While campers can come to Windells Camp banking on having an amazing time skiing and riding real snow in our private park and skating world-class skateparks with top-notch professional athletes, we also like to shed some light into what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Our campus is conveniently located at the base of Mount Hood, surrounded by lush forest and serene rivers, and is a short 40 minute drive to the city of Portland. [Read more…]
In 1815 the Oregon Trail passed right below Mt. Hood and was considered a road for pioneers and outlaws. In tribute to the Wild West, camper Carson Vance throws a right side Rodeo.
Share your Wild West experience at Windells and repost the tricks you stomped over the Oregon Trail. Remember to hashtag #windellsisforeverfun and potentially be selected for next Monday mornings’ Regram & Remember.
(Words: Jason Arens) (Photos: Erik Hoffman)
Another amazing session is in the books up here at Windells, “The Funnest Place on Earth”! Surface Skis and Neff headwear took over camp this week and were able to put their own unique style on the camp activities. [Read more…]
Words by Ethan Stone
MT. HOOD, OREGON – Skiing’s favorite springtime event, the West Coast Session, returns to Mt. Hood, Oregon on May 4-8, 2014 for yet another round of friends, fun and progressive skiing in the world’s best springtime terrain parks.
Timberline Ski Area and Windells Camp once again join forces to welcome the West Coast Session to the legendary slopes of Mt. Hood in northwestern Oregon, where the world’s most influential young skiers, filmers and photographers will gather for four days of no-holds-barred filming on special terrain features at Timberline and fun after-hours activities at the Windells campus, a.k.a. “the funnest place on Earth.”
The 2014 invite list includes skiers from across the spectrum of today’s diversified newschool ski scene, from Olympic slopestyle medalists and underground street-skiing heroes to tomorrow’s heroes, creating an atmosphere where young up-and-comers and the biggest names in the game can show each other a thing or two about what’s fresh in skiing today.
While the skiers challenge each other in the park, the Buff® Session Showdown: Photo Edition will challenge four invited photographers to create the best images possible in four different categories.
On Sunday, May 4 the public is invited to join the crew on-hill at Timberline for the West Coast Session Public Jam, when local skiers can enjoy the chance to ride Timberline’s top-notch terrain parks alongside the invited skiers. The public day includes a free on-hill barbeque and informal contests for the public. Always wanted to take a lap alongside Nick Goepper or Dale Talkington? This is your chance.
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WEST COAST SESSION 8 INVITE LIST
Even though it’s down to the last session on snow, things at Windells are slowing down quite yet. On August 17th, during our Session 8, Windells is hosting the Monster Army Recon BMX tour. Windells will be the last all-ages west coast stop! Get in on the action.
This year the Recon Tour is highlighting the 10 best parks in the country – 5 on the east coast, and 5 on the west coast. As the final stop for the west coast, the Windells campus is stoked to get in on the fun! We will have Monster Energy’s BMX Pro rider Mike Spinner here to host the competition, and the division winner from each stop will receive an all expenses paid trip to Spinner’s very own private backyard compound for the Recon Finals. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs!
To register for the competition, head over to www.therecontour.com. If you haven’t already signed up for BMX camp for Session 7 or 8 you can still sign up! Recon Tour competitors can save $150 on Session 8 BMX Camp! Register Today with discount code: BMXNW
If you want to check out a live view of our Concrete Jungle to see what the set up is going to look like, check out our webcams – you can catch a full glimpse of our campus and see what’s happening!
Dakine has set out to highlight a summer at Windells. With the help of local filmer Jeff Kohnstamm, Dakine has released a series of edits that convey a typical summer snowboarding on Mt. Hood. It’s hard to say “typical” when a summer spent on Hood is anything but ordinary. Ozzy Henning and Sawyer Deen are lucky enough to call it just another day in the life.
SNOWBOARDING WITH DAKINE AT WINDELLS / SESSION 5
Hailing from Idaho, and now a Breckenridge local, Banks Gilberti does it all; well. When he’s not skiing, it’s a pretty sure bet you can find him working on his motorcycle, skateboarding, fishing, and even snowboarding. Banks joined us this past week for Session 4 with Surface Skis, and we were lucky enough to be able to sit down with him and catch up on what he’s been up lately.
Rounding the kids up for the Surface activity P: Tyler Orton
Point of view can change everything! Let Tim Humphreys’ POV GoPro Hero 3 footage from Session 4 at Windells Camp change your summer plans. Why not check out all the head spinning snowboarding going on at Mt. Hood this summer? There’s still time! Sessions 6 and 7 are up next and available for registration.
Press play and get dizzy!
Call the defenders of awesome! It’s a zombie apocalypse! Capita is appropriately taking the reigns for Windells’ long loved activity, Zombie Dodgeball. Zombies may not seem like the most rowdy bunch but if we know one thing, it’s that zombies love dodgeball.
Tons of activities happen every night on campus! Take a bite out of summer and register for your session!
Summer has officially begun, and more importantly National Go Skateboarding Day hit the streets of America on the same day! Skateboard Campers loaded in the vans, and headed to Newberg, OR for a perfect day of skateboarding with new friends. In case you missed out on the Holiday, don’t worry! There’s still plenty of time and plenty of concrete to go around. Here at Windells Camp, everyday is Go Skate Day. So grab your deck and join us this summer as we skate the Northwest. Now let’s check in with our Session 2 campers to see how the holiday went!