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Part 4: The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Private Parks, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: May 4, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

While Mount Hood may never have been referred to as Peak 15 and is not the highest peak in the world, our surveyors found that the HCSC’s Private Parks actually do contain the highest amounts of summer fun in all the land.


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The Final Countdown: 2015

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Camp News Posted On: May 2, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Do YOU want to own 2016 snowboard gear before anyone else? The Final Countdown to Summer Camp has officially begun! It’s the moment you have all been waiting for! We teamed up with some of our amazing partners to hook up our summer campers with incredible prizes. Over the next six weeks, we will raffle off six prize packages from…


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A Visual Guide of our Main Park™ and Superpipe

Posted in: Lap Park™, Private Parks, The Superpipe Posted On: April 30, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

This is the Main Park & Half Pipes section of the full length, “This is High Cascade.” We are snowboarders here at HCSC and our two private parks reflect that in their design. Join Signature Session™ Pro Mike Ravelson and half pipe killer (and Oregon native) Ben Ferguson as they give you a guided tour of…


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What a Girl Wants: HCSC Girl™

Posted in: HCSC Girl Posted On: April 29, 2015 By: Mimi Lopour

Cue Beyonce’s GIRLS…we run the world. High Cascade may be a co-ed camp, but sometimes it’s nice for girls to be able to do their own thing in a supportive all-girls environment. HCSC Girl™ is our way to warmly welcome and encourage girls in a mini-all-girl-snowboard-world within the friendly confines of a co-ed camp.


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Part 3: The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Videos, Youth Camp Posted On: April 28, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

When we’re talking about El Toro, you know that we mean business! It’s spicy, but we’re not talking about the hot sauce that tops off the delicious burrito that is High Cascade, we’re talking about our 30 foot down bar in the Main Park™.


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Lodging at Camp

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Camp News, Summer Facilities Posted On: April 24, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

You’ve decided on coming to camp! (YAY! That rules!) Have you chosen which session(s) you are going to register for? Have you thought about where you’d like to lay your head for the best eight days of your summer? We often get asked, “do I want to stay in The Lodge™ or The Chalets™?” and…


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What Did You Learn at Camp?

Posted in: Coaching Posted On: April 23, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Seeing is believing! Don’t let us just tell you what campers of all-ages and abilities are learning with their coaches at High Cascade, see for yourself! High Cascade’s trained coaches split campers up into small groups based on age and ability levels to ensure comfort, one-on-one attention, and safe individual progression for each and every…


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Part 2: The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Signature Session Pros™, Summer Memories Posted On: April 21, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Watching all of the slashing, air-catching, and style-oozing snowboarding in this section has been known to increase your appetite, and we know just the reason why. When you take the HCSC Staff, our amazing campers, some Signature Session™ Pros and put ‘em all together in the HCSC pot, you’re eating good.


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This is High Cascade: Photo Workshop

Posted in: Photo Workshop, Session 5, Workshops Posted On: April 17, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

(This is the Photo Workshop section of the 2014 full length video “This is High Cascade.”) Once a summer High Cascade offers a Photo Workshop, a unique opportunity for campers to learn from the best snowboard photographers in the business. Evenings are filled with seminars, lectures, and Q&A sessions full of the greatest tips, secrets,…


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Day in the Life of a Camper

Posted in: Activities, Authorized Awesome, Featured Camper, Youth Camp Posted On: April 16, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

We often get asked what the daily life of a camper looks like here at HCSC. Our talented A/V crew follows Camper Miles Fallon through a day at Camp. Tag along as he gives you some visual insight into all of the fun that you can expect on a daily basis here at High Cascade…


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Highlighter: Kelly Clark

Posted in: Session 2, Signature Session Pros™, The Highlighter™ Posted On: April 14, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

We got the chance to sit down with four-time Olympian and HCSC Signature Session™ pro Kelly Clark on a sunny Government Camp afternoon in-between innings in our Adult Kick Ball game. Kelly gives us some insight into her beginnings as a snowboarder, her personal attachment to snowboarding, her goals with snowboarding and how she’s utilizing the Kelly…


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Part 1: The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Summer Memories Posted On: April 14, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

From Ben Ferguson’s first line, you know that you must not blink for the next five minutes. It’s a good thing that our Campers, the HCSC Staff, and Signature Session™ Pros fill the first section of “The Summer Snowboard Movie,” with eye opening amounts of fun in our two private parks! The recipe for this…


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Making Laps in the Lap Park™

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Hot Laps™, Lap Park™, Private Parks Posted On: April 1, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

The Lap Park™ is one of HCSC’s two private snowboard parks, and measures nearly one mile in length! It’s flow is perfect for shredding with Signature Session™ Pros, your new friends, and coaching group! The rhythm of the Lap Park™ is like no other, and is loved by riders of all ages and abilities. It has…


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Keepin’ it Moving with Hot Laps™

Posted in: Hot Laps™, Session 1, Session 2 Posted On: March 31, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

The lifts are spinning, you’re burning turns and making laps with your friends all winter long, and you don’t need to stop! We know that riding the entire mountain is fun, and here at HCSC we are into keepin’ it moving with our all-ages Hot Laps™ Program.


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The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Announcements, Authorized Awesome, Signature Session Pros™, Videos Posted On: March 26, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

High Cascade Snowboard Camp proudly presents; The Summer Snowboard Movie: An Exercise in Sun, Slush, and Style. The summer of 2014 was one for the record books and High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s talented video staff was there to document every move. Get a glimpse into the on-hill experience as HCSC’s Signature Session™ Pros, Authorized Awesome™…


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Adult Camp at HCSC

Posted in: Adult Camp Posted On: March 25, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Since 1989 High Cascade has been providing a premiere snowboard camp experience for all ages and abilities. While it may first appear that High Cascade is just for kids, don’t be fooled! HCSC has specialized summer camp sessions for adults aged 21 and over.


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Announcing: THE THING

Posted in: Announcements, Authorized Awesome, events Posted On: March 24, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Only to be described as THE THING, it has been said to inhabit the Rocky Mountain region of North America and thrive at elevations high above seas level…It’s not a rail jam, it’s not a slopestyle contest, and it’s not a banked slalom! Come join High Cascade Snowboard Camp to see THE THING that lurks in the…


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Come Ride With Us: Session 6

Posted in: Announcements, Authorized Awesome, Session 6, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: March 24, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Could you think of three better Signature Session™ Pros to wrap your summer up with? We didn’t think so! Come test your one-footers on the flat box, skate the Streetcourse™, make a million park laps, and jump on trampolines with Scott Stevens, Chris Grenier, and Jesse Burtner during Session 6 this summer. (*Cameo from Mike…


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Family Camp: A Vacation for Everyone!

Posted in: Announcements, Authorized Awesome, Family Camp Posted On: March 19, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

There is nothing like sharing an experience with your children in the mountains; especially with the sun shining on your faces, and soft, forgiving snow under your feet in one of the most beautiful places in the world! High Cascade’s Family Snowboard Camp is an all-inclusive fun and easy way to take a summer snowboard vacation for…


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Come Ride With Us: Session 5

Posted in: Activities, Dodgeball, Session 5, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: March 17, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Are you looking for an old fashioned good time both on and off the hill? Look no further than Session 5. Count on endless entertainment in the park, the Streetcourse™, and on the Two Tier™ dodgeball court to be provided by our Session 5 Signature Session™ Pros Jed Anderson, Joe Sexton, Dan “Danimals” Liedhal, and…


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Highlighter – Gigi Rüf

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Highlighter, Interviews, The Highlighter™ Posted On: March 17, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

We sat down with longtime HCSC family member Gigi Rüf on a sunny Government Camp afternoon and talked about Camp, the beginnings of Slash Snowboards, and his goal to create quality freestyle  snowboards that perform to his expectations. 


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Snow Farming: Tending to our Crop

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Camp News, Summer Facilities Posted On: March 16, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

We are frequently asked how we are able to offer a snowboard camp in the middle of summer, and there’s no denying that snow fall has been below average this winter in the Pacific Northwest. While Mount Hood may not be receiving record-breaking snowfall, we still may break the record for having the most fun on-hill! We are…


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Come Ride With Us: Session 4, 2015

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Session 4, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: March 10, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Bode Merrill is the mastermind behind the Merrill Mini-Pipe Invitational, a seriously fun Mini-Pipe contest that takes place during Session 4 at HCSC. With Bode both planning, competing, and judging in his own event, he’s the perfect person to butter up before the eventl!


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Camp is More Fun with Friends

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Camp News, featured, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: March 9, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Ever wanted to use a Signature Session™ pro as your human shield in Dodgeball? Now’s your chance! We’re giving our campers a chance to win the opportunity to spend some quality time during their session at High Cascade with a Signature Session™ pro.


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Off-Hill Activities and Adventures at High Cascade

Posted in: Activities, Authorized Awesome, Youth Camp Posted On: March 4, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

We do so much more than just snowboard at High Cascade. In fact, our afternoons are packed with non-stop action, activities, and excitement. While some campers may choose to snowboard, we offer some pretty sweet alternatives for those that are a little too tired to ride or just want to switch it up for some insane fun right…


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This is Government Camp

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Camp News, Govy Gold Posted On: March 3, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

This is the Government Camp section of the 2014 full length video “This is High Cascade”. High Cascade resides in the quaint mountain town of Government Camp, OR. Here HCSC employee Miles gives a quick tour of Govy (as the locals call it) and shows you all that town has to offer throughout the summer.


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Come Ride With Us: Session 3, 2015

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Camp News, events, Session 3, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: March 3, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

Do you like turning and burning? Do you like catching some air? Do you like having fun with your friends? If you said “well….duh,” then come join Signature Session™ Pros Austin Smith, Bryan Fox, Curtis Ciszek, Tim Eddy, Leanne Pelosi, and Spencer O’Brien for Session 3 and the Rat Race. The Rat Race is a…


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HCSC Staff and Hiring Deadline

Posted in: Authorized Awesome Posted On: February 26, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s staff is First Aid and CPR certified and selected based on relevant work experience, qualifications, maturity level, reliability, enthusiasm, and overall ability to provide a positive and supportive environment for campers. Applicatants pass pre-employment drug screening and agree to random testing throughout the summer. All HCSC camper grounds are tobacco, drug, and…


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High Cascade Winter Camp Video

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Groms, Videos, Winter Camp Posted On: February 24, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Winter Camps allow HCSC to bring all of the coaching, activities, and FUN of a Summer Camp session to you throughout the winter! Campers receive lift tickets (when needed), access to our Private Park, Authorized Awesome™ HCSC Coaching, visits from local Signature Session™ Pros, and more!