MT HOOD, OR – May 2009 – Pro Snowboarder Pat Milbery is heading back to Mt Hood for his 9th year of coaching at Windells. Besides his positive vibes and endless talent, this year he will bring something new to the mountain – ‘Pat Milbery’s Signature Feature Session’.

Milbery and Windells are inviting pros and sponsors to the mountain to design and build their very own snow feature. Windells will help them build it and campers will help the pros ride it.

“It’s new this year and never been done before,” says Milbery, “It’s a totally unique concept, essentially it’s a pro designed feature that’s just for the kids. It’s awesome to think some kid can come out and ride a feature that his favorite pro designed.”

Milbery says summer is also the perfect time to launch the program, “Snowboarding in summer is amazing. The warm weather brings out more positive vibes and Mt Hood is a great place to meet people, learn about your life and the snowboard lifestyle.”

There are also advantages to snowboarding in the summer to improve your skills, “It’s easier to try out new tricks. You don’t have to look out for ice, the snow is softer and it doesn’t hurt as much to fall,” says Milbery.