Windells Campers Head to Sochi: US Freestyle Ski Team Announced

It was a very big weekend for the snow sports world as the first ever freestyle skiing athletes were invited to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. The new category is not that new to us in the action sports industry, but it is very exciting to see our past campers recognized by the mainstream media and on their way to Sochi! A big congratulations is in order to Windells Academy Alum Nick Goepper, and former campers Almost the entire list of inductees has spent time at Windells Camp, soaking up the sun on Mt.Hood, and furthering their passion and skills that would eventually drive them towards the podium. Check out the full USA Freeski Team list here!

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Keri Herman going huge at Windells Camp

 

Make sure to tune in to all of our past campers going for gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics starting February 6th.

Men’s Slopestyle

Bobby Brown*
Joss Christensen
Nick Goepper***
Gus Kenworthy**

Women’s Slopestyle

Keri Herman**
Julia Krass
Devin Logan**
Maggie Voisin

Men’s Halfpipe

Aaron Blunck*
Lyman Currier***
David Wise*
Torin Yater-Wallace**

Women’s Halfpipe

Maddie Bowman*
Annalisa Drew
Angeli VanLaanen
Brita Sigourney

 

* = past camper

** = past Team Takeover athlete

*** = past Windells Academy Student

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Epic shot of Torin Yater Wallace from this past summer during Session 5.

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Nick Goepper taking advantage of dry land training on Windells campus.

8 Jumps with Dakine Skier Nick Goepper / Session 2 at Windells from jeff kohnstamm on Vimeo.

 

Gold Meets Golden: Olympic Freeskier Nick Goepper at the Golden Globes

Windells Academy alum Nick Goepper is going to Russia for the Winter Olympics, and he enjoyed some extra perks of his Olympic status at the 2014 Golden Globes. When Gold meets Golden, an NBC Olympic promotion, allowed some very starstruck Olympic hopefuls to get the royal celebrity treatment on the red carpet. Rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in Hollywood, the big names of the action sports world had an amazing night. Take a look at some of Nick Goepper’s pictures from the evening here, and make sure to root for Nick at the 2014 Olympics starting February 7th!

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Olympic freestyle skier Nick Goepper and Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globes.

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Nick Goepper doing what he knows best! Although the celebrity life can be exciting, training at Windells Camp during the summer is hard to beat.

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Windells Winter Camp 2013-2014

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First day of the new year with the best crew around! Photo: Gill Montgomery

Another Winter Camp is done and in the books! This year brought campers from as far as Alabama, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Alaska and Canada. Snowboard and ski campers spent the week learning with coaches at Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows, and rounded out the year with a rail jam at Skibowl. Skateboard campers hit up Commonwealth, the Unheard Ramps, Ed Benedict, Battleground, Silas Baxter-Neal’s private park, Glenhaven and, of course, BOB for plenty of after hours skate sessions.

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Snowboard Coach Aaron Cardwell, Photo: Gill Montgomery

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Coach Andy Adams and camper Felix at Unheard, Photo: Gill Montgomery

We’d like to thank our campers, their parents, and everyone else that made this session possible!

Windells sponsors: Tactics Board Shop, Apo Snow, Saga, Dakine, I.N.I Cooperative and more.

Windells Winter coaches and staff: Ashley-Dawn Byrd, Gill Montgomery, Shannon Barrett, Andy Pye, Andy Adams, Jagger Heckman, Caleb Cole, Aaron Cardwell, Drew VanNice, Brian Jimenez, Mason Kennedy, Angela Swain, Marsha Hovey, Wally Inouye, and Rachel Lemons

 

Treefort Lifestyle Suspenders now available!

Besides the gift of summer shredding, Treefort Lifestyle Products might be the runner up for best holiday gift of 2013. Launched at Windells, Treefort suspenders have been the fan favorite of all the ski coaches and visiting pros this summer. Head Ski Coach Jeff Curry, and Kevin Perron have been working hard this winter to make their heavy duty products available to the masses. And good news folks, the shop is live! Head over to their fresh new site and order yourself a pair for the winter. Your pants will be happy, and your friends will be jealous.

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Windells Camp On The Road 2014: Weekend camps announced!

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For its second year, On The Road with Windells Camp will be delivering an affordable day camp experience to local mountains nationwide with one weekend of professional coaching, awesome activities, and a little taste of the “funnest” place on earth. Not only will participants walk away with free gear from our sponsors, and a bag of new tricks, all campers will be entered to win a Free Session to Summer 2014 at our home base in Oregon!

Our facilities in Mt.Hood Oregon are synonymous with progression and excellence, and we will be working with resorts across the country that are focused on those same ideals! Check out the 2014 dates and locations and make sure to meet us On The Road at a mountain near you!

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DATES & PRICES FOR 2014 ON THE ROAD CAMPS!

Brighton, UT – January 25 & 26

Hunter, NY – February 22 & 23

Stratton, VT – March 1 & 2

Snoqualmie, WA – March 15 & 16

All camps are $349 (or $299 with season pass)

Space is limited! 21 snowboard spots, 21 ski spots. REGISTER NOW!

Package includes:
Two (2) resort lift tickets
Professional snowboard and ski coaching for all abilities
Windells private park
Activities and contests with On The Road sponsors
Daily lunch vouchers
Visits from local pro athletes
GoPro video review with coach
Tons of giveaway gear
Discounts on lodging in the area (*if available)
Session closing pizza party
Exclusive discounts to Summer Camp
Automatic entry for a chance to win a FREE Summer Session at Windells!

*All registration and questions should be directed to Windells Camp: windells.com, info@windells.com, 800.765.7669

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What does a Weekend Camp with Windells look like?
Read through the Weekend Camp schedule to learn more:

FRIDAY:

3-5PM             Optional program check in

SATURDAY:

8-9AM             Program check in for all campers
9-9:30AM          Welcome! Meet your coach and establish Day 1 goals
9:30-12PM         Morning coaching
12-1PM            Lunch time
1-4PM             Afternoon coaching
4-4:30PM          Take a breather! Yoga and stretch session
4:30-5PM          Video analysis with your group
5-6PM             Group activities

SUNDAY:

8:30AM            Arrive for the day
9-9:30AM         Meet your coach and establish Day 2 goals
9:30-12PM        Morning coaching
12-1PM            Lunch time
1-4PM             Afternoon coaching
4-4:30PM         Take a breather! Yoga and stretch session
4:30-5PM         Video analysis with your group
5-6PM             Group activities and Goodbye party!

For more information call 800.765.7669 :: 503.622.3736

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Windells Camp 101: Helpful information for parents

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Windells Summer Camp is just around the corner! Now is the time to start thinking about which Summer program works best for you and your camper. Is Overnight or Day Camp the best option for your child? What do you need to know as a parent before sending your child to Windells? Are you curious about Safety and Supervision? Our helpful administrative staff are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the registration process. E-mail us at info@windells.com or call us directly at 800.765.7669.

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Summer at Windells with Nicky Keefer

Nicky Keefer is the real deal. All season long, Keefer was coaching our campers and helping them reach their goals in our private park. Now watch this stylish gentlemen take over Mt.Hood in his new summer edit!If you need more Keefer in your life, watch all of the #Windells summer edits right here –> http://bit.ly/PS3L7F

Breathe Keef from Nicky Keefer on Vimeo.

Lowest Summer Prices Ever! 2014 Dates & Prices Posted

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Summer 2014 at Windells Camp will be the best yet, and here’s why…more camps, lower prices, and the same great Mt.Hood experience you know and love! We have changed the game this year, bringing you eight 7-day sessions, maximizing the amount of time on snow during the prime season. This means more affordable sessions for more people! Yea we know, it’s kind of a big deal. Take a look at our NEW Dates & Prices for 2014 and register before spaces fill up!

Session 1: June 11-17
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,699
Skate Overnight: $999

Session 2: June 19-25
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,799
Skate Overnight: $999

Session 3: June 27-July 3
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,799
Skate Overnight: $999

Session 4: July 5-11
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,799
Skate Overnight: $999

Session 5: July 13-19
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,799
Skate Overnight: $999

Session 6: July 21-27
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,799
Skate Overnight: $999
BMX Overnight: $999

Session 7: July 29-August 4
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,799
Skate Overnight: $999
BMX Overnight: $999

Session 8: August 6-12
Ski/Snowboard Overnight: $1,699
Skate Overnight: $999
BMX Overnight: $999

 

We will have the full pricing list for Day Camps, Access Only Camps, and On The Road Camps in the next few weeks. Check back for more info!

On The Road 2014: Coming Soon!

558069_10151757331082786_211278289_nFor its second year, On The Road with Windells Camp will be delivering an affordable day camp experience to local mountains nationwide with one weekend of private coaching, awesome activities, and a little taste of the “funnest” place on earth. Not only will participants walk away with free gear from our sponsors, and a bag of new tricks, all campers will be entered to win a Free Session to Summer 2014 at our home base in Oregon!

Our facilities in Mt.Hood Oregon are synonymous with progression and excellence, and we will be working with resorts across the country that are focused on those same ideals! Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming 2014 dates and locations and make sure to meet us On The Road at a mountain near you!

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