Get on the Nike van!

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Windells’ park is nothing short of a dream. It’s a snowy oasis. Windells campers get the best of the best and Nike just upped the bar!

Have you notice the slick new feature in the park? Bobby Meeks at Nike Snowboarding said, “We wanted to create something unique that had a great authentic street feel for everyone to ride.” Keep an eye out for the van in upcoming Session 3 edits!

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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...]

Windells Academy student Nick Goepper signs with Red Bull


@nickgoepper Fun first day in NZ! Shredding with @pettit93 @nickrapley

Windells would like to extend a huge congratulations to Nick Goepper for signing a multi-year deal with Red Bull this past week! Nick has been with Windells Academy since ’09 and, in short, his skiing career has been nothing short of impressive. Nick is now skiing alongside fellow Dalbello teammates Tanner Hall, Sean Pettit, Russ Henshaw and Paddy Graham.

Congratulations, Nick!


@nickgoepper Headed to NZ! @louievito

 

Windells welcomes West Coast Session for another round

Mt. Hood is ready to welcome West Coast Session for another gathering of the most talented freestyle skiers in the game. 2012 marks the sixth West Coast Session. The most elite athletes were invited to ski with Windells, Amplid, Auviq, Buff and Vital Films at Timberline Lodge for the private photo and video session May 7th-10th. Hillcrest Sports is holding an on-hill barbecue on Sunday, May 6th for the public jam; a full day of contests and giveaways for all participants.

West Coast Session is exactly what the name implies; a session. “It’s different than a company shoot or a film session with lots of pressure. It’s a session and it’s fun,” said Windells Academy Head Ski Coach Jeff Curry. Last year, Curry worked on getting new sponsors for West Coast Session and this year he’s added Camtrol to the list. Curry skis for LINE, Full Tilt, Electric and Orage. [Read more...]

Kenworthy and Goepper top the podium at 4th annual Dumont Cup

Maine’s main event, the 4th annual Dumont Cup, went off at Sunday River Resort last weekend. Fifty one skiers gathered to compete for over $20,000 in prize money. The top spot went to Gus Kenworthy this year, a familiar face around Windells in the summer time. Windells Academy student, Nick Goepper, came in second, just two points behind Kenworthy’s 96.0. Last year, the two were switched; in 2011 Nick placed first at the Dumont Cup, one of the events that would propel his skiing career to a professional level. Nick has been competing and placing in just about all of the season’s major freeski events. Park City’s Joss Christianson placed 3rd. Joss is a familiar face around Windells and he’s spent plenty of time in the Private Park on hill. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, also a student at Windells Academy, has had an incredibly successful season and placed 9th in the Dumont Cup.

Congratulations on the wins, guys! We’ll be seeing you around camp!


Interested in learning more about Windells Academy? We’re now taking applications for the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Hang out with Nick and Gus this summer at camp! Register online now to reserve your spot at www.windells.com.

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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Your Summer Edits!

You guys are awesome. It’s true. Watching each one of you get stoked, day after day, is why we love to be at the “funnest place on earth.” Our media team works their fingers to the bone filming and editing all summer long, but we know that some of you are doing just the same! So in an effort to showcase how truly awesome all of you are, we are bringing you an exclusive all-camper summer edit series. Here are just a few of the edits we have received so far.

WindellsEdit from Chris Stimpson on Vimeo.

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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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Win A Free Session to Windells at Ski Dazzle!

Calling all Californians, Ski Dazzle is only 2 weeks away! If you have never heard, of or been to Ski Dazzle Los Angeles, well, you’re missing out. Every year, the L.A. Convention Center is taken over by the world of skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. For one jam packed weekend, you can get your season passes, get outfitted with all new discounted gear, or just get lost in the maze of awesomeness that is Ski Dazzle.

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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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