Well, another amazing Portland weekend is in the books. This time it was the Forum crew that paid us a visit. With their new movie premiering nationwide, the boys are truly living every day like it is “Vacation.” In the 2011/2012 installment, our friends Austen Sweetin, Cam Pierce, and Stevie Bell travel the world in search of fresh snow, urban playgrounds, and poolside festivities. Grab your Hawaiian shirt and throw on some flip flops for this one, it’s good.
This past weekend we got a chance to catch up with the Rome SDS crew for some premiers, some shenanigans, and of course, the Downtown Throwdown. Winter is in the air as the national tour for “The Shred Remains” comes to an end. Having traveled from coast to coast in a van they call home, it was nice for the team to get out and peruse the town, and even do a little guest judging and competing. The 6th Annual DTTD, set in Pioneer Square, attracted a mixed crowd of die hard fans and first time spectators. We joined LNP, Johnny Lazz, Marie France-Roy, Rusty Ockenden, John Cavan, Riley Nickerson, and Derrek Lever for a little taste of snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest.
This last weekend held the 7th edition of the Frontline Rail Jam across the pond in Stockholm on October 1st. The setup was definitely a good one. A lot of stairs equals a lot of potential for painful bails. There were some pretty crazy moves going down, but in the end, it was Denis Leontyev who came out on top. This past summer, Denis graced us with his presence here at Windells Camp. If you have seen any of his riding, you know he has some next level rail skills.
Check out the footage of the Rail Jam here:
Now check out more from the Winner of the Frontline Jam and Windells friend, Denis, killing it in the lane!
This week at Windells Academy, we wanted to put one of our recent graduates, Diva Helmy, in the spotlight. Diva is living the life. As a freshman at the University of Vermont, she couldn’t be happier with her college decision. Diva took some time out of her busy schedule to catch up with us and share some of her hard earned wisdom.
In case you missed the Session 8 skate edit, here it is for you now! For one week, campers were lucky enough to have the Concrete Jungle as their home base. Every day is a good day when you wake up to over 50,000 square feet of concrete in your backyard. Watch as these skateboard campers travel through Oregon, visiting all the best skate parks in the Northwest.
Just in time for Winter Camp, Mt. Hood Meadows is installing a new high speed quad at their main base area. The Stadium Char, now better known as Stadium Express, will give skiers and snowboarders easier access to the north side of the mountain, which means no more pushing and unstrapping to get over to Forest Park and Park Place!
Meadows has always been the go to mountain after a heavy snow storm. With the addition of another high speed quad, this means more powder runs for all of us as soon as the snow starts falling. Windells Winter Campers have the luxury of getting to know the terrain of Meadows, Timberline, and Ski Bowl all during one session. This year campers will be the first ones to try out the new Stadium Express lift as 2011 comes to an end. What can be better than skiing and snowboarding while you count down to 2012. Come celebrate the New Year with us at Windells this winter, and see the new Stadium Express lift for yourself!
Check out the recap videos from session 6!
Six down, one to go, and still riding down to the parking lot. What a summer it’s been. Session 6 couldn’t have been any better. We had a ton of fun riding the park and sunny skies everyday.
The Surface team dropped in at Windells for skiing, skating, games, and even tie dying.
Session 6 Skate… so much skating.
Filmed By: Tyler Malay, Alexandra Erickson, Jake Strassman, Paul Heran & Jacob Durham
What a summer it’s been. Seems to be flying by. Cam Pierce, Austen Sweetin, Eric Willett and Jonah Owen were here just to name a few. The park is as long as its ever been and we’re still taking full laps from the top of Palmer to the bottom of the Mile. What could be better…
Edit: Paul Heran & Tyler Malay
Filming: Tyler Malay, Alexandra Erickson, Paul Heran, Jake Strassman, Jake Durham. Additional Shots: Brett Spurr
Tanner Hall and the Inspired crew come to Windells to ski the sunny slopes of Mt. Hood and shred with campers.
Campers have really been killing it too.
Filmed by: Jake Strassman, Alexandra Erickson, Tyler Malay, Paul Heran
Edited by: Jake Strassman
Additional shots: Pete Alport