Take me back Tuesday: double rail!

Digger Austin Leonard blunt on the double rail.

The Windells Diggers are always looking to get creative with the on hill park. They are a hard-working crew of guys that, in between taking hotlaps and hawking Digger Dogs, spend their time dreaming up weird and creative features for the park. And it pays off. In summer 2011, campers, staff, and riders saw a ton of tubes, coping-inspired jibs, and lines that could be hit in any direction down or across the park. It drew similarities (as much as possible when transitioning to snow) from the Concrete Jungle and allowed for skate-inspired creativity in picking how to hit a feature and where to go to next. Riders like Dylan Thompson and Austen Sweetin rode the park multiple sessions last year because of the high level of fun that the Diggers had created with this set up.

Session 7, Head Digger Chase Weaver and his crew, in constant effort to make the park every awesomer than it was the previous session, put a double rail in the middle of the park. The weather was sunny and warm, the snow was slushy, the take off was salted, and everyone was stoked to session the double rail. Boardslides and frontboards on both rails started off the week, but every day people kept stepping up the tricks, transferring from one rail to the other, trying one footers, spinning on and off–it was excellent for spectating as you were eating your lunch, too.

Check out a few photos from the Session 7 double rail, complete with double frontboards, one footers, filmer Paul Heran, and picturesque views of Mount Jefferson and the Cascades. Looking at these photos, we’re reminded of  summer so much, we may need to put on some sunscreen. Summer snowboarding is the best.

Danyale Patterson.

Oliver Dixon.

 

 


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Stevie Bell returns to camp Session 4 2012!

So, alright, summer is a ways away. Heck, most areas of North America are still waiting for their first real big snowstorms to get the resorts 100% open. But, our parents have always told us to plan ahead and it’s hard not to daydream a little about 60 degree days on hill, tons of sunshine, and a slushy, yet perfectly groomed park. Summer snowboarding is the best.

Even more than that, we’re getting psyched about summer 2012 because we just announced our Snowboard Crew Sessions for the year! Each session, a unique crew of pro riders is taking over camp for the week, bringing their individual personalities and riding styles to Mount Hood for 8 days of sliding on snow, skating the Concrete Jungle, playing games, hanging out with campers, and having FUN!

For the first time ever this early, you can check out who’s coming to camp and pick your session based on which riders you’d like to ride with and meet!

We are so excited to have the most fun, awesome, friendly, super talented snowboarders at camp next summer, we wanted to help you get to know each rider a little better.

First up is Stevie Bell. Stevie is one of the most energetic people on Earth. Seriously. Stevie throws down all day on hill and once he’s back at camp is the first person into street clothes and skate shoes with his skateboard in hand, ready to shred concrete. Last summer, Stevie hosted the most insane game of Bump (you may also know it as Knockout) that camp has ever seen.

Stevie will be coming to camp during SESSION 4 for The Reunion, with Nick Visconti, Jason Robinson, and Curtis Woodman.

Name: Stevie Bell

Sponsors: Forum, Special Blend, Celtek, Spy, Park City, Skull Candy, Stance, Ethica

Where are you from: Salt Lake City, UT

Home mountain: Park City

WHEN WERE YOU AT WINDELLS THIS PAST SUMMER?

Session 4. I just wanted to come up and snowboard, skate, hang out with some campers and do the summer camp thing.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE ON HILL PARK?

All of it was fun, I can’t really say there was a favorite. The jump was really good. All of it was dope. I liked the whole park so I can’t really say one part was better than the other.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WINDELLS CAMPS?

All of the activities. The skateboarding. My favorite thing is actually how stoked the campers were to be at camp. How much fun they were having to hang out with us, Marc [Swoboda], Curtis [Woodman], Nick [Visconti], JRob [Jason Robinson], all the homies…even if the campers lost the game, how stoked they were to be there. The European verses American basketball league we had going on. The American kids verses the Euro snowbard kids, the Europeans got no wins. [editors note: Marc Swoboda says “next time it’s gonna be soccer!”] Another thing on campus was that the dodgeball was very, very intense. Me, Curtis, and Joshua Parker were on the human side, but we were invincible humans.

WE HEARD YOU WERE HELPING TO TEACH KIDS HOW TO DO BACKFLIPS ON THE LAST DAY ON HILL?

It was cool to go over there, I came a little late, Sleepy Bear [Curtis] and JRob were over there killing it, showing the kids how to backflip. I kind of showed up as this little kid Sam, was trying his first or second attempt. He came down on his head, but bounced back up like a spring, and gave it a couple more tries. I think he will definitely get it next time. It was fun too, because it was supposed to be really bad weather and it ended up clearing up in the park and it was really fun.

TELL US ABOUT THE GAME YOU DID OFF HILL.

Stevie Bell Bump Game was crazy. The line was huge, there was like 70 kids. It was fun. Top five got product, but every time somebody came in the game, they had to deal with four defenders that were a lot bigger than them. But, some of those kids were dunking on us—they were ballers. Top five got product, but it definitely was not easy. It was the longest game of Bump I think I have ever experienced in my life.

WHAT WAS A MEMORABLE MOMENT ON HILL FOR YOU?

I think I saw a kid do his first front ten, and he was so amped. That was one of my favorite things. That’s a big trick to come to camp and learn. I think he was from the East Coast. My other favorite thing was seeing the group of three kids do Bernies on the dance floor.

WHAT WAS A MEMORABLE MOMENT OFF HILL FOR YOU?

Zombie Dodgeball. It was fun because me and Sleepy Bear were super humans, so we just got to throw the ball full speed at kids, with their faces painted. Everytime a ball would come back with facepaint on it.

WHO WAS THE CREW YOU HOSTED SESSION 4 WITH? AND WHY WAS THIS AN AWESOME CREW?

Well there’s plenty of reasons. It’s gonna be The Reunion. Me, Curtis aka Sleepy Bear, Nick and JRob and it’s going ot be the most intense session, just like this one. Lots of dodgeball, lots of basketball, loits of skating, lots of shredding, tons of laughs.


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On the road with Tim Durtschi

Tim Durstchi is a longtime member of the Windells family. Growing up in Alaska and then moving to Bend, Oregon as a teen, for five years during his early twenties, Tim spent his summers at Mount Hood as a ski coach. He has lapped the Windells park more than most and knows the slushly June-August trails of Timberline like the back of his hand. His relationship with Windells goes even deeper, though. Tim also helped to start Saga Outerwear, a company that has its roots at camp and continues to be a big part of Windells. Though Tim was rehabbing a knee injury last summer, he came out to camp during Saga Week. And next summer, we can expect to see a lot more of Tim on the glacier. Tim’s season has just started, so we thought it would be a good time to go “on the road” with him and see what he has been up to.

SO WHERE ARE YOU LIVING THIS SEASON?

In Salt Lake City. This is my first season living there. I’ve always made trips there, but I wanted to spend my whole season and be based there. And, I like playing (working) at the Saga Warehouse.

TELL US ABOUT THE SAGA WAREHOUSE IN SALT LAKE CITY. WE’VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT IT AND IT SOUNDS KIND OF LIKE ROB DYRDEK’S FANTASY FACTORY.

Well, we have a storefront with an Xbox, so people just play SKATE all day and they can check out our gear in person. All of the Saga employees are in the back, working diligently. There’s a refrigerator full of good foods. There’s a skateramp, a claw machine, and a projector for movie night.

AND PEOPLE STILL GET WORK DONE?

Yes. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the offices. Haha. Everyone has their own space to work when they’re not playing the games in the warehouse.

Tim at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire on a blue December day.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK ON SNOW?

It’s really good. The beginning of the season has been really mellow for me. I’ve been traveling with the Tour de Shred with Atomic, which brought me back to the East Coast for the first time since I was 18. I got to ride a little bit of park at Loon and met up with my homie, Sean Kaulbeck, who’s a Loon local.

WHAT WERE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING LOON FOR THE FIRST TIME?

It was sick to get some Dunkin’ Donuts because we don’t have that back West (but they still play the commercials on TV). The other Atomic guys who were in town for the tour, Chris Benchetler, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and Todd Ligare, and myself did a poster signing at Rodger’s Ski Shop in Lincoln, too. I got to meet a lot of local kids who unfortunately couldn’t ski with us because it was a school day. You know a ski shop is awesome when they have a Christmas tree and fireplace.

Tim signing TONS of autographs at Rodger’s Ski and Sport in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

DID YOU GET TO DO ANYTHING ELSE COOL ON THE EAST COAST?

I had extra time to go hang out in Portsmouth for the night and feed the seagulls at the ocean the next day. But, it was a really short trip and once I get back to Utah, I’m going to ski some pow and then start filming.

 

 


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Snowboarding Pro Sessions 2012

We have some great news to get you guys hyped for another amazing summer here at Windells. Below you will find the latest info on our Snowboarding Pro Sessions and the visiting riders that YOU will get to shred with. Summer is six months away and we could not be more excited to lap the park all day with these great folks listed below. Check it out.

Session 1: Forest Bailey, Will Bateman, Dylan Alito and the Markass Monday Crew
Session 2: TBA
Session 3: Rome SDS
Session 4: The Reunion! Nick Visconti, Jason Robinson, Curtis Woodman, and Stevie Bell
Session 5: Cam Pierce, Austen Sweetin, Niko Cioffi, and The Gremlinz
Session 6: Technine
Session 7: TBA

Stay tuned for updated info on each session and more great announcements including our Skiing Pro Sessions! Enjoy the winter everybody and we will see you soon.


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Take me back Tuesday: adult camp sushi night

There’s something about snowboarding and skiing and sushi that goes together. Every mountain town and resort village has a prime sushi spot (usually doling out apres special handrolls, which is awesome) where locals and weekend visiters alike enjoy hanging out.

Because sushi and shredding go hand in hand, every session at Windells, adult campers go into Portland to enjoy some of the best sushi the Rose City has to offer. The evening is filled with sashimi, sake, invited coaches, visiting pros, and sometimes a wasabi-eating or soy sauce-drinking contest (hey, it’s camp, right? and there’s always prizes for the contests!).

Adult Host Logan grew up outside of Portland and knows the best restaurants to take everyone to.

Each session staff and pro guests are invited to join the crew. During Session 1 last summer, snowboard coaches Halo and Corbin went out for sushi. In the past, the Technine crew has attended as well.

Session 1′s adult crew enjoying a night out after a day on hill and at the skatepark.


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On the Road with Head Coach Danger Dave

Coach Danger Dave rocking local Vermont Skateboards in Oregon.

This week, as we follow friends and family of Windells during the 2011-12 season, we are checking in with Head Snowboard Coach, Danger Dave. Danger just moved to Summit County in Colorado and is enjoying his new location with tons of snowboarding, skateboarding, and hanging out with friends. What is early winter like for a professional coach and amateur pool player? Read on to find out!

SO, YOU MOVED TO COLORADO THIS SEASON AFTER LIVING AND TRAVELING OUT OF VERMONT FOR YEARS. WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE GETTING USED TO BEING A LOCAL IN SUMMIT COUNTY? WHERE ARE YOU LIVING AND SNOWBOARDING?

I did live in Vermont for years, thirty years actually, born and raised!  Moving to Colorado this year has been a big change, primarily in the levels of vitamin D that I get from the sun.  The hardest part about being here is the quality of riding.  I grew up snowboarding every day come hell or high water.  Occasionally, it would get so gnarly the mountain would shut down, that’s how I knew to take a day off.  Here, it’s sunny just about every day, so I find myself sitting inside on days I would have normally gone snowboarding back in VT.  It makes me fell like a total wussy, but according to my Rome 100 Day Tracker app, my 32 days on hill all ready this season are making me feel o.k. with taking today off.  The toughest decision I have to make right now is, do I go ride and immaculate pipe at Copper, fun jumps and boxes at Breck or go to Keystone, deal with the “cool” crowd and play on the big jumps for a while.  It hasn’t been snowing so riding Vail, Loveland or A-Basin has been off my radar, but the first pow day we get you can guarantee I’ll be at one of those places.

So now I’m living in Breck, I’ve got a sweet one bedroom bachelor pad!  It’s awesome not having room mates any more.  When I leave the house clean in the morning, it’s clean when I get home.  And I can rest assured that no roaming vagrants will be spending the night in my bed when I’m on the road.
As far as claiming “local” status in Summit, I think that’s a joke.  I’ve met 2 actual locals here.  In my opinion you either need to be raised in or around the resort to claim local status, that or you have to spend at least 10 years (summers and winters) in the resort town to be able to make that claim.  After being a Stowe local for so long, it feels a little weird not being a local anywhere, and I still call the town of Stowe home.
IT ALSO SEEMS LIKE A HECK OF A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM VERMONT MOVE TO COLORADO (THOSE THAT DON’T SEEM TO END UP IN TAHOE). IS THERE A PRETTY SOLID VERMONTER-IN-COLORADO CREW THIS WINTER?
There’s a solid crew of Vermonsters in Colorado right now, but the Windells family has been holding it down everywhere I go.  I think more of the Vermont clan is chilling in California.  While the winters here are sunnier, they aren’t much warmer.  If you spent your entire existence riding subarctic temps, why not move somewhere where it’s warm and snowy?
COLORADO IS ONE OF THE FEW PLACES WITH LOTS OF SNOW RIGHT NOW, HOW’S THE RIDING?
I think the term “a lot of snow” is relevant.  Compared to the horror stories I’ve heard about Tahoe and the East Coast, yeah CO has “lots” of snow.  However, this time last year I had all ready ridden waist deep pow here.  There’s been very little natural snow, but thanks to cold temps all of the mountains have put up at least a couple respectable jumps and some differing but fun jib set ups as well.  My jump and rail game has never been more dialed, but I have a Ride Berzerker (the Jake Blauvelt Pro Model) just itching to get back into some pow, and I want to get it there.

Did you know powder can be like this in Vermont? Stowe. p: Adam Baisley.

THIS TIME OF YEAR A LOT OF SNOWBOARDERS FLOCK TO CO FOR TRAINING AND CONTESTS. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE SCENE OUT THERE FOR US?

The scene out here right now is really out of hand.  I was in the lift line at Keystone the other day and there were 7 RedBull helmets in the line.  Seb Toots, Scotty James, some boardercross dude, Sarka Pancochova, Bobby Brown, and so on, all those helmets were legit, it was just weird.  You can’t drop in to a jump line or halfpipe without snaking the worlds best snowboarders and skiers.  The only problem with this is that it attracts a bunch of posers who are bitter that they aren’t Bobby or Seb.  It can make the attitude in the lift lines a little edgy from time to time.  Other than that, it’s amazing to be surrounded by such high levels of shredding every where you go.  I dig it!

A crew of Windells Ski Coaches psyched for their premiere.
YOU’RE JUST STARTING THE CONTEST SEASON RIGHT NOW. CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DAILY ROUTINE ON AN AVERAGE DAY?
Well for just about everyone else, yes the contest season has started.  Ty Walker (the girl I coach) participated in the Paul Mitchell Progression Session at the Grand Prix and finished 3rd, but that was less of a contest and more of a good time shredding a sweet set up.  Other than that, the earliest contest on her schedule for this season will be the Burton Canadian Open and that’s not until February.  I don’t think that these December contests are good for the majority of riders.  For the best riders in the world, I don’t think it’s that big a deal.  For people on the bubble, about to step up their game, I think December is best spent working on developing the basic skills, getting better at what you are all ready good at, and maybe starting to explore some new tricks.  But I know plenty of people who have ended their season in December hoping to finish in the top 20, if you’re potentially looking at a top 5, then maybe it’s worth the risk.  If you’re not, get better and win one or two of the contests later in the year.
That being said, Ty and I are focusing on the basics and getting ready to step it up in the new year.
My daily routine looks like this:
Wake up, turn on VH1 for some music videos while I get ready, throw on a bunch of first layer, pack my backpack for the day and head out to the bus stop.  The bus takes me to the bottom of the gondola at Breck (I drive if I’m heading to Copper or Keystone), meet up with Ty and start making some laps.  Right now we are running a lot of drills between the top of the mountain and the top of the park in the morning.  Then spend most of the day lapping the jumps and rails.  I trade off between running laps with Ty and standing around videoing Ty running laps so we have something to review every couple of days.  When we finish riding we typically head over to Woodward at Copper to hit the trampolines, ride the dry slope or a number of other things.  When we’ve finished the dryland portion of our day I hang around a skate the bowl with homies for a couple hours.  After that I head home, call Gourmet Cabby (it’s an amazing delivery company that brings you food from just about any restaurant in town.  Since I can’t cook this is the most amazing thing ever) for dinner then download the days footy and try and relax.  I usually end up falling asleep on my couch and then make my way to bed later.  That’s a typical day.  With everyone in town though, there’s been tons more skate sessions, group dinners, traveling here or there to hang with long lost buddies of seasons past, and pool, lots and lots of games of pool.  That’s how coaches compete for total domination.  The riders get it done in the parks and pipes, we get it done on the pool table.
Bellingham, Washington Skate Park. p: Jake Blauvelt.
OK, BRECKENRIDGE HAS SOME OF THE MOST DELICIOUS RESTAURANTS. WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO PLACE FOR GRUB THERE?
Go to places for food in Breck…there’s a lot of em.  Morning is easy, it’s either a breakfast bagel at Clint’s Bakery or Daylight Donuts for some delicious breaky burritos.  Lunch, there’s only one spot in my mind Dougans Deli.  They are the closest thing you can get to a NY deli, and they make the most bomb sandwiches.  Dinner, things get tricky, again Gourmet Cabby delivers, so often I order in.  But if I’m going out, Twist, Blue River Bistro and Modis have all struck a chord with me.  I have yet to eat at The Hearthstone, but I hear it’s also delicious.  All of these spots are not for the “thrifty” snowboarder, they are pricey, but worth every penny.  For the more budget conscious rider, I recommend Giampettro’s and Empire Burger.  Empire has awesome burgers, a great philly and an assortment of condiments that never gets tiring.  Giam’s has pizza by the slice and the best pasta dishes in town.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY STOKING YOU OUT ABOUT EARLY WINTER?
What’s stoking me out the most during this early season shredding is working on the basics.  I spend so much time through out the year watching people snowboard, actually getting to do some right now is pretty awesome.  I’ve also been trying to get back my old rail tricks, I’m claiming front blunt 450 out the other day on a box at Breck.  I used to have some serious rail skills years ago so getting some of those tricks back is really stoking me out.  I’m also declaring it the year of the alley-oop and the air to fakie in the pipe.  I’ve been doing a bunch those in the pipe lately and that has me fired up as well.  And skateboarding, I haven’t skated this much since I was 16 and I’m not even sure I skated this much then.  That has me really pumped.
BESIDES SNOWBOARDING, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
People always ask me what I do when I’m not shredding.  Honestly, I don’t know what to do with myself if I’m not snowboarding.  December marks my 25 consecutive month snowboarding.  Take the shred out of the equation and I’m lost.  I have, however, finished my certification process for my USSA Level 300 certification.  What this means is I am now certified to either run my own USSA snowboarding program (kinda like what I do at Windells) or certify other coaches at the 100 and 200 level.  Actually, about a week after I was certified Level 300, I got to run my own Level 200 cert program.  It’s awesome to be able to give back some of the knowledge that has been bestowed upon me over nearly a decade of coaching.  Other than that I do my laundry, skateboard and shoot pool.  I also completed a FIS judges clinic.  It’s good to know how the judges will be looking at things when you’re a coach.  I think it will really help me be prepared when it comes time to help Ty qualify for the Olympics.  Knowing how you’ll be judged gives you the advantage of exploiting the criteria for your best chances at winning.
ANY GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AWESOME YOUTUBE OR VIMEO VIDEOS WE NEED TO CHECK OUT?
VImeo/Youtube videos… I love Facebook for this stuff.  Seriously, my Facebook friends have a ton of free time on their hands and I reap the benefits through the most awesome viral stuff on the web.  However, between “Sexual Snowboarding” and the Xavier de la Rue part that’s out there, nothing is really impressing me as of lately.  The Xavier part though is hands down the heaviest snowboarding I’ve ever seen.  I literally had anxiety watching that.  If you fall, you die.  That’s as gnarly as it gets.
Danger Dave is no stranger to driving cross country.
LASTLY, WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO SINCE SUMMER THAT HAS BEEN AWESOME?
I guess the raddest thing that’s happened to me since camp ended was my road trip at the end of the summer.  I went and visited a good friend of mine in Bellingham, WA and skated a few parks up there, came back to Hood, had my last few sessions in the Concrete Jungle until next spring, then packed my car and started driving.  On a whim I swung into Sun Valley Idaho and caught their video premier weekend where I ran into coaches Collin Collins, Brady Perron, John Ware, and Jon Kutcher.  I got to check out their video in Collin’s home town.  I also got to hang with my homies Andy Gilbert who runs the SunValley Snowboard team, and SunValley freeski coach and good times coordinator Ben Verge.  I hung at Verge’s house for a few days and skated the Ketchum, ID and Hailey, ID skate parks.  Both awesome, both super fun.  So much so, I extended my stay for a couple more days to the possible dismay of my gracious hosts.  Then it was off to Breck where I couch surfed and skated until I found my current man cave.  Me and Hans Mindnich got to catch up on old times with some great skate sessions in Breck and Silverthorne.  I also visited Vermont in October, helped my mom close up her gardens for the winter, skated Talent Skateparks super sweet bowl and the Burton Bowl (one of my favorite wooden bowls) and got some closure on the fact that I don’t live in Stowe anymore by visiting all my friends one last time.  I also caught a Spitjack show due to my flight being canceled.  They’re a punk band from Vermont.  They have the worst lead singer ever and if you see them spit your refreshments at him.  He’s a kook and has an allergy to T-Shirts and deserves to be covered in every one’s beverages or random condiments.  The rest of the band is cool though, I like those guys, but the lead singer…. ugh…

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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.

Dryslope Session 7 from Patrick Scherer

Danielle Audino ski edit from Danielle Audino on Vimeo.

If you want us to showcase your summer edits from camp, just email them to marsha@windells.com!


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Take me back Tuesday: Krux Kickflip Challenge!

The Krux Kickflip Challenge is a time-honored tradition at Windells Skatecamp. Campers line up on one side of the flat street course and they have to land a clean kickflip before they get to a line on the other side. Everyone that lands a kickflip is still in the competition, and they switch directions and skate back, landing a kickflip first try before they can turn around again. The goal is to get as many consecutive kickflips as possible, last man skating wins.The number of kickflips that go down in a row is astonishing. Droves of campers and staff hang out and watch as skaters go back and forth, landing perfect mellow kickflips like it’s second nature, because when you’re a good skater, it is second nature.

The Kickflip Challenge always comes down to two to three skaters, going back and forth for a long time, kickflipping perfectly. They do this for what seems like forever, but it’s captivating–so fun to watch. The winning number of kickflips gets into the 60s, 70s, 80s, and even higher each session.

Winners of the Krux Kickflip Challenge win the adoration and respect of their peers and coaches, as well as prizes from camp’s awesome skateboard sponsors, like Krux Trucks, Creature Skateboards, Mob Grip and the rest of the NHS family.

And don’t worry, even if you choke on a kickflip and are out of the competition, you still get a rad sticker. It’s pretty sweet.

For a little refresher on last summer’s skatecamp, here’s the Session 7 video, too!


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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!

In the meantime, here is a fantastic example of a summer edit from a wonderfully hardworking gentlemen by the name of Matt Gonzales. When he wasn’t busy building your park, he was riding it. Take a look…

Send a YouTube or Vimeo link of your summer edit to marsha@windells.com.


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Staff check out: Ski Coach John Ware

Windells wouldn’t be Windells without its amazing crew of peploe that work at camp, both in the summer, as well as year-round. It’s our pleasure to be able to introduce you to some of the faces that make camp the funnest place on Earth.

For this installment of Staff Check Out, we’d like to introduce you to John Ware. You’ve probably seen him throwing down in the park during the summer, and maybe you’ve been lucky enough to have him as your coach! (And, he’s part of the Surface Skis crew that comes to camp every summer and takes over for one session with insane activities and skiing.) He’s local to Portland, Oregon, growing up with Mount Hood in his backyard, and now spend part of his season in Utah. Learn a little more about John and check him out in 4bi9′s “Begging for Change” this year!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

John Ware. Portland, Oregon.

WHAT IS YOUR HOME MOUNTAIN?

Mt. Hood Meadows.

WHAT DO YOU DO AT WINDELLS?

I coach skiing.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO DO AT WINDELLS OFF HILL?

Skating the concrete park never gets old.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE TO SKI WITH?

The whole 4bi9 crew, Hornbeck, McChesney, and Kiesel.

WHAT’S ON THE IPOD WHEN YOU RIDE?

Bunch of Camron, Tupac, Snoop, and Dre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kHZ5I1LLBY

Ride to that!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ROLLERBLADING?

Urban stuff is real dope but doesn’t really relate to skiing. Check out Mike Murda.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A COACH AT WINDELLS?

Being able to ride the park all summer and hanging out with all my best friends.

BIGGEST INFLUENCE?

THall was my biggest influence growing now but these days my favorite people to watch ride are Phil, Henrik, Hornbeck, Downey and Delorme.

PARK OR POW?

If there is snow to be had, Pow all day. If it’s beat in the BC, park.

DID YOU FILM FOR A VIDEO THIS YEAR?

Yeah, I got a handful of shots with 4bi9 Media this year and hopefully we have a cool part with them.

SPONSORS?

Surface, Causwell, Joystick, Smith, Bula, and UNI THREADS!!!!

 

 

 

 

 


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