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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: February 9, 2016
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.




January 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.


Let's go skiing!

Meet at McDonald's in Sandy 7:30 - 7:45 am.  We can carpool, or just drive up together. Some of us are going to Timberline or Skibowl. Others are going to Meadows. We can all meet at McDonald's. See details about our day trips on the TRIPS page. Hey, a day trip is a trip too!  If you have a 2-way radio, tune it to channel 6-19.


The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

Photos from our whole past year have been moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2015 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 can still see all the 2014/2015 photos on our Photos 2015 page and keep scrolling down to see all the different events. 



Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.   

a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas – currently on TRIPS page,

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West  -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.

To fully understand what our club does, please see a whole year of past photos on the PHOTOS page.



Mt. High best decorated booth! 

At this year's NWSCC Ski Fair, our club's booth was proclaimed the best decorated in the "Let it snow" theme. This was our second winning year in a row. See photos here!


Bulletin Board

There are new items on our Bulletin Board. Check it out!


Season Passes compared.  Compare the cost and benefits of various lift ticket passes. This was first published on page 8 of the September issue of Lift Lines (#177). It is now on our Articles page.



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)!


 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.


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/



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.












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.   7 (Sun):  Mt. High day: Mt. Hood Meadows

Feb. 13 (Sat):   Mt. High day:Skibowl / Timberline

Feb. 13 (Sat.):  Mt. High Chocolate Party

Feb. 13 (Sat.):  Cascade Lode - Crab Feed

Feb. 17 (Wed.) NWSCC Social at Columbia Sports

Feb. 21 (Sun): PACRAT race 3 - Skibowl

Feb. 28 (Sun): PACRAT race 4 - Meadows

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

Feb. 27 (Sat.):  History Happy Hour / Mt. Hood

Feb. 29 (Mon.): Mt. High Board meeting


MARCH 2016

Mar. 5 (Sat.):     Ski the Glade Trail Day on Mt. Hood

Mar. 5-6 (Sun):  Masters Races - Skibowl

Mar.   6 (Sun):   Mt. High day: Timberline

Mar. 10 (Thur.): Mt. High Quarterly / Pizza Party

Mar. 13 (Sun):   NASTAR Open race - Skibowl

Mar. 16 (Wed.): NWSCC meeting

Mar. 18-20:        Crystal Mt. trip

Mar. 20 (Sun):    PACRAT race 5 - Timberline



Apr.  3 (Sun): PACRAT make up race  -  Timberline  To be held only if an earlier race gets canceled.

Apr. 15 (Fri): Rat Attack Awards Party  -   McMenamins Edgefield 



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.


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.


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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


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 


 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.





Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

Mt. High members at Stevens Pass


Mt. High members on Mt. Hood



Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.  Most of them have their own separate pages on our web site:


a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas  (both weekend and mid-week) – currently on TRIPS page, but might be moved to a Mt. Hood page or Meet-up page, or something like that.

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West  -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.


Our Home page is mainly a calendar of events and a place to post social events that don't have their own separate pages, such as Trips and Racing events do.


To get a better view of what our club does, please check the ABOUT US page and the PHOTOS page, which shows almost everything we did in the past year(s). Each season, we start to build a new Photos page, so if you are checking us out at the beginning of the season, check out one of the previous year's Photos page, which will be more complete.



Mt. High Ski Day at

Mt. Hood Meadows


February 7 (Sunday) 

Come ski with us this Sunday. Just for fun.


Let's connect at 7:30 - 7:45 am at McDonald's in Sandy.  If you come early, walk inside and get yourself a cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich.   As usual, we can organize some carpooling on the spot, depending on who shows up.
If you miss us in Sandy, try connecting with us at Timberline, around 9:00 am at the day lodge or just outside, near the ski-check, ready to go skiing. 

Alternatively, you can try calling Mt. High members using channel 6-19 on a 2-way radio.





NOTE: This is the same day as our annual Chocolate Party. Consider the Chocolate party our après ski party!  We'll go there right after skiing!

Mt. High Ski Day at

Skibowl or Timberline


February 13 (Saturday) 

Come ski with us this Saturday. Just for fun.  Let's plan on going to Mt. Hood Skibowl, weather permitting.  As an alternative, we have Timberline as our backup.


Let's connect at 7:30 - 7:45 am at McDonald's in Sandy.  If you come early, walk inside and get yourself a cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich.   As usual, we can organize some carpooling on the spot, depending on who shows up.
If you miss us in Sandy, try connecting with us at Timberline, around 9:00 am at the day lodge or just outside, near the ski-check, ready to go skiing. 

Alternatively, you can try calling Mt. High members using channel 6-19 on a 2-way radio.





Fine champagne

Fine desserts

Fine conversation



Click here for

Google Map

Mt. High annual

Chocolate Party


February 13  (Saturday),  7:00 pm.

Location:  Lisa and Harry Scribner

                1915 NW 90th St.

                Vancouver WA 98665

                Phone: 360-576-8178


Directions: Go north on I-5. Take the 78th Street exit.  Follow 78th west to the  end.  At the T-intersection, turn right onto NW Lakeshore Ave. Turn right onto 93rd Street, which wiggles a bit and turns into 94th Street.  Turn right onto 20th Avenue, which will soon turn left and become 90th Street.  The house, number 1915, will be on your right.


Please RSVP to the party hosts, Lisa and Harry, at LScribner98@yahoo.com  or phone: 360-576-8178,


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.



Cascade Ski Club & Lodge

Crab Feed

Government Camp


Feb. 13, 2016 (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 for kids 12 & under.   All you can eat!


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








Click here for

Google Map

Northwest Ski Club Council (NWSCC)

Social Evening at Columbia Sportswear


February 17  (Wednesday),  6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Location:  Columbia Sportswear flagship store

                 911 SW Broadway.

                 Portland OR


We are going to celebrate the height of a fantastic ski season with a special social gathering / party Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at  the Columbia Sportswear flagship store in downtown Portland (911 SW Broadway), with shopping discounts, Columbia and Mountain Hardwear raffles, fantastic door prizes, and food and beverages provided!  

Check in with NWSCC at the door to receive your door prize tickets(s) and shopping discount information.

Your RSVP will help Columbia prepare for us; as a special incentive those who contact NWSCC President Sylvia Kearns and get on her list will receive an extra door prize ticket!! Contact Sylvia and leave a message at president@nwskiers.org or 

Note that the store is open to the public from 6-7 pm; then it's all ours!  At 7:00 pm there will be a fun presentation by Columbia about their products!


This is also a great time to participate in the "Rethreads" program: Columbia has collection bins where you can drop off apparel and footwear you no longer use (from any brand) in clean, dry condition. Each time you bring in items to recycle, you’ll receive a voucher for 10 percent off a Columbia purchase of $75 or more. You can get one coupon per day. We see this as a triple win—you have incentive to clean out your closet, you’re doing something good for future generations, and you’re saving money. Home run!


Who is this gentleman and what is he doing?
Learn the back story to this and many other photographs from the museum collection at the February 27, 2016, 7:00 PM, SOCIAL HISTORY HAPPY HOUR

The SOCIAL HISTORY HAPPY HOUR is held the last Saturday of each month.



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

History Happy Hour

(February Social)

Mt. Hood Photos presentation at

Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp


February 27, 2016 (Saturday.)   7 pm.

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum photo collection contains thousands of images from photographers that cover decades on the mountain. Curator Lloyd Musser will share “Historical Photos of Mount Hood and Trivia” during the February Social History Happy Hour on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.


Photos in the museum collection include work by Hal Lidell, a friend of Ray Atkeson and Hugh Ackroyd; Al Monner, a photographer for both the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian; George Henderson, president of U.S. Bank; Ray Conkling, Molly Kohnstamm, Dick Powers and many others. Photographers on the mountain often have access to spots that are not available to most visitors.


Social History Happy Hour events take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain. Each session will feature local beers and wine for purchase. There is a $5 admission.


The Historical Photos presentation will feature some of the museum’s best photos. Musser will present photos, and the audience will determine exactly what’s going on in it. There will be prizes for participation.


The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.


The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High
monthly Board meeting

February 29, 2016. (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.




Mt. Hood Museum


Glade Trail


Click on flyer image to enlarge

13th annual

Ski Historic Glade Trail Day


March 5, 2016 (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.


Once a year, on the first Saturday in March the historic Glade Trail is groomed courtesy of Timberline Lodge for this annual living history day of skiing the way it used to be on Mount Hood.


Skiers will be transported to the Lodge by shuttle bus, ski the historic glade trail with guides and the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol. Stop at the museum for a nice lunch and keep skiing the trail all day. At the end of the day there is a wine party, and door prizes. A fun family ski event that only occurs once a year. Will call tickets only. Call the museum at 503-272-3301 for more information and to reserve your tickets.


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.



Mt. High Ski Day at



March 6 (Sunday) 

Come ski with us. Just for fun.  This time, we'll go to Timberline.  This will be the start of our Spring adventures at Timberline.  We'll ski into some of the canyons and probably also ski down to Government Camp.


Let's connect at 7:30 - 7:45 am at McDonald's in Sandy.  If you come early, walk inside and get yourself a cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich.   As usual, we can organize some carpooling on the spot, depending on who shows up.
If you miss us in Sandy, try connecting with us at Timberline, around 9:00 am at the day lodge or just outside, near the ski-check, ready to go skiing. 

Alternatively, you can try calling Mt. High members using channel 6-19 on a 2-way radio.





Sandra, Elisabeth, and Larry


Blaise and Alice.


Gary and Alice enjoying the pizza.


(Quarterly meeting, pizza party)

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

March 10 (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, races, etc.
   * 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.



AJ Kitt



AJ Kitt pacesetting for NASTAR


See videos of AJ Kitt and Heidi Voelker acting as pacesetters for NASTAR at the NASTAR Pacesetting Trials at Snowmass Colorado.



NASTAR Open Race

at Mt. Hood Skibowl


March 13, 2016 (Sunday).               




or $20 for an unlimited number of runs.

 Discounted lift tickets for $44 will be available, but you must show a signed release waiver at the ticket window. 

Print the release waiver and bring it with you to the event.
MEET AT THE Outback Lodge for race registration between 8 and 9 am.

RACING STARTS AT 10 AM and continues until about 1 PM!



Safety: There will be mandatory course slipping for all participants. If the course deteriorates due to lack of slipping and unsafe conditions exist, the course will be shut down until the situation is remedied.

OR PHONE: (503) 351-0643



Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting


March 16, 2016 (Wednesday),  6:00 - 6:30 -- Meet and greet

                                                6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.


Location:  Hillcrest Sports, 2506 SE Burnside, Gresham, Oregon. 503-665-4455.


Our guest speakers yet to be announced..


This meeting is especially geared toward ski club officers and volunteers, including PACRAT team captains, but it is open to anyone who would like to attend. People from several local ski clubs will be present.


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


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