Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Three More Days...

...Until I head to Colorado! I've been in Lawrenceburg Indiana for quite some time now and I'm ready to get back on snow! Thanksgiving was great. I enjoyed a fantastic meal with my family at home and then headed to Michigan to hang out with some relatives. I always love going to Michigan, it's a time to relax and hang out with my grandparents. Here are a few photos from and Michigan...

Delicious Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Michigan hike 

My little bro gillin...

We explored this abandoned barn...spooky

 Portrait time...

For now...I'm getting stoked to head out west and compete in the Dew Tour. More updates will be coming from Colorado. Peace!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving break is upon us!

Thanksgiving break is approaching and I know most of you are itching to get out of the classroom or workspace! I am excited to get home to see my family as well.Thanksgiving is a time of fellowship and relaxation with the ones you love, no matter who that may be. I hope you are all planning to cook up a delicious turkey to enjoy next Thursday with your family. I know I am!

Things have been pretty mellow here at Windells the last two weeks. After our trip to the Newburg skatepark, our good weather spell disappeared from Oregon and we started to get pounded with rain. The good thing about rain at Windells is that when it's raining here, it's hammering snow at the mountain! We just got pounded with our first real winter storm of the year. It dropped about two feet last night and is going to continue to drop more snow throughout the rest of the week. The mountain has been closed the last couple of days because of the lack of snow, but opened up today for business after the snow we received last night. Pow Day! I have never skied this much snow in my life! There was about two feet of freshly fallen snow at Timberline this morning. I busted out my pow skis and shredded lines with my boy Jared Karon all day at T-Line. I've been experimenting a little bit with my style (laughs) and busted out some tight pants today also:)

I'm hopping on a plane tomorrow at four in the morning to head back to the midwest. Can't wait to get home!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Newberg Skate Trip

This Wednesday we took the day off skiing and took advantage of the nice weather to take a skate field-trip. We rose early as usual and gobbled down breakfast eager to get to Newberg public skate park. Newberg was about an hour and a half drive away, half of which I slept through. When we arrived at the park we were amazed. We were blessed with perfect weather! 70 degrees and bluebird!? In November!? You have got to be kidding me mother nature. Newberg is one of the coolest parks in Oregon. A combination of quick trannys, tight bowls, huge quarter pipes, and endless lines makes it unique. We sessioned for a couple of hours before we got in the vans to head back to camp. Here is a quick video of a train through the deep-end section of the park...

The day ended quicker than everybody had anticipated. Time flys when your having fun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hood River Trip.

I love the Fall!
It is definitely my favorite season of the year (besides winter). Fall in Oregon is awesome. The combination of the smell of freshly fallen leaves and the perfect temperatures, it couldn't get much better. We made an industry trip to Hood River to see Dakine today. The tour of the corporate office was short and sweet. Although, it was cool to experience Dakine from the inside out since a lot of my skiing attire is Dakine! Afterwords, we checked in to the Hood River skate park for an hour before heading back off to Windells for school. What a park! Here are a few photos documenting the shredding...
Bowl Shreddage

Frontside kickturn

A scenic view of the Columbia river in Hood River, the Windsurf capital of the world!
We are taking a day off skiing tomorrow and going to skate Newberg Skatepark, one of the best parks in Oregon. I will surely document our experience for another post, check back tomorrow!