Mt. Hood Is Awesome
DYK? Mt. Hood has the only year-round ski season in North America, closed for only 2 weeks in late September. Or that Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon, with the most vertical feet of ski terrain in the Pacific Northwest, and is covered by 11 glaciers. Or that Mt. Hood has been collecting heavy snowfall since the Pleistocene Era. Or that a record 318 inch base of snow was on the ground at Mt. Hood during the winter of 1998-99. That equates to over 26 feet of RealSnow™* or 270 marshmallows stacked on top of each other!
Without Mt. Hood, High Cascade Snowboard Camp would have never been born 23 years ago, and snowboarding might not be nearly as awesome as it is today. Since 1989 High Cascade Snowboard Camp has gone from being a small space with a few hand-dug obstacles to having two parks, two pipes, two rope tows, a bag jump and the most acreage of private snowboard parks on Mt. Hood. And in those 23 years, we’ve seen more FT’s (first tries), NBD’s (never been dones), and YTWB’s (yeah, that was boss) than any other camp in the world! Pretty awesome, huh?
Each year, Mt. Hood receives an annual average snowfall of 500 inches of RealSnow™. That means no carpet burns and a full sized Olympic Super Pipe all summer long! Currently Mt. Hood has the fourth deepest base snowpack in the United States with 121 inches, and with the snowiest time of the season just upon us we are expected to have another amazing summer. During our epic summer snowboard camp sessions, the average temperature is 77.6˚ and there are approximately 2 miles of top-to-bottom riding. That means soft snow, goggle tans, and most of all, 8 of the best days of your life.
So yes, we love our mountain and judging by our current snowfall our mountain loves us. We want to share an awesome summer at High Cascade Snowboard Camp with you, so we invite you to come join us for one of our amazing sessions this June, July and August. Not sure if you’re old enough or good enough for High Cascade? Don’t worry about it! We have camps for all ages and abilities. And even better than that, we have a program designed specifically for you. Check out our different programs by clicking here and find out which fits your riding style the best.
* RealSnow™ is that soft, white, fluffy stuff that falls from the sky when it’s cold and stormy. Not to be confused with the stuff that comes from snow machines or white, bristly carpet.