Words by Riley Snyder

Photos by Riley Snyder & Erik Hoffman

Summer is upon us, which means Windells Camp is back in session for 2012! “The Funnest Place on Earth” has a 33% bigger park on hill this year, with features for all skill levels.

The backside of Mount Hood as seen from Lost Lake. Photo by Riley Snyder

Summer for most is a sad snowless time, but not at Windells, where Session 1 campers got to shred powder in June along with riding the perfectly groomed park.

Dakine Guest Pro Chris Benchetler making the kids earn their free product. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Benchetler checks out the product with campers. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Saga Food Frenzy! Photo by Erik Hoffman

New events this summer include smashing food, Hawaiian shirts, and onion bobbing. All of them cause an overload of fun and exercise otherwise useless skills to get free product.

Guest Pros Banks Gilberti and Karl Fostvedt getting interviewed. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Andrew Parry. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Steve "Pro" Stepp completing the s-rail. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Banks filming for the session edit. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Being a head coach doesn’t mean Ocho doesn’t get to ski too. Photo by Erik Hoffman

With varying snow conditions, the Windells Diggers made it happen day after day, ensuring the campers, staff and guest pros had the right features to progress each skill level.

The kitchen crew are not just food jockeys. Photo by Riley Snyder

The new kitchen crew has been killing it this year as well, cooking up new meals and still managing to ski every day and film for the session edits.

I hear Andy put magnets in his skis so he doesn’t come off early. But then again, it could just be some black magic. Photo by Erik Hoffman

Snowboarding is pretty cool too! Photo by Erik Hoffman

You can demo next year’s equipment from Demo Nick. Photo by Riley Snyder

Windells allows campers to ride all the 2012/2013 gear from a number of companies like Line, Full Tilt, Dalbello, Armada, Surface, etc.

A camper getting filmed by his coach, Andy Parry. Photo by Riley Snyder

Coaches film their campers every day so that when they get back to camp, the coaches can review the footage to see how their campers can improve their tricks and style.

Going HUGE on the jump! Photo by Erik Hoffman

Coach Ashley Battersby rocking her custom A-Bomb Apparel Hoodie. Photo by Riley Snyder

It’s not too late to sign up and ski this summer at “The Funnest Place on Earth,” so if you’re looking to book a session at Windells, head on over to windells.com.

Windells Session 1 Edit

Big thanks to Windells' sponsors, including Dakine, Yobeat, Rome SDS, Flow, Ride, Saga, Poor Boyz Productions, Burton, Surface, 4bi9, Level 1, Stept Productions, Smith Optics, Gatorade, Bonfire Salomon, iNi Cooperative, R.E.D, Thirtytwo, Skullcandy, Neff, GoPro, SnowSkin, KAB Rails, LibTech, Armada, Rollerblade, Fulltilt, LINE, Marker, Volkl, Dalbello, Causwell, Joystick, Creature, Mob Grip, Flip, Santa Cruz Skateboards, OJ Wheels and Krux.