Coaching & Skill Levels

DYK? You can learn more in one session with your coach at Windells than in a whole winter season on your own!

A well-respected staff of experts is a staple to Windells Freestyle Ski Camp. Low camper-to-coach ratios, nightly video review and session progress cards guarantee athlete improvement. Windells offers industry leading freestyle ski coaching for riders of all abilities. Through innovative training and proven coaching strategies, our professional staff actively assists with goal achievement.


Just starting out? Five or less days of experience usually qualifies campers for the “beginner program,” and Mt. Hood ski areas have a variety of starter slopes. Trained coaches help guide novice skiers confidently down the mountain and then on into the park. On-campus exercises and features are great for understanding balance and basic skills, and then building on those learned techniques.

Beginner Ski Features:

  • Easy slide boxes and rails
  • Mini wall rides
  • Small jumps – 5 to 10 feet
  • Smooth halfpipe transitions


Ready to take it to the next level? Windells coaches help intermediate skiers reach specific training goals or allow campers to keep it light and fun. Through individual attention, positive reinforcement and video analysis, skiers aspiring hone in on their skills can vastly improve in even the shortest amount of time. In all, one hundred and forty-eight X Games medalists have built and sharpened their skills at Windells Camp.

Intermediate Features:

  • Medium jumps – 10 to 35 feet
  • Medium hips
  • Medium wall rides and boxes
  • Small/Medium gaps to boxes and rails
  • Smooth halfpipe transitions


Windells has been instrumental in launching the careers of skiing’s best athletes. Tom Wallisch, Mike Hornbeck, Tim Durtschi, Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Collin Collins,  Steve Stepp, Bobby Brown, Nick Goepper, Alex Beaulieu-Merchand, and Torin Yater-Wallace  are a handful of world-class Windells Camp alumni.

The secret to success is year-round riding. Professionals attest to the increased rate of improvement when off-season training is combined with Windells Camp’s encouraging peer-to-peer and innovative environment. The very best facilities, coaches and atmosphere guarantee success.

Advanced Features:

    • Advanced jumps – 30 to 60+ feet
    • Massive hips
    • Wall rides and stalls
    • Medium/Large gaps to boxes and rails
    • 22 Foot Superpipe



  • Part-Time Coaches:
  • Erica Durtschi
  • Tosh Peters
  • Lucas Wachs
  • Colby Albino
  • John Kutcher
  • John Ware
  • Jack Borland
  • Kat Alexander
  • John Spriggs
  • Hudson Knoll