Join the team at Progression Sessions for a shred journey to Mt Hood, a volcano just outside of Portland, Oregon where you’ll get to experience a Pacific Northwest summer like no other; slushy, soft turns and world class parks aloft a heavy winter snowpack make this destination a world renowned mecca for progression in a verety of environments, from freestyle, carving, treeriding, and so on…
In this Session we’ll focus on the Fun-Damentals of technique, while introducing you to a variety of terrain elements and skill-sets on and off the groomed trail. This session is best suited for intermediate snowboarders who know how to turn on a blue groomed run, and are looking for a professional introduction into, carving, freestyle, off-piste, and more while dialing in the technical elements that translate to efficiancy in all environments.
Your journey starts at the Portland airport where we’ll pick you up and take you to our private lodge walking distance from main street and 6 miles shy of the Ski area base. If you prefer to drive you can meet us in Government camp where you can park your car and leave the rest of the driving to us. We’ll spend our five days on snow focused on you and your goals. Mt. Hood hosts a wide variety of terrain, so if you’re looking to improve your turns, stomp your first 180, take a 50 laps through the halfpipe, or dial in that wildcat, the opportunity awaits.
Off hill we’ll support your adventure through a variety of optional restorative activities like yoga, forest waterfall hikes, and lakeside meditation. And for those who like to socialize with a beverage and a game options are abundant as well. We’ll fuel your body and mind with good nutrition, hardy homemade breakfasts, healthy items to build a perfect sack lunch, and snacks whenever you’re hungry. For dinners we’ll be cooking at our lodge for a family style feast, or we’ll make reservations at one of the many local restaurants. We’ll cap the entire session off with ceremonious gifts and celebration as by the end of the session we’ll be a pretty tight group, which means you’ll not only be leaving with tired legs but most definitely with new friends you can lean on to propel your snow story even further.
This is an intermediate Snowboard session, participants must be able to safely make turns with confidence on all blue terrain. This session has a minimum participation of 3 persons to operate, if minimum participation is not met within 30 days of travel you will receive a full refund, or you can elect to convert your reservation to a private or semi private session.
Book 4 or more persons on the same reservation and receive a 5% discount.
- 6 nights lodging, (Shared rooms and bathrooms)
- 5 days on snow Coaching
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Lift tickets (with premium access to FTC parks)
- Pre-Camp 1 on 1 goal setting session with JTB via “Zoom”
- Performance tracking and video review
- 1 coach per 4 riders guaranteed
- Airport Transfers (campers must arrive by 4pm)
- Off Snow Activities
- Certificate of completion
- Branded Gift Bag
- Adult Beverages, although some may be provided in general, you’ll buy your own beers
- Transportation to PDX
- Medical care, we’ll do our best to get you whatever help you need but you’ll be on your
own to foot the bill
- Snowboard gear, you’ll need to bring your own setup, there are a few stores and the
mountain has a demo center if you want to try some different gear
- Transportation outside of scheduled itinerary
Day 1, Sunday, Arrival Day
Arrive at PDX by 4pm or Government Camp by 5:30pm. We’ll get moved in and have a leisurely dinner at our lodge where we’ll discuss the week ahead, have a chance to review your ambitions for the week with your coach, and get to know your fellow campers.
Day 2, Monday, Fundamentals and Exploration
We’ll leave for the lifts around 8:30 and you’ll spend the day with your coach getting yourself, your gear, and your ambitions aligned with the mountain. After riding we’ll head back to our lodge and have a chance to change and relax before we’re off as a group to Trillium lake for a walk with a view. We’ll follow it up with dinner at the local brewery.
Day 3, Tuesday, Focused Riding and Tuning Workshop
We’ll leave for the lifts around 8:30 and you’ll spend the day with your coach honed into a specific environment or skill set. Video analysis and performance mapping are two of the many methods your coach may use to get you on the path to progression. After riding we’ll head back to our lodge, for a workshop on waxing and tuning your board, and a feast at our lodge.
Day 4, Wednesday, Focused Riding and Hood River
This is the day that fatigue usually sets in, so to reduce the chance of injury we’re going to leave the mountain a little early, and head to the windsurfing mecca of Hood River in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. On route we’ll get a chance to see the northside of Hood with its craggy glaciers and rugged terrain and we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Adams. In town we’ll spend some time at the waterfront park checking out the view and stretching out our legs, tour the full sail brewery, and have a nice dinner in town.
Day 5, Thursday, Coaches Clinics and Waterfall Hike
You’ll spend the morning riding with your group. In the afternoon each coach will have prepared a clinic in a specific environment and you’ll get to choose what you want to do, for example: JTB leads a hike up the mountain to the crater for a 3 mile descent; Nick leads a clinic on how to do hand plants; while Eric leads coaching session on dynamic Carving, or if you need a break from the group you can take the time and soul shred solo. Afterwards we’ll have a surprise activity, followed by a hardy dinner at our lodge.
Day 6, Friday, Focused Fun Riding and Celebration
For our final day on the hill we’ll to put all that effort to good use and ride till your legs hurt. We’ll get creative on camera and take in the good vibes with your new friends. Afterward you’ll have a chance to pack up a bit and get dressed up for our final celebration in town!
Day 7, Saturday, Departure Day
All good things must come to an end (at least a temporary one). Departing flights must be scheduled after 9am. Coaches will make sure you are at the Airport at least 60min minutes before your flight departs.