Windells Brings New Lift To Mt. hood

New portable 730-T wire handle tow lift will be the first one used in the US

MT HOOD, OR - March 26, 2009 - It's the only one of its kind in North
America - and it's only for Windells campers.  The world's premiere
snowboard camp is bringing the first 730-T wire rope tow lift to Mt Hood.
This will be the longest private handle tow at Timberline Ski area.

Tim Windell is a pioneer in snowboarding industry.  Since he opened Windells
in 1988 he has trained virtually every top snowboarder in the world.  The
alumni list for Windells reads like a who's who of the Action Sports
Industry.  Windells has worked with the likes of Shaun White, Mason Aguirre,
Danny Kass, Kelly Clark, Gretchen Bleilier, Hannah Teeter, Tanner Hall,
Sammy Carlson, Ryan Scheckler, Silas Baxter, Luke Mitrani, Kevin Pierce,
Louie Vito, Danny Davis to name a few.  In fact, every US Olympic medal
winning snowboarder to date has attended Windells.

With a maximum speed of 400 feet per minute and the ability to extend up to
1,200 feet, lift lines at Windells will be a thing of the past.  The 730-T
rope tow is also portable so it can be moved at any time. "Summer conditions
are always changing," says owner and operator Tim Windell, "This new lift
will allow us to use the best snow everyday and maximize the experience for
every camper at Windells all summer long."

The 730-T tow lift has been in operation throughout Europe, but Windells is
the first to bring this system to the United States.  The unique feature
adds another dynamic to the long list of state-of-the-art facilities at

"I believe these lifts will bring Mt Hood into the 21st century," says
Windell, "Combined with new concrete, BMX and Free ride parks,
reconstruction on BOB (indoor skate park), the newly remodeled cabins and
facilities, Windells is gearing up for an action packed summer like no

The handle tow will arrive at Windells in May and will be open to campers
June 7th.

Windells offers camps year round. Campers can stay overnight or attend day
camps, prices start at $724 for the week and include; lift tickets,
instruction, food, prizes, transportation, supervision, video review, camp
activities and more. To register go to

Founded in 1988 by nine time National Champion and 2 time Vice World
Champion snowboarder Tim Windell, Windells has been a world leader in action
sports for the past two decades. The camp's goal is to not only improve
kids' skills on the slopes but off the slopes too, through positive
reinforcement in a fun and safe environment for kids to creatively express
themselves through the action sports industries. Windells has been building
world class on snow and off snow facilities for over 2 decades.  Windells is
the world's only privately owned campus, featuring the northwest's largest
BMX facilities, skateboard parks, snowboard and ski parks, paint ball
fields, foam pit and lodging facilities for the action sports industry.
Windells is often referred to as "Funnest Place on Earth.