Dalbello and Volkl/Marker winners

Maggie Voisin, Session 3 ski camper, went home with a crispy new pair of Dalbello boots

Dalbello and Volkl/Marker are just a few of our awesome camp sponsors on the ski side of Windells 2012. They keep us stocked with boots, bindings and skis to award to a handful of lucky campers! At the end of each session, Windells camp sponsors deliver one last time and no camper goes home empty handed. Here are a few of the campers that made away with the Dalbello and Volkl/Marker loot! [Read more…]

15th Annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe in photos

The 15th year of Bonfire Pipe to Pipe is a wrap. Like Christmas in July, Pipe to Pipe is one of the most anticipated events of the summer at Mount Hood. It’s so much fun, whether you’re riding, skating, or spectating; the course on hill is always creative and provides tons of trick options, the action in the Concrete Jungle is out of control, and hanging out with friends and taking it all in is downright radical.

There lots of coverage up from Yobeat, Transworld, and Snowboarder, and stay tuned for Windells’ edit. Camp Photographer, Erik Hoffman, was hoofing it all around the course on hill as well as the Concrete Jungle on Saturday to get some great images of the event. We collected some of his favorites here. We also asked some of the Windells crew what their favorite moments from this year’s event were. Enjoy everyone’s thoughts, photos, and make sure to come out next year for all of the fun! [Read more…]

2012 Bonfire Pipe to Pipe crushes ‘crete at Windells

The only bone Jake Selover had to pick was his consistent back boneless’ on the vert wall.
words and photos (unless otherwise noted) by Tyler Orton
The 15th Annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe went off at Mount Hood yesterday. Windells was proud to be the host for the snowboard and skateboard contest, the longest-running contest on Mount Hood in the summer. Hammers were the norm both on hill and off hill.
If you weren’t at the Windells campus on July 21st for Pipe to Pipe 2012, you were missing out. Period. You’ve probably seen photos, videos, instagrams, and facebook posts all over, here’s a second look at Pipe to Pipe from our side of things. [Read more…]

And the Team Takeover Thursday winner is

Matthew Lazzaretto!

Thanks, everyone for leaving your comments and taking part in our warm-up for Summer 2012! We are sufficiently stoked for the first summer session to begin. Keep up with Windells Camp on the blog, on facebook, twitter, vimeo, and youtube.

It’s not too late to get registered for camp, either! Some sessions are still open, and the snow on Hood will be great all summer. Get out to the “funnest” place on earth!





Team Takeover Thursday with Nick Visconti

This is an extra exciting Team Takeover Thursday because it is our last installment of the weekly contest before summer camp starts! This time next week, campers will be here and Dakine will be taking over session 1 for snowboarders and Poor Boyz Productions will be taking over session 1 for skiers. Because this is our last Team Takeover Thursday, we wanted to highlight one of our longest Team Takeover Sessioners, Nick Visconti. Nick has been hosting session at camp for four years and before that was a coach, and before that, he was a camper! Nick is a longtime member of the Windells family and we look forward to him coming back every year.

Nick was nice to catch us up on his summer plans and why he returns to Windells every year. We can’t wait for Nick’s creative snowboarding, filled with tuckknees, one-footers and handplants to abound in the Windells park! Make sure to check out The Reunion Team Takeover Session 4, with Nick, Curtis Woodman, Jason Robinson, and Stevie Bell. Combined, these four guys have more energy than a cabin full of campers and they are lots of fun to shred with, skate with, and play knockout (or bump) with. You can check out everyone that will be at Windells for the Snowboard Team Takeover Sessions and Ski Team Takeover Sessions.


And, for this week’s question:

If you could go snowboarding with Nick Visconti for a day, where would you go and what would you do?

Post your answers in the comments below before 4pm Friday and we will pick our favorite answer to win a Windells prize pack! We will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon!

For more with Nick, check out his sponsors. Arbor, Arnette, Sandbox, Sessions, and Pow.

And The Team Takeover Thursday Winner Is…

For this Team Takeover Thursday we asked all of you to describe your ideal adventure with Van Bear Pig. The Line Traveling Circus crew has definitely worked this thing to the bone, but there’s always room for another good road trip. Our lucky winner Hunter Muir figured out the next best trip for this infamous van. “I’d take Van Bear Pig down to Cancun, Mexico during Christmas break and try to explain to people what they’re missing.” Ya know what Hunter, that’s a great idea and we wish we could spread the snow love to all those fools in speedos. There is still tons of snow to be had in Mount Hood so get off the beach! Enjoy your new swag bag and have a great summer!Stay tuned for Session 3 with Line Traveling Circus and Will Wesson!

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Team Takeover Thursday: Will Wesson with Line Traveling Circus

We are pretty lucky. We have great snow, incredible sponsors, and some of the best coaches around. This week we spotlight one of those ski coaches that just happens to be part of our Session 3 Team Takeover Crew. We are talking about the one, the only, Will Wesson from the Line Traveling Circus. This winter they took Van Bear Pig on the road and finished up the 4th season of their extremely entertaining and always impressive webisode series. If you didn’t already know, these guys know how to have a good time. Which means if you made the right decision to come to Session 3, you’re in for a ride. It’s going to be one heck of a good time with Will Wesson and the whole gang.

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And the Team Takeover Thursday winner is

…Teresa Tarn!

Thanks for leaving your two cents on the Team Takeover Thursday blog. You had us at “Northwest flannel.” You should see our gear for this summer! It’s very NW.

Everyone else, thanks for the positive, creative answers and we are just as excited as you are for Summer 2012! Gotta have some Windells Camp gear? Check out the online store!