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FREESKI/FREESTYLE SKI 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.

Video: Every day we Videotape your terrain park 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. 

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. 

Mt Hood info: 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 helmet. 

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