Bend, OR — High Cascade Snowboard Camp will expand its operations to Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado. The expansion will start with two spring break camps for youth (ages 11-18yrs) March 24th- 28th and March 28th – April 1st, 2001. The following season will see more camps for all ages added to the program.

Copper Mountain is in the middle of the largest single ski resort expansion and improvement program in Colorado history. Referred to as the Copper Renaissance it includes new high-speed quad lifts, state of the art snowmaking equipment and European style villages. In true Intrawest Resort style a chunk of this $500 million Renaissance money has been allocated to snowboarding. Progressive in their attitude, Copper Mountain has hired Planet Design and Consulting to design their parks and two competition halfpipes.

It doesn’t get any better in the world of terrain enhancement. Planet Design (specifically owner/operator Pat Malendoski) has constructed High Cascade’s summer facilities for the past four years and is contracted to build the 2002 Olympic pipe. Also on the purchase list is a new Super Dragon pipe grooming machine which has fast become the new benchmark in snowboard halfpipes and is in hot demand with riders.

High Cascade will combine the best on-hill facilities with mountainside accommodations, top-of-the-line Coaches and pro rider Guest Coaches to provide a first-class snowboard experience. Campers have the option of “The Full Hook-up Deal” which includes accommodation, meals, after-snowboarding activities and supervision, or “The Local Deal” which includes lift tickets & coaching only.

Established in 1989, High Cascade has been providing the finest snowboard camps available for youth and adults for 12 years. High Cascade’s largest operation is at Timberline Ski Resort on Mt. Hood where they provide six camps over the summer period for youth and adults. Summertime camps also provide a skate program with a Vans Triple Crown skatepark and ramps. Vans acquired High Cascade Snowboard Camp in July of 1999.