Oregon’s own Justin Norman is joining us a guest pro for Spring Break session 1. Justin is a phenomenal snowboarder; his style is something else. He’s worked at camp for years and we were more than happy to invite him back to Windells for our first spring session. We caught up with Justin to pick his brain about the season, Japan, and Windells.
Photo credit Darcy Bacha
Name: Justin Norman
Alias: J Norm
City of Origin: Eugene, OR
Residing in: Bend, OR
Current Setup: Amplid 159 Paradigma (splitboard)
Favorite Cereal: Cinnamon Life
Angela Swain: So, Justin, you’ve become a familiar face around camp. What’s your history with Windells?
Justin Norman: Started off doing my internship for the Culinary Arts at the Heshin’ Delicatessen working under Chef Ryan Field in 2009. From there I decided to join the dark side and work as a gravedigger, or park staff. I have been enjoying this position for the past two summers and look forward to another great summer coming up!
Spring Break camp will be a good teaser for summer. How has your winter been so far?
It has consisted of some amazing trips that have changed my life. Took an 8 day road trip to Mt. Baker to build jumps with my good friend, Tyler Orton, who shot some great photos. Took another trip to meet up with my fellow Amplid team member, John Rodosky, and we ended up in his hometown of Jackson Hole, WY for a week. I just returned from a wonderful trip to Japan through Dakine. Now I am back in Bend, OR planning another trip to Mt. Baker with Tyler to get some fresh powder and build some more. Then I will be looking forward to being at Windells this Spring break for session 1.
We’re looking forward to it, too. How did your Japan trip go?
A few days before I was going to leave for Japan for a Big Air contest I hurt my hip in the Mt. Bachelor terrain park. I was on crutches for about four days and left for Japan the following day with a sore pelvis and tried to make the best of the trip. It ended up that I was too sore to compete in the Big Air comp, so I did my best to get better as soon as I could by stretching and drinking lots of water. After the comp was over I set up a few features I found around the resort and got a few really cool shots! That made my trip worthwhile.
Bummer about the hip, but we look forward to seeing those shots. Are you working on any other projects with your sponsors?
I am currently working with Unified Productions out of Bend, OR and Stept Productions out of Boulder, CO. I have been getting a lot of photos and video, but need to hit it hard now that the snow is getting good. Hoping to have a well rounded video part to put out this season and stay healthy the rest of the season and throughout the summer. Fingers are crossed.
Yeah, at least Mt. Hood and Bachelor are getting great snow! Campus is buried under 5 inches today. What is your favorite part of the Windells campus?
I really enjoy how much variety there is around the campus! Whether it’s skateboarding, snowboarding on the dry slopes, the trampolines, the air bags, the food, video games, camp fires, or slack lines, there are always fun things to do around the campus or on hill to stay busy and keep smiling all spring and summer. Come join the fun!
We are gearing up for the upcoming Spring Break sessions! Thinking about spending a week at Windells with J Norm? Spots are still available and the snow is still falling on Mt. Hood. Register online at the all new http://www.windells.com. Skim new videos, photos, the online store, and more!