One of the longest running, fulltime free ski training facilities, Windells spares no expense in building the best most creative well rounded park for progressive freeski camps.

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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“Head to Hood” Weekend Winter Program!

Hey everyone from the High Cascade and the “We are Camp” Family,

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If you haven’t heard, Windells and High Cascade have created a weekend winter program on Mt. Hood at Timberline Ski Area, “Head to HoodTM”. It’s a freestyle coaching program and we are starting the search for coaches on both sides of our core sports; Freeskiing and Snowboarding. We will offer pre-program coaching clinics to qualified coaches and pre-program coaching training to riders looking to get into coaching.

 

Some Details:

  • What: Freestyle and Freeride coaching program. We coach riders to improve their freestyle skills, and fall in love with Winter riding. Competition is a component for some riders that so choose
  • Where: Timberline Ski area on-hill with some après on –hill time at Windells for Skating and Trampoline cross training and fun. Approximately 8:00am to 5:30 pm.
  • When: January 10th – March 15th   Four 5-week Saturday and or Sunday sessions. Coaches have to commit to at last two sessions Riders register for one, two, three, or all four sessions!
  • Who: Intermediate to highly advanced riders ages 10 -17
  • Coach and lead a snowboard group of 5 or 6 intermediate riders.
  • Coaches Benefits: Timberline or Fusion Pass, Decent daily pay, Pre program coaching training, doing good work with NW Oregon riders. There are also other opportunities to make more money besides coach’s pay.

 

Contact John Ingersoll if you are interested and send any referrals my way.

email: john@highcascade.com, or call 503.501.7500

 

Regardless, have a great winter and it’s going to abundantly snow everywhere especially in the Cascades on Mt. Hood.

Why Windells? 9/24

Every so often we at Windells like to take a break from the action and credit all the programs and persons that  collaborate to make Windells the premier action sports camp. Obviously, campers are going to clamor and clap about their time at ski/snowboard/skateboard camp, so we asked two times Windells camper Miles Bibelheimer’s mother, “Why Windells?”

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Camper Miles Bibelhiemer is serious about zombie dodgeball because the Walking Dead is not something is no laughing matter.

“We have sent our ten year old son, Miles, to Windells two years in a row and have had nothing but great experiences.  Windells’ staff is very professional and our family has been more than impressed by their follow-thru and personal attention to Miles.  Among all of the campers, they seem to know who Miles is when we call from California to check on him.  We were very concerned about Miles flying alone for the first time in order to attend Windells but the staff was very organized and the experience was smooth for both Miles and me, as the worried parent. Next summer, we plan to go to Hawaii on a family trip and Miles has been given notice that he may not get to go Windells; he is now trying to bail on Hawaii to head to skate camp!  Top notch!” -Andrea Bibelheimer

 

 

Regram & Remember 9/22:

In 1815 the Oregon Trail passed right below Mt. Hood and was considered a road for pioneers and outlaws. In tribute to the Wild West, camper Carson Vance throws a right side Rodeo.

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Share your Wild West experience at Windells and repost the tricks you stomped over the Oregon Trail. Remember to hashtag #windellsisforeverfun and potentially be selected for next Monday mornings’ Regram & Remember.

 

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

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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Summer 2014: Session 8 Recap

Windells Session 8 Recap

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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...]

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!

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