The West Coast Session (WCS) has returned to the slopes of Mount Hood, Oregon for its tenth anniversary of celebrating skiing. A large contingent of skiers has gathered from across the globe for a week of intensive sessioning on features large and small offered by WCS hosts Timberline and Windells Camp.
Unfortunately strong winds put a damper on the Session-opening Public Jam on Sunday, May 1st, forcing a postponement of the public event — when skiers from across the Northwest and beyond flock to ski in the Timberline parks alongside the invited WCS skiers. But the Session quickly got back on track with back-to-back shoots on the WCS10 signature feature, a massive 85-foot jump positioned alongside the Stormin’ Norman park lift. The invited riders are also busy with a bevy of contests to keep things interesting throughout the week: a team contest, daily hashtag mini-contests and more (search #wcsgrab on Instagram to get the idea).
With two days of big-jump shoots under its belt, WCS10 now moves into its second stage: intensive shredding of the rest of the mountain and the parks, followed as always by skate sessions back home at the comfortable accommodations of Windells Camp, aka “The Funnest Place on Earth.” It’s safe to say that WCS10 is off to a fabulous start to a fitting end of a decade-long legacy. —ETHAN STONE