Coaching & Skill Levels

Windells offers industry leading Freeski Coaching for skiers of all Abilities. Under the Direction of Head Coach, Wynn Berns, our world-class coaches of the likes of Jonah Williams, Kevin Curran, Levi Ascher, Noah Wallace, and many others, focus on your specific needs to make you the best skiers you can be. When you combine our world-class coaching with our pristine private parks in flawless summer weather, progression is inevitable at Windells…. Come dial in your skiing skills, and take home a bag of tricks large enough to make even the best of pros jealous.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced (or anything in between), we’ll have the right coach just for YOU! Campers are divided into coaching groups according to ability first, age second, and placed with the most suitable male or female coach. Our coaches are trained in freeskiing, and have the ability to coach at any ability level.

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Our Parks:

Unlike instruction you may get at a resort, Windells’ coaching program is designed to go hand-in-hand (or mitten-in-mitten) with our world-renowned terrain parks (we’ve been building parks since the summer of 1989).  That means there is a specific progression for all our features and all of your skiing; from the smallest Mini Features to the biggest Superpipe, our coaches will guide you through this terrain at your own pace to hot-step your progression and promote fun while doing so. We call the marriage of the people and our parks The Perfect Balance™ as it is designed specially to lead progression.

To really boil it down, in order to achieve The Perfect Balance™ Windells employs trained  coaches (people pt. 1) to help show our amazing campers (people pt. 2) how to use our Private Terrain Parks (parks) how to advance their riding at a specific and comfortable pace (progression).

Mathematically speaking, it looks like this, for those “numbers” people.
Windells  x (People + Parks + Progression) = The Perfect Balance™

Coaching Focus:

  • Technique
  • Balance
  • Body positioning
  • Approach and Landing
  • Edge Control
  • Speed Control
  • Air Awareness

How Long Are Your With Your Coach?

Campers are with their coach and group until 1:30*, and then finish the day by choosing any of the offered daily afternoon clinics… Everyday we offer optional freeski, Lap Park, jump, rail and halfpipe clinics for all abilities. Each session there will be optional clinics offered by coaches and Takeover™ Session Pros. How about a rail clinic with Khai Krepela, a quarter-pipe clinic with Banks Gilberti or a jump clinic with Bobby Brown?!

*Unless scheduled for a photo/video shoot.

Private Coaching

Looking for one-on-one coaching for your entire stay at Windells Camp? Getting undivided attention from a coach all session is a sure-fire way to improve your riding. This option has limited availability (meaning it sells out).

Beginner Program: Soft Start™

What is Soft Start™?

Windells’ Soft Start™ program is your perfect opportunity to learn to freeski the fast, fun and easy way on soft snow and specially designed terrain.  The 8-Day Soft Start™ program provides the most comprehensive learn to freeski program on Earth.  Soft Start™ is offered to both Youth and Adult campus during Sessions 1 & 2.

This revolutionary ‘learn to freeski’ program was developed in conjunction with High Cascade Snowboard Camp and is designed for those who have spent little to no tome skiing in the park.  Attending Soft Start™ still allows you to be 100% part of normal camp, but when it comes time to ski, you will be placed in a specialized group, riding specialized terrain designed to MAKE YOU A FREESKIER.