Timberline & Windells 6/3/10
03 Jun, 2010
I arrived at Mt Hood, Oregon a couple days ago to get acclimated to camp life before the first session of summer snowboard camp will begin at Windells. I had talked to Tim a couple months ago about coming out to camp, helping with blogging and being here as shayboarder to write about the rad experiences that come out of summer snowboarding and camp.
Windells is so quiet right now with just staff at camp preparing for session 1 that starts on Sunday. Last summer when I did the adult camp at Windells, I met some good friends that I kept in touch with all winter so I’m excited to see familiar faces back here at camp and meet a bunch of new people from various locations.
Walking to camp with gear
Windells has a new head coach this summer, Danger Dave has taken over the head coaching responsibilities and led the coach meeting this morning on campus.
Eventually we made our way up to Timberline where the snow conditions are awesome for this summer, plenty of snow covering the mountain and the possibility of more snow on the way. It’s been a couple years since I’ve ridden pre-summer conditions and good to be back on the mountain snowboarding in June!
Tom from Eastern Boarder and myself on the chairlift
The mountain conditions today were really soft and fun, the sky was cloudy and a little socked in on Palmer but lapping the Magic Mile was perfect and the public park was better than expected. There were so few people on the mountain so everyone had runs to themselves. Definitely if you feel the need to shred this summer, Timberline has the snow for you.
Riding down the mountain with Mary, Jordan and Dillon
Jordan on the flat box
Tom ollie’ing over the down rail
It was a great first day of the summer, still getting back into riding after taking some time off and taking it easy on the slopes. I’m definitely ready to progress my park skills, today I did a little bit of pipe and just got back into freeriding playing on the whole mountain. Stoked for session 1 to start and the fun blogging to begin!