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!

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.

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.

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.

Windells Goes East in 2 WEEKS: Weekend camps in NY and VT

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It seems like everyone on the East Coast is having an incredible winter season full of snowy days and park laps. But, it’s about to get even better! For its second year, On The Road with Windells Camp will be traveling all the way across the country for two weekends of professional coaching, awesome activities, and a little taste of the “funnest” place on earth. All of our participants will have use of our private park, get hooked up with free gear from our sponsors, and receive exclusive discounts to summer camp. To sweeten the deal even more, every camper will be entered to win a FREE SESSION to Summer 2014 at our home base in Oregon! That’s right, you could win a week at the “funnest” place on earth just by participating in one of our On The Road camps! How easy is that?

Get all the info here!
Hunter Mountain, NY – February 22-23
Stratton Mountain Resort, VT – March 1-2
All camps are $349 (or $299 with season pass)

Space is extremely limited! 21 snowboard spots, 21 ski spots. REGISTER NOW!

Package includes:
Two (2) resort lift tickets
Professional snowboard and ski coaching for all abilities
Windells private park
Activities and contests with On The Road sponsors
Daily lunch vouchers
Visits from local pro athletes
GoPro video review with coach
Tons of giveaway gear
Discounts on lodging in the area (*if available)
Session closing pizza party
Exclusive discounts to Summer Camp
Automatic entry for a chance to win a FREE Summer Session at Windells!

Sponsored by: Saga Outerwear, Gatorade, Gnu, Lib Tech, Dakine, Freeskier, Snowboard Mag, and Brighton Resort

*All registration and questions should be directed to Windells Camp: windells.com, info@windells.com, 800.765.7669

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 Campers Head to Sochi: US Freestyle Ski Team Announced

It was a very big weekend for the snow sports world as the first ever freestyle skiing athletes were invited to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. The new category is not that new to us in the action sports industry, but it is very exciting to see our past campers recognized by the mainstream media and on their way to Sochi! A big congratulations is in order to Windells Academy Alum Nick Goepper, and former campers Almost the entire list of inductees has spent time at Windells Camp, soaking up the sun on Mt.Hood, and furthering their passion and skills that would eventually drive them towards the podium. Check out the full USA Freeski Team list here!

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Keri Herman going huge at Windells Camp

 

Make sure to tune in to all of our past campers going for gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics starting February 6th.

Men’s Slopestyle

Bobby Brown*
Joss Christensen
Nick Goepper***
Gus Kenworthy**

Women’s Slopestyle

Keri Herman**
Julia Krass
Devin Logan**
Maggie Voisin

Men’s Halfpipe

Aaron Blunck*
Lyman Currier***
David Wise*
Torin Yater-Wallace**

Women’s Halfpipe

Maddie Bowman*
Annalisa Drew
Angeli VanLaanen
Brita Sigourney

 

* = past camper

** = past Team Takeover athlete

*** = past Windells Academy Student

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Epic shot of Torin Yater Wallace from this past summer during Session 5.

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Nick Goepper taking advantage of dry land training on Windells campus.

8 Jumps with Dakine Skier Nick Goepper / Session 2 at Windells from jeff kohnstamm on Vimeo.

 

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