After four years it’s starting to feel natural: when spring rolls around, the days grow longer and the snow starts to melt, a group of skiers from diverse locales make something like a pilgrimage to the slopes of Mt. Hood, Oregon for the West Coast Session.

Timberline builds an amazing terrain park to ride, Windell’s Camp provides breakfast, accommodations and access to their awesome campus, and Amplid makes all the necessary arrangements. A place to stay, a place to ride, and good friends to enjoy it all with: that’s WCS in a nutshell. And eventually we all wake up to alarms buzzing and realize that it’s May 5, it’s dumping snow, and for the fourth time around, the West Coast Session is in the works. It seems hard to believe that it’s May. Four feet of snow have fallen in the last week and the park crew at Timberline has had a hard time digging out the park.

This is supposed to be a sunny spring park shoot – but when it’s snowing in May, who’s complaining? Besides, it just wouldn’t be the West Coast Session without a bit of fresh snow around to “ruin” all the fun. READ MORE @ …

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