Windells campers go dough-nutty for Burton

Campers weren't shy with toppings. P: Tyler Orton

Campers weren’t shy with toppings. P: Tyler Orton

It’s hard to believe that the fun doesn’t stop once campers get back from the mountain every day. We’ve found that free gear is the best way to keep the hype going well beyond 3:00pm. Unfortunately, “free gear” can’t always be free. Off-hill activities are a great way for the campers to load up with tons of gear from their favorite companies. [Read more…]

Still Frame: Erik Hoffman

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Getting a useable shot in the summer on Mt. Hood takes a lot more work than you’d think. Few people know this better than Erik Hoffman. Erik is one of the shutter-men (and women) responsible for Snowboard and Ski photos for our summer sessions. He is always doing what he can to get the best on-hill shots and his photos definitely show it. His work has been featured in Magazines, Windells advertisements, and various other web pages. Erik’s work captures the scene of summer shredding really well and although many have seen his photos, not many are able to put a face to the name. Here are just a few of our favorite images from sessions 1 & 2.

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Summer 2013 Staff Orientation

Summer 2013 is officially underway! Windells Camp staff members were greeted with beautiful weather for the first day of Staff Orientation yesterday. Counselors, coaches, kitchen crew, diggers, interns, drivers, media crew, returners and first timers gathered to get the 27th year of Windells Summer Camp going and, of course, skate.

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Photo: @tylerortonphoto Orientation is going off. First day and #tuckerspeer slides one out. @Windellscamp #windells2013

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Freeskier Week: Session 6 Team Takeover

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The summer is headed our way, full steam ahead! We know it’s only February, but believe us, June is going to slap you right in the face before you know it. Here at Windells Camp, we hope you are just as excited as us for the summer season to begin as we are. To help you get even more stoked, we wanted to give you some really big, really great news….Freeskier is taking over Session 6 this year! That’s right, Freeskier Magazine is hosting a Team Takeover session from July 27th to August 3rd. The sun will be shining, the features will be plentiful, and the goggle tans will be visible from space. So what are you waiting for, sign up today and join Freeskier and some of their favorite cover athletes from this past year as they takeover Windells Camp Session 6!

Register for Freeskier Week

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Team Takeover Thursday: Surface

The trees are blooming, the bugs are buzzing, and it sure does feel like summer is on the way. Now, obviously we are excited for the warm weather and loads of sunshine, but most importantly we are counting down the days until the Surface team takes over campus! The crew is gearing up for another amazing summer of bluebird laps and tie-dye mayhem. After checking in with the team, it’s safe to say that these guys will be turning camp upside down and delivering the goods during Session 4. Don’t forget to comment and answer the question at the bottom of this post for a chance to win some serious swag!

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The Best Is Out West: A Spring Storm Hits Mt. Hood

A spring storm has hit the Northwest! Mt. Hood is getting an insane amount of snow this week. Snow really started falling yesterday and we don’t see any sign of it letting up. Meadows reported 25″+ in the last 24 hours and a total base of 169″. The evidence is in the snapshot of their picnic tables! Timberline is sitting pretty and prepped for a fantastic summer. We were happy to see this photo of the Palmer buried under the late winter snow pack. Timberline’s reported base depth of 198″ is above average!

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Windells At The 30th Annual Burton US Open

The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships turned “29 again” this winter. Superhumans Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, and former campers Shaun White and Louie Vito topped the podiums while common folk grazed for free stuff at the sponsor tents. Method Man and Redman played a concert for VIP Open goers and, as always, too much fun was had.

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Scavenger Hunt Take 3: Who are we? Where are we?

Here it is. The third installment of our Employee Scavenger Hunt. Our staff is 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 keeps on trucking, our employees are building parks, taking classes, teaching lessons, and just about everything you can think of to pass the time until summer comes back into our lives. This winter hibernation gives us a perfect opportunity for you guys at home, to find our staff members in their natural habitats! “Who Are We? Where Are We?” will take place once a month all over the country. Each contest will spotlight one of your favorite Windells employees at home in their stomping grounds, and it is your job to find them, snap a photo, and win some swag! Sounds fun right? Let’s see what happens when we try and find one of the many redheads occupying our campus.

Name: Marsha Hovey
Position: Marketing Crew
Hometown: Brewster, NY
Sport: Snowboarding (and a pretty serious soccer lady)
Favorite Resort: Mount Hood Meadows
Favorite thing about Windells: The unbelievable level of gnar that is alive on a daily basis.
Favorite memory from snowboard camp: Slapping on that SPF 55 for my first summer laps on Hood.

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It’s Spring Break Time!

Yes, it’s true, Spring Break is almost here. Before we knew it, groundhogs were seeing shadows, Valentine’s being were stamped and sent out, and BAM…March is now only minutes away. Last spring we had unbelievable snow, tons of parks to choose from, and of course, our amazing campus as the home base for all your possible camp needs. Take a peak at spring break 2011, and try to imagine what your photos will look like from spring break 2012. There are three sessions coming up, which one will be your unforgettable vacation?

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Show Us Your Summer Edits!

We know all of you invest in some serious camera equipment, and we definitely know that you put it to good use. Every shot looks so good with Mt. Hood in the background, it’s hard not to film the entire time you are at camp. So…what are you waiting for, send us your footage! If you filmed a summer edit while you were here at camp, we want to see it. Send us a link to your video for a chance to be featured on our website! It’s time to make that video viral. So get off Newschoolers, stop texting, put down Modern Warfare 3, and show us your summer edits!

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