Timberline Lodge and Ski Area Announces the New Timberline Freestyle Training Center
For more than 30 years, freestyle terrain parks and features have been championed at Timberline, leading to the genesis of many modern terrain park design and build practices around the world. The Kohnstamms and senior Timberline leaders Steve Kruse and Jeff Flood made sure athletes and camps would have a USA home to push the industry every summer. With countless films and photos inspiring riders and skiers around the world to make a pilgrimage every summer, Timberline is where so many have started careers and fueled their passion.
For many years the majority of Timberline’s summer terrain parks have been private, hosting some of the most innovative camps in the world. Now that terrain will be open to everyone. Timberline’s Freestyle Training Center will provide access for everyone to carefully designed parks for all abilities, incredible training opportunities for athletes and teams, and amazing camp experiences. Now individuals, teams, coaches, and camps will have access to our parks every summer.
The Freestyle Training Center will be focused on the summer months, where Timberline provides the longest ski season in North America. These terrain facilities will include a 22-foot Superpipe - cut by the legendary Timberline Grooming and Park Crew and world class pipe cutters, an all-new halfpipe spine airbag, progressive jump and transition features, rail and jib features of all shapes and sizes including top-level rail features, and a brand new BX/SX course with a world-cup spec start gate. All of this will amount to the single largest summer terrain park in Timberline history. “I am very proud of the freestyle roots at Timberline, in large part driven by our tremendous summer camps. I am also very excited for what the future of the Freestyle Training Center will offer to the skiing and snowboarding community. ” – Jeff Kohnstamm, President and Area Operator, Timberline Lodge & Ski Area.
Timberline provides the easiest and quickest access to summer snow in the northern hemisphere. With two miles of terrain, the Timberline Freestyle Training Center is accessed by two high-speed quads. The facility will be serviceable by multiple handle tows, giving riders quick laps and maximum time on snow.
Riders and skiers can plan their experience on their own and by participating in Timberline's Summer Freestyle Camp, staying onsite at Timberline Lodge or in housing in the surrounding Mt. Hood communities. There are great options to stay with camps providing a complete package along with access to private dryland facilities. High Cascade and Windells, based just 35 minutes away, provide an industry leading camp experience with a world-class skatepark, artificial snow ramps and rails, trampoline facilities, and onsite housing. Mount Hood Summer Ski Camps (and snowboard too), offers the closest all-inclusive packages to Timberline with top-tier coaching, beginner to pro level programs, skate ramp and action oriented field trips.