MT HOOD--Starting this weekend, the eighth annual West Coast Session will take over Mt. Hood for five days of friends, fun, and freeskiing.

WCS8 kicks off with a public jam session on Sunday, May 4. We invite the public to join us at Timberline Ski Area from 10am-2pm for an unforgettable day of riding a pristine terrain park alongside top skiers from around the globe.

Public day attendants can also demo skis from local ski manufacturer ON3P Skis, win prizes from WCS partners like Buff, Windell’s Camp, Treefort Lifestyles and Solution Clothing, enjoy free hot dogs courtesy of Substunce Lifestylegoods, and take their chance at breaking open Frank, the infamous snowman piñata.

And if all that isn’t enough, May 4 is also Timberline’s unofficial Gaper Day, so make sure to bring out your retro gear and kick off the eighth West Coast Session in style. A prize will be awarded to the best gaper outfit.

West Coast Session 8 will continue May 5-8 with private photo and video shoots on special features at Timberline Ski Area and Windell’s Camp. Daily updates of the action will be posted on , Instagram (@westcoastsession), Facebook ( and made available to our valued media partners.