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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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

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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!

 

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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.

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

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

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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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USASA Nationals 2013 with Windells Camp

Another great season with the USASA Hood series is in the books. We made our annual trek to Copper Mountain, CO to hang out at the USASA Nationals, dish out a ton of free gear, and raise money for the scholarship program. Man, what a fun week it has been. Check out all the festivities right here!

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Nick Goepper wins 2013 Austrian Open!

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Congratulations to Windells Academy alum Nick Goepper on another amazing win for this 2012-2013 season. Nick been traveling the world in search of new adventures, and exciting competitions, making all of us here at Windells proud supporters of his success. Good work Nick. We are so stoked for you!

2013 Austrian Freeski Open Results

Men’s Top 10:

  1. Nick Goepper
  2. James Woods
  3. McRae Williams
  4. Andreas Hatveit
  5. Gus Kenworthy
  6. Charles Gagnier
  7. Vincent Gagnier
  8. Felix Stridsberg-Usterud
  9. Elias Ambuhl
  10.  Antti Ollila

Women’s Top 10:

  1. Lisa Zimmermann
  2. Katie Summerhayes
  3. Kelly Sildaru
  4. Sarah Poppel
  5. Maude Raymond
  6. Anna Vincenti
  7. Camillia Berra
  8. Regina Rathgeb
  9. Philo Bair
  10. Wilma Lofgren

Nick Goepper wins the Austrian Freeski Open | Photo: Austrian Freeski Open/ Matthias Rhomeberg

 

#Windells – October 24, 2012

Windells with the boyz p: @connormcbean

Welcome back to #Windells Wednesdays, where we showcase a couple of our favorite photos that were taken by you and hashtagged with #Windells or #Windells2012. There’s tons of awesome throwback photos on instagram right now because everyone is ready for winter! Check out some awesome ski photos this week and remember you can join us for winter camp if you are missing Windells a ton! [Read more...]

#Windells September 26, 2012

Licherally #thefunnestplaceonearth #windells #windells2012 #ski #newschoolers p: @mikey_crump

Welcome to your weekly dose of #Windells instagrams. Here are some of our favorites to get you excited for skating, bmxing, skiing, and snowboarding! For more, hashtag your photos #Windells and #funnestplaceonearth and follow @WindellsCamp. [Read more...]

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