Don’t miss the Monster Army Recon BMX Tour at Windells!

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Even though it’s down to the last session on snow, things at Windells are slowing down quite yet. On August 17th, during our Session 8, Windells is hosting the Monster Army Recon BMX tour. Windells will be the last all-ages west coast stop! Get in on the action.

This year the Recon Tour is highlighting the 10 best parks in the country – 5 on the east coast, and 5 on the west coast. As the final stop for the west coast, the Windells campus is stoked to get in on the fun! We will have Monster Energy’s BMX Pro rider Mike Spinner here to host the competition, and the division winner from each stop will receive an all expenses paid trip to Spinner’s very own private backyard compound for the Recon Finals. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs!

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To register for the competition, head over to www.therecontour.com. If you haven’t already signed up for BMX camp for Session 7 or 8 you can still sign up! Recon Tour competitors can save $150 on Session 8 BMX Camp!  Register Today with discount code: BMXNW

If you want to check out a live view of our Concrete Jungle to see what the set up is going to look like, check out our webcams – you can catch a full glimpse of our campus and see what’s happening!

 

Narly by Nature: Windells Camp 1st Annual Open Skate Contest

 

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Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s wilderness lies Windells Camp, home to the infamous Concrete Jungle skatepark. For the first time since it’s debut, the Jungle will set the stage for an entirely open skate contest hosted by Windells Camp. On top of a cash purse for the pros and tons of prizes for the ams, donations will be going towards the Powell Blvd Skatepark fundraiser, helping to bring another amazing park to the Northwest. Get ready for Narly by Nature, it’s going to be one for the books.

Saturday August 10th, 2013
3-5pm Registration
5-8pm Contest
8-9pm Awards

$10 Cash registration fee for all competitors

Contest will be broken into four groups: Pros, 15+ Ams, 14- Ams, Girls

Come help raise money for a new Portland skatepark and enjoy live music, food carts, product giveaways, and a skate contest like none other. We hope to see you here!

Sponsored by: Ipath Footwear, Gatorade, Usurper Skateboards, Slow Death Distribution, Volcom, INI Cooperative, and Windells Camp.

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New series, new contest: introducing ‘Team Take Over Thursdays’

Here’s a question for you. If a pound of feathers and a pound of bricks are dropped from a balcony at the same time, which will fall faster? Don’t know? Don’t care? Sounds like summer is just around the corner! Six weeks until you can trade your pencils and notebooks for sunscreen and airbags. Until then, we’ve got you covered.

“Team Take Over Thursdays” is a new blog series that highlights our ski and snowboard lineup for Summer 2012. We’re taking an in-depth look at who and what is in store as another summer approaches the start gate. Get stoked! This year is going to be bigger, better, and “funner” than ever.

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Windells At The 30th Annual Burton US Open

The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships turned “29 again” this winter. Superhumans Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, and former campers Shaun White and Louie Vito topped the podiums while common folk grazed for free stuff at the sponsor tents. Method Man and Redman played a concert for VIP Open goers and, as always, too much fun was had.

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Scavenger Hunt Take 3: Who are we? Where are we?

Here it is. The third installment of our Employee Scavenger Hunt. Our staff is amazing. They come from all over the country to live life in Mt. Hood with Windells Camp. Once August starts to slip away, they all eventually have to go back to reality and back to their roots. As winter keeps on trucking, our employees are building parks, taking classes, teaching lessons, and just about everything you can think of to pass the time until summer comes back into our lives. This winter hibernation gives us a perfect opportunity for you guys at home, to find our staff members in their natural habitats! “Who Are We? Where Are We?” will take place once a month all over the country. Each contest will spotlight one of your favorite Windells employees at home in their stomping grounds, and it is your job to find them, snap a photo, and win some swag! Sounds fun right? Let’s see what happens when we try and find one of the many redheads occupying our campus.

Name: Marsha Hovey
Position: Marketing Crew
Hometown: Brewster, NY
Sport: Snowboarding (and a pretty serious soccer lady)
Favorite Resort: Mount Hood Meadows
Favorite thing about Windells: The unbelievable level of gnar that is alive on a daily basis.
Favorite memory from snowboard camp: Slapping on that SPF 55 for my first summer laps on Hood.

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Windells Academy student Nick Goepper wins Silver in X Games 2012

Nick Goepper, a third-year Windells Academy student, placed second in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle finals at this year’s Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. The event took place Thursday night under the lights on the challenging slopestyle course. “Wall Street”, as the announcers nicknamed the urban-style jib features, includes a 25ft cargo container that 17-year-old Goepper and Gold medalist, 24-year-old Tom Wallisch, had no problem topping. After the urban portion, the athletes face four 60 to 70 foot jumps. Goepper and Wallisch landed almost identical, nearly perfect runs. Goepper qualified first in the elimination round with a score of 93.33 and finished second, just 1.34 points behind Wallisch’s record setting 96.00.

The first night of X Games was blanketed by a spirit of celebration in light of the recent loss of our dear Sarah Burke. Nick tweeted last night after the big event, “I’m going to sleep well tonight. Thanks, Sarah, for an epic night!” Burton’s Kelly Clark and a handful of other X Games athletes were showcasing Celebrate Sarah stickers on their helmets.

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Goepper attends Fall, Spring and Summer semesters at Windells Academy. Nick’s commitment to training in the off-season has allowed him to podium at professional level events. Nick’s next big competition is the Dew Tour Championships in Ogden, Utah, February 9th.

Watch Nick’s qualifying run and go to ESPN.com to watch his second run at finals.

Show Us Your Windells Stickers!

Last week we brought back one of our favorite contests, “Show Us Your Windells Stickers!” We heard from a lot of you, so thanks for taking the time to show us your sticker love. You guys have been busy, stickering just about everything in your path. Here are a few of our favorite entries:

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Scavenger Hunt Take 2: Who Are We? Where Are We?

Here it is. The second installment of our Employee Scavenger Hunt. Our staff is amazing. They come from all over the country to live life in Mt. Hood with Windells Camp. Once August starts to slip away, they all eventually have to go back to reality and back to their roots. As winter keeps on trucking, our employees are building parks, taking classes, teaching lessons, and just about everything you can think of to pass the time until summer comes back into our lives.

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LA Ski Dazzle Wrap Up

Our sunny trip to LA Ski Dazzle was a blur of excitement and high energy events. We packed four days with clinics, rail jams, contests, and just plain fun. When Windells gets to be on the road, it’s a chance for us to bring the vibes of the “funnest place on earth” out of Oregon and in this case, to the Convention Center in the big city of Los Angeles. We had a blast. Congratulations to Nate Strother, the lucky winner of a FREE SESSION to Windells. Nate is a die hard skier and he killed it in our dryslope rail jam. We can’t wait to see Nate at our freeski camp this summer. Here’s a little taste of what went down during our Cali adventure.

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Scavenger Hunt: Rachel Lemons at SkiDazzle Los Angeles

We have released Rachel’s location! Find her at the Windells booth at Ski Dazzle at the Los Angeles Convention Center. She is tall, blonde, and wearing a red and black Saga shirt. The first person to find her and take a photo with her, will be spotlighted on our blog, website, Facebook, and Twitter account (all those social media hot spots). Most importantly, YOU WIN STUFF!  You don’t want to miss out. So hurry up and find Rachel!

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