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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: October 24, 2014
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.

Weather forecast for Government Camp on the right.
See bottom of this page for ski area reports.




Change of location for Warren Miller pre-movie 

We will have to meet at a different place for the pre-movie social, because the old place, the Silver Spoon Bistro, has gone out of business. The new location is Pastini Pastaria, at 911 SW Taylor, near 9th street. That's not far from the park behind the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.  See details here.


October Lift Lines 

Our club's monthly newsletter is now on the Newsletter page.

Mountain High Bylaws.  The club's bylaws will be corrected when the Mt. High Board votes on it on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at our regular Board meeting at the Round Table Pizza on Barbur Blvd., just to correct the accidentally incorrect name of our club, changing it from:

the incorrect ."Mountain High Ski & Snow Sports Club"  to      

the correct:  "Mountain High Snowsport Club"

Mt. High Bylaws  - with the corrected name.

Mt. High Bylaws with wrong name - Current with incorrect name.


Mt. High has a Facebook page  

Thanks to Bruce Kuper for setting up a Favebook Page for Mountain High. It is a Facebook group. Check it out, join the group, and start posting your messages, photos, questions, etc. See it at:



Ski Racing Coach wanted

See our Bulletin Board for details.


Snowboard Coach wanted

See our Bulletin Board for details.


Picnic & bike ride photos  

Photos of our annual picnic and bike ride are now posted on our Photos page. Also, see short video of the picnic and bike ride at: http://youtu.be/iQcFLZV1ooo


Photos of History bike tour  

Photos of our latest history bike tor from Timberline to Rhododendron are now posted on our Photos page.


Free concerts for Summer 2014 

Outdoor concerts are the best - and free is a very good price. So much free music it's amazing!  Click on the above headline for Jeanne Nyquist's annual semi-comprehensive Portland-area free (or nearly free) outdoor concert list. Also, thanks to Jackie Lane for her contributions.


Champoeg Park bike ride.  If you thought this ride would be boring, you must have visited Champoeg Park some 20 or more years ago.  But, the old bike trail is now gone and replaced by a new one in a different location, and much more interesting and fun to ride!

See pictures on our PHOTOS page.  You have to try this some day!


Trips calendar & Questionnaire -- MS Word  or PDF file

Check out the preliminary (draft) copy of the 2015 winter trips calendar, and then please fill out the questionnaire on page 2.  Let us know your trip preferences. This questionnaire will be distributed at our quarterly social, May 21, but you can also email it to us, either to info@mthigh.org or to Emilio2000@earthlink.net


May 24 last Timberline side-country day

We did it almost every Saturday in April and May. But this coming Saturday, May 24 will be the last time this season. That's because both the Fusion Pass and Timberline's Spring Pass expire on Memorial day, Monday, May 26.  More below.


Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

Check out a detailed description of Timberline's side-country options in an article written by Emilio and just published on ShredHood.org. It's a 5-page article, so click on the "Next" button at the bottom of each page. And don't be confused by the fact that each page begins with the same trail map, for easy reference.

ShredHood.org is a web site devoted to everything Mt. Hood. It contains the latest news, classifieds, racing, new school, old school, videos, slides, events, resources.
The web site was started by Ben Jacklet, a local journalist.
Check it out: http://shredhood.org/


PACRAT Rat Attack photos & multimedia show

A few of the best photos from the 30th annual Awards Banquet known as the "Rat Attack" have been posted on our Photos page.


More of Bruce Kuper's Rat Attack photos can be found at:

Also, see the PACRAT Racing multimedia show created by Bruce Kuper and shown at the Rat Attack: http://youtu.be/6_-q8oodXYY 


Outstanding club competition - Mt. High entry 

See our club's latest entry in the FWSA Outstanding Club competition. This is also posted on our Forms & Docs page.


Powder Alliance adventure blog

Emilio has left on a 4,000 miles road trip to ski as many Powder Alliance ski areas as possible. Lots of driving. But the skiing is free for anyone with a Fusion Pass. He will try to keep a diary marking his progress. Check out his “Ski Delights” blog at: http://skidelights.blogspot.com/


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2014 man and woman of the year are: Kurt Krueger and Nancy Pratt. Congratulations!  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year as well as the recipients of other awards.


 Kurt Krueger          Nancy Pratt


Photos from Mt. Bachelor and the Glade Trail 

Photos from our recent trips and events have been posted on our Photos page.  Check them out.  If you were on one of  these trips or events, please send you best photos and/or any comments to Emilio at Newsletter@mthigh.org


Ski pole Inclinometers -

Attach this simple device to your ski pole and use it to measure the slope steepness.


Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

Straight skis were never really straight. See proof in this video.


New Mt. Hood Express bus service

We have always encouraged carpooling from Sandy, and that is still an option. But, now you can take the new Mt. Hood Express bus instead. For only $2 (or just $1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets), you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or Timberline. Catch the bus right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride bus stop half way between Champion Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer traffic light in Sandy). Turn into Champion Way to park at the Information Center.  The most convenient bus starts at 7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at 8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am. Click here for the complete schedule.


The Taco Shoppe in Government Camp now has indoor dining, an expanded menu, happy hour and a liquor license. See details on our Bulletin Board.  Or click here for see their full menu.


January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

Introduce a new person to the sport by having them take a lesson from a certified ski instructor, and you could win a prize.



Powder Alliance.  12 resorts for the price of one!

Buy a Fusion Pass, which gives you unlimited all season access to both Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl, and you will also receive 30 free days at 10 other resorts in the West (3 tickets at each). See more at: www.powderalliance.com  an on the Facebook page:


Also, click here for a Map of Powder Alliance resorts.


Join a PACRAT team 

Now is the time.  Teams are being formed right now, and many teams need a few new team-mates.


Camaraderie, fun, racing, après ski parties and more!


See special message from Colleen Hankins, PACRAT Director of Membership.


Check it all out on our Racing page and on the PACRATs web site.


Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org




FWSA News Flash - The latest issue of the Far West Ski Association Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news, and more.


The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

Photos from our whole past year have been moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2013 page. Our Photos page has been cleared to make room for new photos for this coming season, starting with the Ski Fair and the Kickoff Party.. You will still be able to see all the 2012/2013 photos, but it will just take an extra click or two. Re-live the good old times, or see what you may have missed during this past season. Go to our Photos 2013 page and keep scrolling down to see about 2 dozen different events. 



Safety Person of the Year

Gordon Lusk won the FWSA Award for Safety Person of the Year, for promoting safety at our PACRAT races.

He won a week of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.



Web site & Newsletter

At the 2013 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

2nd place for newsletter.




Mid-week Skiing

Ken BrundidgeKenny Brunidge has volunteered to coordinate the mid-week skiers

You can join the mid-week group and post a message in the mid-week forum whenever you plan to go up skiing and see if others can join you. More info on our "Trips" page.





Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter has left Hillcrest Sports to focus on Boots and More. He has been involved with the ski industry for 25+ years and has chosen to go his own direction.

Boots and More is service only.  Boot fitting, and ski & snowboard tuning and repair. It also sells insoles and liners as well as boot accessories.

The big difference between Greg Coulter and everyone else is that he will pick up and drop off the customers equipment.

Contact Greg via email; gcoulter40@gmail.com,  or phone 503-917-9360.

Visit the new Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 


Color code:  This color code is valid until you use the links. The viewed links will then change color, due to your browser's settings, but the dates will still remain the original color.

Blue: Mountain High club events   
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
Black: General events 



Oct.    1 (Wed.):  Hillcrest Race Night

Oct.    2 (Thur):  TGR Film: "Almost Ablaze"  Wonder Ballroom

Oct. 3-4 (Fri-Sat): Mt. Hood Snow Sport Swap

Oct.  11  (Sat.):  Lake Oswego Ski Swap

Oct.  15 (Wed.): NWSCC meeting

Oct.  18  (Sat.):  Mt. High Highway Cleanup (Hwy. 26) CANCELLED DUE TO ROAD WORK

Oct.  24  (Fri):  Warren Miller dinner & movie night: "No Turning Back"  Arlene Schnitzer  Hall 

Oct.  28 (Tue.): Mt. High Board meeting

Oct.  31  (Fri.):  Halloween Party



Nov.    1 (Sat.):  TGR Film: "Almost Ablaze"  Southridge High auditorium, Beaverton.

Nov.   8 - 9:  Ski Swap, Grant/Cleveland High

Nov. 14-16Portland Ski Fever Show  Expo Center

Nov.  15 (Sat.) :  Pray for Snow party - Govt. Camp

Nov.  17 (Mon.):  NWSCC Ski Fair - Airport Holliday Inn Conference Center, 6 pm.

Nov.  19  (Wed.): PACRAT New Membership Pizza Party, Buffalo Gap Saloon, 6 pm

Nov.  20 (Thurs.): Mt. High Membership Party , Gray Gables Estate, Milwaukie, OR, 6:30 pm. 



Dec. 17 (Wed.):  NWSCC Meeting & PIE Auction and PACRAT bib pickup



Lots of Winter ski trips. See our TRIPS page.


See more event details below.



Club membership has been steadily increasing in the past 10 years!  Current membership (as of May. 2013) = 323.


Mt. High Board meetings 

Last Monday of the month, we meet at the Round Table Pizza  10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland (near the corner of Capitol Hwy.) to plan future club events, trips. Phone: (503) 245-2211.  If you would like to get a bit more involved with the club, please come and join us. This is a working and planning  meeting, but it's open to all. Social gathering: 6:00 pm, and the meeting starts at: 6:30 pm.


NWSCC meetings


Representatives of local ski clubs gather to coordinate activities, plan joint events and trips. Sometimes, there's a guest speaker. These meetings are open to all.

Time: Socializing starts at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..

Dates: Meetings are held every other month, on the 3rd Wednesday in February, March, June, August, October, and December.

Location: At various locations around the Portland metro area. See the NWSCC web site for details. 


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

Check out some of the features available on watches these days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer, Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And water resistant to 200 meters. Sadly, not all in one watch. Read article.


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

A blog set up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman at KPTV-12, writing about snow conditions from a skier's perspective. This has been added to both our Blogs and Links pages.


Vision for the 21st Century

A whole new vision of enhancing both safety and fun on the slopes. Read all about it (click on the "Vision" button. Get involved. Write to the ski areas. Write to ski magazines. Refer them to our website: www.mthigh.org/Vision.htm.


Trips Survey Results

Thanks to the 60 people who completed the online survey. See the results summarized in the July issue of "Lift Lines", or see the complete results here:


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

Go to MtHoodList.com to post your own message, to find a carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies for a Meadows 4x4,  or any other Mt. Hood related activity.


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


Bruce's fall video

See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam recording his fall and slide on the face of 7th Heaven at Stevens Pass. See Videos.


Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter? Where  did you ski? Where were you 20 or 30 years ago?  How did you learn to ski?  Any spectacular falls?  Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories or reminiscences.  Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos will be scanned in and returned to you.  Contact Emilio.


Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.


In the Forum, post your questions, requests, offers, or help provide answers.


Bulletin Board vs. Forum

For plain text announcements or questions, feel free to post your own message in the Forum.

For more elaborate, announcements, including graphics, photos, etc. please email them to us at info@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.


Bulletin Board

There are new items on our Bulletin Board. Check it out! Several skis for sale, a French conversation group, and more.


Also see the Oregon Challenge Diary  - a description of all the Oregon ski areas, and the combined experiences of all 3 successful challengers. Read about Warner Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret! And Spout Springs, and more. This will be permanently posted on our Articles page.


We Want You!

We know you have something to contribute to the club.  Organize a party, a hike. a game of cards, a visit to the theater, or just a TGIF. Take your favorite activity and invite other club members to join you. Just let us know what you could do for the club. Or, better yet, come to our monthly planning meeting, any last Monday of the month, at the Round Table Pizza.



Member Benefits updated

Two new member benefits have been added:

a) A $3 discount off any burrito at the Taco Shoppe in Govt. Camp

See details on our Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.


2-way Radios on the slopes!

Connect with other club members on the slopes. Simply get on the radio channel 6-19, and call for Mountain High members. That is Channel 6, Privacy code 19. There is a permanent note about this on our TRIPS page.


Video about our club

Short 5 minute summary of what our club is al about. Must see!

See it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woXVvae4Iww


Free Antivirus

Say goodbye to your paid antivirus. Avast! is totally free and performs even better in tests. Download it and try it yourself: http://www.avast.com/en-us/get/6SK2Jprm


Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The improved version contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 161 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.


NW Ski Challenge

The Challenge continues for the 2013-2014 season. It is not a competition for the most ski areas visited.  Instead, everyone who visits at least 7 ski areas in the Northwest will be entered into a drawing for a prize.


New for this season is that in addition to Oregon, Washington and Idaho, you can now also ski at several ski areas in British Columbia, Alaska, and Mammoth Mt. (CA).  They all count!


Just save your lift tickets or receipts from the ski areas and mail them to the NWSCC:  The address is on the form. Click here for the Entry Form and Rules in Word or PDF.


Skiing the Northwest can be quite an adventure. See David Schor's blog: http://skiwashington.blogspot.com, and Emilio's journal on our "Articles" page, at:




Mt. High Wall Calendar

A 15-month wall calendar (Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2013) is available for you to save and print straight from web site. It is customized with our club photos and club trips. You can print it in 2 sizes:

1. Tabloid (11x17")  or

2. Letter  (8.5 x 11")


This is a large 7 MB file. Be prepared to wait a few minutes for the file to open when you first click on it.


PRINTING: If you don't have a printer that can print both sides at once, print all the even pages first, flip the whole stack, and print the odd ones.  Note that half the pages are printed upside down on purpose.  It all falls into place when you fold the printed sheets in half and staple them in the middle (along the fold).


Alternatively, if you prefer, Emilio will print these for you, for a small fee (just  to cover the expenses):

   1. Tabloid (11" x 17") = $10.-

   2. Letter  (8.5" x 11") = $5.-

Just email Emilio at Emilio2000@earthlink.net, and let him know the size & number of copies. Please send a check payable to:

Emilio Trampuz, 4742 Liberty Rd. S., #296, Salem, OR 97302



Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

The events listed below are events other than ski trips and races.



Click on image to enlarge or click here for


12th annual

Hillcrest Race Night

a.k.a. "Equipment Night"

Open to everyone, not just racers!


October 1, 2014  (Wednesday).  The annual Hillcrest Race Night will be  on Thursday evening, starting around 6:30pm. Best prices of the year from all the top companies!  Factory reps will be present to answer your questions.


Hillcrest Sports is located in Gresham, on your way to Mt. Hood! The address is:          Hillcrest Sports

                        2506 SE Burnside Rd
                        Gresham, OR 97080


Junior Racers:     5 pm  -  9 pm.

Masters Racers:  6:30 pm - 9 pm.


Questions: Contact Gary Gunderson, (503) 658-7848 or email: ktgpdx@verizon.net

If you have any questions please feel free to call the store. Ask for  Dexter.
Contact Hillcrest Ski and Sports at:
Phone:  503-665-4455

Email the store: hillcrest@hillcrestsports.com.


Directions: I-84 East to exit 16. Turn right @ top of exit.
Follow approx 3 miles to SE Burnside. Turn left on Burnside
Follow approx. 1 mile to Gresham Village Shopping Center.
Hillcrest Sports is located on the right hand side.



See movie trailer  at:




NOTE: Tickets are available at the Mountain Shop.

Teton Gravity Research Ski Film

"Almost Ablaze"

October 2, 2014 (Thursday). 

Location:     Wonder Ballroom, 128 Northeast Russell Street, Portland, OR.

Early Show: Doors 6:00pm, Show 6:30 pm (All-Ages) - room to sit down.
Late Show:  Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00 pm (21+ Only) - standing room only.


Tickets:  $12 Advance  or  $15 Door
               College/Student: $10 (Early Show Only)
               Kids 16 & Under just $5 (Early Show Only)
Tickets available locally soon at the Mountain Shop at 1510 NE 37th Avenue,

and online through Ticketfly.


An unforgettable evening jam packed with prizes, athlete appearances, and of course the brand new ski film unveiled on the big screen.


Lots of swag will be on hand for you to win.


Movie trailer



Details of the Portland show:


Click image to enlarge. Print $1 off coupon.



For more info see:


For questions, see the

Frequently Asked Questions

or email:



or contact our very own Kurt Krueger at:


7th annual

Mt. Hood Snow Sports Swap

Benefiting the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol


October 3 - 4, 2014

Friday:     4 pm -9 pm

Saturday: 9 am -6 pm


Washington County Fairgrounds

873 NE 34th Avenue

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.

Google map


The Mt. Hood Snow Sports Swap is the region's best winter sports equipment and clothing event featuring thousands of new and used winter sports gear sold by individuals and area sports stores. A wide selection of equipment, clothing, and accessories for snowboarding, alpine skiing, and nordic skiing is available for beginners through experts. Sporting goods shops from around the Northwest will be there to sell thousands of new and demoed equipment items at steep discounts! Proceeds benefit the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. 


Come early to beat the crowd. Win lift tickets and gear in door prize drawings every hour.


Details at http://www.mhsss.com/?src=mtnhigh


If you have stuff to sell, bring it in:
   on Thursday:    4 pm - 8 pm,

   on Friday:        1 pm - 9 pm,
   or on Saturday:  9 am - Noon.

Pick up unsold gear Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm.


Admission:  Individuals:  $3

                Families:      $6

                Kids under 12:  Free.   Parking is FREE.

                Click here and print $1 off coupon.


Cash or credit cards only.  No checks. There's an ATM on site.


If someone wants to volunteer to help out before, during, or after the swap, contact Pat Stevens at: Pat@SDELtd.com


Click here for official announcement



 Lake Oswego High School – east gym
2501 Country Club Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Admission $2/person;$5/family


41st annual

Lake Oswego Ski & Snowboard Swap & Sale


Oct. 11 (Sat.)  Ski Swap held at Lake Oswego High School in the east gym. Benefitting Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High School Ski Teams


Doors open at 9 am and close at 1 pm

Admission is $3 for individuals and $5 for families.


Location: Lake Oswego High School’s East Gym,

                2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego.


Winter Sports enthusiasts will find a variety of “slightly used” ski and snowboard gear – both equipment and clothing, as well as a selection of new equipment and clothing from area vendors. Equipment for children, racers and recreational skiers and snowboarders will be on sale at terrific prices.

Individuals wishing to sell their gear on consignment can drop it off at the East Gym of Lake Oswego High School on Friday, October 10th, from 4-7 pm. Sellers will receive 70% of the sale price, with the remaining 30% split between the LOHS and Lakeridge Ski Teams.


Parking: Limited parking will be available at Lake Oswego High School but there will be ample parking at LO Junior High across the street.

For convenience, a shuttle bus will run from 9-1pm between the schools.

For more information, and to download an advance gear registration form, go to the event website: http://lakeoskiswap.com/

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get new and used equipment for the entire family!



Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting


October 15 (Wednesday),  6 pm.


Location:  Upstairs at the Buffalo Gap Saloon, 6835 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97219, starting with a Happy Half Hour from 6:00-6:30 pm, followed by the meeting. 

6:00 - 6:30 -- A Happy Half Hour

6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.


Meeting topics will include

Ski Fair, Ski Shows, Racing, NW Skiers' Directory, Membership cards, and more.


Special Guests, Dave Tragethon and Matthew Drake, Mount Hood Meadows. Dave is guest speaker and Matthew will receive the FWSA Tommi Tyndal Award.

Lee Perry will be at the meeting to receive the FWSA Jimmie Heuga Award.



Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 10th cleanup.  (2 per year)


October 18  (Saturday):  10 am. 

Our club has adopted a 2-mile section of Highway 26, mileposts 51-53.  We have been keeping it clean since 2010.


We'll meet in Mt. Hood Skibowl's parking lot at 10 am sharp. Then we'll earn some good karma for about 2 hours.


12:00 (noon) - approximately - The club will cover the cost of lunch at the Taco Shoppe in Government Camp. Let's replenish our energy and enjoy each other's company.      Click on the map to enlarge.


Those who plan to help, need to go on-line with the State Highway Department, and just review the "rules of the road" so to speak. We used to have to watch a video, but that is no longer required. Now, you just need to read through the rules and instructions, and we can deal with the rest ourselves. Just go to:


and scroll down to the "Specific Requirements".  The "Applicant" is our club, and the Participants are all who show up on the day of the event.


Debbi will have the waivers we all need to sign on the day of the event.


RSVP to Debbi Kor at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net or call 503-314-7078.

Warren Miller's new film:

"No Turning Back"

Click on the image above to see the movie trailer


Click on the poster above to enlarge it.



The movie is at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall,  1037 SW Broadway,

Portland, Oregon, 97205.





MAP (click to enlarge):

Click to enlarge




NOTE: The Silver Spoon Bistro Went out of business.  So, we will be meeting at Pastini Pastaria instead. That's at 911 SW Taylor.


We will purchase movie tickets only for those who send in their money in advance. 


Please make your check (per person) payable to Sandra Smith, and send it to:  

Sandra Smith

1500 SW 134th Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97005.


Contact Sandra at: Sandra@pacifier.com


Warren Miller movie + Mt. High dinner


"No Turning Back"


October 24 (Friday).   Click here for a map.    Ticket: $18.50.  The price is actually a tad less than last year!


Dinner/drinks at 5:30 pm - NEW LOCATION IS AT:

          Pastini Pastaria
911 SW Taylor (at 9th Avenue)
next to the Guild Theater
Portland, OR, 97205
(503) 863-5188‎


NOTE: The old location at the Silver Spoon Bistro, 1211 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204, inside the lobby of the PacWest Building has gone out of buisiness unexpectedly. Therefore the change of location to Pastini Pastaria.


Movie  at  7:30 pm -at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 Southwest Broadway.  Click here for 2-minute movie trailer.


Warren Miller's 2014 film, "No Turning Back", pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world.  Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes turn down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight.


This is one of our club's most most popular events. A great way to kick off the new season!  A few years ago, 50 people participated, the next year it was 64, and the next year, we purchased 90 tickets! Wow! We have mellowed out a bit since then, but we still attend in large numbers.


Our group tickets purchase deadline is Friday, Sept.26.  To get good seats, we need to order early! Send your check Sandra Smith. See address below.


Please let Sandra Smith know if you are coming to dinner, so we can reserve an appropriate number of tables.  Email her at Sandra@pacifier.com or phone: 503-646-4591.

Please do not come unannounced!


For those who can't attend the show on Friday night, here are the other times and place the film will be shown in Oregon:  


   * Oct. 23 (Thurssday): Corvallis (LaSalls Stewart Center, Austin Audit., 7:30 pm);

   * Oct. 24 (Friday): Portland (A. Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 pm)

   * Oct  25 (Saturday):  Eugene (McDonald Theater, 8 pm);

   * Oct. 26 (Sunday): Portland (Aladdin Theater, 7 pm).

   * Oct. 30 (Thursday): Salem (ElsinoreTheater, Saturday, 8 pm);


The Canada Ski Safari will not happen this year, at least not in an organized manner as is previous years,

but you are welcome to do it on your own anyway.

The Canada Ski Safari was organized annually from 2004 to 2010 to make use of all the promotional free lift tickets to 4 Canadian ski areas.  It used to be the least expensive ski trip of them all, with free lift tickets, and carpooling, and sharing the cost of lodging.  But recently, the list of freebies has been getting shorter, and the deals less alluring.  Since the  2010 show, instead of a completely free lift ticket to all Canadian ski areas, we've been getting only a 2-for-1 coupon. Same this year.


If you want to make use of the 2-for-1 lift tickets and visit Canada in early December or at the end of the season, contact Emilio for more info.


Also, see more info about 3 different itineraries for the Canada Ski Safari.  See items 6, 7, and 8 in the TRAVEL section on our "Articles" page: www.mthigh.org/Articles.htm


Here is a list of freebies everyone attending the movie in Portland or Salem usually receives. Screenings at other locations don't always get the same things.


1. Lift ticket to Mt. Bachelor, valid Monday - Friday, either before Dec. 13 or after March 31st. Or use it as a 2-for-1 coupon valid Monday - Friday from Jan. 5 - March 27.


2.  Junior Lift ticket (15 and under) to White Pass, WA.  One (1) FREE 15-and-under junior lift ticket to White Pass Ski Area, valid Sunday through Friday during the 2014–15 winter season, except the following blackout dates: 11.28.14 through 11.29.14, 12.26.14 through 1.03.15, 1.18.15, and 2.15.15.


3. 2-for-1 lift tickets to 3 Canadian ski areas (Big White, Silver Star, and Sun Peaks) valid either before December 20, 2014, or after March 30, 2015.


4. 30% off lift tickets to Red Mountain, B.C. Good for two lift tickets per guest voucher. Valid all season except for the holiday season: December 23, through January 2, 2014.


5. Lift ticket at Steamboat, CO, when you introduce a first-time skier/rider to the sport. To qualify, bring a friend to Steamboat any day during the 2014­–15 season, excluding 12.26.14 through 1.04.15 and 2.13.15 through 2.22.15; the friend must purchase a discounted never-ever package for $99, which includes a one-day lift ticket, never-ever lesson and equipment rental. Comp ticket must be used on same day as the never-ever package.


6. Discount at REI.  20% OFF one full price snow helmet or snow goggle. Offer valid 10.18.2014 through 2.15.2015.


7. A free subscription to Ski Magazine, if you fill out the contest entry form at the theater.


To get all this stuff, all you need to do is come see the movie with us.  

We'll meet for dinner and/or drinks around 5:30 pm (Friday), within walking distance of the theater.


Plan on walking over to the theater by about 7:00 pm, to have time to browse around the various displays and booths in the hallways - both downstairs and up on the second level.


Send in your $18.50  per person check to Sandra Smith for a group tickets purchase, by Friday, September 26.


After this date, it will cost you $27.50 at the  PCPA Box Office, by phone 503.946.7272, and at all TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT) - due to an added convenience charge.  So, by going with our group discount, you get a total saving of $9 per ticket.


We will purchase movie tickets only for those who send in their money in advance. 


Please make your check (per person) payable to Sandra Smith, and send it to:  

Sandra Smith

1500 SW 134th Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97005.


Contact Sandra at: Sandra@pacifier.com


No need to include any forms for this.  Only, please indicate if you are planning to join us for dinner and/or drinks before the movie or not.


Dinner / drinks is optional, and everyone pays for their own order, but it's a great way to socialize, meet some new members, find out who else is going on that trip you were eyeing for this season, ... etc.   See you there!


Halloween Party


Oct. 31 (Friday).


Moniquea Degan is inviting us all to her place for Halloween! Friday, October 316, at 6:00 pm. See the invitation in this PDF document, named:


If you want to come to the party, please drop Moniquea a quick note as RSVP at moniquea.degan@gmail.com  or call 503-799-9623


Location:  4036 East Burnside St.,

                 Portland, OR 97214

Come in costume and bring spooky stories. Share soup and pot luck, Bon fire weather permitting and late night hot tub, so bring swimsuit. BYOB.


Be prepared for anything....hula hooping, twister, dancing, hot soaks, good food. Bring whatever you'd like to share, including yourself.


Teton Gravity Research Ski Film

"Almost Ablaze"

November 1, 2014 (Saturday). 

Location:     Southridge High School auditorium, 9625 Sw 125th Ave, Beaverton, OR

Early Show: Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00 pm

Tickets:  Adults: $10
              Kids:     $7
All of the money raised will be for the benefit of the Southridge and Aloha High School ski team.


A link to buy tickets is available at http://www.tetongravity.com/films/almost-ablaze/tour/beaverton-or-premiere-of-almost-ablaze .


Movie trailer





Nov. 8 - 9, 2014


Click on flyer to enlarge into PDF file.



There is an admission charge of $2 per person or $5 per family for the entire weekend.  For that charge they are rewarded with free hot dogs/cider/popcorn and the chance to win some small door prizes.  


There will be both new and used equipment available for purchase.


by Grant/Cleveland High schools

Nov. 8 - 9  (Sat.- Sun.)  

This Ski swap benefits the Grant and Cleveland High Schools

       Drop off:     Friday:  7:30 pm - 9 pm

                        Saturday: 10:30 - noon

       Sale Hours: Saturday:   Noon -  6 pm.

                         Sunday:    10 am - 3 pm.

Buy! Sell! Swap!

* Lots of kids gear

* Items from reps (some demo, some new),

* Items from manufacturers (like Columbia),

* Items from stores (like Mt. Shop), and

* Items from skiers like you.


There is a consistently good selection of clothing and equipment at yard sale prices. All proceeds help support the high school racing programs at Grant and Cleveland. The team's commission on goods sold is 30% (donated goods are especially cherished).


This year, the schools have received a donation of MORE THAN $50,000 worth of equipment and clothing (new and used), of all types (snowboard, Alpine, AT, Nordic) from The Mountain Shop.


Plus there will also be barely used and some totally new 2014 skis and boots from Atomic, Blizzard, and Technica!    This sale is going to be like no other.


See flyer for more info. (NOTE: The flyer is from last year. Soon to be updated.)


Location: Portland Adventure Boot Camp
              1606 NE 37th (Between Broadway and Sandy Blvd.).


If you have something to sell, bring it in on Friday, November 8th, 7:30 - 9 pm, or  Saturday, Nov. 9, between 10:30 am - noon.

Questions: Grantskiraceteam@gmail.com .





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.


Mountain High
monthly meeting

October 28, 2014. (Tuesday) - Usually last Monday of the month.

                     This month is an exception, delayed by a day.

6:00 pm - social gathering;

6:30 pm - formal meeting. 


Location: Round Table Pizza, 10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near Capitol Hwy. (by McDonald’s).


This is an organizational and planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders, activity organizers etc., but it is open to all.  Anyone wanting to get more involved with the club is welcome.


Portland Ski Show






Note to our Mountain High club members:

If you want to volunteer to staff the NWSCC booth for a 3-hour shift, representing ALL local ski clubs, contact Mary Olhausen at omary52@comcast.net 

35th annual

Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Portland Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217


Nov.14-16, 2014 (Fri - Sun.)  Admission: $13.

Juniors (6 - 12 years old) pay only $3.  Under 6 is free.


NOTE: Parking will cost you an additional $6 or $7, unless you park farther away and take the MAX train to the Expo Center.  There is no free street parking anywhere around the Expo Center.  Show hours are:

Friday 1pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm


Big annual ski show at the Expo Center. Great deals on ski clothing and equipment. Save Up To 70% on new Ski and Snowboard Gear. See live demonstrations. Many freebies.


Also included a giant Ski Swap, where you can keep 80% of the sale value when you sell your used equipment.


Everyone attending will receive a 2-for-1 lift ticket voucher to: Ski Bowl, Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline, Mt. Ashland, Hoodoo, Mission Ridge, and Whistler/Blackcomb.  (Some of these are only for night skiing, or only mid-week.)


More info and a $2 off admission coupon at: www.portlandskifever.com.

Click on image to enlarge the flyer.



Live music at Charlie's Pub in Govy

"Pray for Snow" Party


Nov. 15 (Saturday) 2014.

Starting at 6:00 pm

Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club. Everyone is invited!


Location: Charlie's Pub in Government Camp.


Come celebrate the upcoming winter. Live music, and door-prizes. All local skiers and riders are invited, regardless of which club they belong to.


There will be a live band.


Tickets are $15. Sold in advance (not at the door). Tickets always sell out completely before the event. For tickets, contact your dearest member of the Schnee Vogeli club, or one of the following:


Gordy Lusk, 503-804-8363 GordyLusk@hotmail.com, or

Dale Parshall,503-245-3782, dale.parshall@bankofthewest.com,


Charlie's Pub

in the heart of Government Camp


Click on flyer to enlarge it,

Or for a higher resolution PDF file:

in  color  or in  black & white.



Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center

8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

(Click on map to enlarge it.)



Our club's booth a couple of years ago.

The annual NWSCC

Ski Fair

An event organized by snowriders for snowriders


Nov. 17, 2014 (Monday).

Starting at: 6:00 pm.              Admission: FREE.

One evening only.

Location: The Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center,
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

Take exit 23 off I-205 (the Sandy Blvd. / Killingsworth exit)

This is a smaller, more intimate show (as compared to the Ski Fever & Snowboard Show), but a lot of ski areas and all the local ski clubs will be here. Plus, admission is free! This event is organized by skiers for skiers.


The theme for this year is "Winter Wonderland".  Ski clubs will be decorating their booths accordingly.


Here are just some of the reasons to come to the Ski Fair:


    -  Meet local ski clubs and ski areas.

-  Check out what other local ski clubs are up to.

-  See what's new at the local ski areas.

-  Silent Auction,

-  Raffle, and more!

-  You can renew your club membership at our club's booth

-  Sign up for trips, racing, etc.  (at our Mt. High booth).


-  This will be tha last day you can purchase a Meadows Season pass for the intermediate price of $524. Note that the Meadows Pass has 3 prices. The earlier you buy it, the cheaper it is.
* Before November 2:  $499.
* November 2 - 17 :  $524.
* After Noember 17:  $799.


-  Also, this will be the last day to buy the Meadows 10 times pass for the lower price of $399.  After that, the price will go up to $419.


At the Oregon Cancer Ski Out booth, you can also register your team for the upcoming event in March of next year. All you need is the basic $180 deposit (for the whole 5-person team). Your other team mates can then add their share at a later time, online. 



We could really use a few volunteers to put in about a 1 hour shift staffing our club's booth, answering people's questions about our club and helping to sign up new members and/or renew old memberships. The whole event lasts only about 3 - 4 hours, and it would be great if you could help us out for at least part of that time. To volunteer, please contact Terry Swan, swans761@juno.com .


Print the flyer (in PDF format) and post it somewhere!

Or, see same flyer in JPG format (not quite as sharp).


Info about the Ski Fair: Mary Olhausen, omary52@comcast.net.




New Membership Pizza Party

Introduction to Racing


Nov. 19 (Wednesday)  6 pm - 8:30 pm

Come find out all about our recreational racing!

This is a recruitment and education class, open to everyone. Bring friends who might be interested in racing!  Find out what's new for this racing season.


Contact: Bruce Kuper at Racing@mthigh.org


Location:  Buffalo Gap Saloon

                 6835 SW Macadam Ave.
                 Portland, OR 97219


There will be free pizza.  Come early!

Come learn about PACRAT Racing. Snowboarders are welcome. We'll have 5 races and 5 parties. Join a 10-person team. Run some gates. Win door prizes, See yourself improve. Great camaraderie!  It's FUN!

Meanwhile, check out the PACRAT website at www.pacrats.org amd the special page for new racers: http://www.pacrats.org/main_pages/join_Us.htm


Also, see our own club's RACING pages, such as:

Mt. High Racing:  http://www.mthigh.org/Racing.htm   and

Racing Events: http://www.mthigh.org/Racing_Events.htm








Find our more about our club,

See info & photos on display.


1. We'll have on display a 3-ring binder that documents our club's activities and will be used in judging our club at the next FWSA Convention.


2. Also, there will be a display of some much older photos from the early days of our club.


Print out a flyer and post it somewhere.

Mt. High

Membership & Kickoff Party + Mini Ski Swap


Nov. 20, 2015 (Thursday).   6:30 - 9:00 pm.

Our biggest party of the year, marking the start of a new ski season. There will be free food and drinks.

  • Join the club, or renew your membership, or just check us out!
  • New membership cards will be issued on the spot.
  • Sign up for ski trips.
  • Join a 10-person PACRAT racing team, the best way to gain 9 instant ski buddies!
  • Win some door prizes!
  • Meet other members. Have a great time!
  • Find our more about our club
  • Find out about our mid-week skiers, and meet some of them. 
  • Enjoy some tasty sandwiches, some beer or wine, or soft drinks.
  • Bring something to sell at our mini ski swap, or see if there's anything there you might want to buy.
  • Pick up a new NW Skiers' Directory, fresh off the press.
  • Win some door-prizes!
  • Socialize! Get to know other club members.

We’ll have food and drinks, visit with old friends, and meet new members. See what we are cooking up for the upcoming season. Be there or be square! Bring a friend!  Print out a flyer and post it somewhere.


Page 2 of the flyer contains a map with directions, or click here for a Google map.


Location: Gray Gables Estate        

              3009 SE Chestnut Street
              Portland, Oregon 97267
              Phone: 503.654.0470

              Click here for a MAP.


Parking: In addition to the main parking lot (in yellow), there is also additional parking from McLoughling Blvd (in green). See closeup map: (Click map to enlarge)


Pacific Northwest Area Clubs

Recreational Alpine Teams


Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting &

PACRAT team captains'

bib pickup


Dec. 17 (Wed.):  6:00 pm


This will be a combined PACRAT and NWSCC meeting.


PACRAT Team Captains will pick up the racing bibs for their team if all their team-mates have paid their PACRAT dues and submitted all the paperwork, signed liability forms, etc.


Location:  TBA                  (LOCATION YET TO BE DETERMINED)


NWSCC topics will include:

PIE Auction,

January Safety Month, Learn to Ski, Ski Challenge Winners, FWSA Convention, FWSA Awards.


Current snow conditions:


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