The Summer Ski Movie – TRAILER

For the first time ever, Windells will be releasing a full video documenting all the greatest ski action from summer 2016. Featuring skiing from all your favorite coaches, counselors, diggers, Takeover™ Pros, Kitchen Staff, and everyone in between.

The Full Summer Ski Movie will be LIVE exclusively on for 48 hours starting 2.23.2017

Featuring: Sawyer Sellingham, Alex Hackel, Kevin Curran, Cam Willis, Jack Borland, Tyler Mega, Tyler Curle, Simon Knight, Sam “Big Snick” Snyder, Mike Carmazzi, Anders Fornelius, Harington brothers, Gabe Taube, Jo Jo Cipriari, Abner Wyman, Alex Hall, Sam Winship, Gavin Rudy, Kat Alexander, Kolton Smith, Aiden Ulrich, Topher Baldwin, Hudson Knoll, Hunter Hess, Jacob Bebe, Matt Png, Jamie Barill, Bobby Sullivan, Quinn Wolferman, Ethan Swadburg, Michael Briggs, Ben Zinns, Tim Ryan, Forster Meeks, Levi Ascher, Jonah Elston, Noah Curry, Khai Krepela, Jonah Williams, Jason Arens, Corey Jackson, Tucker Fitz-Simmons, Blaine Galavin, Devin Logan, Tim McChesney, Mitchell Brower, Spencer Harkins, Banks Gilberti, Mcrae Williams, Duncan Adams, Matt Walker, Lucas Wachs, Tom Walliach, Nico Portious, Miguel Portious, Sammy Carlson, Reed Lewis, Nick Goepper, Noah Wallace, Keegan Kilbride, Magnus Graner, Paul Marik, Cam Boll, Jake Doan, Lupe Hagerty, Mike Hornbeck, Charlie Lasser, John Ware, Brady Perron, Dale Talkington, Jeff Curry, & Karl Fostvedt

Filmed By: Gavin Rudy, Nick Broms, Cam Willis, Noah Curry, & Andrew Mildenberger

Edited By: Cam Willis

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Freeskier’s Top 10 Reasons to Come to Windells!

10 Reasons

Ever try to list all the reasons Windells is the perfect place to come for the hottest in summer ski action? Freeskier Magazine did just that, putting together this piece about their top 10 reasons to come to Windells this summer, and we can assure you that each and every one will get you stoked for Summer 2017! Click the link below to read the full article or pick up a copy of the January edition of Freeskier Magazine (Pg.90-91) to read more.





From Ramp Rat to Early Bird™


There’s no hiding it, unless you live in the south, it’s Winter (well, it’s Winter there too, but due to closer proximity to the equator in the south, there tends to be less snow and inclemate weather – back to the point…) but that means a little less skating, right? WRONG, whether you’re shoveling out the park, are practicing flip tricks in the garage, coming to our Winter Skateboard Camp, or grabbing our Early Bird™ package – we want to make sure all of our Ramp Rats are rolling year round.

In order to help you bear Winter, we wanted to get our skateboarders something special, and this year’s Early Bird™ package is just that – special. We have some incredible artwork from ripping skateboarder and illustrator Jess Mudgett on a pullover sweatshirt, low-crown cap, and water bottle – so you can stay hydrated when you are ripping around on your new OJ Hot Juice Cruiser wheels with Independent Abec 5 Bearings. We want to make sure that your trucks stay tight and your grip stays clean, so we’ve got some nuts, bolts, and grip gum from the folks at Goodbuddy – and we’ve put together a limited calendar to make sure you can count down the days until you’re rolling around the Concrete Jungle with us.

Summer Starter Kit™


Summer will be here before you know it (we know it sounds crazy now, but it will) and here at Windells, we wanted to reward our early registrants with something special. Sign up for your 2017 Summer Ski Session before January 15th and receive our exclusive Windells Summer Starter Kit™, designed to keep you styling through the winter and on into summer 17!

The Summer Starter Kit™ Includes: a limited edition Windells Hoodie and dad hat, 12 month Windells Summer Ski Calandar, Death Lens Fisheye Clip on, Windells X Phunkshun Hood, Wizardz Wax, One Year Subscription to Freeskier Magazine, Grizzly Grilled Cheese Coupon, and a sticker pack from your favorite camp affiliates


11 Reasons to Send Your Child to Windells!

We know it can be scary to send your children off to summer camp. We believe that the life experiences gained through a session of camp can have positive impacts on a child that last a lifetime!

1.  It’s Real Life

Not texting, Facebooking, Instagramming, Instafacing, Twitter tweeting or Wonky Wonking. The opportunity to interact in non-internet, supportive, safe, face-to-face social environments among one’s peers is practically invaluable in today’s world.


2.  Friends that Last a Lifetime

Whether your child comes to camp solo or with a pal – we guarantee they’ll connect with amazing campers & staff from around the country who they’ll consider some of their best friends (dyk?: most campers come to camp by themselves . . .but go home with many new friends).


3.  A Chance to Try Something New

Windells allows campers to explore many opportunities and experiences that they may have missed during the pursuit of skiing, skating and BMXing.  We provide our campers the necessary tools, guidance and environment to develop life-long interests and passions outside of the sport the already love!13575773_10154941990512786_8095697497964546179_o

4.  It’s Summer Camp!

Across America there are 10 million campers a year!  Going to summer camp is a long-standing American tradition.  While we specialize in skiing, skateboarding and BM’ing,  we also squeeze in as many traditional camp themes as possible…. things like camp fires, s’mores, swimming, arts and crafts and so many other little things you just can’t capture in words. Allow your child access to healthy developmental risks in a safe and nurturing environment.


5.  Increased Self-Confidence

Experiencing a new environment, interacting with new people and putting oneself out there makes one more dynamic and ready for what life has in store.  They will succeed in our environment, thus making them proud of themselves.13580398_10154952601672786_2170812179687482696_o

6.  Setting and Accomplishing Goals

The beauty of our sports is that they require goal setting to get to where we want to be. Learning that goal setting naturally through our passions translates to all aspects of life.


7.  Gain Independence

From the airplane journey to Oregon, to the 8-days spent out of the nest, your child’s time at Windells is a great opportunity to foster a sense of independence in a safe supportive environment.


8.  It’s a Great Reward

Not that they need to be bribed, but countless campers have earned their session at camp by meeting a set of criteria set up by their parents: from chores to report cards, a trip to Windells is the ultimate motivation.13558647_10154943678492786_2179772189987430583_o

9.  Your Kids are Being Active

Being outdoors in the Mt. Hood National Forest skateboarding, skiing, mtn. biking, breathing fresh air, playing, living, and loving life feels good from the soles of their feet to the feet of their soul.  Physical and mental wellbeing!

10.  It’s Their Passion

People need passions – they frame our lives and get us excited. To many campers, their sport is more than just a recreation. At Windells we excel in helping this passion seed, grow, and abound.

11.  130+ Role Models!

From the staff we employ to our pro line up, campers get to spend 8 days with some of the smartest, friendliest, most driven, diverse and genuine people on Earth.


Need a Little More Encouragement?

We found this article: “Why I Send My Kids to Camp” and we think you should read it. A Mom was featured on Psychology Today about her own sending your children to camp experience and we think it is worth the read


Here at Windells, our Takeover™ Session Pros are part of the family! These individuals are a huge part of the Windells community, some of whom found their love with Windells by starting off as campers, and others working as staff, but they all play a huge role making the summer experience so unique and special.

We are proud to announce the exceptional skiers and amazing human beings that will be taking over #SUMMER2017!


Each session a different group of professional skiers will be “TAKING OVER” Windells, skiing our world renowned summer park, hanging out with campers on and off hill, dishing out tips and tricks, skating the concrete jungle, leading clinics, activities contests and giveaways!


Session 1 (June 16th – June 23rd, 2017)

Joss Christensen

Lucas Stal Madison

Magnus Graner

Session 2 (June 26th – July 3rd, 2017)

Tom Wallisch

Karl Fostvedt

Dale Talkington

Steve Stepp

Session 3 (July 6th – July 13th, 2017)

Bobby Brown

Torin Yater-Wallace

Devin Logan

Session 4 (July 16th – July 23rd, 2017)

Khai Krepela

Banks Gilberti

McRae Williams

Lucas Wachs

Session 5 (July 26th – August 2nd, 2017)

Nick Goepper

Jonah Williams

Noah Wallace

Session 6 (August 5th – August 12th, 2017)

Andy Parry

Tim McChesney

Keegan Kilbride




Winter Camp on Mt. Hood


Your winter vacation is not be complete without a week at Windells! Offering ski and skateboard programs, Windells Winter Camp has it all!. For the snow enthusiasts, Windells is the place to experience unreal powder days and park runs suitable for beginner to expert skiers and snowboarders.  Mount Hood’s endless supply of terrain lends itself to progressive riding, whether it be in the park, in the trees, or linking turns back and forth on the trails. Join the Windells Coaches, and some ripping campers as they explore just a fraction of what Mt. Hood has to offer!

Back on the Windells Campus, BOB, the indoor skatepark, is open every evening for campers to skate, bike, jump on trampolines, and launch into the foam pit! Campers have full access to the Demo Shed and Tuning Center, stocked with next season’s skis and boots. Ring in the New Year with fireworks overhead and fresh snow under your boots for an experience you will never forget!

For more information on the Winter Camp at Windells, head to our Official Winter Camp Page or give us a call anytime at 503.622.3736



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Windells Academy Announces the Hiring of New Head Ski and Snowboard Coaches


Windells Academy Announces New Head Ski Coach Wynn Berns and Head Snowboard Coach Tommie Bennett

Mt. HOOD, OREGON, August 22, 2016 – We Are Camp, parent company of Windells Academy, Windells Camp, and High Cascade Snowboard Camp, today announced the hiring of Wynn Berns and Tommie Bennett as the program’s head ski and snowboard coaches, respectively. Working with renowned Olympic coach Bud Keene, the trio is focused on growing Windells Academy into the world’s premier ski and snowboard private school.

“A huge part of our efforts to redefine our programming include hiring new coaches of exceptional talent,” said Academy President Chris Hargrave.  “I am proud and excited to bring Tommie and Wynn on to our team!  These two bring skill, experience, passion, and desire that will raise our Academy to a whole new level.  Their professionalism and dedication to results are remarkable.   Working together with them to lead our snow programs will ensure that we are able to help athletes of all abilities and desires achieve their dreams!”



Berns, a graduate of Plymouth State University, has nearly a decade’s experience coaching athletes in USASA and USSA regional events to World Cups and the X Games. Wynn most recently served as the Freeski Program Director at the Killington Mountain School and was previously a head coach at Waterville Academy and WVBBTS. “I am excited to have the opportunity to join the Windells Academy staff. Windells has been an industry stronghold for over 25 years and has built the best training environment for any athlete to succeed,” said Berns.


New Windells Academy head snowboard coach Tommie Bennett built his decade-long career as a competitor and private coach to Olympic hopefuls.   As well as serving as head coach of Team Summit, a large Colorado based snowboard program. Known as one of the most passionate snowboard coaches in the industry, Tommie thrives on coaching a range of athletes from the newest competitors to Olympic hopefuls. Bennett proclaimed, “I’m proud to be a part of the Windells Academy program and truly believe Windells is the premier academy for snow sports students athletically and academically.”


“I am so stoked to have the opportunity to work with Wynn, Tommie, and all of the Windells Academy athletes!” said Bud Keene, who founded BKPRO and serves as Director of Performance at Windells Academy. “The future is wide open, and with the quality of our head coaches, the vision we all share, and lots of hard work as a team, we will not look back until we are indisputably the best action sports academy in the world!”

About Windells Academy

Nestled below snowy Mt. Hood, Oregon, Windells Academy birthed in 2009 from the infamous Windells and High Cascade Snowboard Camps, world leaders in on and off-snow experiences since 1989. An accredited 7-12 private school with notable alumni such as Olympic medalist Nick Goepper, the mission of Windells Academy is to educate the whole person through four life-defining pillars: academics, athletics, character, and citizenry.

For more information about Windells Academy scholarships and enrollment criteria, please visit Click here!