Snowboard With Olympic Silver Medalists Danny Kass and Gretchen Bleiler this Summer At Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood, Oregon—The 2006 Olympic Snowboard events may be over, but Olympic Half-Pipe Silver Medalists Danny Kass and Gretchen Bleiler won’t be relaxing anytime soon. To be the best, Olympic snowboarders like Kass and Bleiler never take summers off. Thanks to places like High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Mt. Hood’s vast snow fields, they can snowboard all summer long at Timberline, the U.S.’s only year ’round ski area.

Kass and Bleiler traditionally spend part of their summers snowboarding at High Cascade Snowboard Camp, but this summer the spotlight will be on them at their own Signature Sessions"¢. Kass, along with fellow pro snowboarder Pat Moore, will be hosting Session 3, July 6-14, 2006. Bleiler and Finnish snowboard video superstar Wille Yli-Luoma will be hosting Session 5, July 28- August 5, 2006.

Signature Sessions"¢ at High Cascade entail more than just autograph sessions and sightings from afar. Campers will get to snowboard, skateboard, and just plain chill-out with their favorite pro snowboarders. Enrolling in a Signature Session"¢ with Kass and Bleiler also grants campers the opportunity to check out their newly minted Silver Medals, ride the pipe or hit jumps and rails with two of the best snowboarders in the world. Andrew Crawford, Josh Dirksen, Scotty Arnold, Tara Dakides, Jeremy Jones and Jussi Oksanen will be hosting their own Signature Sessions"¢ at High Cascade this summer as well.

Both professional snowboarders and campers alike come to High Cascade for unmatched summer snowboard terrain. Pat Malendoski, builder of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Half-Pipe, grooms High Cascade’s private half-pipe and park, ensuring riders a top-notch park and pipe all summer long. Matching its world-class snow facilities is High Cascade’s impressive roster of non-Olympian, professional snowboard coaches. High Cascade’s coaching staff caters to all ability levels from aspiring Olympians to first time snowboarders, and everything in between.

High Cascade (HCSC) is the world’s leading summer snowboard and skateboard camp. Located on Mt. Hood, Oregon since 1989, HCSC provides world-class facilities and professional coaching in a fun and supportive environment… Love technology? Check out, subscribe to High Cascade’s ipod video podcast and join High Cascade’s mySpace group. Oh my!