Aaron Blatt spent this Summer travelling around the Summer camps, here are a selection of his images
Whether you are completely new to snowboarding, or a seasoned veteran, summer riding is a perfect way to progress your skills on snow, and enjoy the mountains in a new light. The soft snow, warm weather and incredible views afforded on the Glaciers of the Pacific Northwest make for some of the most ideal summer snowboarding opportunities in the world.
At Mt. Hood, riding in the summer time has been going down for upwards of 25 years in the legendary lanes on the Palmer Glacier. Upon arrival at the private parks, campers are greeted to a multitude of pipes, jumps, and rail lines, with hundreds of features varying from the beginning basics of rail riding to the biggest of jumps.
Just about an hour from Portland's international airport you can find Windell's campus full of skate ramps, dirt jumps, and cabins fit for summer campers 'round the world. A bit further up the road a small town called Government Camp at the base of Mt. Hood hosts the High Cascade camps every summer, with epic dodgeball matches, two skateparks, and the ever famous "Cobra Dogs" food stand. Both camps offer top notch snowboard coaching up on the glacier and are easily accessible with 7 to 9 day programs for kids and adults.
Up to the North in BC, Canada, Camp of Champions offers up some solid glacial riding on the Whistler Blackcomb glacier. Surrounding the mountain is a zone filled with some of the most epic summer activities in the world. When off hill, campers have access to mountain biking, zip lines, bungy jumping, and all the amenities that the whistler village has to offer.
Check out our gallery showcasing some of the action that went down with our crew at Mt. Hood and Whistler during the summer of 2013, and cruise out to camp this summer!