Scavenger Hunt: Who Are We? Where Are We?

Our employees are amazing. They come from all over the country to live life in Mt. Hood with Windells Camp. Once August starts to slip away, they all eventually have to go back to reality and back to their roots. As winter settles in, our employees are building parks, taking classes, teaching lessons, and just about everything you can think of to pass the time until summer rolls around.

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Countdown to Winter Camp Begins!

Winter Camp is so close we can almost taste the piles of powder and the overflowing hot chocolate. We know that spending time at home is nice, but we also know that spending time at Windells on Mt. Hood is a little nicer. Just in case you missed it, here is some footage from one of our banners years here in Oregon.

Windells Winter Part 1 from Windells on Vimeo.

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Early Bird Discount!


Alright everybody, things are about to get serious. Winter Camp is coming up fast! Here at Windells we want to reward you for your quick thinking with the Early Bird Discount. Sign up and pay in full for Winter Camp by Monday December 5th and receive $100 off the cost of your session! Not only will you save some cash, but we will also automatically enter you into a drawing for one of three Windells Swag Bags worth over $750. Now that is serious. Our first place winner will win a swag bag worth over $300, 2nd place gets $200 worth of prizes, and 3rd place wins $100 worth of prizes, not to mention everyone receives $100 off. Winners all around.

It’s easy! Just register for Winter Camp, enter the code “gettheworm” and pay in full, pack your bags, and prepare yourself for the best holiday trip of your life. Sign up by December 5th and enjoy the benefits of being an early bird. Do it now!

Register!
Winter Camp 2011/2012
December 26th to January 2nd

Discount code: gettheworm

 

Windells Employees Make Movies Too

Well, the leaves are falling, and in some parts of the country so is the snow! As all of us gear up for the winter, premier season comes to a close. Our friends at Burton, Forum, Rome SDS, Think Thank, and Videograss produced some jaw dropping entertainment this year. If these flicks can’t get you stoked for the winter season, well then you better hang up your puffy. We were blown away by the all of the films, and I’m sure you guys were too. For those of you who missed out, don’t worry! Tons of freshly made DVDs are being shipped to your local shops as we speak. For those tech savvy followers, you can even download your favorite video on iTunes. Fancy, huh.

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Line Traveling Circus Goes Campin’

Our friends at Line Traveling Circus had quite the summer, both in and out of Van Bear Pig. Watch as the crew goes campin’, summer campin’, in this edition of their always entertaining webisode. Have a good winter guys and see you soon!

Winter Photo Contest Winners

It’s Friday! Which means the weekend is only minutes away, but more importantly, we are announcing the photo contest winners today! Thanks for sending all of the awesome pow shots. We enjoyed sifting through them this week in the office. As the air gets colder and the top of Mount Hood gets whiter, we know that our infamous Oregon powder is right around the corner. If you have never experienced a winter out here, we highly recommend it. There is nothing better than knee deep turns through the trees, forgiving landings for those first ever back flip attempts, and all the terrain you could ever ask for. Don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself! Winter Camp is coming up quick, and these lucky winners are getting a head start! So here it goes, drum roll please…..

3rd Place: Eli Frandsen
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Forum Goes On Vacation In Portland

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.

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DTTD with Rome SDS

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.

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Frontline Rail Jam 2011 Winner: Denis Leontyev

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:

FRONTLINE RAILJAM 2011 from Tim Schiphorst on Vimeo.

Now check out more from the Winner of the Frontline Jam and Windells friend, Denis, killing it in the lane!

Denis Bonus at Windells 2011 from dasha nosova on Vimeo.

Student Spotlight: Diva Helmy

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.

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