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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: August 27, 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.




July-August 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




Aug. 22 (Sat.):   Mt. High Picnic

Aug. 24 (Mon.):  Mt. High Board meeting

Aug.  27 - 30:     Rafting on the Deschutes River  Rafting has been cancelled!   Sorry!  



Sept.  7 (Mon.- Labor Day): Timberline Mountain Music Festival, 12:30 - 6:30 pm.

Sept. 12 (Sat.):  Mt. High Golf Scramble - CANCELLED

Sept. 19 (Sat.):  Trillium Lake/Still Creek mt. bike ride  is   happening, rain or shine!



Oct. 2-3 (Fri-Sat):  MHSP Ski Swap

Oct. 3 (Sat.):     Seafood Party (annual event) Details TBA

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

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



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

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



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



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


MARCH 2016

Jan. 18-20:         Crystal Mt. trip


See more event details below.



Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 300 since then. Current membership as of April 2015 = 303.


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.



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.





Bike ride at 9:30 am


Picnic at 11:30 am.


Click here for a MAP of the area.


Mt. High Picnic & Bicycle Ride

 at Sellwood Park


August 22, 2015 (Saturday).

TIME:       9:30 am  for the bike ride (assemble at lower parking lot);

              11:30 am  for picnic.

              12 pm (noon) - food served.

              If you arrive at 1 pm or later, most of the food will be gone!

WHERE: Sellwood park
               PICNIC AREA - A (as before- the big one).  See

Let's celebrate multiple anniversaries:

       40 years of the Plaza ski club (one of our former halves),

       40+ years of the EdgeSet club (our other half),

       15 years of the combined Plaza/Edgeset (aka. Mountain High) club.


Let's invite all our current and former club member to a reunion. Can you still get in touch with some of our older members?  Please invite them to come.  All new members are welcome too, of course!

There will be a bicycle ride just before the picnic. Gather at the parking lot by the river.


The picnic is a potluck. We'll have sausages of various kinds (spicy and non-spicy). Bring something else to share. Also BYOB.


Click here for a MAP of the area.


Directions for bike ride (at 9:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge (or Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Avenue, then left on SE Spokane St.  Go over the railroad tracks and immediately turn right onto Oaks Park Way. The parking lot will be on your left. 


Directions for picnic (at 11:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge (Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Ave. Then left on Spokane St. and right onto Grand Avenue.  Enter the park from Grand Avenue (which continues as a pedestrian path into the park.  Our picnic area (Area A) will be on the left side of that path (downhill, toward the river).





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.


Mountain High
monthly Board meeting

August 24, 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.




Our campground in Maupin City Park


To enlarge, click on map or here for Campsite Map


Be there in time to settle in and start rafting at noon on Friday.


Click here for

Directions, Road map, Campsite map, and River map!

NOTE: This document is from an earlier year. The campsite map is different this year.



Here is a 10 minute show that captures last year’s rafting on the Deschutes River.

2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)

The content of the show is a compilation of multiple photographers on the trip, so bring your water proof cameras!

It is always a good time on the river.


Mt. High

Deschutes River Raft Weekend


This rafing trip has ben cancelled

due to low participation as of the 8/15 deadline date.


For next year:

We are confirmed for August 11 - 14, 2016,

Group Tent Site 1 (premier site by the river)

and adjoining RV spaces 16-20!!


Aug 27-30, 2015.

Our annual tradition is back for your fun and enjoyment! A weekend of rafting and frolicking in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin, OR, with good friends, old and new, and all young at heart!

Rafting on Friday (starting at noon) and Saturday (all day). Sunday Morning is just for relaxing before heading back to reality.


Bruce Kuper's video.  If you are wondering what the raft trip is about or just want a reminder of the fun to be had, here is a 10 minute show that captures a previous year’s rafting on the Deschutes River.

2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)

It is always good time on the river.  Come join us this year!


Trip includes:

Camping: Camping: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night camping in Maupin City Park. RV space available for an additional $25 per night or $75 total. Camp locations are the beautiful an spacious Group Tent Site 1 (along the river) including four RV spaces, and two RV spaces across from the Community Building. Limited tent sites available behind the campers on the hillside.


Rafting: (Row, Paddle or just ride) Friday and Saturday. We’ll provide the rafts.

FRIDAY – We will meet at the park at noon and shuttle up river to Harpham Flat, raft 18 miles down to Sandy Beach.
SATURDAY – We will raft from Maupin park to Sandy beach in the morning, shuttle back to the park for lunch and then shuttle up to Harpham Flat and raft the upper section in the afternoon.



Saturday night dinner will be potluck.

For other meals (breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and drinks, or plan to dine in any of Maupin's fine dining establishments.



* Camp, raft, dinner = $75.00 pp, (Non Members $90.00) Non members must sign a membership form/liability release before participation.

* RV space available for an additional $25 per day or $75 total..

* If you have your own raft/kayak, call Allan or Nancy for special pricing.



Contact:  Nancy Pratt at 503-593-9427 or Treasurer@mthigh.org  

           or:  Allan Paraskeva at 503-201-1243  or alnbeth@gmail.com


Reservation and payment must be received by August 15th. Cancellation Date is August 15th. (***Please, please help Nancy and Allan by getting payments/reservations or cancellations in timely!)


To register: fill out the Dough Transmittal form, on the last page of each of our newsletters, or get the form on our web site at:

www.mthigh.org/Forms.htm Print it, fill it out, and mail it back to the club at:


Mountain High Snowsport Club    Sorry! 

PO Box 2182                            Rafting cancelled for this year.

Portland, OR 97208.                  Too few signups by the deadline date.


* NOTE:  This is not a professionally guided trip. It is a club function for our members and their friends to have fun. We are all personally responsible for our own actions. Rafting can be dangerous. By registering for this event you and your guests will relinquish any and all claim of responsibility and claims of liability on all parties participating in this event, board members and Mountain High Snowsport Club.


River levels are normal despite  our lack of rain.


For those interested Beth Paraskeva will be leading the Ring of Fire bike ride Sunday morning.


Click here for the official Rafting trip flyer.


This rafing trip has ben cancelled

due to low participation as of the 8/15 deadline date



See the

Timberline Mountain Music event web page





Rock Into the night

lodging package includes

* a queen room,

* a free drink &

* breakfast      .

Call (503) 272-3410 to make reservations or

 click for online reservations

Timberline's annual free music festival

Timberline Mountain Music

at the Timberline Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater


September 7, 2015.  (Monday - Labor Day)


Continuing the Labor Day tradition of free live music at Timberline’s historic outdoor amphitheater, RLK and Company, operators of Timberline, have teamed up with the Boyd Coffee Company and the Mt Hood Brewing Co to host an all day mountain music festival on September 1, 2014.



It's free family friendly fun!   It will be held rain or shine.  No dogs, please.

Bring your instrument and jam on the "Pickin" Patio.


See more at:


Live Music in the Outdoor Amphitheater

12:30-1:30  JOHN LILLY plays original songs that sound as old as the hills and old songs like they were made yesterday. Says one reviewer, "If Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he'd be John Lilly."

2:00-3:00   LIZ LONGLEY While Longley's songs and vocals invite comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith (all artists she's supported live) she has a style and confidence that's all her own.

3:30-4:30  DARLINGSIDE are an ensemble based in Massachusetts whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility.

5:00-6:30 HEADLINER JONATHAN EDWARDS Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends...such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, he delivers songs of passion, insight, and humor all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.




Cal                  Terry



We encourage everyone to come out and play. Best ball allows everyone a chance to play without discouraging the beginners!

 CANCELLED                        Mt. High                          CANCELLED

Golf Scramble

18 hole scramble tournament

at Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course

September 12 (Saturday) 3:00 pm.


Hi Mt. High Golfers,


We are having an 18 hole Scramble (4 person teams) Saturday, Sept.12 at Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, phone:(503) 636-8228.


We will need to know as soon as possible if you are planning to play. Also if you have a handicap we will need that, if not tell us what your score has been. We are going to make this as fair as possible. If you want to play with a certain person, we will try to make it work. Deadline to sign up is August 28th. (If we do not have enough interest, we will cancel this event.) Terry and I hope to see you in September.

- Cal Eddy



18 holes

Cost:  Regular - $27.50 

          Seniors - $26.00 


We need to have confirmation before August 28. 


Terry at 503-729-3435 or e-mail at swans761@juno.com 

Cal at 503-805-8606 or e-mail baebaw@ccgmail.net






About 17 miles of gravel road with ruts

plus a couple of miles of paved road


Come join the Mountain High Club members in a rolling good time. Bring memories, new ideas, and sense of humor. Strong legs not required.


Let the good times ROLL !!!

Mt. High

Still Creek Rd. & Trillium Lake

Mountain Bike Ride


September 19, 2015 (Saturday).  11 am.

Join Mt High Club members in a mountain bike ride along Still Creek Road in the downhill direction.  From Government Camp, ride to Trillium Lake, then a bit uphill for almost a mile, and finally several miles of downhill cruising toward Rhododendron, where we'll have lunch at the Still Creek Inn.


Nice long glide with very little uphill action. Perfect for beginner mountain bike riders.

In an attempt to host a monthly summer bike ride, we have chosen September's ride to make use of the Still Creek Road that runs behind Multorpor and Ski Bowl ski areas.


Meet at 10:45 - 11:00 am at the Still Creek Inn in Rhododendron. Please park behind the restaurant. We will leave a few cars there (for later), and then transport everyone and all our bikes to Government Camp, for the start of the bike ride.


We will leave from Govy and take mountain bike trail down to the Trillium Lake area and then over to Still Creek Road. A mountain bike is required (the operative word is: "wide tires") but the ride is a pleasant downhill grade where one can pedal even faster if so desired.


Towards the end, we will have 3 choices to get back to Hwy 26:
  a)  The Still Creek MTB Trail (not for the faint of heart)
  b)  Road #32 (nauseating uphill climb or walk)
  c)  Still Creek Road itself (continue with the gradual glide downhill).


At the end of the ride, we'll have lunch at the Still Creek Inn. After that, the drivers of the cars that drove up to Government Camp should get a ride from those who left their cars in Rhododendron.  The passengers in all cars can stay at the restaurant and enjoy a cup of coffee or dessert until everyone return to Rhododendron.


Leaders John Davis, Emilio Trampuz, Linda McGavin

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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





Mt. High

Timothy Lake Bicycle Ride


October 4, 2015 (Sunday).  11 am.

Join Mt High Club members in a mountain bike ride around Timothy Lake. We will have 2 distances to choose from: 14 miles around the lake, and 7 miles halfway. Car shuttles will take care of 7 miler participants. We will make a small side trip to Little Crater Lake. Early dinner will be on the way back at The Taco Shoppe in Govy Camp.

The ride takes place October 4th after the crowds are gone. We will meet at the lake at 11 am.


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.

Leaders: John A Davis and Emilio Trampuz.

Warren Miller's new film:

"Chasing Shadows"

Click on the image above to see the movie trailer


Click on the poster above to enlarge it.



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

Portland, Oregon, 97205.





MAP (click to enlarge):

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


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


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

Sandra Smith

1500 SW 134th Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97005.


Contact Sandra at: Sandra@pacifier.com


Warren Miller movie + Mt. High dinner


"Chasing Shadows"


October 23 (Friday).   Click here for a map.    Ticket: $18.50



This is a copy of last year's announcement.

Things might be a bit different this year. We'll update this info as soon as it becomes available. For now, only the new movie title and the date and time are correct.  Everything else is yet to be announced.

The ticket price might be a bit different this year.

Wait for this RED note to disappear before you send in any money.


Dinner/drinks at 5:30 pm

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



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.  Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes turn down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight.


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


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


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

Please do not come unannounced!


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

   * Oct. 22 (Friday): Portland (A. 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 (LaSalls Stewart Center, Austin Audit., 7:30 pm);

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

Sandra Smith

1500 SW 134th Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97005.


Contact Sandra at: Sandra@pacifier.com


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


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


Portland Ski Show





Note about the NW Ski Club Council:

The NW Ski Club Council will not have a booth at this Show this year. Instead, 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.


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

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Our club's booth a couple of 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! 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.


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