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

Windells and High Cascade join forces for Summer 2014

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It’s time to bury the hatchet. After years spent in pursuit of one common goal, Windells Camp, Windells Academy, and High Cascade Snowboard Camp are forming a partnership to deliver the premiere year-round snowboard, freeski, skateboard, BMX camps and educational programs. The strategic partnership will build up each brand’s strengths, giving campers at Windells and HCSC an even more memorable customer experience and access to world-class facilities both on-hill and off.

Combined, the camps will offer an unrivaled summer snowboard and ski camp experience with three private terrain parks, Oregon’s best indoor and outdoor skateparks, two high-speed quad chairlifts, four surface tows, four BagJumps, two mini-pipes, and North America’s only Olympic-sized 22’ Summer Superpipe, which serves as the summertime Olympic training facility to the U.S. Snowboarding team and all major contending countries around the world.

So, what does this mean for Windells campers?

Windells Camp and High Cascade will operate as usual this coming summer from each camp’s respective campus. We plan to give our guests and campers the same summer camp experience that both camps have offered in the combined 50 plus years of operations with a few added amenities.

What’s new for Summer 2014?

  • Windells and HCSC campers will share scheduled access to the 22′ Superpipe, the only one of its size in North America during the months of June, July and August
  • The Lap Park will be accessible to both Windells and High Cascade’s campers
  • HCSC campers will have scheduled access to skate the Concrete Jungle and BOB

What’s ahead for Windells and High Cascade?

Together, Windells and HCSC will make Mt. Hood the clear place to be this summer. By uniting two world class summer camps – professional staff, world class facilities and the best private snow parks from June to October – Mt. Hood will become the undisputed leader in year-round action sports camp destinations

Do you want to spend your summer on Mt. Hood but have already signed up for a camp elsewhere? Don’t worry! We’ll credit your camp tuition the cancellation fee from another camp up to $500 when switching to our camps. Call for more details.

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.

 

Windells snowboard campers go for gold in Sochi

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Sage Kotsenburg with a lofty Cab 9 in the Private Park

The 2014 US Snowboard Slopestyle and Halfpipe team was announced this past weekend at Mammoth Mountain. We couldn’t think of a more deserving group of athletes! The Winter Olympics are especially exciting for the Windells family because so many US and international competitors have spent time with us as campers on Mt. Hood. We’ve hosted some of them since the young age of 6, like Shaun White. Others, like Sage Kotsenburg, Chas Guldemond, Ty Walker, Greg Bretz, Taylor Gold, Danny Davis, Kelly Clark, Kaitlyn Farrington and Hannah Teter attended multiple sessions as Windells campers and then returned to Windells as visiting athletes or training with the US Team just a few summers later.

It’s true when we say Windells is a stepping stone for the Olympics!

US Olympic Men’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Team

Shaun White

Sage Kotsenburg

Chas Guldemond

US Olympic Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Team

Jamie Anderson

Ty Walker

US Olympic Men’s Snowboarding Halfpipe Team

Shaun White

Taylor Gold

Greg Bretz

Danny Davis

US Olympic Women’s Snowboarding Halfpipe Team

Kelly Clark

Arielle Gold

Kaitlyn Farrington

Hannah Teter

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Sage Kotsenburg jumped in for a game of Zombie Dodgeball with a camper

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Chas Guldemod manning the megaphone for a Team Takeover activity


The Burton Girls team led a Q & A session with girl campers during the Burton Team Takeover session

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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Trevor Jacob qualifies for 2014 Olympics

Congratulations on qualifying for the upcoming Olympics, Trevor Jacob! Go fast, bud! The XXII Olympic Winter Games begin February 7th. Keep an eye out for your favorite Windells guest pros and Team Takeover athletes!

 

Take a look at some of Trevor’s time spent at Windells.

 

Windells: 5 Flips with Trevor Jacob from Windells on Vimeo.

Opening day at Timberline Lodge!

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Next stop is the top, Photo @windellsacademy

Lifts are spinning on Mt. Hood! The Palmer Chairlift reopened to the public October 11th, 2013. While the Academy students had no problem earning their turns each day, they breathed a sigh of relief to catch the “easy” way up. Wax your equipment, grab a friend, and get stoked on preseason shredding!

Interested in Windells Academy? Learn more about open enrollment at windellsacademy.com!
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Academy students and coaches above the clouds, Photo: @windellsacademy

Stick ‘em up! New stickers are in

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Want to get your hands on some of the new Windells Camp and Windells Academy stickers? It’s easy!

  • Send in a self addressed stamped envelope to Windells Camp, PO Box 628 Welches, OR 97067
  • Place an order in the online store! All orders come with a Windells sticker pack
  • Come to Winter Camp, December 26th to January 2nd!
  • Stop by the Windells tent at the Downtown Throwdown in Minneapolis October 19th
  • Attend any of Windells’ ‘On The Road’ camps. Stay tuned dates and locations!

 

 

 

We’re (still) out here!

That’s right! Windells is still getting turns in. Mt. Hood might be closed to the public currently, but Windells Academy students are riding in their own Private Park this fall semester.

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Photo: @salmontales and Mark Kelsic, Windells Academy’s new Head Snowboard Coach

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Photo: @bmosreedoics, Windells Academy’s substitute Head Ski Coach

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Photo: @rshahin, Windells Academy’s Classroom Instructor

 

 

Camper and Academy student Reid Smith at Windells

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Reid Smith, Photo: Erik Hoffman

Reid Smith is a great kid. He’s been both a Windells camper and Academy student for a number of years now. He has a great attitude and he’s always down to learn something, and he tries until he gets it on lock. Reid bagged clips in both session edits and camper edits at Windells this summer, and Ian Macy helped Reid produce a summer edit of his own! Check out Reid at Windells with guest appearances from Greggor Zedd and Eli Lamm.

Visit www.windellsacademy.com and learn more about the Academy’s open enrollment schedule!

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