What is SOFT START™?

Windells’ Soft Start™ program is the perfect opportunity to learn freeskiing the fast, fun and easy way on soft snow with specially designed terrain.  The 8-Day Soft Start™ program provides the most comprehensive learn to freeski program on Earth.  Soft Start™ is offered to both Youth and Adult campers during every session (specific registration required).

This revolutionary ‘learn to freeski’ program was developed in conjunction with High Cascade Snowboard Camp and is designed for those who have spent little to no time skiing in the park.  Attending Soft Start™ still allows you to be 100% part of normal camp, but when it comes time to ski, you will be placed in a specialized group, riding specialized terrain designed to MAKE YOU A FREESKIER.

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WHY SOFT START™?

It’s Easy!

  • Warm weather –No need to freeze! Plus, when you’re warm, your muscles are more cooperative.

  • Soft Snow –Nature’s crash pad…face it, you’re gonna fall. Why not do it on soft snow?

  • Terrain Based Learning -Simple banks and rollers designed to safely help you learn.

  • Our Awesome Coaches -Some of the best in the biz, ready to get you going.

  • Small Group Size –4 skiers or less per coach

  • Perfect Summer Learning Terrain -Accessed by two high speed quad chairs

  • Off-snow learning opportunities -Video analysis, trampolines, a foam pit and more.

 

We are so sure of the program, we guarantee you will learn how to ski. If you don’t, we will comp you another Soft Start™ Session!

Should you be in the Soft Start™ Program?

Soft Start™ is for someone who has never skied or who has tried once but hasn't learned to hockey-stop.

  • Maybe you’ve never even stepped foot on snow?

  • Perhaps you’ve tried once or twice but you never got the hang of it?

  • Perhaps you’ve been turned off by the blistery cold and hard icy winter slopes?

No matter what your situation is, our coaches will have you skiing with a smile in no time.

ARE YOU A BEGINNER LINKING TURNS AND READY TO ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS FURTHER?

If you already know how to turn and stop, you’ll find that the Soft Start™ program will not progress your skills as efficiently as being in a ‘regular’ coaching group.  If you’ve been skiing more than a few times, you’re likely ready to be placed into a ‘regular’ coaching group that goes into the park almost immediately. 

Each session we have approximately 20 coaching groups with 6-8 skiers in each group. The coaching groups are broken out by ability, so even if you feel you’re kind of like a beginner you’ll be placed in a coaching group with other skiers that are at your similar ability level.  Upon registration you’ll fill out your ability form, and we’ll take care of the rest!

STILL NOT SURE IF YOU SHOULD REGISTER FOR SOFT START™ OR NOT? 

Call or email us; we can guide you in the right direction!

E:  office@windells.com
P:  503.206.8520

HOW DO I GET INTO SOFT START™?

Register for any Session and choose the Soft Start™ option (if you don’t see it when you register; that means it’s full).