What’s Up @WindellsCamp 9/18: Fall Park and Academy begin

Last Monday was the fall semester’s start for the Windells Academy 14′/15′; It also was the curtains open for the ONLY Fall Park open in North America. The Fall Park and the Academy are synonymous with one another, and yet both unbelievable feats on their own. It is a place for the diehards, home for the Olympians-to-be and the schoolyard for students with a dream. Check out a few images that explain What’s Up @WindellsCamp.

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Windells Academy Carpool

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Student Jake Nolan studying for his next Earth Science exam.

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Academy student get’s a  lesson in the infamous Dustbowl of the 1930s.

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September, still shredding.

For more information on The ONLY Fall Park in North America or Windells Academy please visit www.Windells.com and www.WindellsAcademy.com.

Follow us on Instagram at @WindellsCamp and @WindellsAcademy

Regram & Remember 9/15

Every week we shout out to the people that really make Windells forever fun, you! This week Aaron Tufts’ self caption is all that needs to be said for this week’s Regram & Remember, “Backlip Boi!”

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Want to be our next Regram & Remember? Hashtag past camp photos and current ski, skate, and snowboard grams with #windellsisforeverfun

The 5th Annual Grominator Skate Contest!

ATTN: OR and WA Skateboarders!

The 5th annual Grominator skate contest in is scheduled and coming up. Keep your eyes on the date Sept 21, 14′ and your ears open for a ride to Hood River, OR. This community based contest has a local legacy that has spread throughout the greater Northwest and this is your invitation. The Grominator is an all-ages, all-abilties event sponsored by local and legendary skate brands. Grab your skateboard and meet us there!

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Regram & Remember 9/8

Windells is Forever Fun. But not everyday is the best day of our lives, so we have to hold onto the memories of when it was. Regram & Remember is our new Monday blog series where we look, feel and escape back into the days of the lives of our campers, staff and pros through their Instagrams. If you have meaningful images that show a certain trick, a time that you got the shot or just a junk folder memoir from Windells Camp of a magical moment on your snowboard, skateboard, skis or bike make sure to tag us @windellscamp and hashtag #windells2014 as we scour it weekly for the next Regram & Remember…

This week’s Regram & Remember is of Ryan Mallahan stomping a bolts boardslide on down rail. Style? Check. Proper execution? Double check. Memory of having fun at Windells Camp? Forever.

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Open Skate Begins September 13th!

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School is not the only thing back in session, so is weekend ‘Open Skate‘ at Windells Camp. Our private facilities’ red light is turning to a green light as we are opening for all skateboarders to do what skateboarders do, skate and destroy. If you have not skated at Windells all you need to know is that a helmet, a waiver, and a small deposit (TBA) grants you access to about 100,000 sq ft. of 4-wheel friendly terrain. If you haven’t ripped with us or visited one of our many Skate, Snowboarding, Ski or BMX camps, here is an insider’s guide to our private skatepark.

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Summer 2014: Session 8 Recap

Windells Session 8 Recap

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R: Sam Blazejewski P: Erik Hoffman

After another awesome week of summer shredding Session 8 and Windells Camp, 2014 has come to an end. Despite being the final session, the good times were in no short supply. With the help of the team takeover sponsors Capita Snowboards and Stept productions, this week was one to remember!

 

Capita seemed to have brought out the entire crew in coordination with “Campita”, the team’s annual campout; Scott Stevens, Dan Brisse, Mike Rav, Brandon Cocard,  Phil Jaques, (and many others) were all in attendance catching the warm summer rays on hill before retiring to the “Campita” home base to cool down in the woods. The crew took the opportunity to show the campers a thing or two during their handplant and rail clinics, giving the campers a chance to learn something new and win some cool schwag in the process.

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R: Mike Rav P: Erik Hoffman

Coming out in full force was the Stept productions crew bringing Shay Flynn, Cam Riley, Nick and Alex Martini to partake in a week of summer fun. After the half-hour lunch break on two separate days, Stept held a Chinese downhill from the top of Palmer to the bottom of the Windells park, where just about everyone involved walked away with a custom Stept product. The crew was hard at work stacking shots throughout the park all week, for which we will be sure to see the turnout in the next session’s edit.

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R: Alex Martini P: Gill Montgomery

Windells hosted their second annual skate contest on campus this week “Narly by Nature” where skaters from all over came together to take their shot at the prize purse. Amongst the madness Danny Tumia managed to walk off with the open division title, becoming the reigning champion and walking away with a cool $1,000.

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R: Andy Adams P: Erik Hoffman

With the rising temperatures the digger crew had their work cut out for them yet again, but managed to pull off one of the best late season parks somehow packing as much variety as previous Sessions.

Camp is officially over for this summer season! Thank you for everyone who came up and enjoyed the “Funnest” Place on earth.

 

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Summer 2014: Session 5 Recap

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(Words: Jason Arens)     (Photos: Erik Hoffman)

Another amazing session is in the books up here at Windells, “The Funnest Place on Earth”! Surface Skis and Neff headwear took over camp this week and were able to put their own unique style on the camp activities. [Read more...]

Summer 2014: Session 3 Recap

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(Words: Jason Arens)     (Photos: Erik Hoffman)

Session three has come to an end, and what a great week it was! Thanks to our session 3 Team takeover sponsors – Saga and Lib Tech – the energy was high, the weather was great, and the week could not have gone better. [Read more...]

Session 1 is a wrap! Thanks to Freeskier Mag and Nick Visconti & Friends

Summer camp is in full swing at Windells and things have definitely started off with a bang.  Thanks to the Session 1 Team Takeover sponsors; Freeskier Magazine and Nick Visconti & Friends., the campers rode alongside some of the biggest names in action sports. The Freeskier crew delivered for the ski side, bringing the golden boy Joss Christenson,  Keri Herman and the one and only Crazy Karl Fostvedt. New head snowboard coach Nick Visconti came with a crew of solid homies, for the snowboard Takeover; Erik Leon, Ryan Paul and Scotty Vine. Despite Mother Nature’s occasional mood swings, Session 1 was a killer start to the best summer ever.

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The digger crew worked tirelessly before the start of camp to put together what has been called one of the best park set ups Windells has had to date. Two private rope tows access an assortment of jumps,  creative features, and more rails than you count. There’s even an on-hill skate plaza (and yea, it is amazing as it sounds).
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The weather tried to slow things down by bringing several inches of snow to the mountain over the week, but the good times could not be stopped. Campers, staff, and visiting pros were able to make the most of the sunny days and have the week of their lives at the “funnest” place on earth. Stay tuned for two more months of summer shredding thanks to Windells Camp.

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FDOH: First Day On Hill with Windells!

It’s officially summer! Session 1 is starting the season off right with Freeskier Magazine and Nick Visconti hosting our first Team Takeovers of 2014. We’ve got Olympic Gold Medalist Joss Christensen, Keri Herman, and Karl Fostvedt holding it down for the ski side, and Nick Visconti, Erik Leon, and Scotty Vine putting in work for the snowboard crew. If you ain’t here…you’re doing something wrong!

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