With two private, portable ski lifts, Windells campers will maximize their lap time on Mt. Hood

MT. HOOD, OR – March 2010 – In an unprecedented move, Windells Action Sports Camp is installing a second portable ski lift to its snowboard and ski terrain park on Mt. Hood. The 730-T wire rope tow lift will give Windells two lifts and the longest private tows available at the Timberline Ski area.

“The days of our campers having to boot back up to make another lap on our world class parks are gone,” said Tim Windell, owner of Windells. “This summer we will have 2,400 feet of private lift access for our campers. Now the kids can shred from the top of our area to the bottom and rest as they take the lift back up the mountain to hit it all over again. Now they won’t become tired of hiking but tired from doing too many laps on the mountain.”

The 730-T wire rope tow lift has a maximum speed of 400 feet per minute and is portable so they can be moved as snow conditions change. That allows Windells to maximize the entire area on Timberline.

Last year, Windells was the first to bring this style of portable tow lifts to the US. They are now the only camp/academy in the US to have two lifts solely for their campers/academy students. Instillation will be complete for 2010 Summer Camps that start June 6th and run through August 20th.

Windells will offer eight Summer Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard sessions. BMX and Freeride camps are also available. Campers can stay overnight or attend day camps, prices start at $800 for the week and include; lift tickets, instruction, food, prizes, transportation, supervision, video review, camp activities and more. To register go to

Founded in 1988 by 9-time National Champion and 2-time Vice World Champion snowboarder Tim Windell, Windells has been a world leader in action sports for the past two decades. The camp’s goal is to not only improve kids’ skills on the slopes and on the street, but also create a fun and safe place for kids to creatively express themselves through sports. From building permanent half-pipes, cheese wedge jumps to creating new moves and fighting scoring regulations in competitions, Windells has been a pioneer in action sports. Windells is also the world’s only privately owned campus and features a permanent, year round half-pipe and ski runs as well as BMX dirt bike paths, indoor skate park with foam pit and on-site housing and accommodations for campers. For those who have been there, Windells is known as the funnest place on earth.