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Why Mt. Hood is the Ultimate Destination for Summer Ski Racing
Why Mt. Hood is the Ultimate Destination for Summer Ski Racing

Picture this: it's a scorching summer day, but you're not sweating it out on the beach or stuck indoors with the AC on full blast. Instead, you're shredding down powdery slopes, surrounded by towering evergreens and crisp mountain air. Welcome to Mt. Hood, the coolest (literally) summer destination for ski enthusiasts.

Nestled in the picturesque Cascade Range of Oregon, Mt. Hood boasts not only stunning natural beauty but also unparalleled skiing opportunities that draw athletes and adventurers from around the globe. As the mercury rises elsewhere, Mt. Hood stands as a beacon of cool, offering a sanctuary for snow lovers yearning to carve up the slopes under the summer sun.

Let’s delve into what makes Mt. Hood a magnet for ski racing camps during the summer months, uncovering the secrets behind its enduring allure and the unforgettable experiences awaiting those who dare to embark on this alpine adventure.

The Weather Advantage

Eternal Snow
Mt. Hood stands out as one of the only places where you can ski all year long. These icy slopes not only provide stunning scenery but also serve as a playground for ski enthusiasts during the summer months.

Perfect Pitch
The diverse terrain available on Mt. Hood offers challenges to skiers of all levels. As racers become more seasoned, they’ll always be able to find a run that pushes their skills and experience.

Prime Training Conditions
Dive into the optimal weather conditions found on Mt. Hood during the summer months. With mild temperatures and clear skies, athletes can focus on honing their skills without battling unpredictable weather.

All-Inclusive Ski Culture

Community Vibes
Explore the vibrant ski culture that thrives on Mt. Hood during the summer, epitomized by institutions like the National Alpine Ski Camp (NASC). For nearly four decades, NASC has been a beacon of excellence, offering world-class ski race training camps that attract athletes from across the globe. With a focus on camaraderie and skill development, NASC fosters a supportive community where athletes can push their limits and forge lifelong friendships. Whether you're a novice racer or a seasoned pro, you'll find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for skiing.

State-of-the-Art Facilities
The top-notch amenities available at Mt. Hood ski resorts and training facilities include NASC's comprehensive ski camp. With state-of-the-art equipment and expert coaching staff, NASC provides athletes with the tools they need to succeed on and off the slopes. Over the years, NASC's Mt. Hood camp has trained more than 10,000 athletes, earning a reputation as the premier destination for ski racing camps in the Pacific Northwest.

Off-Slope Fun
There are a plethora of off-slope activities offered at Mt. Hood, including those organized by NASC. In addition to on-mountain training, NASC's campers have the opportunity to explore the beauty of Mt. Hood through hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor adventures. Whether you're shredding the slopes or exploring the trails, NASC ensures that every moment spent at Mt. Hood is filled with excitement and adventure.

Adventure Beyond the Slopes

Natural Wonders
Discover the awe-inspiring allure of Mt. Hood's pristine wilderness, adorned with majestic waterfalls and tranquil alpine lakes. These captivating landscapes encourage campers to embark on unforgettable adventures amidst nature's splendor.

Local Flavor
Nestled near Mt. Hood lie picturesque mountain towns. As you wander through to explore cozy cafes and eclectic boutiques, uncover the charm of these delightful destinations.

Environmental Education
Upholding sustainability in the ski industry is paramount for preserving the pristine beauty of Mt. Hood. Resorts implement eco-friendly practices like efficient snowmaking, renewable energy usage, and waste reduction measures. By prioritizing environmental stewardship, these initiatives aim to minimize ecological impact, ensuring the mountain remains a cherished playground for generations to come, fostering a harmonious relationship between recreation and nature.

More Than a Mountain

Mt. Hood isn't just a mountain—it's a playground for adventure seekers, a haven for ski enthusiasts, and a community united by a love for the slopes. With its eternal snow, vibrant ski culture, and endless off-slope activities, Mt. Hood offers an unrivaled experience for summer ski racing camps.

For nearly four decades, the National Alpine Ski Camp (NASC) has been at the forefront of ski race training, operating world-class camps that have transformed the skills and lives of more than 10,000 athletes. With its comprehensive ski camp on Mt. Hood, NASC continues to uphold its legacy of excellence, providing athletes with the opportunity to train in one of the most picturesque and challenging environments in the Pacific Northwest.

Ready to take your skiing skills to new heights? Don't miss out on the ultimate summer adventure at Mt. Hood with NASC! Book your ski camp experience today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Friday, June 30th, 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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