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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: October 2, 2015
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.




September Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


NWSCC Newsletter - NW Ski Club Council's newsletter.


FWSA News Flash - Far West Ski Association Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news, and more.



We have updated out TRIPS page, which now lists all the upcoming trips for the upcoming 2015/2015 winter season.



Mt. High Cookbook

Calling all cooks, bakers, BBQ'ers, of Mt. High.

Debbi Kor is putting together a Club Cookbook for next year. If you're interested, send her your favorite recipes. She'll gather them, put them together, and see what we come up with.

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2015 man and woman of the year are: Emilio Trampuz and Terry Swan. Congratulations!  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year as well as the recipients of other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2016.


Emilio Trampuz       Terry Swan


Mt. High Entry into FWSA Outstanding Club contest

Kurt Krueger has completed a 10-page fully illustrated document that is our club's entry in the FWSA Outstanding Club contest. Winning clubs will be announced at the Far West Convention in San Diego, CA, in June 2015. Click on the headline or go to our Forms & Documents web page.



Powder Alliance.  13 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 11 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.


Photos and Videos posted!

Lots of photos and a few videos have been posted on our Photos page.  See what the club has been doing lately.  Including photos from the Chocolate party, the Pizza party, PACRAT racing, and the recent Whitefish Mt. trip as well as a day trip to Fernie.


50% discount at adidas 

Go to our Bulletin Board and print the special coupon for the adidas employee store, fill it out and get a 50% discount. Valid till April 25, 2015. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for offerng this.


Super Senior Specials

If you are 75 or older, you are a "super-senior, and you qualify for the following benefits. Here are just a few examples. There are more:

a)  Buy a SEASON PASS to Snowbasin, Utah for $39.

     (This pass does not come with Powder Alliance benefits.)

b)  Buy a season pass to Powder Mountain, UT, for only $20.

c)  Get a free season pass at Bogus Basin, ID.

d)  Ski free at Red Mountain, B.C.

Note that the November-December 2014 issue of Skiing History magazine includes a long list of all the places where you can ski for free. The age limit varies from 60 to 80, depending on the ski area. When you read this article online, click on Ctrl-+ key combination a few times to enlarge the page, to make it more readable.


New Video about our club 

See the new video about what our club has been up to lately. Included is a funny snow report about the upcoming Whitefish Mt. trip.


Express Rental & Service shop in Rhododendron

John Hanson (formerly of the Ski Chalet) is helping Skibowl with a new project in Rhododendron: an Express Rental & Service outlet with retail as well. He says:
"One of our target customers is the high school/ club racer looking to maintain a competitive advantage. Racers can drop their skis off after training nights and pick them up ready to go on race day. We are currently set up to do edge tunes and hot waxes."

Hours are:  Mon-Tue: 8-5,  Wed-Fri: 8-9pm,

                 Sat:  7-6pm   and   Sun: 8-6pm.

Next season, they plan to stock race accessories as well.
Stop by anytime. The location is  on the right hand side of Hwy 26 in Rhododendron across from the Village Market.

Phone 844-200-RENT (7368).


Mt. Hood Meadows tickets are available at a discounted price of just $64.  See our Bulletin Board for details.


Learn to Ski - Or Help Someone 

Our club now has a new page devoted just to beginner skiers, and we need volunteers who are willing to help newcomers to the sport. This is a win-win for everybody. By brining in new people to the slopes, the ski areas get more customers, our club gets more members, and the newcomers get their wings (their skis or boards)!


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 has offered us all 20% off of any item on the menu.  There is now 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.


The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

Photos from our whole past year have been moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2014 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 2013/2014 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 2014 page and keep scrolling down to see about 2 dozen different events. 



Mt. High best decorated booth! 

At this year's NWSCC Ski Fair, our club's booth was proclaimed the best decorated in the "Winter Wonderland" theme. See photos here!



Membership renewal.  Please renew your club membership in the Fall (October, November). This is also the best time to sign up for a ski trip with the club. It is best to renew in person at the annual Ski Fair or at our annual Kickoff Party. If you do it by mail, simply print print the Dough Transmittal form and mail it in. You can find it on our Membership page and on the Forms & Docs page.



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


Mt. Hood Passports 

This is a great opportunity for our members to get some discounted items at the mountain, and also to win some prizes at the end of the winter season.

Get a passport for $10, then use it to get discounts at various businesses on Mt. Hood.  Details are posted on our Bulletin Board page.


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:




Member Benefits updated - 20% off at the Taco Shoppe  Thanks to Kevin Bastin, owner of the Taco Shoppe and a Mountain High club member, we have now been offered 20% off of any item on the menu (not just the burritos). The Taco Shoppe is located in Government Camp, across the street from the Huckleberry Inn (but a house or two up the road), or just downhill from the Mount Hood Museum. See details on our Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.


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


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 


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/





Ski pole Inclinometers -

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












 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.



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. 2 (Fri.):       TGR film: "Paradise Waits"

Oct. 2-3 (Fri-Sat):  MHSP Ski Swap

Oct. 3 (Sat.):     Seafood Party

Oct.  4 (Sun.):  Timothy Lake Bike Ride

Oct. 17 (Sat.):   Highway Cleanup

Oct. 18 (Sun.):  Veterans Honor Flight at PDX

Oct. 21 (Wed.): NWSCC meeting

Oct. 23 (Fri.):    Warren Miller film: Chasing Shadows

Oct. 24 (Sat.):   MSP film: "Fade to Winter"

Oct. 26 (Mon.): Mt. High Board meeting



Nov. 6-8 (Fri-Sun.):  Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Nov. 7 (Sat.):     Mt. Hood Heritage Night

Nov. 9 (Mon.):   Ski Fair -NWSCC event by skiers for skiers

Nov. 12 (Thur.)Kickoff Party (renew your membership)

Nov. 14-15 (Sat, Sun): Grant/Cleveland Ski Swap



Jan. 24-30:       Canada trip -Silver Star, Sun Peaks



Feb. 21-27:        Montana trip Discovery Mt., Lost Trail


MARCH 2016

Mar. 18-20:         Crystal Mt. trip


See more event details in the next section below.




Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 300 since then. Current membership as of September 2015 = 304.


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 quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday in October, December, March and June.

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.


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.


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



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



Web site & Newsletter

At the 2014 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

1st place for Outstanding Club.

See more on our Awards page.



Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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




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.




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. 


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



Recent photos 

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




Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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





More info: Tetongravity.com/Portland
Questions? Email

Teton Gravity Research Ski Film

"Paradise Waits"

October 2, 2015 (Friday). 

Location:     Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202.

Early Show: Doors 5:30pm, Show 6:30 pm
Late Show:  Doors 8:15pm, Show 9:00 pm


Tickets:  $12 Advance  or  $15 Door
               Kids 16 & Under just $7 (Early Show Only)

BUY TICKETS: Online HERE or locally at: evo, US Outdoor Store or  Mountain Shop at 1510 NE 37th Avenue,


Have a chance to win a ton of prizes from the sponsors, including a shot at the tour grand prizes - a trip to shred Japan with SASS Global Travel, a trip for two to our hometown Jackson Hole, or an Atomic Skis / Sony Action Cam prize pack!

Better yet - everyone in attendance wins, with a comp M-F non-holiday lift ticket to Mt Bachelor AND 2-for-1 early/late season deal to Stevens Pass for all attendees!

See movie trailer  at:


Click image to enlarge it.



For more info see:


To learn more about the patrol or to make a direct donation, please visit http://mthoodskipatrol.org


For questions, see the

Frequently Asked Questions

or email:



or contact our very own Kurt Krueger at:


8th annual MHSP

Mt. Hood Snow Sports Swap

Benefiting the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol


October 2 - 3, 2015

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.


You can also take the MAX blue line to the Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport stop.


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










Too many people have signed up already!  We can't fit more into a private home. So, anyone who signs up on September 25 or later will be placed on a waiting list.  If anybody cancels (Please let us know), we'll let people on the waiting list know that spots have opened up.

Mt. High

Seafood Spectacular 

(Just a party)


October 3, 2013 (Saturday) at 6:30 pm.


It’s time to get your taste buds set for the Annual Mt. High Seafood Extravaganza on Saturday, October 3rd. We will be serving up our standard fare of grilled salmon, halibut, maybe some steamer clams or mussels, oysters, sushi, and all else that’s yummy.

Greg Anderson has generously offered up his beautiful home in Mounttain Park, to hold our event. With that said, we will have to put a 50 person limit on attendance.


You need to RSVP to Debbi Kor NO LATER THAN 9/25.  Please email: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net  in order to get your name on the list. We will carry a “wait list” as well, so if you are NOT going to show up, the considerate thing would be to contact Debbi, so that she can take your name off the list, and add the next person(s).

The cost is just $5 per person this year. You may send your money into the club BEFORE SEPTEMBER 25TH, or pay at the door, as you have previously. We really, really need to know that people intend to come, and just not do a “no show” that night. We need to know enough ahead of time, how many guests to expect, to order a sufficient amount of seafood for all.

Greg has suggested that people bring folding chairs for the patio/deck, and wherever else we may need them. You may want to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share (no assigned items this year), as well as whatever you’d like to drink. The club will furnish bottled water and coffee.

Appetizers will be served beginning at 6:30, with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

The address is: 91 Garibaldi St., Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Directions: From I-5, get on Capitol Hwy. heading south toward Lake Oswego. Capitol turns into SW 49th and then into Kerr Parkway. Different names, but same street. Turn left at the traffic light onto Hidalgo St., then right on Becket St., then left on Nansen Summit, and a final left onto Garibaldi St. House number 91.

RSVP and Questions: Debbi Kor ijustwannarun1@comcast.net  or (503) 314-7078.


EVERYONE PLEASE RSVP by September 25th. 




Click on the map to enlarge it.

Mt. High

Timothy Lake Bicycle Ride


October 4, 2015 (Sunday).  10 am.

Join Mt High Club members in a mountain bike ride around Timothy Lake. We will use a shuttle to do only 9 miles around the lake. There is an option to do the whole 15 miles, however you will miss early dinner with the 9 milers.


We will meet at Little Crater Lake at 10 am, a bit north of Timothy Lake. Riders will be shuttled to the Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station. Early dinner will be on the way back at The Taco Shoppe in Govy Camp. Early dinner will be on the way back at The Taco Shoppe in Govy Camp.

This is a beginning mountain bike trail. Operative word here is “mountain bike”­. There are a few parts of the trail that are not suitable for a road bike. The trail is at water level in the trees with numerous views and twists and turns.


John Davis, hikedance@gmail.com, 503-358-5900, and

Emilio Trampuz, Emilio2000@earthlink.net, 503-510-1477.



Driving directions:

From Sandy, go east on Hwy. 26 for about 40 miles to Skyline Road (Road 42).

Turn right and go south for 4 miles.

Turn right on Forest Road 58 (Abbot Rd.) and go 2 miles to Little Crater Lake campground.

Allow at least 50 minutes from Sandy, or 20 minutes from Govy.


Our meeting place is markd on the adjacent map with the highlighted words: "Meet Here".  Please click on the map to enlarge it.



Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 9th cleanup.  (2 per year)

October 17  (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.





South Willamette Valley Honor Flight

Greet World War II Veterans arriving in Portland

See: http://www.honorflight.org/

October 18 (Sunday). 

Location:  Portland's PDX airport

Time:       2:00 pm 


On October 18th at 2:00pm, Southwest Flight 1184 will be returning to Portland International airport with 42 WWII veterans and their guardians. They will be returning from a visit to Washington DC.  This will be a great opportunity for Oregonians to show these men and their families that we have not forgotten the "Greatest Generation" and all they did for us.


All you have to do is show up to the airport in time to form an honor line for them to walk thought. If you have never been part of one of these, you're in for a real treat. The appreciation in the faces of our Veterans is priceless.

Just make a sign that says welcome home, wear your red, white and blue and maybe carry a few red, white and blue balloons to give to the Veterans. The important thing is that we show our love and appreciation to the veterans. And the bonus to all of this is that everyone in the airport at that time will see that Oregon cares about our Veterans.

Please share this information in our monthly meeting. Also you might share with your family and friends. Also plan to check on the flight status before you leave for the airport. Delays happen.



Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting


October 21 (Wednesday),  6:00 - 6:30 -- Meet and greet

                                          6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.


Location:  Hillcrest Sports, 2506 SE Burnside, Gresham, Oregon.


People from several local ski clubs will be present.

Brundage Mountain Resort will be one of our guest speakers.


The NW Ski Club Council will have quarterly meetings scheduled for October, December, March and June.

Warren Miller's new film:

"Chasing Shadows"


Click on the image above to see the movie trailer


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

Portland, Oregon, 97205.


MAP (click to enlarge):

Click to enlarge



NOTE: We are still looking at several potential locations for our pre-movie dinner.  Check this web page in a few days!


We'll purchase 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



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.  Instead of  completely free lift tickets to 4 Canadian ski areas, we are now down to only 2-for-1 coupon for just 2 ski areas.


If you want to make use of the 2-for-1 lift tickets and visit Canada, 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

Warren Miller movie + Mt. High dinner


"Chasing Shadows"


October 23 (Friday).   Click here for a map.    Ticket: $19.50


Dinner/drinks at 5:30 pm

          at a location yet to be determined.

          Check this page within a few days.


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


Warren Miller's 2015 film, "Chasing Shadows", pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world. 


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.25.  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 and/or drinks, 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 (Friday): Portland (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 pm) 

   * Oct. 24-25 (Sat./Sun.): Bend (Tower Theater)  24th: 6 & 9 pm,  25th: 5 and 8 pm.

   * Oct. 28 (Wednesday): Salem (Elsinore Theater, Saturday, 7:30 pm);

   * Oct. 28 (Wednesday): Corvallis (Whiteside Theater)., 7:30 pm);

   * Oct. 29 (Thursday): Portland (Aladdin Theater, 7:30 pm).

   * Oct  29 (Thursday): Eugene (McDonald Theater, 7:30 pm);

   * Oct. 30 (Friday): Medford (Craterian Theater at the Collier Center, 7:30 pm.)

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 Dec. 1-18, 2015 or April 4 though closing day 2016.. Or use it as a 2-for-1 coupon valid Monday - Friday from Jan. 4 - February 12, 2016.


2. 2-for-1 lift tickets to 2 Canadian ski areas (Big White, and Sun Peaks) valid either before December 18, 2015, or after March 21, 2016.


3. 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 12.26.15 through 1.03.16 and 2.13.16 through 2.21.15; 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.


4. Discount at REI.  20% OFF any REI Brand or Novara item, but only if you purchase Warren Miller tickets at REI.


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


More details at:



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 $19.50  per person check to Sandra Smith for a group tickets purchase, by Friday, September 25.


After this date, it will cost you $28.50 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 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. Also, please include your mailing address, so we can mail you tour ticket, as well as your email address, so we can notify you if there are any last minute changes.


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!

Matchstick Productions Ski Film

"Fade to Winter"


October 24 (Saturday). 

Location:  Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202.

Time:       8:00 pm  (Doors open at 7 pm show)


Matchstick Productions’ latest film, “Fade to Winter”, features jaw-dropping action from Alaska, Iceland, British Columbia, Japan, Colorado, Italy, and New England, this film captures the spirit of nine skiers who go to great lengths for the sport that they love.


Starring Markus Eder, Bobby Brown, Michelle Parker, Mark Abma, Tanner Rainville, Aaron Blunck, James Heim, Sean Jordan, PK Hunder, and others


See movie trailer and the film's web site at:






Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.


Mountain High
monthly Board meeting

October 26, 2015. (Monday) - Usually last Monday of the month.


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





No NWSCC Booth


The NW Ski Club Council  WILL NOT have a booth at this Show this year. Sorry about any possible confusion.  The situation has changed twice in September. First it was a NO, then a YES, and now it's back to NO.  This is the final decision of the NWSCC Board.


Having a booth at the Show is simply too expensive.


But, the NWSCC will participate in the Ski Dazzle Show in Seattle on the same weekend.

Contact Mary Olhausen, 503-880-7383, omary52@comcast.net

36th annual

Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Portland Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217


Nov.6-8, 2015 (Fri - Sun.)  Admission: $14.

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

There are coupons for $3 off at McDonald's and on the Show's web site.


NOTE: Parking will cost you an additional $7 or $8, 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, and other ski areas.  (Some of these are only for night skiing, or only mid-week.)


More info and a $3 off admission coupon at: www.portlandskifever.com.


Mt. Hood Heritage Night

in Government Camp


November 7 (Saturday.)   6 pm.


Annual fun evening including Hors D' oeuvres, complimentary wine and beer. Silent and Oral Auctions.  Lots of unique art, antiques, outdoor sports items, ski passes, gift certificates and more. Oral auction will include a Ski Vacation for two to Steamboat Ski Resort.

Your free ticket to this fun evening is your Museum Membership. Membership is available at the door.


Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 


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 few years ago.

The annual NWSCC

Ski Fair

An event organized by snowriders for snowriders


Nov. 9, 2015 (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! Also, the Ski Fair is visited by a more mature audience.  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 the 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 Karen Michels, skiklynn@gmail.com, 503-984-9210.



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.








Find our more about our club,

See info & photos on display.



Print out a flyer and post it somewhere.

Mt. High

Membership & Kickoff Party + Mini Ski Swap


Nov. 12, 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.
  • Donate a ski jacket! 

DONATE:  Bring some non-perishable food to donate for the Oregon Food Bank. We did that in past years as well. Our club president, Debbi Kor, will take our donations to the Oregon Food Bank.


AGENDA: 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)





Click on the image for more info.



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.


More info at:




by Grant/Cleveland High schools

Nov. 14 - 15, 2015  (Sat.- Sun.)  

This Ski swap benefits the Grant, Cleveland,  Madison, and Benson high school ski racing teams.


       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, we have skis and other equipment coming from three reps - Fischer, Blizzard, and Atomic - as well as a lot of community support.


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 13th, 7:30 - 9 pm, or  Saturday, Nov. 14, between 10:30 am - noon.

Questions: Grantskiraceteam@gmail.com .


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