Go To School - For Freeride!
Windells Academy in Oregon is creating a new Big Mountain Ski & Snowboarding Program!
MT. HOOD, OR – The IFSA is excited to learn that Windells Academy has announced the addition of a Big Mountain program for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year! Led by Brandon Sorel, former professional snowboarder for Burton Snowboards and long-time Windells Academy employee, the program is designed to expose and develop a group of hand-selected skiers and snowboarders to the vast possibilities of big mountain and backcountry terrain.
This unique high school program will educate and train young athletes on safely assessing and navigating the varied alpine challenges, while fostering college prepratory academics and valuable industry connections. Our goal is to promote and create lifelong stewards of the mountains by fostering a community of like-minded individuals who all share a passion for adventure.
“Spending years in the backcountry of Alaska and Tahoe, exploring and riding the terrain outside of the resort is what I knew and what drove me,” stated Sorel. “I want to share my passion and teach these young athletes how to safely navigate and enjoy these mountainous marvels."
Students will learn proper backcountry practices through snow science exposure while earning avalanche safety and first aid certifications in a small coach to student-athlete ratio of 5:1. Along with these tangible skills are unforgettable travel opportunities for training around the Pacific Northwest, industry-networking opportunities for possible sponsorship outlets, and optional IFSA (International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association) competitions at the regional, and possibly national level. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
About We Are Camp
We Are Camp is a Mt. Hood, Oregon-based private boarding school and a collective of active lifestyle camps including High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Windells Camp. With programs formed in the late 1980s, We Are Camp is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of, life improvement through snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding.