Windells Acdemy: Aspen Snowmass Edit

Another amazing video edit from Windells Academy snowboard student Jamieson Skinner is here. Jamieson has been working hard spending time each and every day, on the mountain, at contests, and at any other activity, filming Windells Academy students. He has been using this footage to make some epic edits for his video production class. This edit is from our trip to aspen, including the Aspen Open. Featuring Windells Academy students Armand Oberoi, Nolan Roe, Lucas Rodakowski, Mike Mochan, and Tobias Bertschinger. Also featuring Kyle Kelly, Easton Gilman, Brennan Swanson and JJ Thomas.

Check it out!

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Windells Academy: OUR season is going strong!

It is right around that time of year when snow starts to melt, sun starts to come out and sadly, resorts begin to close. But here at Mt. Hood, that is far from happening. Sure its the time of  year in Oregon when days are full of sunshine, birds are chirping, and it feels amazing to throw on a t shirt to go outside, but that just means more outdoor time to skate and bike after the mountain! Last week the students of Windells Academy rode powder ALL WEEK long. Timberline even had Palmer, (their highest lift on the mountain) open. So there was amazing shred all the way from the top, into government camp. Not only has there been continuous snowfall on Mt. Hood itself, but the students woke up this morning to find fresh snow on the ground, right here on campus! All and all, Mt. Hood is the place to be.

Live. Learn. Eat. Sleep Ride. Windells Academy.


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Windells Academy: Revolution Tour at Boreal

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Windells Academy snowboard students took off last week and headed for California. The students have been competing in each stop at this years Revolution Tour. Dates have included Mount Snow VT, Copper CO, and Boreal CA. Students competed in both Boarder Cross and Halfpipe this past week at Boreal. The last stop of the tour is scheduled to be right here in Oregon, at Mt. Hood Meadows on March 16-18th. If you live in the area, this is for sure an event you want to check out.

Windells Academy: Happy Birthday Mike Mochan!

Windells Academy student, Mike Mochan, turned 19 on wednesday Feburary 24th. We threw him a suprise party involving a delicious chocolate cake, and a night of FUN in B.O.B.

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Windells Academy: Skiers Slope Style: Aspen Open

Windells Academy students Mike Mochan, Nick Goepper  and summer college student Eric Hughes were competitors in this years Aspen Open at Buttermilk. Held on the same slope style course as this years Winter X games, it was quite the crowd pleaser. Windells Academy student Nick placed in qualifiers, and made it into finals. Windells College Academy student, Eric Hughes placed 3rd overall in slope style at Aspen Open.

Check it out!

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Windells Academy: Copper Rev Tour Edit

Windells Academy student, Jamieson Skinner, filmed and created this awesome edit from our trip to Colorado, including Copper Rev tour. He has been traveling with the snowboard students to all contests, and in his free time has been filming and working on developing his production company/ clothing line: Paradice Snowboarding. Check out his work!

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Windells Academy: Weekly Update

Due to the amount of jam packed FUN and Excitement Windells Academy is having, it has been 2 weeks since the last update, so let me fill you in. The students of Windells Academy have been on the road traveling to contests nationally from Vermont, to California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. Ski students spent time at the Dew Tour at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont, Feb. 5-7, where our own Nicky G, and Eric Hughes threw down some killer runs in slope style. Snowboard students headed for Colorado, Feb. 4-10th for the Revolution Tour stop at Copper Mountain, and met up with the skiers Feb. 10-14th for the Aspen Open. Windells Academy skiers threw down some massive runs on the aspen open slope style corse, which was the same exact corse where the X-Games were held two weeks prior. Snowboard students competed in the halfpipe event along side Windells alumni JJ Thomas, and Dylan Bidez. Windells Academy skier, Eric Hughes placed 3rd overall in slope style at Aspen Open.

Check back at the end of the week for more photos and an awesome video edit by Windells Academy student, Jamison Skinner.



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JJ Thomas

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Windells Academy: Weekly Update

Windells Academy is the “funnest” AND smartest place on earth! The past week at Windells Academy was jam packed with fun. The students took a trip to the bowling ally wednesday night for 2 rounds of awesome cosmic bowling. All snowboard students prepared and competed in the second USASA slopestyle, and third USASA halfpipe events. Lucas, and Toby placed second and third in halfpipe! Windells Academy ski students spent 4 days enjoying some fun in the sun at mammoth for the gatorade free flow tour. Check it out!

This week the snowboard students are heading out for Copper Revolution Tour, and all students are heading to the Aspen Open. Check back next week for updates!


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Windells Academy Students and Windells Digger take top 3!


Windells Academy ski students took off last thursday, headed for Big Bear for this years Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Windells Academy students Lyman Currier and  Mike Mochan competed in the freeski slopestyle event.  Mike Mochan took the podium in third with a cork 900 over the Gambler followed by a 540 into a switch 540. Lyman Currier took 2nd stomping a 9 to 540 to switch 5, and ending with a rodeo. It was a very fun event and a great sight to see for all. Windells summer digger Jason Arens of South Lake Tahoe became champion with a first place medal! His switch 900 to 540 into a switch 720 is what placed him in the slot for first place over 30 other skiers. Way to go Windells!


Lyman Currier


Mike Mochan


Jason Arens (1st) and Mike Mochan (3rd)

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Windells Academy at Revolution Tour!

The snowboard students of Windells Academy enjoyed their time last week at the Mt. Snow stop of this years Revolution Tour. The U.S. Snowboarding Revolution Tour is the top junior event tour in the country. It brings athletes together from across the country to identify the top juniors. Halfpipe and slopestyle athletes 13 and older compete together in an open-class event. The Revolution Tour is also used to qualify athletes for World Juniors, U.S. Open, U.S. World Cup, USASA Nationals and Project Gold camps.The students got the chance to ride the halfpipe the first day it was built, before anyone else in the nation. They met new friends, had a ton of fun competing, and cant wait to continue on the tour!

Check out the Revolution Tour when it comes to YOUR town!


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