This Place Changed My Life: Jonah Williams

Second year Windells ski coach and Level 1 Productions Superunknown XII winner Jonah Williams sat down with our media crew last summer to explain how Windells changed his life.

>>COME SKI WITH JONAH THIS SUMMER <<

Windells On The Road

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WINDELLS ON THE ROAD 2016!

For our fourth year, Windells On The Road camps will be delivering an affordable weekend day camp experience to local mountains nationwide! A full weekend of professional coaching, awesome activities, and a taste of the Windells summer camp experience . Participants will walk away with free gear from our sponsors and a bag of new tricks!

2016 STOPS:

Cannonsburg, Michigan -TBA

Mountain Creek, New Jersey – January 23-24, 2016

Buck Hill, Minnesota – January 30-31, 2016 

Loon Mountain, New Hampshire – February 6-7, 2016

Stratton, Vermont – February 20-21, 2016

Seven Springs, PA – TBA

 

More Than a Ski and Skate Camp!

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While skiers, skateboarders and BMX’ers can come to Windells knowing they will have the time of their life, skiing on real snow at Mount Hood, going on a skateboard safari in the Concrete Jungle, and getting their coach out at the buzzer in dodgeball, Windells has MUCH more to offer! Summer camp can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a person’s life and provides campers with a sense of community, character building skills, long lasting friendships, and a world wide network of mentors. So in leu of this, we’ve put together 11 Reasons OTHER than summer ripping that a summer session at Windells is the right move for your skier, skateboarder or BMX’er this summer.

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1) Its Real Life
Not texting, Facebooking, Instagraming, Facespacing, Twitter Tweeting, or Wonky Wonking. The opportunity to interact in anon-internet, supportive, safe, human-to-human face-to-face social environments among peers is practically invaluable in today’s world.

2) Friends That Last a Lifetime
Whether your child comes to camp by themself or with a pal – they’ll connect with amazing campers & staff from around the country who they’ll consider some of their best 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, skateboarding or BMX and other traditional activities. We provide our campers the necessary tools, guidance and environment to develop life-long interests.

4) It’s Summer Camp!
Across America there are 10 million campers a year! Going to summer camp is a long-standing American tradition. We specialize in action sports, but we also squeeze in as many traditional camp themes as possible…. things like camp fires, s’mores, swimming, 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.

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6) Setting and Accomplishing Goals
The beauty of our sport is that improving one’s skills is a series of setting and obtaining small goals to get to where they want to be. This 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 kid’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 more than motivational!

9) They’re Being Active
Being outdoors in the Mt. Hood National Forest skiing, skateboarding, BMXing,  mountain biking, breathing fresh mountain air, playing, living, and loving life feels good from the soles of their feet to the feet of their soul.

10) It’s Their Passion
People need passions – they frame out our lives and get us excited. To many campers, skiing, skateboarding and BMX is more than just a recreation. At Windells we excel in helping this passion begin, grow and abound.

11) 130+ Positive Role Models
From our summer staff to the various guest pros that come out throughout the summer, campers get to spend 8 days with some of the friendliest, diverse, smartest and genuine people on Earth.

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For more information on anything and everything Windells feel free to call us directly at 503.206.3736 or shoot us an email at info@windells.com, we’d love to hear from you!

Ski Early Bird Package

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Register for your summer 2016 summer session at Windells before January 15th to receive this prize package loaded with products and collabs from Dakine, Joystick, Phunkshun, Neff Headwear and Freeskier Magazine!

 

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JOIN THE FUN!

 

>CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER 2016 INFO<

Best of Ski Summer 2015

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Featuring: Jonah Williams, Noah Wallace, Tom Wallisch, Will Wesson, McRae Williams, Jamie Baril, Josh Karcher, Camp Boll, Jeff Curry, Ethan Swadburg, Sander Hadley, Jeremy Pancras and MANY MORE!

GET $150 OFF SUMMER 2016 WHEN YOU ENTER THE CODE “EARLIESTBIRD16” BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST!

SIGN UP NOW FOR WINDELLS WINTER, ON THE ROAD AND SUMMER 2016 SKI CAMPS!

Summer 2016 – Registration is LIVE for Summer 2016 and the time to sign up is NOW! Come up this summer to ride Windells first ever SKI ONLY private terrain park, get coached by one of our top notch coaches and ride along side your favorite pro skiers in their favorite summer park! Click here for more details!

Windells Winter Camp -Can’t wait until summer time to ride and learn from the best? Sign up for our Winter Camps happening December 27th – January 2nd where you’re GUARANTEED to have the best winter vacation of your life! Click here for more details!

Windells On The Road – Mt. Hood too far to travel? Check out our On The Road Weekend Camps where you’ll get a taste of what life on the glacier is like and also be entered to win a free session during Summer 2016 at our Oregon campus! You deffintly don’t wanna miss out, so sign up now and lock in your spot today! Click here for more details!

Snowboard Session 5, 2016

Snowboard Session 5, 2015 from Windells on Vimeo.

Tim Humphreys and the GoPro squad brought even more heat to the lane on Mount Hood than mother nature had planned! Summer on the Palmer snowfield is still in full swing, and with Session 5 looking like this, we’re so excited to see what’s in the pipeline for Session 6! Stay tuned… [Read more…]

Windells 2015 Summer Session 1 Photo Recap

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Jason Arens blasts high above the moon…well it’s just Mount Hood. Photo: Erik Hoffman

Sunny and Sick. Can you think of two better words to describe shredding on Mount Hood in the month of June? We didn’t think so! The burning ball in the sky stayed around all week, and with the Lib-Tech Rippers on-hill and on-campus for the first of six #TeamTakeover Sessions, they joined our staff, visiting pros, and ripping campers for a slushy good time!

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Park Staff Member Kyle Kennedy – Roast Beef Boardslide – P: Erik Hoffman

Snowboarders, skiers, and snowboarders alike are crushing our Private Parks on-hill and have been getting down on every single inch in The Concrete Jungle, BOB, The Plaza, and the Courtyard. Sessions on The Lab have been going off and campus is seeing more action than ever!

Max Tokunaga goes bean plant to fakie in the Concrete Jungle. – P Erik Hoffman

Stay tuned for video recaps from Session 1 coming this week!
For more information on Windells Summer Camps, and to come #ShredSmore with us on Mount Hood, visit our main page or reach out to us at (503) 622-3736

 

 

Shred S’More All Summer Long at Windells Camp

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Windells’ Own Al Pal Grabs Frontside on Mount Hood 6/14/15 – P: Erik Hoffman

While the shortage of snow at low elevations throughout the West Coast has been nationally broadcasted, there will be no shortage, there will be no shortage no shortage of summer skiing and summer snowboarding on Mount Hood! Due to our Private Parks being located on Timberline Ski Area [Read more…]

The Lifers Project at Windells Camp

Director of Skateboarding Jamie Weller shot in front of The Concrete Jungle

Windells’ Director of Skateboarding Jamie Weller shot in front of The Concrete Jungle

It’s no secret that Oregon is the central hub of skateboarding here in the Pacific Northwest, and that Windells’ Private Concrete Jungle is located right in the center. When Matt Alberts, the man behind The Lifers Project, brought long-time Jungle ecologists (get it, science jokes?) Al Partanen and Chet Childress to join up with Windells Director of Skateboarding Jamie Weller and Bryce Kanights, to skate our private skateparks, shoot some photos, and take in all that Oregon has to offer. [Read more…]

Best of 2014: Ladies

Best of 2014: Ladies – Windells Camp from Windells on Vimeo.

From the energy of skateboarding and snowboarding, the culture in the Concrete Jungle, and the on-snow vibes, it goes without saying that the ladies of Windells Camp both rock AND roll! Check out this compilation of tricks that we couldn’t be more proud of from the women at Camp in 2014. [Read more…]