We struck gold when we chose to hold the second stop of Windells On The Road at Hunter Mountain. The whole crew that turned up for this one was excited and ready to make the most of the weekend. OTR campers, ages nine to 43 and everywhere in between, met with their designated coaches early Saturday morning and immediately took to the private lane for some fun and freestyle progression.
The girls group improved tenfold over the weekend. Photo: Erik Hoffman
The snow was soft and the park was the perfect size for beginner to advanced snowboarders and skiers. The music blasting from the Empire Park yurt set the mood and campers took laps with their coaches and new friends. We had Dan Villaire, Joey Normandeau and Chris Lisle coaching the ski side, and Adam Anderton, Katiah Lunn, and Jasper Kahn coaching the snowboarders. Erik Hoffman and Chris Erickson were following with cameras in hand. The energy was high and campers were exceeding even their own expectations of how much they could learn in just one weekend.
Better than an inspirational “You can do it!” cat poster. Photo: Erik Hoffman
Coach Dan catches his skier on the box for video review later. Photo: Erik Hoffman
Charles Branciforte won $500 in the Ice Coast Rail Jam on Saturday and tried out the private lane. Photo: Erik Hoffman
After each jam-packed day on hill, we brought it in for video review and then ridiculous activities for tons of prizes. Snowboard Magazine, Freeskier, Ice Coast Board Shop and Anon supplied the goods and campers were draped head to toe in Windells gear by the time the last pizza was eaten and everyone went their separate ways Sunday evening.
The cookie face race always produces the best photos. Photo: Erik Hoffman
It was snowing inside and outside at this point of the evening. Photo: Erik Hoffman
From all of us at Windells, thank you for making this weekend a huge success! We’re dishing out just one more weekend camp March 2 and 3 at Brighton Resort in Utah. Sign up early to reserve your spot! Windells coaches and staff are looking forward to another awesome weekend.