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How Summer Camps for Ski Racing Can Improve Technique and Confidence
How Summer Camps for Ski Racing Can Improve Technique and Confidence

In the world of ski racing, summer camps on Mt. Hood hosted by the North American Ski Camps (NASC) stand out as transformative experiences. Nestled in Oregon's Cascade Range, these camps offer a unique opportunity for skiers to refine their technique, build confidence and connect with like-minded athletes. The methodologies employed by NASC camps have a major impact on skiers' prowess and self-assurance.

Mastering the Art of Technique

Before conquering the podium, skiers must first conquer the slopes with precision and finesse. At NASC summer camps on Mt. Hood, participants undergo a comprehensive training regimen aimed at mastering the fundamental techniques essential for success in ski racing.

Expert Coaching and Personalized Feedback

  • NASC boasts a team of seasoned coaches, each with a wealth of experience in ski racing. These experts provide personalized feedback and tailored instruction to help participants refine their technique.
  • Coaches conduct thorough assessments of participants' skills and offer targeted feedback to address areas of improvement.

On-Snow Training and Drill Sessions

  • Participants engage in intensive on-snow training sessions, where they have the opportunity to apply coaching feedback in real-time.
  • Drill sessions focus on key aspects of skiing technique, such as carving, edge control, and body positioning, allowing participants to develop a solid foundation of skills.

Video Analysis for In-Depth Evaluation

  • Utilizing state-of-the-art video analysis technology, coaches capture participants' skiing maneuvers for detailed evaluation.
  • Video analysis sessions provide participants with valuable insights into their technique, enabling them to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

Cultivating Unwavering Confidence

Confidence is the cornerstone of success in ski racing, and NASC camps are dedicated to fostering a mindset of unwavering self-assurance.

Goal Setting and Achievement

  • Participants are encouraged to set measurable goals for their skiing progression, whether mastering a new technique or conquering a challenging run.
  • As participants achieve their goals throughout the camp, they gain a sense of accomplishment and confidence in their abilities.

Supportive Community and Peer Encouragement

  • NASC camps foster a supportive community where participants can cheer each other on and share insights and experiences.
  • Peer encouragement and camaraderie create an environment where participants feel empowered to push beyond their comfort zones and embrace new challenges.

Simulation of Competitive Scenarios

  • Mock races and timed trials provide participants with opportunities to test their skills in a competitive environment.
  • Successfully navigating these challenges builds participants' confidence in their abilities and prepares them for actual race conditions.

Fueling Performance with Nutrition and Wellness

In the pursuit of ski racing excellence, proper nutrition and wellness are essential components of peak performance. At NASC summer camps on Mt. Hood, participants benefit from a holistic approach to fueling their success.

Culinary Excellence with a Private Chef

  • NASC camps feature a private chef dedicated to crafting nourishing and delicious meals tailored to meet the nutritional needs of athletes.
  • Meals are designed to optimize energy levels and support recovery, incorporating wholesome ingredients and balanced nutrition.

Emphasis on Rest and Recovery

  • Recognizing the importance of rest and recovery in athletic performance, NASC camps prioritize downtime and relaxation.
  • Participants are encouraged to prioritize sleep, hydration, and self-care to ensure optimal physical and mental well-being.

Incorporation of Wellness Activities

  • Wellness activities such as yoga, stretching sessions, and mindfulness exercises complement on-snow training, promoting overall health and resilience.
  • Participants learn valuable techniques for managing stress, maintaining focus, and cultivating a positive mindset.

Choosing Summer Ski Camps

NASC summer camps on Mt. Hood offer a comprehensive training experience designed to elevate participants' ski racing technique and confidence. Through expert coaching, supportive community, and a focus on holistic wellness, participants emerge from these camps ready to tackle the challenges of the slopes with skill and determination. Are you ready to unlock your full potential as a ski racer? Join NASC summer camps on Mt. Hood and embark on a journey to greatness!


Friday, August 11th, 2023
NASC is where I love to train! They do an excellent job of athlete development. I think the world of their program-best training, lanes, and courses on Mt. Hood. The team really knows what they're doing. They set up terrain-specific skill development training that helps the athletes improve fast.
- Deb Armstrong, former U.S. Ski Team World Cup Alpine Ski Racer & Olympic Gold Medalist
I grew up going to NASC every summer and couldn’t wait for my kids to experience it too. It's proven to be just as much fun for them as it was for me 25-years ago! The on-hill experience is top-notch, the coaching staff is wonderful, and the after-ski activities make it the summer camp experience that kids dream of. All of the kids had so much fun, were safe, and improved so much!
- Jody Curtis, Former NASC Athlete and Park City Ski Team Parent
All 3 of my kids have gone to NASC Fall and Summer camps for years. They still attend and absolutely love it! The Coaches at NASC can make any skier, at any ability level, better. The coaches' knowledge of modern skiing and surface preparation is unmatched. NASC coaches really care about each and every athlete and share their passion for the sport.
- Mike Regrut, Parent of Telluride Ski Team Athlete & D1 Racer
NASC was one of the best decisions I've ever made on behalf of my son. His first stay away from family was with NASC at age 11. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The coaches and training are best-in-class. NASC is by far his favorite camp and ski training experience. Our ski team now sends multiple athletes to NASC.
- Derek Stagner, Hidden Valley Ski Team Parent & Board President
Brad taught me a lot on the snow! What a wealth of knowledge!
- Sandy Perrins, Stratton Mountain School & Bates College Ski Racer
It’s such an amazing camp. It’s low key enough to make people feel like they belong, no matter their skill level, and has such great structure and such keen coaches - that every athlete will be challenged and inspired to learn. Our family highly recommends the NASC camps! Brad and his team create the type of environment we want for our kids – top-notch athletics, coupled with lots of good, summer fun!
- Tabitha Andersen, Vail Ski Club Parent
Excellent coaches, cover all aspects of technical ski racing. Beautiful wonderland-like campus. Highly recommend for kids from 9 and up.
- Paul Yeh, Parent of Camper / Ski Racer
The NASC camp was such a great adventure for all the campers! The coaching staff is top notch, the training venue and “base camp” were perfect. Tons of fun and very productive all the way around!
- Erik Schlopy, U.S. Ski Team Member & Olympic Bronze Medalist
As a member of the Czech Ski Team, I experienced many organizations and international ski competitions. WithNASC, I saw a different level of preparation and professionalism that fascinated me. Improvement happened naturally as their coaching is based on fundamental development.
- Hana Malotinova, Czech Ski Team
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