Words by Riley Snyder
Photos by Darcy Bacha, Erik Hoffman & Riley Snyder
It’s all fun and games with the Line Traveling Circus! Photo: Riley Snyder
LJ Strenio gets down with the tramp board. Photo: Riley Snyder
Erik Olson. Photo: Riley Snyder
Backflips for days by Line Team Manager Josh Malczyk. Photo: Riley Snyder
Session 5 at Windells saw the long-awaited Line Traveling Circus Week go down. The session began with the TC crew rolling into Oregon in Van Bear Pig fresh from a trip to Whistler, and much to their and the campers' delight, everyone was welcomed to Mount Hood by some beautiful weather. As a direct result of the crew's presence, the session’s daily events ended up forcing the campers to push their limits in order to score some of the ever-popular free swag, so as expected, the on and off-hill activities got interesting to say the least.
Daily yoga helps campers and staff wind down after a long day of riding. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Does chocolate underwear sound delicious? Photo: Erik Hoffman
The Concrete Jungle is just one part of the ever-growing skate park that is the Windells Campus. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Skate coaches like Ian Neal are on hand at Windells if you want to learn how to kill it on a skateboard. Photo: Erik Hoffman
Ryan and Enzo orientating the new campers. Photo: Erik Hoffman
High fives for Saga! Photo: Erik Hoffman
The private Windells park once again got a makeover, a tradition for the start of each session, but for TC week it was especially creative with features like a t-rail. Watching the whole crew in the lane was so epic that it was almost comparable to seeing a unicorn fight a bear. Witnessing them work their magic on the park was quite impressive, as many members of the unique Line team made appearances throughout the week.
Now that is a lot of features! Photo: Darcy Bacha
Snowboarders have style too. Photo: Erik Hoffman
Even the campers are stoked on John Ware...who wouldn’t be? Photo: Darcy Bacha
Taking tricks to the snow is easier than ever with the on-snow Bag Jump. Photo: Darcy Bacha
The Line Traveling Circus crew are not just rail riders, as shown by LJ Strenio. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Allen Lam getting crazy on the down-flat-down with something I have never seen before. Photo: Riley Snyder
Conner Nelson going big on the jumps. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Campers getting innovative. Photo: Erik Hoffman
The Line Traveling Circus was one of the most active sponsors of the summer, with all sorts of fun made possible by the people involved with the legendary crew.
Line athlete Jeff Curry. Photo: Darcy Bacha
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand making the elbow of the t-rail with ease. Photo: Riley Snyder
How can Max Peters contort his body this way? Photo: Riley Snyder
Andy Parry performing some magic...because he’s a wizard. Photo: Riley Snyder
Polar Bear Kiesel playing in the snow. Photo: Darcy Bacha
The Line Traveling Circus Intern, Griffin, came to help out for the week and ski a little. Photo: Riley Snyder
The Palmer Snowfield still has a lot of snow. Photo: Riley Snyder
With the most snow that has been seen in years at Mount Hood, Windells has made it possible to ride some of the best features built all season, let alone all summer.
Product tosses are a frequent occurrence at Windells. Photo: Riley Snyder
Is it worth it to pee your pants for free outerwear? Photo: Riley Snyder
Coach Ashley Battersby with her campers getting all punk rock. Photo: Riley Snyder
Overall, the Line Traveling Circus pulled off one of the most successful weeks I have ever seen at Windells, but there's still more to come, so stay tuned for our final update of the summer from Mount Hood with Surface x Skullcandy Week!
Windells Session 5