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SNOWBOARD CAMP

EMBRACING CHANGE!

This will be a transition year for our camp, as well as the other Summer freeski/snowboard camps at Mt Hood. Timberline Lodge Ski Resort has recently announced a major change for the mountain's Freestyle Programs, beginning in Summer 2020.

For 30+ years the majority of Timberline’s summer terrain parks have been private, hosting some of the most innovative camps in the world. Now all that previously private terrain will be open to everyone. Timberline’s Freestyle Training Center will provide access for everyone to carefully designed parks for all ability levels in a giant super-park! These terrain facilities will include a 22-foot Superpipe, an all-new halfpipe spine airbag, progressive jump and transition features, rail and jib features of all shapes and sizes including top-level rail features, and a brand new boarder-X/skier-X course with a world-cup spec start gate. Full intermediate level jump line, rail park, and tranny features. Comprehensive novice zone including jump, rail, and tranny features. Beginner hike zone for our newest park riders. Micro landing bag for learning anything from a first air to first freestyle tricks. All of this will amount to the single largest summer terrain park in Timberline history. The facility will be serviceable by multiple handle tows, giving riders quick laps and maximum time on snow.

There is an additional $35/day fee added to a normal daily lift ticket to access the new Timberline Freestyle Training Center. When you sign up for camp on our Camp Application Page, you will see a box to check for "Park Fee $150" to help cover the cost of the new park lift ticket increase for your 5-days on snow in a given session.

With all that being said, the new Timberline Freestyle Training Center will only be in operation from about mid June until August 1. For our camp, that means Summer Sessions 3 thru 9. So the new $150 added fee will only be for sessions 3 thru 9.

What about Sessions 1 and 2 in late May and early June? And Sessions 10 thru 14 in August? Timberline will always have a Public Terrain Park available ALL SUMMER LONG, even during those weeks, the new Freestyle Training Center park is up and running. It won't have all the bells and whistles as the Freestyle Training Center park, but it will include all the usual features of a terrain park including a variety of jumps, boxes and rails. It will accommodate all ability levels of skiers and snowboarders.

The Nuts and Bolts of our Snowboard Camp: MHSSC freeride snowboard camp is open to every skill level of snowboarder. Each day our snowboard coaches spend time freeriding on the groomed slopes as well as spending time working on jibbing and jumping skills. During your session, our coaches will help you to improve your snowboarding by teaching you the solid fundamentals and correct technique so you can learn to ride with the skill and style you want. Your goals will be assessed and a safe and successful progression will be planned for you to achieve the best results. From straight airs to rail grinds, all riders will learn something new. All of our coaches have strong coaching and snowboarding 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 ride with motivated snowboarders like you. In the early morning hours, when the snow is more firm, we teach our campers how to ride on hard snow, which is ideal training for all-around snowboard skill building. Training on firm snow teaches you proper stance, balance, and carving skills which all relate to what you do in the terrain park. As the snow softens, we head to the terrain park for the best freestyle training conditions.

Learn to Snowboard for beginners: The Learn to Snowboard program is offered in the summer during sessions 1 thru 6 only. We'll start off teaching you all the basics you'll need to get on your way to become a solid snowboarder. We work with our beginner snowboarders on the flatter groomed terrain offered on the Magic Mile chairlift (snow permitting) and lower Palmer. We recommend beginner snowboarders sign up for the early summer sessions when there is more snow left on the lower flatter part of the mountain. 

VIDEO: Every day we video your freeriding, park and pipe riding. 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 Video

Mt Hood Info: 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 helmet. 

SKATEBOARDING: After snowboarding you can improve your skateboarding on the MHSSC ramp and rails. We have a covered 3 foot skate ramp as well as a variety of rails to skate. We also take trips to public skateparks as one of our afternoon activity options

     

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