Live. Learn. Ride. at Windells Academy

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Progress your skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding year-round without forfeiting an A+ High School education! The Windells Academy is an accredited one-of-a-kind institution committed to scholastic and action sport excellence. While enforcing education we offer opportunities to ride Real Snow™ and skate top-notch terrain 365 Days a year.  Academy students can earn transferrable credits while traveling nationally and competing in competitions throughout the country.
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Khanyiso Booi: Windells Academy Profile

Khanyiso is worth more than a million bucks, he’s got more than a million tricks, and has a attitude that will outlast anyone. We at Windells Camp are proud to have him as an Academy student, but more proud to be his extended family.

Check out this 411 of our Booi, Khanyiso killin’ it at Windells Academy with Head Skateboard Coach Jamie Weller.

Video: Ian Macy


What’s Up @WindellsCamp: 10/1

Crisp mornings, earth tones, and Halloween decor are indications that autumn has arrived. It’s what you would expect on October 1st, but what you wouldn’t expect is that at Windells we are still snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding everyday. How? Windells Academy.


Currently twenty students are enrolled in a fully accredited and competitive academic school program, while simultaneously riding their prospective shred tools of choice. Mt. Hood’s Palmer Glacier has provided sufficient snow in association with a beautiful PNW indian summer that has allowed our fall park to be nothing short of exceptional. The same fair weather patterns have offered ideal skateboarding conditions that have allowed skateboard students to tour a multitude of different skateparks in Oregon and Washington. Studying and a top notch education is our first priority at Windells Academy, but we don’t deny that our action sport extracurriculars are equally important.

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P: Luke DeFeis

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Check out some images of our program and what’s been up at Windells Camp this fall! And for more information regarding Windells Academy, photos of what’s happening on the daily, or details regarding Windells Camp as a whole, refer to the rest of our website and social media sites

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What’s Up @WindellsCamp 9/18: Fall Park and Academy begin

Last Monday was the fall semester’s start for the Windells Academy 14’/15′; It also was the curtains open for the ONLY Fall Park open in North America. The Fall Park and the Academy are synonymous with one another, and yet both unbelievable feats on their own. It is a place for the diehards, home for the Olympians-to-be and the schoolyard for students with a dream. Check out a few images that explain What’s Up @WindellsCamp.


Windells Academy Carpool


Student Jake Nolan studying for his next Earth Science exam.


Academy student get’s a  lesson in the infamous Dustbowl of the 1930s.


September, still shredding.

For more information on The ONLY Fall Park in North America or Windells Academy please visit and

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The 5th Annual Grominator Skate Contest!

ATTN: OR and WA Skateboarders!

The 5th annual Grominator skate contest in is scheduled and coming up. Keep your eyes on the date Sept 21, 14′ and your ears open for a ride to Hood River, OR. This community based contest has a local legacy that has spread throughout the greater Northwest and this is your invitation. The Grominator is an all-ages, all-abilties event sponsored by local and legendary skate brands. Grab your skateboard and meet us there!


Windells Campers Head to Sochi: US Freestyle Ski Team Announced

It was a very big weekend for the snow sports world as the first ever freestyle skiing athletes were invited to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. The new category is not that new to us in the action sports industry, but it is very exciting to see our past campers recognized by the mainstream media and on their way to Sochi! A big congratulations is in order to Windells Academy Alum Nick Goepper, and former campers Almost the entire list of inductees has spent time at Windells Camp, soaking up the sun on Mt.Hood, and furthering their passion and skills that would eventually drive them towards the podium. Check out the full USA Freeski Team list here!


Keri Herman going huge at Windells Camp


Make sure to tune in to all of our past campers going for gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics starting February 6th.

Men’s Slopestyle

Bobby Brown*
Joss Christensen
Nick Goepper***
Gus Kenworthy**

Women’s Slopestyle

Keri Herman**
Julia Krass
Devin Logan**
Maggie Voisin

Men’s Halfpipe

Aaron Blunck*
Lyman Currier***
David Wise*
Torin Yater-Wallace**

Women’s Halfpipe

Maddie Bowman*
Annalisa Drew
Angeli VanLaanen
Brita Sigourney


* = past camper

** = past Team Takeover athlete

*** = past Windells Academy Student


Epic shot of Torin Yater Wallace from this past summer during Session 5.

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Nick Goepper taking advantage of dry land training on Windells campus.

8 Jumps with Dakine Skier Nick Goepper / Session 2 at Windells from jeff kohnstamm on Vimeo.


Gold Meets Golden: Olympic Freeskier Nick Goepper at the Golden Globes

Windells Academy alum Nick Goepper is going to Russia for the Winter Olympics, and he enjoyed some extra perks of his Olympic status at the 2014 Golden Globes. When Gold meets Golden, an NBC Olympic promotion, allowed some very starstruck Olympic hopefuls to get the royal celebrity treatment on the red carpet. Rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in Hollywood, the big names of the action sports world had an amazing night. Take a look at some of Nick Goepper’s pictures from the evening here, and make sure to root for Nick at the 2014 Olympics starting February 7th!


Olympic freestyle skier Nick Goepper and Taylor Swift on the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globes.


Nick Goepper doing what he knows best! Although the celebrity life can be exciting, training at Windells Camp during the summer is hard to beat.

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October Pow Day! Windells Academy students enjoy fresh snow

Even though it’s technically fall, Winter doesn’t seem to be following any of those rules. Mother Nature delivered an early season storm, exciting the masses, and giving the Windells Academy students some fresh snow to enjoy. We could not be more excited for the winter season to begin at Mt.Hood Meadows, Timberline, and Ski Bowl. Once those lifts start turning, Winter Camp will be right around the corner! Make sure to register today and experience a holiday vacation like none other!



We’re (still) out here!

That’s right! Windells is still getting turns in. Mt. Hood might be closed to the public currently, but Windells Academy students are riding in their own Private Park this fall semester.


Photo: @salmontales and Mark Kelsic, Windells Academy’s new Head Snowboard Coach


Photo: @bmosreedoics, Windells Academy’s substitute Head Ski Coach


Photo: @rshahin, Windells Academy’s Classroom Instructor



Checking in with Head Snowboard Coach Danger Dave

Danger Dave, our Head Snowboard Coach, has been stacking frequent flyer miles and riding days this season. Hitting the open road every chance he gets, Danger has taken the Windells Academy students on a whole bunch of adventures this year. Now that he has landed back in Oregon for the summer, we wanted to check in with him and see for ourselves what he has been doing! We are so excited to have Danger back running the show and providing a fun, progressive summer of riding for all of our campers. Now let’s check out those grams!


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