by John Kutcher
As quickly as it arrived it’s come to an end. Session 4 at Windells 2013 couldn’t have had better weather. Campers and staff enjoyed the best conditions yet. The sun was high in the sky and everyone was taking full advantage of the lane.
Surface Skis took over Windells for the week. Anyone who has attended a Surface session in the past knows that they do camp right. Banks Gilberti, Ian Wade, Jordan Seldin, John Ware, Khai Krepela, Jason Arens, Martin Boulais, Chase Mohrman and Noah Curry were in attendance. They had different activities going every night on campus: the Surface “So Artsy” contest, Tie Dye Tuesday, a Surface Relay Race, the Good Enough Rock, Paper, Scissors World Championship, and more. On hill, the Good Enough guys hosted the first annual Medium-Sized-Air contest.
Martin Boulais had this to say about his week: “This was my first time to Windells and Mt. Hood. This place is awesome. It has a very different vibe than Whistler, it seems like a much more tight knit crew here. The skiing was amazing and the campus is unreal. Too much fun.”
Windells Diggers put together an amazingly creative, flowing park. The lane is made up of three different sections: The lowest section of the park features two small/medium sized jumps to start learning new tricks on and nearly 10 rail and box features. The middle section has two larger jumps, perfect for stepping up your newly learned tricks from the lower section. Both of the lower sections are accessed by Windells’ own rope-tows. The amount of laps that can fit into one day is mind-boggling. The upper section has three large jumps, a mini pipe with rail creative features incorporated. A favorite of the week was the C-rail into the down rail. Be sure to check out the session recap video [coming soon] to see all the insanity that went down during Session 4.
Level 1 is taking over Session 5. Tanner Rainville, Tim McChesney, Torin Yater-Wallace and others will be in attendance. Session 5 is almost full so make sure you head over to www.windells.com to lock down your spot!