Ski camps summer 2013: Windells
Windells offers one of the most comprehensive camp experiences you can find, both on and off the snow. Skiing is done on the glacier of the legendary Mt. Hood with a private park lane that’s over a mile long and two rope tows to keep the laps going. Among the 40-plus features you’ll find, are two BagJumps—one booter and one vert-style at the end of the 22- foot pipe—and those who sign up for the early sessions are treated to a 100-foot jump to really send it. The coaching roster is a long list of pros like Mike Hornbeck, Collin Collins, and Will Wesson, just to name a few. Tom Wallisch will also be hosting his birthday session (Session 5), which is sure to go off, so sign up early to avoid missing out.
Private park lane aside, what really sets Windells apart from other camps is their campus. The all-encompassing home base really brings the summer camp vibe to the experience and is located on the outskirts of Sandy, Oregon, just 45 minutes from Portland and 16 miles from Mt. Hood. Campers spend their week living in well appointed cabins that are surrounded by a concrete skatepark, dirt jumps, an indoor skatepark, trampolines, foam pit as well as a dryslope rail park and BagJump. There is also a demo shack from which you can try out any new gear you’ve been dreaming about. Fresh gear, sick park and awesome campus—what’s not to like?
SESSION 1 — JUNE 06 – 13 ($1,899)
SESSION 2 — JUNE 16 – 23 ($2,069)
SESSION 3 — JUNE 26 – JULY 03 ($2,069)
SESSION 4 — JULY 07 – 14 ($2,069)
SESSION 5 — JULY 17 – 24 ($2,069)
SESSION 6 — JULY 27 – AUGUST 03 ($1,799)
SESSION 7 — AUGUST 06 – 12 ($1,569)
* Prices listed for overnight sessions
Coaches and visiting pros:
Coaches: Ben Moxham, Mike Hornbeck, Collin Collins, Will Wesson, Andy Parry, John Kutcher, Nicky Keefer, Steve Stepp, John Ware, Erica Durtschi, Ashley Battersby, Khai Krapala, Brady Perron, and more. *Coaches subject to change.
Visiting Pros: Tom Wallisch, Parker White, Tanner Hall, Phil Casabon, Tim Durtschi, John Spriggs, Banks Gilberti, Clayton Villa, Nick Martini, Shea Flynn, Charlie Owens, Tanner Raineville, Jeff Kiesel, Dane Tudor, and more.
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