Archives for February 2011

Windells Weekend – Game of Skate & Bike

This past weekend Windells staff decided to organize a couple games of Skate and Bike for the kids that come to Open Skate.  We enjoy putting on contests for you to win prizes so what better way then a good old fashion game of S-K-A-T-E.

Hours of Open Skate/Bike are as follows:  Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9-5pm However we are closed when Camp is in Session!

Winners from this weekend!

The Farm Project decided to stop by and say “what’s up” too.

Friday Night Feature Rail Jam

Windells Academy student, Zach Johnson went behind the lens at Timberline’s Friday Night Feature Rail Jam and took some action shots of our students. Check out the photos here!

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Windells Hits the Road

Windells Hits the Road

The Windells vans are loading up and heading your way! Competition season is in full swing and we would love nothing more than to throw some swag at your face. Hang out at the Windells tent while you watch your favorite riders win gold. Where are we going next? Check out the information below and come visit Windells on the road!

Mammoth Grand Prix

March 4th – 6th

Mammoth Mountain, CA

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Burton US Open

March 9th – 12th

Stratton, VT

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USASA Nationals

Snowboard Events: April 3rd – 8th

Ski Events: April 10th – 12th

Copper Mountain, CO

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Windells Session 8: Exclusive Skate and BMX!

New for this summer is an exclusive Skate and BMX only session:  August 16 – 22nd!  Get your shred on at Windells Campus, featuring one of the best Concrete Skateparks in the world!  With over 50,500 square feet of skatepark and 4 acres of BMX dirt jumps there is something for everyone to ride.  During your stay at Windells you will be riding in small groups with your Professional Coach, to ensure progression.  Campers walk away with an experience that last a lifetime.

Make Windells Campus your own private playground and Register here.

Hironaka In Japan!

This is a repost, but it’s so awesome that we had to share. One of Windells’ most awesome coaches, Austin Hironaka, is currently on his first-ever trip to Japan. If you have ever met Austin, you know that he is JapMob through and through and going to Japan was always a big dream of his. Now he is there and getting the full experience–the cities, the food, the people, the snowboarding, the robots that serve you icecream…wait, what? Yep, Japan has the newest technology.

Full video post on SnowboarderMag

Dispatch 1 on SnowboarderMag

Dispatch 1.2 on SnowboarderMag

Dispatch 1.3 on SnowboarderMag

Denver Big Air


This was what it looked like atop the scaffolding at the Denver Big Air. Windells Academy Student Easton Gilman was one of the 10 riders from the US to be invited to compete on January 26th. Easton was able to make it through the qualifying rounds and advance to finals.

Easton Gilman Double Rodeo

Finals consisted of each rider getting 3 hits. Here’s Eastons first, a backside double rodeo 900. Not bad for being 16.

Easton Gilman Monitor

Easton on the monitor spinning a FS720 and to the left getting advice from another rider and Academy coach Miah Wheeler.

Easton Gilman FS10

Eastons final trick was a FS10, he didn’t quite get it clean but the TV cameras didn’t seem to mind! Easton ended up finishing the event in 7th place with Rocco Van Straten in 1st, Zak Stone in 2nd and Michael Macho in 3rd.

Dylan Thompson – Full Summer Part

Dylan Thompson was shredding Windells park all summer long! It really was a pleasure to have him around all summer… he is a dang good rider! Check out the edit of Dylan… See you next summer!

Windells Weekends!!

Windells Camp has opened their 53 acre private campus to the public! Every weekend skaters, bikers, bladers, scooters and new for this year – snowboarders and skiers are welcome to hit the dry slope! Loaded with 50,500 sq ft of indoor and outdoor skate and bmx park:  dryslope jib line; launch ramps into a foam pit and olympic trampolines.  Open to all ages!

$10 for Skaters/Bladers/Scooters
$15 for Skiers & Snowboarders
$20 for BMX/Freeride MTB (NO PEGS)

Plan your weekend around Windells!
•    Friday’s from 5pm to 10pm
•    Saturday’s from 9am to 5pm
•    Sunday 9am to 5 pm
•    Also available for Private Rental!

Windells Weekends will be open all weekends throughout the Winter and Spring except when camp is in session 3/18-4/3; 4/15-4/24).  Cash only please. All Ages Must Wear a Helmet. See you there!

Nick Goepper 3rd at Dew Tour

Going into his second year at Windells Academy, Nick Goepper made the move from small town Indiana to the world stage of professional skiing with back to back podiums at the North Face Open and the Winter Dew Tour. The soft spoken Goepper is a straight A student with his sights set on college and an X Games podium in the near future. Like many of the students at Windells Academy, Nick has a very bright future ahead of him. Keep checking back for more media of Nick or tune into his personal vimeo and blog

Best Of Ski – Coaches and Pros

How can you even start making a best of ski edit. There are so many good skiers here in the summertime that if you put all the good stuff together, you would have a full length movie! Here are some of the best of the best shots of the coaches and guests who ride Windells, sorry if we missed anyone. Come visit them this summer!