Ages 7 to 14
The safety of our team and guests is our highest priority at Mt. Hood Meadows. Please be advised that due to the continually evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Freeride team elements may need to be adapted in accordance with the latest guidance from public health officials and agencies. Please watch this page and the email you signed up with for any updates.
Our 3-Day Freeride Camps are offered during Winter Break, Oregon Spring Break, and Washington Spring Break. Camps for the 2022-23 season will be held December 19-21, December 28-30, March 27-29, and April 3-5.
Registration is required at least 48 hours prior to the first day of all camps.
Freeride Camps consists of high-level coaching for skiers and snowboarders, ages 7 through 14, who seek to explore the difficult and varied terrain that Mt. Hood Meadows has to offer. All Freeride Camp participants must be open to learning new techniques and exploring different terrain all over the mountain – this includes steeps, powder, trees, terrain parks, half pipe, and other variable conditions. Camp focuses will vary depending on what the conditions of the day present. If you are considering joining the Meadows Freeride Team for the first time, we highly recommend you join us for a Winter Break camp prior to the start of the Freeride Team season in January.
Ability Level Requirement
- Comfortable making fully-parallel turns on ALL blue terrain, groomed and ungroomed AND
- Comfortable making fully-parallel turns on ALL groomed black terrain (Showoff, Apollo, 2 Bowl, O-Ring when groomed)
- Comfortable making linked toe-side and heel-side turns on ALL blue terrain – groomed and ungroomed AND
- Comfortable making linked toe-side and heel-side turns on ALL groomed black terrain (Showoff, Apollo, 2 Bowl, O-Ring when groomed)
- 8:30 - 8:45 AM - Meet with coaches on snow and split into groups
- 9 - 11:30 AM - Morning ski/ride session
- 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch
- 12:30 - 3 PM - Afternoon ski/ride session
- 3 PM - End-of-day wrap with kids and parents
Freeride Camp participants will meet coaches ON SNOW outside of the North Lodge near the base of the Stadium Express lift. Please contact the Freeride Camp coaches if you are going to be late.
We are a team. Our goal as a program is to create and maintain a positive and supportive environment for progression (and have fun). The coaches, kids, and parents all play a role. We have a couple simple rules on this team:
- Be safe
- Be nice
- Have fun
In that order. We expect all members of the team to behave in a respectful manner towards each other and other guests on the mountain. Harsh language and inappropriate topics/themes do not have a place on this team.
- Participation in the Meadows Freeride Team or Freeride Camps requires the purchase of an All Access Season Pass or a daily All Mountain Lift Ticket
- Most skis/snowboards will be sufficient. However, we highly recommend all mountain or freestyle twin tip skis and all mountain or freestyle snowboards
- For skiers: adult ski boots do not work with youth bindings. Make sure bindings match the boots
- Avalanche beacon/transceiver is mandatory for all athletes venturing into any gated terrain at Meadows. This terrain includes Heather Canyon, Clark Canyon, Private Reserve, and Super Bowl
For more information about Freeride Camps, please contact Ryan Colesar, Meadows Freeride Team Head Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Gavinski, Program Manager, at email@example.com.