Windells Academy Announces Big Mountain Program

In preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, Windells Academy is excited to announce the addition of its much-anticipated Big Mountain Program. The Program will provide both skiers and snowboarders hands on experience in big mountain terrain, snow safety training (AIARE 1), wilderness first aid, and optional competition opportunities.

Want to learn more? Email info@windellsacademy for inquires and check out the full press release, below.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 27, 2018

Windells Academy to Create New Big Mountain Ski and Snowboard Program

MT. HOOD, OR – Windells Academy is excited to announce the addition of a Big Mountain Program for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Led by Brandon Sorel, former professional snowboarder for Burton Snowboards and long-time Windells Academy employee, this program is designed to expose and develop a group of hand-selected skiers and snowboarders to the vast possibilities of big mountain and backcountry terrain at the professional and competitive levels.

This unique high school program will educate and train athletes on safely assessing, navigating and conquering the varied alpine challenges, while facilitating college prepratory academics and industry connections. Our goal is to promote and create lifelong stewards of the mountains by fostering a community of like-minded individuals who all share a passion for adventure.

“Spending years in the backcountry of Alaska and Tahoe, exploring and riding the terrain outside of the resort is what I knew and what drove me,” stated Sorel. “I want to share my passion and teach these young athletes how to safely navigate and enjoy these mountainous marvels.”

Coupled with its foundational backcountry educational curriculums and athletic coaching, media will be a key component of this program to share the epic skiing and snowboard adventures through great photography and video. These images will not only capture apex moments but be foundational to these riders’ portfolio for media and sponsorships.

Students will learn proper backcountry practices through snow science exposure while earning avalanche safety and first aid certifications in a small coach to student-athlete ratio of 5:1. Along with these tangible skills are unforgettable travel opportunities for training around the Pacific Northwest, industry-networking opportunities for possible sponsorship outlets, and optional IFSA (International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association) competitions at the regional, and possibly national level.

About We Are Camp
We Are Camp is a Mt. Hood, Oregon based private boarding school and collection of active lifestyle camps including High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Windells Camp. With programs formed in the late 1980s, We Are Camp is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of, life improvement through snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding.

For more information contact: info@windellsacademy.com
Athletic Director: wynn@windellsacademy.com
Big Mountain Coach: brandon@windellsacademy.com