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What’s Up @windellscamp? 10/8:

We Are Camp launches Head to Hood™, a winter weekend program.

htohCome ride and have fun this winter at Mt. Hood with High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Windells!

Head to Hood™ is an exciting and innovative freestyle ski and snowboard coaching and riding program backed by Windells’ and HCSC’s twenty-five plus years of expertise and experience. The essence of the program is to have fun in a safe environment while enabling riders to take their abilities to the next level.

Coaching:

Ski and Snowboard coaching groups are designed to progress and develop a rider’s freestyle skills with HCSC and Windells trained coaches. Small group sizes of 5-7 riders per coach ensure personal attention.

Other:

Video analysis; end of session awards ceremony with sponsor product giveaway; program partner discounts.

Locations:

On-Hill: Timberline Ski Area and Timberline’s world- class terrain park. Off-Hill: Windells’ campus for after hour indoor skateboard and trampoline facility at BOB, 13,000 sf indoor dreamland!

Age Levels: 10 -17

Ability Level & Eligibility:

All abilities at or above intermediate up to advanced, including serious competitors. Head to Hood™ is not a beginner program.

Elective Competition Component (optional):

USASA Mt. Hood Series, plus a fun in-house end-of-session contest for all.

Season Passes or Lift Tickets:

All participants are responsible for Timberline season pass, Fusion season pass, or lift tickets.

Dates (register for one or more):

Session 1 Sunday: Jan. 11th, Jan.18th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st , Feb. 8th
Session 2 Sunday: Feb.15th, Feb. 22nd, March 1st , March 8th, March 15th

Cost (pass/tickets extra):

Any 5-week session, one day $ 400.00
10 wk. session, one day $ 775.00

Additional Add-ons and Costs: (per 5 week period)

PDX / Windells transportation both ways $ 100.00 (pick-up/drop-off locations and times TBA)

  •  Sunday breakfast & packed lunch
  •  Indoor skateboard and trampoline facility

Register:

Come ride with us for one or all 5 weekend sessions beginning Sunday, January 11th.
Click the link for Head to Hood™ Registration

For additional questions:

John Ingersoll
Phone: 503.501.7500
Email: john@highcascade.com

Fall Fridays are Freezing: 10/3

It’s industry standard and business protocol to send out a press release when climactic things happen. Here is a pseudo PR notice for Fall @windellscamp!

For Immediate Release: 10/3/14 Mt. Hood, OR- Windells Camp is proud to announce that this morning we woke to temperature sub-32 degrees! October is warping dry summer browns into warm autumn earth tones, the first snow of the 14/15′ season has blanketed Mt. Hood, and it is flippin’ freezing! Welcome to the 14/15′ snow season! Our heart is fluttering for more snow flurries and we hope your dreams are filled with white vertigo in foresight of future storms; ours sure are!

At Windells Camp we have a few announcements actually worth mentioning:

– Dates and Prices are about to be announced for Winter Camps, On-The-Road Camps, and Summer 15′ Camps!

– Head to Hood, High Cascade and Windells Camp’s winter program, is on the launching platform so stay tuned to www.windells.com and www.highcascade.com for more details.

– Open skate is happening every Saturday and Sunday. Details here.

– Our online store is full of Fall/Winter items. Get a new kit, beanie, or letterman’s jacket to show who’s team your really on… Old Man Winter of course! The following are some hot of the shelf apparel items to keep you hot this fall.

Happy first weekend of fall y’all. And until a real press release drops with important information on Windells Camp, enjoy the crisp air, perfect skate temperatures and sleepless nights of imagination shredding!

Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and be sure to sign up for our monthly Newsletter!

 

 

What’s Up @WindellsCamp: 10/1

Crisp mornings, earth tones, and Halloween decor are indications that autumn has arrived. It’s what you would expect on October 1st, but what you wouldn’t expect is that at Windells we are still snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding everyday. How? Windells Academy.

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Currently twenty students are enrolled in a fully accredited and competitive academic school program, while simultaneously riding their prospective shred tools of choice. Mt. Hood’s Palmer Glacier has provided sufficient snow in association with a beautiful PNW indian summer that has allowed our fall park to be nothing short of exceptional. The same fair weather patterns have offered ideal skateboarding conditions that have allowed skateboard students to tour a multitude of different skateparks in Oregon and Washington. Studying and a top notch education is our first priority at Windells Academy, but we don’t deny that our action sport extracurriculars are equally important.

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Check out some images of our program and what’s been up at Windells Camp this fall! And for more information regarding Windells Academy, photos of what’s happening on the daily, or details regarding Windells Camp as a whole, refer to the rest of our website and social media sites

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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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Never Forgotten: Summer Camp 14′

Before the clarity of summer camp madness begins to fade, we wanted jog your brain and keep those memories alive! In no sequential order here is a lil’ sumptin sumptin to remember the things you did, the places you went, and craziness that went down all around you…

Watching the pros at Windells

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Waxing you gear at the Demo Center

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Training on the trampolines in B.O.B

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Practicing your video game moves into the airbag

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Learning your first dream trick in our private park

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Putting your guts to the test on a BMX bike

 

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Sunset skateboarding in The Concrete Jungle

 

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Buying next years product before next year!

 

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Mhhh Hmmmm… Grizzly Grilled-Cheese

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Those friends you made here

 

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Shwag surfing at Orientation

 

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Special forces on the paintball field

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Snowboarding, duh!

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Skiing in the middle of… summer!

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The scrumptious concoction that comes out of our chef’s laboratory

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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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Sadly, Session 2 is over already!

Session 2 is a wrap folks, and the week was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to the help of our Session 2 Team Takeover sponsors, Newschoolers and Keep the Change, everyone was able to make the most out of the gorgeous weather and excellent. conditions.

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In addition to bringing out their full media crew, Newschoolers flew out Dom Laporte, Sander Hadley, Totally Trevor and teen sensation Brent Whipple to shred the summer snow while they put together their annual yearbook. Needless to say, kids were hyped.
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Keep the Change was out in full force bringing a heavy line up of riders including Riley Nickerson, Mark Wilson, Ian Hart, Derek Lever, Johnny Brady, and Tommy Gesme. Everyone has been talking about their new teaser for Homage, and this week Mt.Hood got a live show of their movie worthy style.
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As to be expected, the Windells Digger crew,  powered by Destoy Labs, put together another creative and progressive park. Serving up a variety of rail features, jumps and tranny features, the diggers got a serious amount of praise for their hard work yet again.
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With July right around the corner, it seems the sun will be sticking around for good. Nothing like sunshine and summer snow to accompany the “funnest” place on earth. Everyone on Mt.Hood is looking forward to good weather and good vibes for Sesson 3!

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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Digger Update 6/11/14 from Windells on Vimeo.