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Canadian Paralympic racer Kurt Oatway rips some GS turns in mid-August at 8,000 feet.

Stuck in a lazy mid-August rut with an extreme heat warning for Western Oregon forecasting too much torpor for my well-being, I decided to dig out the boards and gain some altitude for my first-ever August ski session on Mount Hood.

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Ouch. The view from Palmer, July 2015, photo by Robin Cressy

A thin snow year and a hot summer have forced an early end to the Mount Hood summer season for skiers and snowboarders, with a final public day of Sunday, August 2. Three large summer camps were granted a one-week extension to wrap up final sessions for campers who had already paid for camp and bought plane tickets to Oregon.

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High Cascade and Windells have been making the most of melting summer snow on Hood for a long time. Rider Spencer Schubert, photo Greg Furey

Summer campers at Windells and High Cascade will have access to a new dryland training facility with a 14-by-14-foot trampoline next to a 60-by-60-foot bag jump and a resurfaced launch ramp.

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Start 'em early, when the sun is out! Photo courtesy of Burton

High Cascade Snowboard Camp is developing a new Family Camp to add to its Mt. Hood summer offerings, with customized programs for kids as young as four — and their parents.

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Kristen Smith shredding a bump line on Mount Hood's Palmer Snowfield.

Seven-year-old Tucker Smith of Sun Valley has just finished ripping it through the bumps on the Palmer Snowfield with stunning style, and now his mom Kristen is rocking her way down a Mount Hood mogul strip in mid-July.

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Olympic slopestyle champions Joss Christensen and Sage Kotsenburg got the freestyle camp sessions rolling this week for Windells and High Cascade on Mount Hood.

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp will collaborate with Bud Keene and BKPRO Camps for Session 2 of its summer camp June 26-July 3.

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Spencer Schubert gets his summer shred on at High Cascade on Mount Hood. Photo by Greg Furey via High Cascade Snowboard Camp.

More than 1,000 campers and some of the top snowboarders in the world will be rolling through Mount Hood this summer as High Cascade Snowboard Camp celebrates its 25th year of summer shredding.

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Cutter's camp explores everything from feature design to liability.

Groomers from all over North America traveled to Mount Hood this week for Ski Area Management's Cutter's Camp 2014.

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"We Are Camp" CEO Kevin English

Kevin English has a complicated job ahead of him.

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