Windells Camp is a good place to start if you have a hankering to snowboard like the Olympic and Winter X Games pros.

These multi-day camps, which are conducted on the slopes of Mt. Hood, are geared toward pipe and park riders who really wish to improve their game. The people at Windells claim they are a stepping stone to the top level, with every U.S. Olympic medalist and 92 percent of all X Games medalists having passed through their facilities.

The winter/spring overnight camps, geared to youths 8 to 17 years old, are fairly complete in their structure. For the seven-day period, campers get professional coaching, video review/analysis, lift tickets for either Mt. Hood Meadows or Timberline (both resorts are partnered with Windells), lodging, three squares a day, daily transportation from lodging to lifts, goodie bags, and other stuff. Windells has its own lodging facilities and 53 acres of private land on Mt. Hood.

The Windells winter/spring camps will be held March 22-28, April 4-10, and April 11-17 and cost $1,249 per session. There are also similar camps for skiers, and in the summer months, there sessions for skaters.

Details and registration information are available online.