bump, Jump and Mogul training - Afternoon activity by choice
Final training day - Video
analysis in the afternoon - Campfire after dinner
Departure day: vans leave around 8:00 AM depending on your
flight time - Holdovers sleep in, do laundry, go to Portland - Early
arrivals for next session come in that day as well.
6:45 Morning video analysis
Bus/vans leave for skiing
First chair loads
8:00- 8:45 Freeskiing and warm up runs
8:45 Grouping for assignments
Moguls & Aerials
Lunch break on the mountain
1:30 Lifts close
Bus leaves mountain
3:30 - 4:00
Afternoon activities depart - MANDATORY
Darren Owen, Head Mogul Coach
Darren, from Salt Lake City, UT is our head mogul coach. He
has a BS in Social Science. When he's not skiing powder,
Darren enjoys riding his bike. He roots for the Utah Jazz and
when he grows up, he wants to be a film director. Darren
also designs the camp t-shirt each year.
He's been with
MHSSC since 1997.
MHSSC's philosophy is to have fun in the afternoons doing things you may
not have the opportunity to do at home. We aren't a hard core
dryland camp, but instead offer some fun alternatives in the afternoons.
Our choices include: whitewater rafting, rockclimbing, trampoline,
soccer, cliff jumping, hiking, mountain biking, volleyball, windsurfing,
paintball, softball, golf-cage, unicycle, challenge course and tennis
(we have our own clay court). Where else can you snow ski
and whitewater raft in the same day?!
Evening activities include
video analysis with your
coach, ski tuning, pool, ping-pong, foosball, skateboarding,
basketball and volleyball.
LODGING and MEALS Our camp fees include your stay at
The LODGES at SALMON
RIVER MEADOWS. Our main "Chinook" lodge 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. Our newer "Coho"
lodge has a meeting room, 7 sleeping
rooms, a relaxing porch area and a basement rec area with video stations.
Campers have the option of upgrading their housing to
the Golden Poles Condos, located in the village of Government Camp. 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 ramps,
basketball hoops, 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.
Sunday is the usual travel day coming to camp. Our camp counselors are
at the Portland Airport from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM to pick up campers.
Best arrival time is around noon. You can come on Saturday, which is a
"DAY EARLY" for an extra day of skiing and
to become acclimated to the altitude for an additional fee. Saturday arrivals
can be between 10:30 AM and 8:00 PM. Write "day early" on your
application form at the bottom. **The "day early" arrival is
only available for the Spring and Summer sessions. You cannot arrive a
day early to any of our Fall or Winter camp sessions.
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.
Saturday is the departure day. 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 cost $120.
Click the button to watch a video clip about airport
IN-BETWEEN SESSIONS For those campers staying more than one session, Saturdays
include sleeping in, doing laundry and opportunities to see more of
Oregon. We give the holdover campers various options such as
going to Lloyd Center mall in Portland (ice skating/movies/shopping),
bowling, indoor rockclimbing or sometimes we offer a trip to the Oregon coast. Saturday night dinners include
Mike's famous hand thrown pizza pies. Sundays are free ski days while
new campers are being picked up at the airport. An activity is planned
for each Sunday afternoon.
CAMP COST$: Included in the camp price: ground
transfers, lodging, meals, camp T-shirt, lift tickets coaching, and
video analysis. All
afternoon activities are free except white water rafting ($30) &
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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,
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Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps
P.O. Box 317
Government Camp, OR 97028