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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: March 26, 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.




February Lift Lines 

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


NWSCC Newsletter 

The NW Ski Club Council's monthly newsletter.


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


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.


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.  It's time to renew your club membership. Now is also the best time to sign up for a ski trip with the club, if you haven't already done it in person at the annual Ski Fair (Nov. 17) or at our annual Kickoff Party (Nov. 20).  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.



Ski Racing Coach wanted

See our Bulletin Board for details.


Snowboard Coach wanted

See our Bulletin Board for details.


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/


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.

Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2015.


 Kurt Krueger          Nancy Pratt


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


Ski pole Inclinometers -

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



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.  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 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.





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.




 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



Feb. 8 (Sun):   PACRAT race 3- Mt. Hood Meadows

Feb. 14 (Sat):  Mt. High Chocolate Party

Feb. 21 (Sat):  Mt. High Photo Party POSTPONED

Feb. 21 (Sat.): Cascade Ski Club Crab Feed - 4 pm

Feb. 21 (Sat.): King Winter party -Skiyente club - 7pm

Feb. 21 (Sat.): Oregon Cancer Ski Out Bingo - 6 pm

Feb. 22 (Sun): PACRAT race 4 Meadows

Feb. 23 (Mon.): Mt. High Board meeting

Feb. 26 (Thur.): Mt. High Pizza Party

                             - Quarterly social. Free pizza!

Feb. 28 (Sat.): Masters Mania slalom race

Feb. 28 - Mar. 6: Whitefish Mt. train trip (+Fernie)



Mar.   1 (Sun.):  Masters Mania GS race

Mar.   7 (Sat.) :  Ski the Glade Trail Day (Mt. Hood)

Mar. 8-9 (Sun-Mon):   Oregon Cancer ski Out

Mar. 14-21:         FWSA Val d’Isere trip

Mar. 16-21:         FWSA Revelstoke Heli-Ski

Mar. 15 (Sun):   NASTAR race

Mar. 18 (Wed.): NWSCC meeting

Mar. 20-21 (Sat-Sun): Crystal Mt. bus trip CANCELED

Mar. 21-22 (Sat-Sun):  Hope on the Slopes

Mar. 22 (Sun): PACRAT race 5 Timberline

Mar. 30 (Mon.): Mt. High Board meeting



Apr.   4 (Sat):    PACRAT Make-up race

Apr. 17 (Fri.):    Rat Attack Awards party

Apr. 18 (Sat.):  Season Ender Bender - Schnee V.



June 4 -7:          FWSA Convention - San Diego



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.


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.



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.



Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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




Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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





Fine champagne

Fine desserts

Fine conversation



Click here for

Google Map

to Janice and Marv's place



Please RSVP to Janice if you are coming. jessen9011@comcast.net   or phone: 503-515-6230.

Mt. High annual

Chocolate Party



February 14  (Saturday), starting at 7:00 pm.

Location:  Janice Jessen & Marv Wakefield

                 3504 Red Cedar Way

                 Lake Oswego, OR  97035


Directions: From I-5  take the Kruse Way exit to Lake Oswego, then head east on Kruse Way until it ends at a T-intersection. Turn right on Boones Ferry Rd. Just a couple of blocks later, as soon as Boones Ferry narrows down to just 2 lanes, turn left onto Red Cedar Way. Look for house number 3504.  Click on the map to enlarge it.


Please RSVP to Janice if you are coming. jessen9011@comcast.net   or phone: 503-515-6230.


Join your fellow club members at the annual Chocolate party.  BYOB. You can simply come to sample the desserts or bring your favorite chocolate dessert and enter it in the contest for:

a) the Most Creative

b) the Most Chocolatey and/or Decadent;

c) the Most Light and/or Healthy


The judges will be fair in their selections from all of the entries. The contest is optional.  We also need plenty of tasters and judges. So, come and sample the goodies, bring a friend, and enjoy a night of decadence, fun and good cheer.

See what our members saw!


Amazing stories + Amazing photos


Please RSVP to Randy if you are coming. Email fwsa13randy@telis.org  or phone: 503-682-1563.

Mt. High



February 21  (Saturday), starting at 6:30 pm.


Come get to know your fellow club members and their exploits better. Several of our members have had interesting experiences and amazing travels lately, from Africa to China.  Several of them will share their adventures with us. Each has a unique story. And each will illustrate their story with photos.


Location:  Randy Lew

                 7007 SW Iron Horse St.

                 Wilsonville, OR  97070


Directions: From I-5  take North Wilsonville exit

- Head east on Elligsen Rd. to a traffic light 1/4 mile away. 

- Turn right onto Canyon Creek Rd., follow it for about a mile.

- Turn left on Boeckman Rd. Turn right onto Laurel Glen. 

- Turn left onto Fallen Leaf St.,

- Turn Right onto Flynn St. 

- Follow Flyn St. until it turns to the right and becomes Iron Horse Rd. 

- Stop at the first house on your right.                       Click on the map to enlarge it.


Please RSVP to Randy if you are coming. fwsa13randy@telis.org  or phone: 503-682-1563.

Click here for

Google Map

to Randy's place





Cascade Ski Club & Lodge

Crab Feed

Government Camp


Feb. 21 (Saturday)  Starting at 4 pm. Dinner at 5 pm.


The Cascade Ski Club and Lodge in Government Camp is holding its annual Crab Feed, and all the local ski clubs are invited. Come up for a great Crab Feed, listen to some Live Music in front of the Great Room's Grand Fireplace and just have a wonderful, Mountain Time.


Cost:  Only $35.00 per Adult,  $20.00/Kids 12 & Under

Menu: 100 lbs. of Oregon Dungeness Crab
             35 lbs. of Fresh Salmon,
             Salads, Cracked Wheat Dinner Rolls & Butter
             Dessert and More!

             Complimentary Wine(s)/Beer(s)

             Live Music!

See the club’s web site: www.cascadeskiclub.org


Skiyente Ski Club - King Winter

King Winter Coronation and Dance

Government Camp


Feb. 21 (Saturday) 7:00 pm. 

Join the Skiyente Ski Club at Charlie's Mountain View Pub in Government Camp (Mt. Hood) to celebrate the crowning of King Winter 2015! 


Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Live music, door prizes and much more. For more info, contact the Skiyente ski club.


Doors open at 7:00 pm

Coronation at: 8:00 pm.

Band starts at: 9:00 pm           More info at the Skiyente web site


This year's King Winter is Henry Bendinelli, president of the Mt. Hood Ski Kats club.


See the official flyer.


Oregon Cancer Ski Out

Bingo Night



NOTE: This is a related event to the Oregon Cancer Ski Out. The skiing event will happen March 8-9, 2015 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Oregon Cancer Ski Out

Bingo Night


Feb. 21 (Saturday)  - 6:00 pm. 

A Bingo night!  A fun fundraiser for the Oregon Cancer Ski Out.  100% of the profits goes to the Cancer Ski Out.


Location:  Tryon Creek Grill / Sports pub, 8610 SW Terwilliger Blvd.  (at SW Taylors Ferry and SW Terwilliger in Burlingame/Hillsdale vicinity). 

The place has a value oriented, nice variety of NW pub food.


Our club member and PACRAT team captain Alan Bean will be there and will make a little table sign at 5:45 pm saying: "Mt High" - and will try to get folks seated in the vicinity if they look like they are searching.  You can contact Alan at: 503-849-8009.





Pizza Party


Elaine, Sally, and Terry.


Kurt Krueger addresses the crowd

(Quarterly meeting, Pizza party)

 Map to Round Table Pizza on Barbur Blvd.Click on map to enlarge.

Feb. 26 (Thursday)

             6:30 - 9:00 pm


Place:  Round Table Pizza

           10070 SW Barbur Blvd

            Portland, Oregon. 

            (near Capitol Hwy)


Pizza is on the club! Just buy your own drink.


Everybody is invited! Come meet other club members, check out what’s new. Enjoy some "Maui Zaui" pizza!

   * Slide show / video of some recent ski trips.
   * Socialize, mingle with other club members.
   * The pizza is free (on the club), but buy your own drink.



From I-5 Southbound (going out of town):
- Take the Capitol St. exit.
- Loop around the exit ramp to the right and get on Capitol St.
- Cross Barbur Blvd. plus one more set of traffic lights.
- Turn right into a driveway just in front of a motel.
- The Round Table Pizza is right behind the motel.

From I-5 Northbound (going into town from Tualatin or Tigard):
- Take the Pacific Hwy (Barbur Blvd.) exit
- Get onto Barbur Blvd. and follow it up the hill, over the crest.
- Turn right into driveway for the Round Table Pizza and a Chinese restaurant (or is it Japanese?), just a few feet before McDonald's.







Organized by:

     Schnee Vogeli club  &  Skiyente Ski Club



See the flyer for registration information, places to stay and more!




NOTE: If you are interested in going to  the Far West Race Championships in April, this Schnee/Skiyente Master's Ski Race will qualify you to attend the Far West races.

Mt. Hood

Masters Mania Race Weekend


February 28 - March 1 (Sat. - Sun.)  2015

Two days of Masters' ski racea at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. Note that the word "Master" in this case simply means an adult, not a kid. You don't have to be a master racer!  A mediocre racer will do just fine!


Saturday: Turkey Slalom – organized by the Schnee Vogeli club and open to all. Race at Skibowl West on the Dog Leg trail.

Sunday: Memorial Cup Giant Slalom race – organized by the Skiyenete club and open to all. Race on Reynolds Run, Skibowl West.


Schedule of Events:

Friday Night:     Race Pre-Registration 7-9pm at Huckleberry Inn

Saturday:          Race Registration 7-9am at Ski Bowl West~ Outback Lodge. Race at 10am.

Saturday Night: Gumbo Feed and Awards 6pm at Huckleberry Inn


Sunday:            Race Registration 7-9am at Ski Bowl West ~ Outback Lodge. Race at 10am.

Sunday Afternoon: Awards Ceremony ~ Outback Lodge. one hour after race.

Registration Info: (The prices are from last year. They might change this year)
$30 per day of racing for  pre-registered racers.

$35 per day of racing if registered after March 3.

(One time fee of $25, if not a PNSA/USSA Member - No refunds if DNS.)

For more info please contact: racedirector@skiyente.com 

Lodging: $30 per night Masters' Pricing at Cascade Ski Club, reservations required!  Call 503.272.9204 and ask for Joe. www.cascadeskiclub.org

Mt. Hood Museum


Glade Trail


Click on flyer image to enlarge

12th annual

Ski Historic Glade Trail Day


March 7, 2015 (Saturday)


The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum in Government Camp holds this annual event on the first Saturday in March, by special permit from the US Forest Service. The historic Glade Ski Trail is opened and groomed for this participatory living history event. This once popular downhill ski trail starts at Timberline Lodge and ends in Government Camp, a distance of three miles.


LATEST NEWS RELEASE - as of Feb. 20, 2015

     Thanks to the generosity of Timberline Lodge, the annual Ski the Glade fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Cultural Museum will take place as planned on Saturday, March 7. With a couple of changes.

     The nonprofit museum, which depends on the yearly Ski the Glade event for portions of its operating budget, faced cancelling the event due to the lack of snow at lower elevations on Mount Hood. Once a year, Timberline grooms the trail that runs to Government Camp for participants in Ski the Glade. This year, so far, there is no snow to groom on the 3.5 mile trail.

     RLK Company, the operators of Timberline Lodge, stepped up to support the event. Timberline will issue Ski the Glade ticket holders a complimentary Timberline Ski Area lift ticket on the day of the event. Tickets will be good for the chairs operating at Timberline that day.

     “Timberline supports the Mt. Hood Museum and appreciates their dedication to capturing and sharing this area’s rich alpine heritage, and Ski the Glade is a wonderful and important annual event,” said Jeff Kohnstamm, president of Timberline Lodge and owner of RLK Company.

     In addition to the complimentary lift ticket, each ticket holder will get a coupon good for $10 off the Cascade Dining Room buffet lunch. Participants in Ski the Glade will gather at the museum after 2 p.m. for a reception.



The Glade Trail was built by the US Forest Service in 1937 as part of the Timberline Lodge ski complex. The trail roughly follows the route of the original Blossom Trail, dating to 1888 or earlier. Before the advent of ski lifts, highly groomed slopes, and extreme snowboard acrobatics, skiing long trails was popular. Skiing consisted of either jumping or trail skiing. Trail skiers climbed on skis equipped with climbing skins to the Timberline Lodge area and skied back to Government Camp.


According to Lloyd Musser, Museum Curator, “ this event helps fulfill our mission of preserving and interpreting the history of Mt. Hood. This is a chance for Grandparents to ski with their grandchildren and share the memories of skiing the Glade Trail, when it was the biggest ski adventure on Mt. Hood.”


This will be the twelfth year of this event and it is always a fun event


Participants are treated to a red carpet day of skiing. Skiers are shuttled to Timberline in comfortable airport shuttle vans, escorted by local guides and senior members of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, and served a hearty lunch.


Shuttles will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM allowing ticket holders to make several trail runs. The events of the day are recounted at the Apres ski party, where prizes are awarded. Wearing vintage ski clothing is encouraged.


Participation is limited to 75 skiers. Event tickets are $100 per person for Museum members, a portion of which is deductible as a donation to the MHCC&M, a non-profit organization.

Non-members may purchase a ticket and membership for $125 that includes a one year family museum membership. Additional tickets for family members are $100.00.


Tickets may be purchased at the museum, or by calling 503-272-3301. Visa is accepted. 


The event is possible through the support of Timberline Lodge, Luxury Accommodations, Valians Ski Shop and Mt. Hood Ski Patrol.


Background information on Mt. Hood trail skiing is available on our webpage in an article entitled Trail skiing on Mt. Hood a Long Standing Tradition. See it at:

http://www.mthigh.org/Articles/Trail-Skiing-on-Mt-Hood.pdf  or:



For more info see: www.mthoodmuseum.org.

Photographs from past years events are available on the website or upon request.

The event director is: Lloyd Musser, 503-367-3946.


Click here for the official press release.



 Ray and Bob, part of the winning team


Walt in the course!


The Downhill Divas

27th Annual

Oregon Cancer Ski Out


March  8 - 9, 2015.  (Sunday and Monday)


This is a unique and fun two-day ski/snowboard event at Mt. Hood Meadows, raising money for hospice, cancer research, education and prevention programs.


Beneficiaries are: the OHSU Cancer Institute, the Willamette Falls Hospice, and the Candlelighters (a grass-roots organization supporting children with cancer).


Two races are held, and only consistency counts; not speed.  Teams of 5 compete in an effort to match their overall time in Monday's race as closely as possible to their results from Sunday's race.


For more info, check out the Oregon Cancer Ski Out Brochure.

See a wonderful, inspirational video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yo8cgULE8o


Early Registration =  $179 per person (before December 31, 2014)

Normal registration = $199 per person (after December 31, 2014) .

Click here to  Register online.


All registrations must be paid in full by February 10.

You can also send notes to family and friends to gather donations online. All monies raised prior to the Oregon Cancer Ski Out will be reflected on your Bucks to Buck Cancer totals.

Go to: www.cancerskiout.org and click the register button.

For info, contact Michelle Satter. 971-221-5872, cancerskiout@gmail..com .


The Mountain High club has participated in this event for many years.


NOTE: Space is limited to 35 teams!


Michelle Satter
Director, Oregon Cancer Ski Out
Phone: 971-221-5872   Fax: 503-632-1612
PO Box 1484
Wilsonville OR 97070
Web site: www.cancerskiout.org 

Email:      cancerskiout@gmail..com



Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting


March 18 (Wednesday),  6 pm.   (Third Wednesday of the month)


Location:  Buffalo Gap, 6835 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97210,

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

6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.

A special bar menu will be offered; food and beverages on your own.


Meeting topics will include

*  Charitable Events
*  Travel
*  Learn to Ski/January Safety Month
*  FWSA Convention & Awards Program





Torchlight parade:

Everyone can be part of the torchlight parade. Just ask about it at the registration desk on the first morning of the event.


Bonnie Ell started the first Hope on the Slopes
at Mt. Hood Skibowl in 2009.


Team "Cranes for Kendall"


To start a team, or to register as an individual, please follow click here.


Any Mountain High member who starts a new team, let us know at webmaster@mthigh.org and we'll post a link to your team here.

Click on the team name to view it, or to donate to it, or to join the team.

7th annual

Hope on the Slopes

A 24hr ski/snowboard for cancer

vertical challenge event


March 21 - 22, 2015: (Saturday - Sunday)

at  Mt. Hood Skibowl. <== Moved to White Pass, WA

24 hours: 10 am to 10 am.


NOTE:  This event has been moved to White Pass, WA, because of lack of snow at Mt. Hood Skibowl.


Just like last year, the event will be held fromn Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, instead of from Friday to Saturday as in past years.  Also, the time has changed.  The event now starts at 10 am instead of at 1 pm (as in past years).

A fundraiser for the Ski & Ride for a Cure and the American Cancer Society.


Saturday afternoon and evening there will be live music, a BBQ, and a torchlight parade. If you don't want to ski, come watch and enjoy!


This is a vertical challenge, where competitors earn points for both dollars raised and the total vertical feet skied. Teams can consist of between 4 and 10 people. You can also compete individually. There are no age restrictions.


Check-in and registration is from 7:30am - 9:30am. Please check in upon arrival to receive your tracking device to ensure your vertical feet will be tracked. Turn in any registration fees or donations, if applicable. The tracking competition begins at 10:00am and will go for 24 hours!


Individuals must raise a minimum of $250 to be eligible for the competition prizes and awards. Bonus! Participants who register online and pay the required registration fee by Sunday, March 1st, 2015, will be guaranteed a Hope on the Slopes event T-shirt!


Each participant will receive a personal web page that they can customize with their own messages and photos. Features of the web site include the ability to fundraise online and via email, track fundraising progress, and honor loved ones touched by cancer.


Registration is $40 per person, or $150 per team (for up to 10 members. Each participant is encouraged to raise a minimum of $200.

Prizes include lift tickets, skis, snowboards, and clothing.


Lift tickets valid from Saturday and till Sunday at 1 pm cost: $49.


For more info about this event, click here.

See a description of this event in the Trifold brochure

Much more info on the official web site: .http://hopeontheslopes.net/


To register and participate:



Funds raised will be used by the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, advocacy, and service.


Volunteers are needed to help with registration, food, preparing the torches, and more. If you want to volunteer, please contact Devin Jenkins, devinhots@gmail.com .

Day-of-the-event volunteers who volunteer at least 4 hours, will receive a FREE event lift ticket, good on the day of the event.


People can set up tents or canopies at Skibowl, and they can even lay down and snooze at the Outback lodge. If you are interested in overnight accommodations in Government Camp here are a few suggestions:

Huckleberry Inn, 503-272-3325

Best Western Mt. Hood, 503-272-3205

Collins Lake Resort, 800-234-6288

Mt. Hood Chalet, 503-263-6366




of previous events:


2011 Hope on the Slopes


2010 Hope on the Slopes.


2009 Hope on the Slopes.








To start a team, or to register as an individual, please follow this link:






Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.


Mountain High
monthly Board meeting

March 30, 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.



See the flyer

Schnee Vogeli Ski Club

Season Ender Bender



April 18 (Sat.)  2015

The local Schnee Vogeli Ski Club ("Snow Birds") invites you to come celebrate the end of the season at their party in Government Camp.


Doors open:  7:00 pm.


Location:      The Ratskeller, Government Camp.


Featuring:    "Cadillacs For Everyone". See: www.cadillacsforeveryone.com


Tickets:         $15.  Tickets available from you favorite Schnee Vogeli club member, or email:  SeasonEnder@SchneeVogeli.com
For Mountain High club members  it's best to contact Gordon Lusk at rivergordy@gmail  or 503-804-8363.

For more info see: http://schneevogeli.com/main_pages/Events.htm  


Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club

See the flyer


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