We offer ski race training, snowboard freeride (terrain
park), freeski (terrain park) and all-mountain terrain skiing in Winter
and Spring camps. Moguls is NOT offered in the Winter or Spring. *All-Mountain
camp is not one of the options listed on the on-line camp
application page, so as to not confuse the summer camps people with that
option. If you want to sign up for All-Mountain Terrain Skiing
Camp in the Winter or Spring, just choose the "learn to ski better
moguls" option, then write "All Mountain Terrain Skiing" in the "NOTES"
box on the bottom of the application page.
TRAINING IN THE WINTER Each winter we offer camps in December. Same great training, coaching, and
facilities as summer with a few different advantages. First of
all, the timing of training is perfect for those starting their race
season in January. Ski racers can get excellent race training leading up to
your first race. Freeskiers and snowboarders can take
advantage of Timberline's full length terrain park and halfpipe.
We also sometimes train at Mt Hood Ski Bowl, Mt Hood Meadows and Mt
TRAINING IN THE SPRING
Each spring, we offer week-long camps
in March and April. Spring weather is
highly variable from bluebird sunshine to mid-winter type storms, so
come prepared for both extremes. For the racers, we typically do 1 day
of drills and freeskiing, followed by 2 days
of slalom, and then 2 days of GS. Snowboard freeriders and freeskiers spend
their time all over the mountain taking advantage of the groomed slopes
as well as the full length terrain parks and off-trail action.
During your winter or spring session, our coaches will
help you to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills by teaching you
the fundamentals and correct technique required for success in your
particular sport. Your goals will be assessed and a safe and
successful progression will be planned for you to achieve the best
All of our coaches have strong coaching and skiing/snowboarding
backgrounds and are passionate about their sport. Our coaches are
here to teach you and enable you to achieve your goals, and we are
always stoked to work with motivated athletes.
Unlike summer, winter/spring camps have a more relaxed schedule. Lifts
open at 9am and run till 4pm, so we adjust our schedule accordingly.
Although we spend most of our training days at Timberline, we also take
advantage of the surrounding ski areas to get in some variety during
your time at camp. Mt Hood Meadows and Mt Hood Ski Bowl offer a
wide variety of challenging slopes, terrain parks, etc. We also
might take a 2-hour road trip down south to Mt. Bachelor in central Oregon.
TERRAIN PARK COMPARISONS Timberline:
"conway's corner": 8 tables, 2 with double
ramps, 5 rails
"paintbrush": 5 jumps, 3 with double
ramps, 2 hips, 4 rails, a fun box and an S box
"superpipe": 22 foot transitions, 400 feet
long, 19 degree pitch
Mt Hood Meadows:
"ball park": 2 beginner jumps and 3 rails
"south park": 4 tables with 2 ramps each,
progressive sizes, 9 rails
"daisy rail park": 8 rails
"vista ridge park": 5 tables with 2 ramps each,
a spine, a hip, and 5 rails
"superpipe": 17 foot transitions, 400 feet long,
27 degree pitch
"jesse's flight" and "govyville terrain park":
jumps, rails, treerides, rollers, and rail boxes
"progressive terrain park"
"air chamber park": 3 triple ramp jumps, 3
double ramp jumps, a big hip, 6 rails, 2 fun boxes, 2 c boxes, 3 double
rollers, a wallride, over a mile long!
"pine martin competition park": 3 jumps, a
quarter pipe, 2 hips, a kinked box, 3 rails
"sunshine park": beginner jumps and rails,
"superpipe": 17 foot transitions, 450 feet long,
22 degree pitch
VIDEO Every day we Videotape
your 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 video.
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. Sun protection is very important
especially for the spring camps. 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 glasses, dark lens goggles and #15 (or
higher) sunscreen. We also recommend that you train wearing a
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES FOR WINTER & SPRING CAMP Because of cooler wet weather and snowpack at the camp lodge
during these months, 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 movies, foosball, as well as a ski/snowboard tuning room.
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 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 cost $120.
Click the button to watch a video clip about airport
Included in the camp price: ground
transfers, lodging, meals, camp T-shirt, lift tickets coaching, and
Fill out the Camp 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 card. In other words, $50 deposit
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