The DaKine Backpack goes too.

Two Weeks ago we started a contest and we have came to a conclusion.

In the midst of one of the biggest spring snowy seassons on Mt Hood, the guys and girls in the office at Windells decided that the Goat Picture is the favorite.  Their is a funny story behind this one where his other goats where intrigued about the sticker and tried eating it.  Then he had to jump over the fence (after getting the shot) to stop the goats from consuming the Windells Sticker.  Congrats to the Winner of the 2010 Windells Dakine Custom Backpack.

Runners Up Will receive a Windells Camp DVD.  Pictures Below

Thank you everyone for Entering!  Be on the look out for the Windells May Contest Giveaway.

Windells Custom Dakine Backpack Giveaway

Where in the World is your Windells? details below….

Do you want to be the proud new owner of a Summer 2010 Custom Windells Dakine Mission Backpack before your buddies?  The rules are simple:

  1. Take a picture of you creatively displaying your Windells Gear somewhere in the World.  By Gear I mean Tees, Hoodies, Hats, Stickers, Gloves, Beanies or whatever you can come up with!
  2. Post the Pictures on Windells Facebook Fan Page – Just Click Here to Link Up.
  3. Email the Picture to
  4. BAM, The Winner will be Chosen and The Pack Will be Shipped Out by April 16th, 2010.
  5. Runner Ups Will be sent out a Windells DVD.

It is that EASY – Start thinking with the right side of your brains for the free Dakine Pack!

And The Winner Is…


A few days ago, I decided it would be fun to give away our very last pair of Windells Custom Nike 6.0 Kicks.  It was shortly after publishing the story that my email was being flooded with kids from around the World sending me their 14 reason on why Windells is The Funnest Place on Earth.  The most legit answer will be the new owners of the size 14 Nike’s and a bunch of the runner ups are going to receive a sweet DVD in the mail.  As you can see, the winners name is listed on the picture!  Justin, your Windells Custom Nikes are in the mail coming your way!

Thanks to everyone for the support and listed below are a couple of my favorite “14 Reasons”

1) You can skate, bmx, roller blade, scooter, do whatever you want on all of the jumps.
2) There are contests every day, on hill or off hill, no matter what you usually get something!
3) You can learn all the flips you want in the foam pit, or the air bag.
4) Meet pros and get awesome tips from them!
6) Snowboarding in the summer, with the park of your dreams.. except its REAL! with a tow rope!
7) Play paintball with pros and friends and brag about how you got to shoot eiki helgason in the face with paintball gun, and not get in trouble!
8)  Awesome dance partys! Sponser nights!
9) Meet awesome new friends
10) Get to chug milk till you throw up, but you can WIN a board!
11) Play knockout with 200  people!
12)  rome slasher night.. hiding under and on top of cars, roofs, until you have to run like hell!
13) demo all of next years product for free! and even win some of next years product
14)finally.  the staying up late in your cabin, trying to take revenges in the middle of the night on councelor chuck ! and just screwing around and having fun with your friends!


  • Windells is the siickest place, You see in on the face
  • of every camper stopping by, and every shredder flying high
  • Windells uhhh, You know what this is
  • Windells uhhh, Funner than “The Diz”
  • The Whole campus is a park, Shred ride and skate til dark
  • Grab a demo that makes your eyes pop, Its a place where the fun always stays
  • duh duh duhnn duh dunn duhnn duh dunn
  • Innnnnn West Philadelphia born and raised
  • the Prince of Bel Air know it’s worth the craze
  • At Windells you’ll have your best of days, Its a place where the fun always stays
  • Windells uhhh, You know what this is
  • Windells Uhhh, Will make your hair frizz
  • The Heshin Delicatessen’s got the best, Those rad cooks know more than the rest
  • They’ve got the vegetarians and vegans backs, and their breakfasts are better than Denny’s short stacks.
  • The Diggers got their dogs, and the coaches go their blogs
  • The drivers got their flows, and the staffs got their pros
  • Windells Uhhh, You know what this is
  • Windells Uhh, This cap is straight bizz
  • You mkae the best of friends, and count your new skills by tens
  • If you scrape up your knee, Nurse Maggie says “count on me”
  • Windells uhhh, You know what this is
  • Windells uhhh, Sentence ending in izz
  • When you’re on Mt Hood, You know whats good
  • Eat lunch by the crevasse, and munch some tater tots
  • Almost no rules, cause we got no fools
  • be a windells cat, and get a Dexter’s store hat.
  • A sponsor night, is better than alright
  • they’re actually pretty tight, win everything except a kite
  • When you skate up to BOB, Give Nike 6.0 a nod
  • They’ve got Rock Band, From your friends you’ll get a hand.
  • Windells Uhhh, You know what this is
  • Windells uhhh, Too bad my name ain’t Liz
  • I could me this rap go on forever, But that’d be a ridiculous endeavor
  • Because I’d miss the next Windells Session, and I gotta keep my shreddin freshin’
  • Windells uhhh, You know what this is
  • Windells uhhh, This place is the SHIZZ

14 is Your Lucky Number

Windells is giving away our last pair of Custom Nike 6.0’s.  The Only Catch:


If you want to squeeze your feet into these big beauty’s please follow 3 simple Rules:

  1. Come up with 14 Reasons why Windells is The “Funnest” Place on Earth (be creative)
  2. Post your 14 Reasons as comments on this Windells Blog
  3. Email your 14 Reasons to along with your shipping address

Note 1:  We are hoping a person with a size 14 will win this comp and maybe one of your 14 reasons should be that you have a size 14 foot.  HINT HINT.

Note 2:  Windells will also be sending out Brand Spanking New DVD Packs to the first 14 for those who do not have huge feet.



Bobbing for Bonfire


It’s a hundred degrees out, and Bonfire dares you to dunk your head in a bucket of water.  Doesn’t seem like much of a dare does it?

Especially when all you gatta do is bite into a bobbing apple and get free product for your refreshing efforts.

Each apple had a number written on it, each number associated with a prize.  Click in to see the bobbing and product tossing.

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Contest Nonsense…

The Cricket Wireless Campus Rail Jam Tour took place this past weekend in Downtown Portland.  Snow was hauled in from Mt. Hood and 3 rails were shredded in front of 3000+ that were in attendance.  The contest was started by a college organization who wanted to get experience putting on marketing programs and a national tour.  It blossomed into a strong following and an entire west coast tour visiting 14 colleges in seven states.  By ridaz for ridaz!!!


Staffer Kyle Martola took his strong contest skills with him into the finals and ended up taking a very respectable second place.  It paid out $500 cash and a whole slew of prizes including a new snowboard.  Congratulations kyle, way to put on for Oregon and Wisconsin.


Amazing skater and absolute beast Josh Bishop ended up taking first place at the event.  That’s right, Windells took the top two positions at the finals.  Josh is the kind of kid that doesn’t let contests go to his head so the first thing he did when he got back to camp was go straight to work in the Kitchen.  Hard work and determination will get you anywhere, bring your work ethic with you to Windells and only good things can happen.  See you this summer!!!

Rail Jams for Good Causes

Windells was lucky enough to be able to be involved with two amazing rail jams put on by Olympic skier Nick Goepper and Olympic snowboarder Louie Vito in the midwest. Both rail jams were really about giving back to their local communities in the midwest, riding at their home resort, and getting skiers and snowboarders together for a good cause! [Read more…]

Parents Answer, “Why Windells?”

The holidays are a time to make memories and enjoy family. At Windells Camp we think of all our campers and families as extended family, so we thought the holidays are the perfect time to ask them, “Why Windells?” Enjoy a quick read through some of our parent testimonials!


“We LOVE WINDELLS!!! This was Chris’s third summer at camp and he will definitely be back this summer and many more to come. It is the highlight of his year. From the moment he gets home until he packs his bags for the next year, he talks about Windells! He proudly sports all his Windells gear and loves to spread the word to anyone who will listen to him or watch his videos from camp. He especially enjoyed getting to know you this past summer and his awesome coach Tucker! Although he competes all winter , and probably rides almost everyday, he learns more in one week at Windells then he does in a whole season here in Michigan. He has also made many friends that we love running into at competions from all over the country. Thanks again to everyone at Windells!”
– KC Baxter
“Ryan thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of Windells Camp from the accommodations to the lunches being served to the varied activities he participated in!  Of course, he had the most fun on the slopes, polishing up his regular snowboarding skills as well as learning new tricks from the awesome staff!  The staff was always patient with him, especially Nick Visconti:  Nick was careful to reinforce what Ryan was learning with positive feedback and always had a good attitude when answering questions!  Ryan enjoyed Nick’s company and the camp so much, he has talked about becoming a Windells Camp Counselor himself one day! And as a parent, the Camper and Travel Accounts were a life saver and couldn’t have been easier to use!
Highly recommend this camp!”
– Susan Mallahan
“I wanted to share with you my sons experience at Windells. Last year was his second year attending Windells summer sessions. It is hands down the best camp he has ever gone to! In fact, each year he goes, he adds another week. He is hoping to go for three weeks this year! I can’t say enough good things about it and we have spread the word on the East Coast!
He will definitely see you this summer!”
– Deb Joy

Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown This Weekend in Boston!

Lib Technologies’ Downtown Throwdown by Snowboy Productions is reeking shred havoc again, this year in Boston. Be sure to check out the event if you’re local or tune in on the webcast Saturday, Oct. 18th. Windells has some family that’s competing so be sure to holla some good juju at Jesse Paul, Ryan Paul, Ian Boll, Dylan Thompson and Andrew Brewer!


Why Windells? 9/24

Every so often we at Windells like to take a break from the action and credit all the programs and persons that  collaborate to make Windells the premier action sports camp. Obviously, campers are going to clamor and clap about their time at ski/snowboard/skateboard camp, so we asked two times Windells camper Miles Bibelheimer’s mother, “Why Windells?”


Camper Miles Bibelhiemer is serious about zombie dodgeball because the Walking Dead is not something is no laughing matter.

“We have sent our ten year old son, Miles, to Windells two years in a row and have had nothing but great experiences.  Windells’ staff is very professional and our family has been more than impressed by their follow-thru and personal attention to Miles.  Among all of the campers, they seem to know who Miles is when we call from California to check on him.  We were very concerned about Miles flying alone for the first time in order to attend Windells but the staff was very organized and the experience was smooth for both Miles and me, as the worried parent. Next summer, we plan to go to Hawaii on a family trip and Miles has been given notice that he may not get to go Windells; he is now trying to bail on Hawaii to head to skate camp!  Top notch!” -Andrea Bibelheimer