Photo: by Brian Robb, courtesy Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps
Thanks to a deep northwest snowpack, Mt. Hood's Palmer glacier at Timberline ski area in Oregon is one of the best places to be for summer skiing. Mt. Hood is a skiing and alternative sports summer camp mecca for athletes young and old. From alpine racers to park-and-pipe specialists, there's a camp for you this summer. Stay in the nearby town of Government Camp and enjoy plenty of after-camp activities, while still being only 45 minutes from downtown Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.