Guide to Everything Hood

Every freeskier knows about Mt. Hood’s summer camps and all ski mountaineers have the mountain on their tick list. But do they know where to eat, sleep, and relax? Read on for a detailed guide to making the most of your time in Oregon’s summer ski sanctuary.
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Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps

Mt. Hood, Oregon, is the place to go for summertime ski camps. And they're not just for kids. We've got details on three great summer ski camps—from park-and-pipe to racing to moguls—at Mt. Hood for all ages.

Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

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You'll find high-speed cruisers over three miles long, and nearly a dozen wide-open bowls dropping into expansive, north-facing Heather Canyon.

"That's the cliff Benny skied off of when he first started running the place 25 years ago," says Bill Gould (shown here), Ski Santa Fe ski school director, as he points to the nose of a 60-foot cliff. It's a big cliff. And it has a small landing. As Benny, now 51, tells the story, “Yeah, growing up my philosophy was that speed is your friend. If you thought you needed to go 30 miles an hour to huck a cliff, you should go 40. So I jumped off the top of that thing and 30 feet past the landing knew I was in trouble." He landed in a flat, rocky patch of snow and managed to only break a rib, puncture a lung and fracture his scapula. He was skiing two days later. That's whose been developing the resort. Cliffs, steeps, and trees manage to blend with comfortable groomers, a solid ski school, and a youth race program.

Ski Santa Fe: A Complete Guide

You may go to Santa Fe for the green chile, the Georgia O'Keefe museum, or the turquoise jewelry, but while you're there, you might as well ski some untouched steeps at the Santa Fe Ski Basin. Here's everything you need to know to plan your trip. —Jake Davis