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…]

2015 Team Take-Over Sessions

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For three months every summer at Windells Camp it’s hard to distinguish between professional skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, and campers. One of many unique and exciting offerings of Windells Camp is the merging of enthusiastic campers and celebrated professionals.

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Read This if you Were Born Before 1997

Adult Camp from Windells on Vimeo.

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…]

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

 

Want to Work at Windells?

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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…]

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

Windells at Buck Hill

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…]

All Aboard to Buck Hill!

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

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

The dates are set, our bags are packed, and we are heading to the Midwest! Windells Camp is bringing an affordable Ski and Snowboard camp experience to Buck Hill in Burnsville, MN February 7th and 8th. [Read more…]

Rail Jams for Good Causes

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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…]

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

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

The dates are set, our bags are packed, and we are heading out On The Road! Windells Camp is bringing an affordable Ski and Snowboard camp experience to you in the Midwest on February 7th and 8th. [Read more…]