Session 5 Team Take-over: GoPro

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Windells Camp is ecstatic to announce that GoPro will be coming with their snowboard team for the session five Team Take-over both on-campus and on beautiful Mount Hood. GoPro will be bringing all of their tech, innovation, and long-term relationship with snow sports to show our campers an amazing time! [Read more…]

Session 4 Team Take-Over: Faction Skis

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Born in 2006, and obsessed with creating the best skis and apparel on the mountain, The Faction Collective is based in Switzerland and operates it’s US office out of the ski mecca of Breckenridge, Colorado.  They are trading the Rocky Mountains for the Cascades and are coming to Mount Hood for a session four #TeamTakeover at Windells Camp[Read more…]

Session 2 Team Takeover: Burton Snowboards

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Windells is so excited to announce that the Burton Snowboards gang will be joining us for our Session 2 Team Take-Over and are bringing a taste of Vermont to Mount Hood, Oregon (maybe they’ll even bring some maple syrup)! They have taken over our snowboard Social Media accounts, so stay tuned for photos of pros and Knowbuddies through the rest of the week! [Read more…]

Farming on the Palmer Snow Field

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Notice The Vertical Rows of “fencing” – Snow Farming in Full Effect on Palmer – P: J. Ingersoll

We’re often asked about Mt. Hood, the phenomenon that allows Windells to offer skiing and snowboarding camps all summer long. There are natural aspects that cater to year-long snow on the Palmer snow field that we discussed in a recent post, but there is a tactic that Timberline Resort has used summer after summer to maintain skiable terrain into the summer months, called snow farming. Resorts throughout the world have been practicing snow farming for years, in ways that we may not even notice as skiers and riders. [Read more…]

ON3P Skis Factory Tour

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The Windells’ office staff was lucky enough to be able to get a private factory tour of one of our favorite brands in the industry, ON3P. Not only is ON3P a Portland, Oregon based brand; they design, prototype, tests, and builds their skis right here in the Beaver State. We got a chance to link up with Sam from ON3P earlier this week to get a tour of the office and production facility.
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Line up of ON3P x Evo Colab Base Graphics

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Ever wonder how hand made skis start? This base mold gives the builder exact dimensions of each ski model, size, profile, etc.

 

ON3P is just over six years old and has come a long way since their humble beginnings manufacturing skis in a 200sq. ft garage. They now are manufactured in a 8,400 sq. foot facility on the east side of Portland. At this facility you will find the crew talking about sales, marketing, skiing, shipping, receiving, the Blazers, and what the dinner menu is looking like.

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Beautiful Mt. Bachelor overlooking the ski press room

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ON3Ps Custom USA Press – Skis Made in the USA by Skiers

All ON3P skis boast a 100% bamboo core, and are paired with carbon fiber stringers, allowing their skis to stay responsive, lively, and incredibly durable. Thicker base materials and beefier stainless steel edges are used to increase strength and prepare the skis to take a beating in the woods, in the back country, and in the park.

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Each Individual Ski is intensly inspected one at a time

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ON3P weighs every ski individually that they produce to ensure the utmost quality

For more information on ON3P’s hand made  skis, visit their website at http://www.on3pskis.com or check them out on instagram @on3pskico
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Windells Nick Visconti and Logan Laubach

Thanks guys!
Windells Staff

 

Windells Winter Camp 2015 Video

We’ll tell Winter Camp stories about the snow falling, skies opening and the New Years Ball dropping forever. Three blue bird days, two pow days and one winter camp of a lifetime!

Windells Winter Camp 2015 from Windells on Vimeo.

Thank you campers, staff and Ole’ Man Winter for making memories that will forever be apart of camp legend!

For more images click here!

V: Ashley Dawn-Byrd

Ten Off-Hill Reasons to Come to Windells

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Lazer Taggin’ All The Campers

While campers can come to Windells Camp banking on having an amazing time skiing and riding real snow in our private park and skating world-class skateparks with top-notch professional athletes, we also like to shed some light into what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Our campus is conveniently located at the base of Mount Hood, surrounded by lush forest and serene rivers, and is a short 40 minute drive to the city of Portland. [Read more…]

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Windells On The Road at Buck Hill Feb 7th & 8th

Windells On The Road at Buck Hill Feb 7th & 8th

Windells is renowned for our skiing and snowboarding summer camps on the Palmer Glacier of Mt. Hood. Summer is normally kryptonite for winter enthusiasts, but after a session at Windells Camp, summer becomes shred heaven for tricks, fun and new friends. [Read more…]

Windells On The Road 2015: Hunter Mountain

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Farmers Almanacs nation wide foretold snow storms of the century on the East Coast this winter, we figured we’d launch our Windells On The Road Camp series at Hunter Mountain, New York (and give you images in nostalgic black and white). The snow pack was all that it was forecasted to be, but instead of snow flurries, we got caught in a blizzard of fun skiing and snowboarding with local rippers. With expert coaches like Max Lyons and our summer camp directors, Cody Lee and Chase Burch, Hunter Mountain OTR was nothing short of excellent. Skiers and snowboarders came to the most premier resort in upstate New York with a vengeance to learn, laugh and ride. New tricks were learned and memories were made, but what we all truly came home with was new friends. [Read more…]

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2014 Hunter OTR Campers!

2014 Hunter OTR Campers!

We have partnered with the fine folks at Hunter Mountain to bring an affordable Ski and Snowboard experience to your the Northeast! On January 24 & 25th we are bringing the experience of a Windells Summer Camp session to upstate New York! Not only will Campers walk away with free gear from our sponsors, and a bag of new tricks, all campers will be entered to win a Free Summer 2015 Session at our home base at Mt. Hood, Oregon! Come join us for a glimpse into the “funnest” place on earth. [Read more…]