Rob Roethler Levels Up at High Cascade

Heavy on the polish.

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A Real High Cascade Demo

High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Demo Center employees put on a demo all summer long. Tuned to a classic Wayne track, this edit goes above and beyond all that is good.

Featuring Al Grogan, Nate Carroll, Reid Smith, Luke Winklemann, and Brett Wilkinson.

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Feeling Fat and Furious on Mt. Hood

When feeling Fat and Furious, some laps at Mt. Hood will turn that into fat and happy. Abbe Hjellström, Theo Hjellström, Colton Carroll, Conor Carroll, and Markus Östman hit up High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Timberline’s public park for some good old exercise.

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Fat and Furious at Mt. Hood

Plus-size snowboarding.

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Love is a Symphony – Paul Osborne’s Rendition of High Cascade

Gravedigger, Forest Bailey, Mike Rav, and more!

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Symphonic Snowboarding at High Cascade – Mike Rav, Forest Bailey, and More

Paul Osborne brings his scratched Century Xtreme lens out to Mt. Hood for the final session of High Cascade. Some clips used in the official recap, some unseen. Here is his montage titled Love is a Symphony, featuring Mike Rav, River Richer, Bryan Bowler, Johnny O’Connor, Jed Sky, Bryant Davis, Erik Leon, Forest Bailey, Kevin Court, Lucio DM, Quin Ellul, Austen Sweetin, and Armando Luna.

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Session 6 Highlight Video – High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017

So sad, so sad, High Cascade‘s recap videos are done for the summer. To keep it short and sweet, we present to you the session six highlight video, featuring Al Grogan, Austin Sweeten, River Richer, Travis Cullison, Mike Rav, Johnny O’Connor, Ben Bogart, Erik Leon, Jeffy Gabrick, Ryan Paul, Quin Ellul, Dusty Miller, Sean Neary, Lucio, and Jed Sky. 

Filmed by Jacob Howell, Brent McCarron, Paul Osbourne, Mimi Perreault, and Zak Peterson.
Edited by Brent McCarron.

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Summer Vibes – Salomon Snowboards

According to the high book of Cascade, found upon Mt. Hood in the early days of snowboarding, there would be a week in the year 2017 in which a legendary crew, referred to by the ancients as “Salomon”, would descend upon the glacier and wreak havoc across the famed setup. That week has come and gone, and Marco Morandi recorded the whole thing so future generations may witness the riding that happened on that fateful day.

Fully stacked, check out the Salomon edit featuring Louif Paradis, Bode Merrill, Desiree Melancon, Chris Grenier, Josh Dirksen, Harrison Gordon, Toni Kerkela, Tommy Gesme, Jesse Paul, Hans Mindnich, Nils Mindnich, Nirvana Ortanez, Flo Corzelius, Raffi Kossmann, Riley Nickerson, JJ Westbury, Finn Westbury, Austin Lamoreaux, and Drayden Gardner up at Hood.

Filming and editing by Marco Morandi.
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Session 6 Photos – High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017

Snaps and highlights from Session 6 up on Mt. Hood.

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Session 5 Highlight Video – High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017

Featuring Joe Sexton, Danimals, Jake Kuzyk, Chas Guldemond, Mike Rav, Benny Milam, Jed Sky, Cooper Whittier, Reid Smith, Jackie Lammert, Jordan Small, Cody Beiesrdorf, Jeffy, Martyn Vachon and more!

All the highlights from Session 5 were filmed by Jake Howell, Brent McCarron, Miles Perreault, Zake Peterson, and Anthony Drolet.

Edited by Jake Howell.

For a full recap with photos from Session 5, click here!

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Salomon Snowboards – Summer Vibes – A stacked team stacking at High Cascade.

Louif Paradis, Bode Merrill, Chris Grenier, Harrison Gordon, Josh Dirksen, Jesse Paul, the list goes on.

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Video Highlights – High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session 5, 2017

Jake Kuzyk, Mike Rav, Danimals, Joe Sexton, and more chill out on a glacier in Oregon for the Session 5 Highlights out of HCSC.

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017 – Session Five Photo Recap

Words| Brendon Rego Photos| AG Photographix, Tyler Benton

The days are long, the rays are warm, and the turns continue to burn. Session 5 of High Cascade Snowboard Camp has been etched into the snowfields of Mount Hood’s Palmer Glacier. Left behind, but not to be forgotten, are memories of the greatest of times that were endured during these past 8 days of glorious sunshine and summer shred. Videograss brought the party favors this week in the form of Jake Kuzyk, Joe Sexton, Jake OE, Danimals, & Justin Fronius. It’s safe to say no camper went home empty handed; smiles were contagious and the giveaways this week were outrageous… not to mention the snowboard Danimals planted into the Dodgeball court!

High Cascade Snowboarding CAmp
We thought the diggers planted the barriers, but from the looks of it, it was Will Healy. PHOTO: Joe Craig

The VG boys also held a Huck-a-thon on Day 2 that would’ve had parents cringing at how nasty their children were getting and we mean that in the sickest way possible! #CAMPiTA7 was also in full-effect which brought a couple dozen of the Scary Corporation’s shred cadets to the park that contributed to the action packed week that was Session 5. With our final session underway one can only view the action from this point, but we hope to see all of you next year for the next chapter of the summer snowboard party!

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017 – Session 5 Photos

More bangers from High Cascade Snowboard Camp with Jake OE, Benny Milam, and more!

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Alternative Facts Debunked: Is High Cascade Snowboard Camp Closing?

Originally posted on Transworld Business, written by Annie Fast.

High Cascade Snowboard Camp, a snowboard institution and the summertime home of snowboarding on Mt. Hood’s Palmer Glacier, has been on the receiving end of premature eulogies this past week with rumors swirling about an end to operations. We spoke with Kevin English, CEO of We Are Camp, the umbrella company for Windells and High Cascade, to set the record straight.

Dusty Miller enjoying an iconic rail for summertime snowboarding. PHOTO: AG Photographix

In short, High Cascade is not closing. English says, “We’re having all of our youth campers stay down at the Academy campus, which is the Windells campus.” He clarifies that the adult campers and teams will continue staying in Government Camp and that there are ongoing negotiations to work out a deal with Cascade Ski Camp, the iconic main High Cascade lodge, which would ideally operate as a hostel to house and feed riders on the camp access program.

This slow merger between the two camps has been ongoing. Windells was established in 1989 and High Cascade in 1990, both as snowboard camps. Windells’ off-hill facilities are based in Rhododendron, while High Cascade has been located further up the mountain in the town of Government Camp. In 2009, Windells began welcoming freeskiers to its camp alongside snowboarders, while High Cascade remained a snowboard-only camp.

Ralph Kucharek throwing a method over in 2016. PHOTO: Danny Kern

A healthy rivalry between the two camps existed, so it was big news in 2014 when High Cascade and Windells joined forces to form a parent company called We Are Camp. English has been running that company since then, overseeing both camps. As a result of that merger, Windells transformed into a ski camp, while High Cascade continued on as a snowboard camp.

According to English, the campus change has been the plan since as far back as October 2016. This lodging change begins with the final camp session of the summer beginning on August 5, and is part of a long-term restructuring plan, which includes merging on-hill facilities next summer into one big park for High Cascade and Windells.

The two camps currently operate two completely separate on-hill facilities for freeskiers and snowboarders, which includes a full progression of features from beginner terrain to 22-foot Superpipes and 70-foot jumps. English maintains that financially it’s just not possible to justify. “I’m determined that High Cascade and Windells will carry on, and that sometimes means you have to make some very tough decisions that hurt emotionally,” said English, “but overall we want to ensure that we have a place each summer where snowboarders and skiers can continue to come.”

These changes are in response to continued shrinking camper numbers. He cites a long-term trend over the past five years of a 40-percent reduction in camper numbers across both Windells and High Cascade.

We spoke at length about the possible causes of the decline of participation at the camps. English cited everything from the possible impact of the Woodward camps at Copper and Tahoe, which offer easier access in those locations, to larger societal issues like “scared parenting” resulting in a reluctance for parents to put their kids on a flight to Oregon, as well as sports specialization, which is having an effect on all youth sports as kids specialize in a sport much earlier than in the past, at the expense of participating in numerous sports.

Damn Daniel. Mike McDaniels goes head over heels white vans and all. PHOTO: AG Photographix

It’s easy to see why the snowboard community could be spooked by the facilities change at High Cascade — Whistler’s Camp Of Champions abruptly closed at the start of summer, while overseas Austria’s Superpark Dachstein, a mecca for the local and international freestyle scene, announced its closing this July due to glacial retreat.

As for High Cascade and Windells, although the two camps will now share an off-hill campus and on-hill facilities, English is adamant that both camps will retain their independent identity: “We’ve gotten along this far because of passion and singular focus,” he said. “While there is a lot of overlap between ski and snow, they are different.”

Marketing Director Jason Arens will continue overseeing the Windells brand, while Jake Howell at High Cascade was recently promoted from Session Video Producer to Marketing Coordinator.

Shrinking camp participation numbers should be an eye opener for the whole industry. English believes the solution lies in figuring out how the industry can more effectively expose youth to skiing and snowboarding and create that love of snow. And it’s clear that finding the answer to that solution feels more urgent now than ever before.

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Session 4 Highlight Video – High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017

Do you want to read or do you want to watch? Check out the video above for all the highlights from session 4 on top of Mt. Hood at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. Featuring Jacob Krugmire, Max Warbington, River Richer, Cooper Whittier, Reid Smith, Nate Carroll, Brett Wilkinson, Cole Navin, Dillon Ojo, Riley Nickerson, Danny McGonagle, Benny Milam, Christian Hobush, Anna Gasser, Rob Roethler, Jed Sky, Dusty Miller, Ted Borland, Shaun Murphy, Pata Fava, and Jesse Paul. For a full recap with photos and a verbal breakdown of all things snowboarding around Govy, click here!

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session 4, 2017 – Video Highlights

Good things come in threes and great things come in four. Session 4 recap highlights from High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mt. Hood include Anna Gasser, Ted Borland, and more!

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Bode Merrill’s Mini Pipe Invitational 2017 – Photo Recap

Half the size and twice the fun, Max Warbington wins the sixth annual #BMMI at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood, OR.

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session 3, 2017 – Video Highlights

A stacked rider list descended on Mt. Hood for Session 3 of High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017.

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp 2017 – Session Three Photo Recap

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High Cascade Session 3 marks the midpoint of summertime snowboarding, but like a giant snowball rolling downhill we’re picking up momentum. July 6th not only marked the start of the session but also the week of the 6th Annual Drink Water Rat Race. The Rat Race serves as a feeding frenzy for snowboard rats around the globe feinding for their summer snowboarding fix. Signature Session™ Pros Tim Eddy, Spencer O’Brien, Curtis Ciszek, Austin Smith, and Bryan Fox played host to a week long party in Government Camp, OR and were met by some of snowboardings elite such as Terje Haakonsen, Danny Davis, Jake Blauvelt, Scott Blum, Austen Sweetin, Sage Kotsenberg, and Forest Bailey just to name a few.

For the campers this session is a major win! Not only did our Signature Session guys get in on all the activities, but the Rat Race bred Dodgeball Rats making for a camper advantage with guys like Curtis Ciszek and Austin Smith sending rockets in the Adidas Snowboarding Dodgeball Arena. Mt. Hood experienced nothing but—wait for it—8 consecutive days of blue bird skies. At this point you may think we sound like a broken record, but boy oh’ boy has it been awesome up here! Summer camp vibes continue to hover at the apex of awesome and the summer snowboard party continues to go off!

With 3 sessions left we may be at the half way point but we’re still at full sail! Check out High Cascade’s dates and prices and join the summer snowboard party!