Sadly, Session 2 is over already!

Session 2 is a wrap folks, and the week was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to the help of our Session 2 Team Takeover sponsors, Newschoolers and Keep the Change, everyone was able to make the most out of the gorgeous weather and excellent. conditions.

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In addition to bringing out their full media crew, Newschoolers flew out Dom Laporte, Sander Hadley, Totally Trevor and teen sensation Brent Whipple to shred the summer snow while they put together their annual yearbook. Needless to say, kids were hyped.
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Keep the Change was out in full force bringing a heavy line up of riders including Riley Nickerson, Mark Wilson, Ian Hart, Derek Lever, Johnny Brady, and Tommy Gesme. Everyone has been talking about their new teaser for Homage, and this week Mt.Hood got a live show of their movie worthy style.
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As to be expected, the Windells Digger crew,  powered by Destoy Labs, put together another creative and progressive park. Serving up a variety of rail features, jumps and tranny features, the diggers got a serious amount of praise for their hard work yet again.
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With July right around the corner, it seems the sun will be sticking around for good. Nothing like sunshine and summer snow to accompany the “funnest” place on earth. Everyone on Mt.Hood is looking forward to good weather and good vibes for Sesson 3!

Session 1 is a wrap! Thanks to Freeskier Mag and Nick Visconti & Friends

Summer camp is in full swing at Windells and things have definitely started off with a bang.  Thanks to the Session 1 Team Takeover sponsors; Freeskier Magazine and Nick Visconti & Friends., the campers rode alongside some of the biggest names in action sports. The Freeskier crew delivered for the ski side, bringing the golden boy Joss Christenson,  Keri Herman and the one and only Crazy Karl Fostvedt. New head snowboard coach Nick Visconti came with a crew of solid homies, for the snowboard Takeover; Erik Leon, Ryan Paul and Scotty Vine. Despite Mother Nature’s occasional mood swings, Session 1 was a killer start to the best summer ever.

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The digger crew worked tirelessly before the start of camp to put together what has been called one of the best park set ups Windells has had to date. Two private rope tows access an assortment of jumps,  creative features, and more rails than you count. There’s even an on-hill skate plaza (and yea, it is amazing as it sounds).
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The weather tried to slow things down by bringing several inches of snow to the mountain over the week, but the good times could not be stopped. Campers, staff, and visiting pros were able to make the most of the sunny days and have the week of their lives at the “funnest” place on earth. Stay tuned for two more months of summer shredding thanks to Windells Camp.

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FDOH: First Day On Hill with Windells!

It’s officially summer! Session 1 is starting the season off right with Freeskier Magazine and Nick Visconti hosting our first Team Takeovers of 2014. We’ve got Olympic Gold Medalist Joss Christensen, Keri Herman, and Karl Fostvedt holding it down for the ski side, and Nick Visconti, Erik Leon, and Scotty Vine putting in work for the snowboard crew. If you ain’t here…you’re doing something wrong!

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Digger Update 6/11/14 from Windells on Vimeo.

Shred with the Helgason’s! Session 5 Neff Team Takeover

Did you miss out on the Helgason invasion last summer? Well don’t do it again! Neff Headwear will be hosting the Session 5 Team Takeover with Eiki Helgason and Halldor Helgason. That’s right, the crazy brother duo will be back hosting activities, lapping the park, and enjoying everything Windells Camp has to offer.

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Last Chance Giveaway: Get a free backpack with full payment May 21-31!

It’s crunch time people, and we are only 20 days away from the start of Summer 2014! For those of you that are on the fence, maybe deciding if you should do lacrosse camp or come to Windells, we made the decision a little easier for you. From May 21 – 31, everyone who registers for camp and pays in full will get a FREE Windells backpack shipped to their house! That’s right! Just enter the code, make the full payment, and lock in a week at the “funnest” place on earth to receive your free limited edition Dakine X Windells colab backpack. Hurry!! This offer is only valid to the first 50 customers so get on it.

Code: FREEBAG14

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* Bags will be shipped only within the US to the address listed on the account holder’s profile. For international campers, backpacks can be picked up on Arrival Day at the check-in table.

Size matters: Windells park for summer 2014

When it comes to private parks, size absolutely matters! This year, we wanted to make it a little more clear as to what you get when you register for a session at Windells. Choose wisely.NEWparkmap2014

Windells has added a private lift accessed 22-foot Superpipe, the only Olympic sized halfpipe in North America during the months of June, July and August, and the Lap Park, an additional half-mile of lappable fun and creative features. Windells campers will have a chance to experience the best terrain parks available in North America accessed by Windells three private lifts and two high speed quads reaching over two miles long.

Windells Private Park will remain exclusive to Windells. High Cascade’s main park will remain exclusive to High Cascade. Both High Cascade and Windells (ski and snowboard) campers will have shared access to the Lap Park and 22-foot Superpipe. It’s the same Windells camp experience that you know and love with so much more.

No expense is spared in designing, building, and grooming the parks. Windells has more lift-accessible terrain than any other camp in North America during the summer months. Our two Private Parks extend over a mile and contain the longest lap park on Mt. Hood. Two high-speed quads and four private rope tows keep riders lapping through three diverse parks within Windells’ area; the jump line, the jib park, and the lap park. Campers have private access to bag jumps, rails, boxes, wall rides, staircases, jibs, and jumps of all shapes and sizes. Windells has something for everyone.

Windells upper park has a current snow depth of 486 inches and with more snowstorms on the way; Timberline and Mt Hood Meadows were the obvious locations to host the West Coast Sessions 8 and Superpark 18. The stellar snow year on Mt. Hood has provided a sure-to-be awesome summer!

Sessions are selling out fast; don’t miss your chance to experience the summer of a lifetime at the “funnest” place on earth!

Windells Camp is a Snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and BMX Camp for kids, adults and professional athletes. Windells operates year-round, hosting Summer Sessions as well as Winter & Spring Break Sessions. Thirty-eight Olympians from the Sochi Olympics attended Windells as campers. To register for a snowboard, ski, skateboard or BMX session at Windells Camp visit www.windells.com or call 800.765.7669.

Windells Academy offers a year round boarding high school for snowboarders, skiers, and skateboarders. The Academy offers the only Private Park in North America September through November on Mt. Hood and access to Portland’s finest skate parks year round. The summer semester provides the opportunity for students to ride alongside the world’s top professionals and Olympians. To register for a semester or the full school year at the “smartest” place on earth visit www.windellsacademy.com or call 503.622.8751.

The West Coast Session 2014: returning to Mt. Hood May 4-8,

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Words by Ethan Stone

MT. HOOD, OREGON – Skiing’s favorite springtime event, the West Coast Session, returns to Mt. Hood, Oregon on May 4-8, 2014 for yet another round of friends, fun and progressive skiing in the world’s best springtime terrain parks.

Timberline Ski Area and Windells Camp once again join forces to welcome the West Coast Session to the legendary slopes of Mt. Hood in northwestern Oregon, where the world’s most influential young skiers, filmers and photographers will gather for four days of no-holds-barred filming on special terrain features at Timberline and fun after-hours activities at the Windells campus, a.k.a. “the funnest place on Earth.”

The 2014 invite list includes skiers from across the spectrum of today’s diversified newschool ski scene, from Olympic slopestyle medalists and underground street-skiing heroes to tomorrow’s heroes, creating an atmosphere where young up-and-comers and the biggest names in the game can show each other a thing or two about what’s fresh in skiing today.

While the skiers challenge each other in the park, the Buff® Session Showdown: Photo Edition will challenge four invited photographers to create the best images possible in four different categories.

On Sunday, May 4 the public is invited to join the crew on-hill at Timberline for the West Coast Session Public Jam, when local skiers can enjoy the chance to ride Timberline’s top-notch terrain parks alongside the invited skiers. The public day includes a free on-hill barbeque and informal contests for the public. Always wanted to take a lap alongside Nick Goepper or Dale Talkington? This is your chance.

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All WCS content will be available free online, Instagram (@westcoastsession) and Facebook. Video, photo and written recaps will be released daily throughout the event.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ethan Stone | 503-896-2920 | ethan@thewestcoastsession.com

WEST COAST SESSION 8 INVITE LIST

Noah Albaladejo
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand
Will Berman
Jack Borland
Joss Christensen
Giray Dadali
Niklas Eriksson
Julien Eustache
Karl Fostvedt
Tim Gage
Nick Goepper
Tom Granier
Magnus Graner
Alex Hackel
Matt Heffernan
Nicky Keefer
Roy Kittler
Khai Krepela
Dom Laporte
Luka Melloni
Noah Morrison
Tim McChesney
Jeremy Pancras
Andy Parry
Max Peters
Tosh Peters
Dennis Ranalter
Maude Raymond
Lukas Schäfer
Cam Snyder
John Spriggs
Steve Stepp
Dale Talkington
Kristaps Thompson
Lucas Wachs
Matt Walker
Noah Wallace
John Ware
Will Wesson
McRae Williams
Torin Yater-Wallace
Lisa Zimmermann

Photographers:
Charlie Bolte
Rocky Maloney
Gill Montgomery
Drew Smalley

Videographers:
Evan Heath
Jeffrey Kohnstamm
Mike McLeod
Andrew Napier
Jasper Newton

May 1st deadlinequickly approaching! Hurry and register!

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We are quickly approaching our May 1st deadline for final payments, online form completion, and paperwork packet completion for those already registered for Summer 2014. If you have already finished all 3 of these tasks, well then you are ahead of the game! Don’t fret, if space is still available in our camp sessions past May 1st, you are always welcome to register up until the day before the session begins. But don’t count on space being available, spots are flying away faster than we can say summer camp!

To make payments and update your online forms, head to: http://bit.ly/Q61p7b and login with your username and password. If you would like to revisit any of the forms you have already completed, go to the top menu bar and click Orders > History > View Order and click Edit to change or update any of the information. You can also Add options to your order like Camper Accounts and Travel Accounts once you are on the History page. To add campers to your account, or to change user information, go to the Account tab at the top menu bar.

If you have not received your paperwork packet with a full packing list, camper information, waivers, and a few forms to complete for our medical staff, reach out to us asap! Please follow the instructions on the front cover of the packet to return it to us by May 1st.

If you have any questions about the upcoming May 1st deadline, please call us in the office or send us an email. We look forward to seeing all of you this summer!

2014 Spring Break Camp at Windells! Register today

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Spring Break at Windells is the only way to spend your holiday vacation, trust us. Ditch the beach, and head to the mountain for sweet powdery goodness. The Pacific Northwest is home to wet wet springs, and heavy heavy snowfall. So cash in on our pow stash, and register for Spring Camp before it’s too late. Get all the details about our snowboard and ski program right here –> SPRING SNOWBOARD/SKI CAMP INFO

Or, are you trying to get away from the wintery mayhem, the wetness, and the snow? Well we have the best of both worlds. Join us for Spring Skate Camp and tour some of the best indoor and outdoor skateparks in the Portland metro area. You’ve seen them in the videos, you’ve checked the spots in the magazines, now skate it for yourself. Explore our neck of the woods, and then come back to our own private skatepark every night. What could be better?? Get all the details about our skateboard program right here –> SPRING SKATEBOARD CAMP INFO

REGISTER HERE!

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Summer Countown: 83 days away!

Believe it or not, March is almost over, and then summer is going to be here before you can even blink!! Just 83 days until summer camp at Windells kicks off another amazing season shredding Mt.Hood in the sun. Is the snow real? Is the snow good? Is there actually snow? Of course there is! Take a look at our ski recap vid from Session 7 last year and see for yourself. Life at Windells is perfect.