Summer camp has officially started at Mount Hood as Windells Session 1 kicked off on June 6. Campers, staff, and visiting pros eagerly strapped on their boards and spent the first session of the season lapping the new and improved Windells park.
For Summer 2012, the 22-year-old camp has unveiled an on-hill upgrade: a massive, three-tiered park, filled with features upon features. The new setup offers more jump lines, multiple rails, boxes, and each section is easily accessible by hiking or using the tow-rope.
Coach Mary Rand summed up the excitement for the new park: “I thought the park was really sick, because there are rails up at the top that you can hit when you ride the lift, or just hike,” said Mary. “And then, when I got to the first rope tow, it felt like I was at the second one, but instead there’s a whole other tier to shred! Everything’s just set up perfect.”
Also new this year is a solid line of progressive jumps and jibs is in place to help riders work on their tricks and perfect new ones during their time at camp.
Seven Springs-based filmer, Ian Macy, is spending his first summer at Windells and was taken aback by the setup: “It’s breathtaking. You really don’t know what’s going to happen; there’s dudes shredding everywhere and there’s so many features from the littlest box and littlest jump, to big stuff that you can really do some crazy tricks on. It’s a trip.”
Check out the highlights from Session 1 at Windells.
Ski Highlights from Session 1