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Slalom and Giant Slalom training

Our race camp is open to all age and ability levels from entry level (first time racers) to FIS & College racers as well as adult racers. We focus on the fundamentals of current race technique as well as teaching the fastest line through a slalom and GS course. Mt Hood Summer Ski Camps' success is based on 40+ years experience on the Palmer Glacier. We have access to ideal race training terrain, salted courses to keep the snow firm, and an excellent coaching staff to set a variety of drills, tactical and full length courses. Daily video analysis combined with proven race training progressions, allows our camp to maximize learning and skill improvement. During your session, our coaches will teach you the fundamentals and correct technique required for success on a race course.  All of our coaches have strong coaching and skiing backgrounds and are passionate about their sport. Whether you are fine tuning or just beginning to learn the skills of ski racing, we'll provide you a training group that fits your needs. Each day includes warm-up skiing, drills and exercises, and race course training.

Who should come to camp?

USSA racers, high school racers, mighty-mites, college racers, Nastar racers, adult racers, and those who want to learn to race. Campers must love skiing and bring a desire to improve. 80% of the racers coming to camp are between the ages of 10-18. Campers as young as 9 are welcome to overnight camp but 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 and the parent must be on the mountain with them at least for the first day, to make sure they can handle it on their own for the following days of the session.  For group or team camps, email or call us at the camp office 503-337-2230.

Mt Hood in the Summer

11,249 foot Mt. Hood has the longest season of any 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 can be variable with the possibility of mid-winter type conditions popping up at any month of the summer, so come prepared! Typically 80% of the days are sunny skies, but you should come prepared for cool/wet weather. Winter clothing and, rain gear should be brought as well as summer clothing. Layers work best at Mt. Hood. As it warms during the day, you can 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 a good quality sunscreen. We also recommend that you train wearing a helmet.

Video Analysis

Every day we record video of some of your training runs. Then you and your coach get together to watch the video and figure out what you need to work on. We do video review with your coach back at the camp lodge on one of our several video viewing stations we have set up. 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 USB Flash-drive or DVD copy of your Video training runs



An inside look at Video Analysis with your coach each afternoon


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