You can't see in this photo, but Head Counselor Cody Lee flag-tapped before throwing this very nice back nine. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Session 3 has finished at Windells Snowboard Camp and it was a whirlwind of a week. Mother Nature threw some almost-wintery weather at Mount Hood early in the session, but luckily campers and coaches were armed with tons of excitement and extra layers, so they could enjoy the Windells park. Good thing, because the park is still over a mile long and stacked top to bottom with a snake run, multiple hips, four rail lines in two different areas, tons of jump, quarterpipes, wallrides, and a special creeper tube. The sunny and sick days returned later in the week and there's more snow than we've seen in years, meaning the Windells park is definitely the place to be for summer shredding.
Eating a balanced lunch is important to keep your energy up while on hill. During Saga Day on hill, snowboard campers chowed down on chocolate milk and marshmallows to help them learn new tricks and win new snowpants. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Adding to the excitement for Session 3, the Salomon/Bonfire Team was at Windells to hang out with campers. Scotty Arnold, Bode Merrill, Harrison Gordon, and Chris Carr put on the First Annual Windells Zeach Invitational, where all campers learned how to perform the mystical and proper zeach. The combo zeaches that came out of the event were mind-blowing, and there were a few scorps, too, but the snow was soft and everyone rode away smiling.
Summer is glorious up here at Hood, so check out a few of the photos from Session 3 and seriously, get out here, it's the funnest.
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Dylan Thompson switch nosepress cab 360 out. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Rain days don't get you down at Windells, because BOB is always warm and dry. Pat Garvin handplant. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Scotty Arnold, Harrison Gordon, Chris Carr, and Bode Merrill taught campers how to properly execute Zeachslides during the First Annual Windells Zeach Invitational. All of the Session 3 campers left with a Zeach or Zeach combo in their bag of tricks, it was a proud moment for everyone involved. Photo: Darcy Bacha
The name 'Spiteri,' originated in Malta, a archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its political importance in ancient wars, overarching charitable generosity, and unique, Sicilian-influenced cuisine. Sammy Spiteri has never been to Malta, but he sure has a nice backlip. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Simon Says with the Salomon Team: www.thefacedown.com/windellscampers
Camper Drew Elm is from Wisconsin. We will refrain from some stereotypical comment about cheese and just say that Drew's back seven is sweet. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Tristan Sadler stalefish off the pole jam. Photo: Erik Hoffman
Sawyer Deen frontside air in the concrete jungle. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Bode Merrill and Scotty Arnold tried their hardest in the Salomon/Bonfire Vacation Relay in the Concrete Jungle, but Harrison Gordon was much quicker at taking off clothing and won the race. Photo: Erik Hoffman