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11,249 foot Mt. Hood has the longest ski season in North America. There are other resorts out there that have late seasons, but they don't generally make it to July and/or August. This is THE place to come for on-snow training in the summer. Those American ski and snowboard athletes you watch in the X-games and Winter Olympics? Almost all of them have spent time developing their skills on the slopes of Mt Hood during the summer months. 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.

Some general guidelines: 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.

For our ski racers, there is typically firm to grippy snow conditions, salted courses, outstanding coaches, and daily video analysis, making Mt Hood the perfect learning environment. One week at Mt Hood Summer Ski Camps can be equivalent to one season of training at your home hill!

For our freeskiers, and freeride snowboard campers, we have access to Timberline’s Freestyle Training Center (FTC) for our scheduled sessions 3 thru 8. The FTC provides carefully designed features for all ability levels in one giant super-park! These terrain facilities will include a halfpipe spine airbag, progressive jump and transition features, rail and jib features of all shapes and sizes including top-level rail features. Full intermediate level jump line, rail park, and other various features. Comprehensive novice zone including jump, rail, and transition features.Micro landing bag for learning anything from a first air to first freestyle tricks. The facility will be serviceable by multiple surface tows, giving riders quick laps and maximum time on snow. Timberline ski area also has a public terrain park available for our campers for Sessions 1 and 2.

For our mogul campers, our nearly half-mile long mogul lane is shaped by snowcat and finished by hand to make an ideal training situation. Near the bottom of the mogul lane, is our mogul jump venue, to work on your jumping skills.



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