FAQS

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

The Palmer Glacier on Mt Hood is a high alpine area above tree-line and can present many possible weather environments during our camp sessions.  Be prepared at all times for sun, wind, rain, snow, fog and a mix of any of the above.  Campers should be prepared with multiple layers of winter weather gear including but not limited to:

  • Rain gear

  • Winter jacket or layers for warmth

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen


All of your gear will be stored in your backpack at the top of our training lanes during the session.  Please bring adequate snacks to get your through a 3-4 hour session. 


There are many activities in and around Govt Camp and the surrounding towns.  Mtn Biking, Hiking,  and other summer sports such as swimming can be reached very easily.  Bring the gear you need for those types of activities.

WHAT HAPPENS ON A WEATHER DAY?

Skiing is an outdoor sport and weather days can happen.  Whether it's fog, rain, snow or a mix of any of those, we will do everything in our power to ski and train that day.  With that said, safety is one of our top priorities and when the risk out weighs the reward we do not want to see anyone get injured.  Each weather day will be measured separately as we asses each situation.  There may also be days where Timberline closes the lifts for one of the above weather environments.  In this case, we will certainly play the waiting game to see if the lifts will open on that day.  We will notify all participants of any weather uncertainty either by text message the morning of or in person at the Timberline base lodge.  Should we lose days to weather or uncontrolled events, there will be no refunds or discounts given.

I HAVE ALL MY OLD EQUIPMENT FROM LAST SEASON. WILL YOU STILL BE ABLE TO GET ME SETUP?

Many athletes at this point in the summer have not gotten their new equipment to fully dial in their setup and that's ok!  With our simple process and equipment, we can help get your boots level, get you measured to see where you are in your stance as well as take a look at the bevel on your skis.  From these starting points, we can help address any major issues right off the bat and inform you of what you may want to have done going forward with your new equipment when you get it.

WILL THERE BE VIDEO ANALYSIS?

Using the latest DSLR video cameras, we will be shooting video of you every day at least one run.  The video runs will be analyzed by one of us either on hill or via Zoom.  Video will be stored in a google drive or Coaches Eye app for you to watch and download at your leisure.

WHAT TYPES OF AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES DO YOU OFFER?

Operating in a day camp model this season we will NOT be offering afternoon activities in a group setting outdoors.  Dryland: games, hikes other activities that can take place outside will happen after skiing each day on your own.

 

 Boot alignment and equipment check sessions will be scheduled on a one-on-one basis and take place throughout the afternoons. 

 

Masks will be required for all gathering one-on-one or otherwise.

WILL WE HAVE ASSIGNED GROUPS?

Depending on the size of each session, we may have to split up into groups.  Don't think of this as "one group is better than the other".  We will split groups on a need- be basis so that we can move and coach more efficiently on hill allowing you to get more runs per day.