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…]
At Windells Adult Camp, we cater to all ages and abilities, whether you’re 18 or 80, you are welcome! The definition of “camper” changes for adults; rather than a counselor, an Adult Host guides you through your week with us. Your week will be packed with snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding and a variety of night time activities to give you a feel for the local flair of Portland and Mt. Hood. Adult Camp includes all of the benefits of our on-mountain programming with the flexibility and freedom to explore the amenities of the Northwest lifestyle. [Read more…]
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.
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.
Do you want to spend a summer at the “Funnest” place on Earth? The opportunity to spend a summer skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and riding bmx at Windells’ Private Parks in the beautiful state of Oregon is available to you! Positions as coaches (ski, snowboard, skateboard and bmx), on-hill diggers, counselors, A/V Staff, kitchen staff, retail staff members and so much more are available! [Read more…]
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!
Thank you campers, staff and Ole’ Man Winter for making memories that will forever be apart of camp legend!
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V: Ashley Dawn-Byrd
Windells was lucky enough to be able to be involved with two amazing rail jams put on by Olympic skier Nick Goepper and Olympic snowboarder Louie Vito in the midwest. Both rail jams were really about giving back to their local communities in the midwest, riding at their home resort, and getting skiers and snowboarders together for a good cause! [Read more…]