The Transworld C.U.T kicks off in Sacramento

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Announcer Blair Alley and judges Brady Ferdig, Mike Fitz, and Jeff Landi

The first stop of the 2014 Come Up Tour presented by etnies went down this past weekend in Sacramento, California at the Hangar Skatepark in conjunction with FTC Sac. Tristen Moss was the first place winner, followed by Jerry Gurney, and Brent Bell in third. Jesse Vieira was the Prime C.U.T. winner with his smooth skating all day. At the end of the Come Up Tour, Tristen and the other winners from the remaining five cities will submit video parts to twskate.com for you to vote on. The winner with the most votes will get a Check Out in Transworld Skatboarding

Get the results of the Sacramento stop, watch the recap video, get registration information, and more at Transworld Skateboarding.

TOUR SCHEDULE

April 12, 2014 with No Comply
House Skatepark
West 15th St & Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX

April 12, 2014 with Familia
Familia Skatepark
835 East Hennepin Ave
MInneapolis, MN 55414

April 26, 2014 with Cal’s Pharmacy
Windells Camp
59550 E Hwy 26
Sandy, OR 97055

May 3, 2014 with Cowtown
Peoria Skatepark
8877 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381

May 10, 2014 with KCDC
LES Coleman Skatepark
62 Pike St
New York, NY 10002

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Dwayne Galloway, boneless to fakie

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Tristen Moss, frontside wall bash

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Top three, Tristen, Jerry, and Brent

Windells and High Cascade join forces for Summer 2014

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It’s time to bury the hatchet. After years spent in pursuit of one common goal, Windells Camp, Windells Academy, and High Cascade Snowboard Camp are forming a partnership to deliver the premiere year-round snowboard, freeski, skateboard, BMX camps and educational programs. The strategic partnership will build up each brand’s strengths, giving campers at Windells and HCSC an even more memorable customer experience and access to world-class facilities both on-hill and off.

Combined, the camps will offer an unrivaled summer snowboard and ski camp experience with three private terrain parks, Oregon’s best indoor and outdoor skateparks, two high-speed quad chairlifts, four surface tows, four BagJumps, two mini-pipes, and North America’s only Olympic-sized 22’ Summer Superpipe, which serves as the summertime Olympic training facility to the U.S. Snowboarding team and all major contending countries around the world.

So, what does this mean for Windells campers?

Windells Camp and High Cascade will operate as usual this coming summer from each camp’s respective campus. We plan to give our guests and campers the same summer camp experience that both camps have offered in the combined 50 plus years of operations with a few added amenities.

What’s new for Summer 2014?

  • Windells and HCSC campers will share scheduled access to the 22′ Superpipe, the only one of its size in North America during the months of June, July and August
  • The Lap Park will be accessible to both Windells and High Cascade’s campers
  • HCSC campers will have scheduled access to skate the Concrete Jungle and BOB

What’s ahead for Windells and High Cascade?

Together, Windells and HCSC will make Mt. Hood the clear place to be this summer. By uniting two world class summer camps – professional staff, world class facilities and the best private snow parks from June to October – Mt. Hood will become the undisputed leader in year-round action sports camp destinations

Do you want to spend your summer on Mt. Hood but have already signed up for a camp elsewhere? Don’t worry! We’ll credit your camp tuition the cancellation fee from another camp up to $500 when switching to our camps. Call for more details.

Windells OTR at Brighton recap videos!

Brighton edits are live! The first stop of On The Road 2014 was a huge success! Huge thanks to the Brighton Diggers and the whole crew for making year two a smash hit.

Windells 2014: OTR Brighton Ski from Windells on Vimeo.

Windells On The Road at Brighton Resort, 2014: Ski
Featuring Nicky Keefer, Jason Arens and Noah Curry

Windells 2014: OTR Brighton Snowboard from Windells on Vimeo.

Windells On The Road at Brighton Resort, 2014: Snowboard
Featuring: Jeff Hopkins, Cody Lee, Maja Lofvenmark, and Kelly Underwood

Don’t miss out on your chance to get in on the fun this year! Windells On The Road is coming to a resort near you.

City of Rails jib series!

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Idaho! Gateway Parks and Windells Camp are bringing you the City of Rails jib series. Don’t miss your chance to win a session at Windells Camp this summer!

For more information, find Gateway Parks on facebook!

Windells snowboard campers go for gold in Sochi

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Sage Kotsenburg with a lofty Cab 9 in the Private Park

The 2014 US Snowboard Slopestyle and Halfpipe team was announced this past weekend at Mammoth Mountain. We couldn’t think of a more deserving group of athletes! The Winter Olympics are especially exciting for the Windells family because so many US and international competitors have spent time with us as campers on Mt. Hood. We’ve hosted some of them since the young age of 6, like Shaun White. Others, like Sage Kotsenburg, Chas Guldemond, Ty Walker, Greg Bretz, Taylor Gold, Danny Davis, Kelly Clark, Kaitlyn Farrington and Hannah Teter attended multiple sessions as Windells campers and then returned to Windells as visiting athletes or training with the US Team just a few summers later.

It’s true when we say Windells is a stepping stone for the Olympics!

US Olympic Men’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Team

Shaun White

Sage Kotsenburg

Chas Guldemond

US Olympic Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Team

Jamie Anderson

Ty Walker

US Olympic Men’s Snowboarding Halfpipe Team

Shaun White

Taylor Gold

Greg Bretz

Danny Davis

US Olympic Women’s Snowboarding Halfpipe Team

Kelly Clark

Arielle Gold

Kaitlyn Farrington

Hannah Teter

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Sage Kotsenburg jumped in for a game of Zombie Dodgeball with a camper

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Chas Guldemod manning the megaphone for a Team Takeover activity


The Burton Girls team led a Q & A session with girl campers during the Burton Team Takeover session

Windells Winter Camp 2013-2014

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First day of the new year with the best crew around! Photo: Gill Montgomery

Another Winter Camp is done and in the books! This year brought campers from as far as Alabama, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Alaska and Canada. Snowboard and ski campers spent the week learning with coaches at Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows, and rounded out the year with a rail jam at Skibowl. Skateboard campers hit up Commonwealth, the Unheard Ramps, Ed Benedict, Battleground, Silas Baxter-Neal’s private park, Glenhaven and, of course, BOB for plenty of after hours skate sessions.

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Snowboard Coach Aaron Cardwell, Photo: Gill Montgomery

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Coach Andy Adams and camper Felix at Unheard, Photo: Gill Montgomery

We’d like to thank our campers, their parents, and everyone else that made this session possible!

Windells sponsors: Tactics Board Shop, Apo Snow, Saga, Dakine, I.N.I Cooperative and more.

Windells Winter coaches and staff: Ashley-Dawn Byrd, Gill Montgomery, Shannon Barrett, Andy Pye, Andy Adams, Jagger Heckman, Caleb Cole, Aaron Cardwell, Drew VanNice, Brian Jimenez, Mason Kennedy, Angela Swain, Marsha Hovey, Wally Inouye, and Rachel Lemons

 

USASA discount is now good all summer!

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Even pros like Eiki Helgason can use some practice on the air bag! Photos: Erik Hoffman

The USASA discount for Windells Summer 2014 is back! USASA members can save $151 all summer long*! As if that’s not awesome enough, camp rates are now lower than ever. We’ve adjusted our make room for more sessions on-snow because we know summers can get super busy!

Why should USASA competitors choose Windells?

Windells Camp is the “funnest place” on earth… for everyone! Snowboarders, skateboarders, skiers and BMX’ers have the time of their lives at Windells.

Windells offers the whole summer camp package! Our private campus maximizes the possibilities for fun; you’re sharing your session with Windells campers, the coolest staff members, the biggest pros, and the VIP of the VIP. As for the Private Park on hill, same goes! Shred with like-minded campers your own age and ability level.

You’re spending a whole week with us! Do you really want to be sardine’d into a cabin with 50+ other campers? We didn’t think so! Comfortable cabins are just one of our strong suites. Yes, it’s summer camp and yes, you’ll sleep in a bunk bed, but our cabins have separate sleeping quarters, full bathrooms and comfortable living areas to kick back and relax. You’ll make new friends at camp, of course, but we don’t expect you to forfeit your “bubble” for the best price on summer camp. Most cabins sleep up to 10 campers.

Campers have access to all the amenities that make Windells the hot-spot for summer training. The indoor and outdoor skateparks are mind blowing. So fun. The Olympic style trampolines are perfect for adding new tricks to your bag. Daily GoPro video review with your coach is the quickest way to improve. Two rope tows on hill mean no long lift lines. The best part is, we just plain have more snow than other camps! Windells operates year-round; Academy students ride the only private terrain park in North America in September and October. Real snow means real progression!

*The Windells USASA 2014 discount applies to Summer Snowboard and Ski Overnight sessions 1, 6, 7, 8, as well as all Summer Snowboard and Ski Day Camp sessions. USASA members with valid membership numbers can use the discount code “USASA14″ upon registration. Must sign up and pay in full by May 1st

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Ski pro Jason Arens boosts over campers and pros. Windells is the place to be for the best summer jumps!

 

Windells Academy’s “Battle Out Back”

Windells Academy‘ first official skateboard contest went off without a hitch! The best skaters from Oregon and Washington made the trip to Windells to compete for the prizes and cash, and our friends at Truth, Hulu, Tactics, and Usurper Skateboards brought the goods. No one left empty handed thanks to our sponsors, and the top pros left with some serious cash!

1st Place and $1,500: Anthony Grant
2nd Place and $1,000: Daniel Tumia
3rd Place and $500: Anakin Senn
Best Trick and $500: Tameron Eaglehorse

Check out the instagram recap from the event. Stay tuned to @windellscamp and @windellsacademy for more skate contest and events coming up at Windells!

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Photo: @truthorange “Everything is a blur at @windellsacademy. #battleoutback”

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Photo: @tameronbirdpony “Thank you @windellscamp and @usurperskateboards for the contest. So hyped #battleoutback”

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Photo: @trustyswitchblade “Cash took 3rd place, under 14 at the Battle Out Back today at Windell’s skatepark. #trustyswitchblade #flywheelskateandstyle #windells #skatelife”

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Photo: @windellsacademy the 1st Annual Battle Out Back Skate Contest was insane! Over 80 skaters competed for $3500 in cash and prizes. Thanks to everyone for coming out and a big thanks to our partners @truthorange @usurperskateboards @inicooperative @tactics #Hulu and #TheLocalGrind Check out the recap and results here: http://www.windellsacademy.com/2013/news/1st-annual-battle-back-skate-contest/ Clickable link in our profile. Photo: @mcna11y_ #windellsacademy #battleoutback #livelearnride #skateboarding

3 sessions with Jason Curry and Tucker Speer

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Jason Curry’s edit from Summer 2013 sums up everything that is great about the Northwest in the summertime; good weather, great snow, new and old friends, and good vibes. If you don’t know, check it out. You’re in for a treat!

Do you want to work at Windells? Now is the time to start thinking about your application! Visit our employment page and let us know why you would make a good addition to the Windells family.

Outta the Kitchen, Episode: 2

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Stephanie Sue Feld in the Windells Park. Photo, Erik Hoffman

The cast of ‘Outta the Kitchen, Episode: 2′ highlights some of Windells’ favorite staff members; Stephanie Sue Feld, Kelsey Boyer, Niki Neugebauer, and James Fleege with Montana state’s Shredfest 2013. Take a look at Ashley-Dawn Byrd’s edit and get to know the crew that makes Windells Camp the “funnest” place on earth!

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