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What To Expect When You Travel To Camp

Posted in: Arrival Day, Authorized Awesome Posted On: May 20, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

This is the Airport section from the 2014 full length video, “This is High Cascade”. In an effort to give you some insight into what to expect when you travel to Camp, we created a short two-minute video that gives you the lowdown from start to finish. High Cascade provides an all-inclusive snowboard camp experience for…


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Part 6: The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Signature Session Pros™, Youth Camp Posted On: May 19, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

In the summer of 2014 our Campers, Signature Session™ Pros, and Staff members not only provided some next-level snowboarding and skateboarding, but also some insanely good times! In fact, Part 6 of “The Summer Snowboard Movie” is so sweet, it makes HCSC look like an all you can eat dessert buffet, but there’s even more…


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The Final Countdown: Volcom

Posted in: Adult Camp, Authorized Awesome, The Final Countdown, Workshops Posted On: May 18, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

During week two of The Final Countdown, we chose registered Adult Camper Austin Arthofer as the winner of a not-yet-released 2016 Space Case from Gnu Snowboards! We have officially entered the third week of The Final Countdown to Summer Camp and we are raffling away a 2016 outerwear kit thanks to Volcom! It’s pretty easy to be entered into the raffle, all you…


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Highlighter: Pat Moore

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

High Cascade had a chance to have an intimate talk with Pat Moore after the Third Annual Rat Race with Drink Water for his Highlighter. Pat gave some insight on why he first came to camp, the greatness that he sees in the HCSC Staff, and describes how he wants to provide an amazing experience for campers…


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New for Summer 2015: Super Tramp and BagJump™ with Skatelite™ Drop-In

Posted in: Activities, Camp News, Summer Facilities, Youth Camp Posted On: May 12, 2015 By: Mimi Lopour

High Cascade has some exciting news to announce, that is going to make the Best 8 Days of Your Life even better here at HCSC! Beginning this summer, we will be offering daily scheduled skate trips to the Windells Campus (weather permitting), granting High Cascade campers access to over 100,000 square feet of skateable terrain. Plus, we’ve added…


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The Final Countdown: Gnu Snowboards

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, The Final Countdown Posted On: May 12, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

During week one of The Final Countdown, we chose two registered campers to take home NEW 2016 snowboards. Register now for your chance to join winners Jack Powell and Oliver McMillen on Mount Hood this summer. It is officially the second week of The Final Countdown to Summer Camp and thanks to the snowboarders with jobs at GNU, we…


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Part 5: The Summer Snowboard Movie

Posted in: Authorized Awesome, Signature Session Pros™ Posted On: May 12, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

The music is about the only mellow thing in Part 5 of “The Summer Snowboard Movie,” because holy cow this one is a heater! The tricks, the slams, and the destruction of a Sony Playstation (RIP) in the High Cascade parks last summer was anything but mellow! Watch as the HCSC staff, campers, and Signature…


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The Final Countdown: K2 Snowboarding

Posted in: Signature Session Pros™, The Final Countdown Posted On: May 5, 2015 By: Tom Johnson

You could win a 2016 Happy Hour or World Wide Weapon from K2 Snowboarding! The Final Countdown to Summer Camp has officially begun and thanks to K2 Snowboarding, we are kicking it off with a bang! Once you are registered for any Summer 2015 Session, you are automatically entered to win one of two 2016 snowboards from K2,…


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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. It is often said that the snowboarder rides with his guts, his…


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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.