Is your child going to summer ski camp at Mt Hood for the first time?
Here’s 7 things to know before they go
1. Prepare for all weather and temperatures at Mt Hood summer ski camp
Make sure your child has a good, high quality, lightweight, packable insulated jacket like the Arctica Speed Freaks hoody that can be used as a mid-layer or an outerwear piece. Also key are multiple pairs of ski gloves or mittens. On the warm days, gloves get wet quick. Make sure they take at least 2 pairs of gloves or mitts. I would really suggest 3 or 4 pairs – so when they forget (like kids do) to put them on the dryer when they get back to their room at the end of a long day -they still have 1 or 2 pairs of dry gloves or mitts for the next day. One of those pairs of gloves should be a pair of spring gloves. And never underestimate some rubber dishwashing gloves either. They are great, completely waterproof gloves that will take up zero room in their luggage and keep their hands dry on a rainy day. Oh, yeah, Don’t forget to pack a rain coat. It’s pretty much a guarantee it will rain in the Pacific Northwest at some point during their summer ski camp. If you have waterproof pants -send them too. Even if they don’t use the rain jacket and pants to ski, they might need them for hiking or around town. Another key piece of summer ski camp gear -training shorts. Shorts will keep their quads warm and their butts dry. We’d like to suggest the Arctica Race Training Short 2.0.
2. Collaboration is key for efficient summer ski camp packing
3. Ski and boot bags are considered one bag on most airlines
4. Boot Dryers are your kids best friend at summer ski camp