On Snow Facilities

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Windells is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Just a short drive from Mt. Hood, Windells Academy students have access to the only natural, year-round snow in North America. Students will visit world class destinations and travel to mountains and resorts they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see.


Windells Academy travels to New Zealand in the fall to train in some of the best parks in the southern hemisphere.  While in New Zealand our students get to connect with Bud Keene and work with their coaches to set goals and keep they snow muscles fit.  In Oregon Windells Academy has established a partnership with Timberline ski area to provide students with the only private park in North America for the months of September, October, and November (snow conditions permitting).  This also offers Windells Academy students an advantage for the competition season by providing them with the most on-snow training than any other academy in the world.  We also take trips to California and Colorado for early season snow training sessions.  Our fall program is designed to set the tone for our students to have the best season possible on snow!


Winter and Spring

Each student is provided an Epic pass (Keystone, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Vail, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood), Fusion Pass (Timberline and Ski Bowl along with Power Alliance resorts:  Steven’s pass, Schweitzer, Bridger Bowl, Sierra at Tahoe, Snowbasin, Crested Butte, China Peak, Mountain High, Arizona Snowbowl, and Angel Fire), and a Mt. Hood Meadows pass. Students travel all over the country and potentially the world to various ski resorts to compete, ride powder, and add to their learning experience.



Students enrolled in the summer semester ride the Private Park in conjunction with Windells camp. Students have access to three private terrain parks, two high-speed quad chairlifts, four surface tows, four BagJumps, two mini-pipes, and North America’s only Olympic-sized 22’ Summer Superpipe, which serves as the summertime Olympic training facility to the U.S. Snowboarding team and all major contending countries around the world.