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Mt. High Events

 Last updated:August 26, 2014
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.

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

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NEWS

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Picnic & bike ride photos  

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

 

 

Photos of History bike tour  

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

 

Free concerts for Summer 2014 

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

 

June-July Lift Lines 

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

 

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

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

 

Trips calendar & Questionnaire -- MS Word  or PDF file

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

 

May 24 last Timberline side-country day

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

 

Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

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

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

 

PACRAT Rat Attack photos & multimedia show

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

 

More of Bruce Kuper's Rat Attack photos can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.296122707211951&type=1
 

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

 

Outstanding club competition - Mt. High entry 

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

 

Powder Alliance adventure blog

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

 

Man and Woman of the Year.

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

   

 Kurt Krueger          Nancy Pratt

 

Photos from Mt. Bachelor and the Glade Trail 

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

 

Ski pole Inclinometers -

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

 

Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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

 

New Mt. Hood Express bus service

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

 

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

 

January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

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

 

 

Powder Alliance.  12 resorts for the price of one!

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

https://www.facebook.com/powderalliance

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

 

Join a PACRAT team 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org

 

 

 

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

 

The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

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

 

 

Safety Person of the Year

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

He won a week of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.

 

 

Web site & Newsletter

At the 2013 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

2nd place for newsletter.

 

 

 

Mid-week Skiing

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

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

 

 

 

 

Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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:

Ski-Washington-Challenge-diary.pdf

 

 

 

2014 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Blue: Mountain High club events   
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
Black: General events 

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AUGUST

Aug.   2  (Sat.):  History bike ride / Barlow trail part 2

Aug. 16  (Sat.):  Mt. High Picnic & bike ride

Aug. 21-24  (Thur.-Sun.): Mt. High Rafting weekend

Aug. 23 - 24 (Sat - Sun): Barlow Road Ride

Aug. 25 (Mon.): Mt. High Board mtg

 

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 13 (Sat.): Salmon Headwaters Cleanup

Sept. 17 (Wed.):  NWSCC Meeting

Sept. 19 (Fri.):  TGR Film: "Higher" Aladdin Theater

Sept. 23 (Tue.): MSP Film: "Days of My Youth"

Sept. 27 (Sat.):  Mt. High Seafood Party

 

OCTOBER

Oct.    1 (Wed.):  Hillcrest Race Night

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

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

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

Oct.  18  (Sat.):  Mt. High Highway Cleanup (Hwy. 26)

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

 

NOVEMBER

Nov. 14-16Portland Ski Fever Show  Expo Center

Nov.  17 (Mon.):  NWSCC Ski Fair

Nov.  20 (Thurs.): Membership Party 

 

DECEMBER

Dec. 17 (Wed.):  NWSCC Meeting & PIE Auction

 

JANUARY - APRIL 2015

Lots of Winter ski trips. See our TRIPS page.

 

See more event details below.

 

 

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

 

Mt. High Board meetings 

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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

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

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

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

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

 

Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

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

 

Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

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

 

Vision for the 21st Century

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

 

Trips Survey Results

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

 

Mt Hood List - A great new site!

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

 

Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!

 

Bruce's fall video

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

 

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

 

Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.

 

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

 

Bulletin Board vs. Forum

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

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

 

Bulletin Board

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

 

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

 

We Want You!

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

 

 

Member Benefits updated

Two new member benefits have been added:

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

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

 

2-way Radios on the slopes!

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

 

Video about our club

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

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

 

Free Antivirus

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

 

Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The improved version contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 154 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

 

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

 

EVENT DETAILS

Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Learn a little more about some Mt. Hood trivia, including a map showing part of this tour in this PDF file posted in our History section.

http://www.mthigh.org/History/Mt-Hood-History-Bike-ride.pdf

Mt. High

Barlow Trail to Rhododendron

historic trails bike ride

 

August 2, 2014 (Saturday) - 9:00 am

A unique bike ride into history!

This will be part 2 of last year's bike ride, visiting several places we did not visit last time.

Don't confuse this one with the Barlow Road Ride later in August (Aug. 23-24). Our ride is shorter, easier, and chock full of information, old tales, trivia, and the history of Mt. Hood and of Oregon.

This is not a typical bike ride.  It's a history tour.

 

Meet at 9 am, in Rhododendron, the last small town before Government Camp. Let's assemble at the Still Creek Inn (the only restaurant in town).

 

The bike ride is from Government Camp to Rhododendron, but not by the most firect route.  A lot of it is downhill, but there are a couple of uphill sections.. Mostly on paved roads, or fairly smooth trails. Mostly on hidden paths that are not well known, some so overgrown they might soon disappear.  Witness how a historic road has been destroyed - on purpose!

 

A road bike is fine for this ride.  But there will be a few places where we will ALL have to get off our bikes and carry them or push them through some tough places. We will also have to cross Hwy. 26 in at least 2 places.

 

We will leave about half of our cars in Rhododendron. The other half will drive up to Government Camp with their bikes, but also carpooling with those who will leave their cars in Rhody. At the end of the day, those who left their cars in Rhody will give a ride to the drivers of the cars left at Government Camp.

 

This is a unique and historical ride. Here are some highlights:

 

1. See several sections of the original Barlow Trail you haven't seen before..

2. Bike down parts of the old Mt. Hood highway, before the modern Hwy 26 was built. The road is overgrown with trees and moss, but it is still paved and smooth.

3. See Laurel Hill, the steepest part of the historic Barlow Trail, so steep the pioneers had to lower their wagons with ropes, and tie tree trunks to the back of the wagon to act as a brake. This hill is as steep as a double-black diamond ski trail, and yet the pioneers managed to get down it with their wagons!

4. Visit a bat cave. Yes, there are some bats in there, but it's not what you think.

5. Visit Little Zig Zag Falls. Or sit down at a picnic table to rest your legs here.

6. Bike down parts of the old Barlow trail, better known today as the Pioneers' Bridle Path trail.

7. At the end of the ride, let's go for a drink and some food at the Still Creek Inn in Rhododendron, partly as thanks to them for letting us use their parking lot, and partly to rest and enjoy each other's company, while replenishing our energy.

 

Some of this may seem familiar. We've done something similar before. But, there will be lots of new (and old) stuff to see and experience this time. Promise!

 

For the bike ride, contact Emilio, 503-378-0171, or Emilio2000@earthlink.net.

 

 

 

 

 

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 16, 2014 (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
MAP
 

Let's celebrate multiple anniversaries:

       Aboutt 40+ years of the EdgeSet club (one of our former halves),

       38 years of the Plaza ski club (our other half), and

       13 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).

 

 

 

 

Click on map to enlarge it, 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.

 

 

 

Video

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 good time on the river.

 

Mt. High

Deschutes River Raft Weekend

 

Aug 21-24, 2014. This has become an annual tradition for our club. A weekend of rafting and frolicking in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin, OR.  All of the rafting is done on Friday (starting at noon) and Saturday (all day). Sunday is just for relaxing.

 

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: Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in Maupin City Park.

RV space available for an additional $25.00 a night or $75 total for an RV site.

Camp locations are group site 1 and 3. Limited tent sites behind the campers on the hill side.

 

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 Harpin Flat, raft 18 miles down to Sandy Beach.
SATURDAY – We will raft from the park to Sandy beach in the morning, shuttle back to the park for lunch and then shuttle up to Harpin Flat and raft the upper section in the afternoon.

 

Food:  Lou's Q is back and he will come and cook dinner Sat. night. BBQ Ribs, Chicken and baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.

To ensure all “food groups” are covered we will do an alphabetical assignment;

 

Also, for other meals (breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and drinks.

 

Cost: 

* Camp, raft, dinner = $100.00 pp, (Non Members $115.00) 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 Gordy for special pricing.

* KIDS ARE WELCOME (8 –20) AND TOTALLY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT AT A COST OF $50.00 EACH.

 

Contact Gordy Lusk at 503-804-8363 or rivergordy@gmail.com

 

Click here for the trip flyer.

 

Reservation and payment must be received by August 1st. Cancellation Date is August 1st.

 

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

PO Box 2182

Portland, OR 97208.

 

* 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.

 

The first 25 miles along Clackamas River Drive traverses country roads past rural towns and scenic farmland, and then features some short rolling hills on your way to the spectacular Bluff Road panorama of Sandy River valley and Mt. Hood in the background.

 

 

The second 25 miles (from the City of Sandy) drops down the bluff, across the river, up a few short but steep hills through the Marmot Ridge canopy of trees to a spectacular view of Mt. Hood, before descending back into the Sandy River Valley floor for a long flat ride to Zig Zag. From there it’s your choice: either follow Hwy. 26 up Laurel Hill or follow the gentler and quieter Still Creek Road via Trillium Lake to Govy.  End the ride at Government Camp or at Timberline Lodge..

 

3rd annual

Barlow Road Bike Ride

Government Camp to Oregon City

A fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural Center

 

August 23 - 24, 2014 (Saturday - Sunday):

 

If you want to experience a large part of Mt. Hood and Oregon History...REALLY experience the beauty, the majesty, the pioneering feeling of conquering the Barlow Trail Road from Oregon City Oregon to Mt. Hood...this is something you WON'T want to miss.

 

A 2-day century tour following the historic Barlow Road from the end of the Oregon Trail to Government Camp (and back).

 

Historic and incredibly scenic routes for riders of all abilities:

1. Trail Scout:  120 miles and 7,000 feet up and down in one day.

2. Trail Boss:  50 miles each day, one uphill and one downhill.

3. Pioneer:   25 miles uphill from Sandy on day one, 50 miles downhill on day two.

4. Junior and Senior:  50 miles downhill -- the no training option.

 

Almost all of the ride will be on quiet rural roads with little vehicular traffic. The only time you will be riding on Highway 26 will be from Zig Zag to Government Camp up Laurel Hill, which has new pavement and a wide shoulder. The entire route will be marked with BRR signs.

 

This year, the route will be altered slightly. The Still Creek Road will be an official part of the 2014 BRR route via Trillium Lake to Government Camp to avoid the heavy traffic on Hwy 26 up Laurel Hill. The 12 miles along Still Creek Road is mostly gravel but virtually free of motor vehicle traffic and is a more gradual grade.

 

The ride is fully supported with rest stops approximately every 10 miles where you’ll enjoy plenty of food and energy drinks… with massages available. You will experience top-notch volunteers who welcome and help sustain you as you pedal away the miles. The registration fee includes all the necessary ride support (food, energy drinks, food, toilets, more food, sag wagons, massage, mechanics and medical help) finish point will feature not only a great dinner at the Cascade Ski Lodge, but also live music, our professional massage team and tours of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum.

 

The maximum number of riders is 2,000.  The registration fee is $85 per rider (anyone 18 or older), or $65 for juniors (14 - 18 years old).. Please ask your friends and relatives to sponsor you by making additional donations to the Museum.

 

Party, Dinner, & Lodging in Government Camp

The ride's final destination i the Cascade Lodge in Government Camp where you can stay the night in bunk beds at $25 per person, and room for only 80 people..

There will be a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread and energy drink and dessert. Beer and wine can also be available on a no host basis.

There will be a Barlow Road Ride Festival in Government Camp on Saturday afternoon and evening. In addition to the shops and restaurants, there will be tours of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Food vendors and bike vendors will have booths at the Cascade Parking lot. There will be a Beer Garden and music. Fun, fun, fun!

 

Details and registration:  www.barlowroadride.com

 

A quote from the Barlow Road Ride Website:
"As you embark on this extraordinarily scenic and historic course, you will be riding the paved route of the famous Barlow Road – once followed by many pioneers around Mt. Hood to reach Oregon City. You will be traveling along the cool Clackamas River, to the gateway city of Sandy and then up the sparkling Sandy River Valley via Marmot Ridge to Zig Zag past open fields and amid vibrant forests, and finally up Laurel Hill to majestic Mt. Hood. A truly world class route!"
 

Help celebrate Mt. Hood, the Barlow Trail, the Pioneers and the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. You can "like" the Barlow Road Ride on Facebook and follow it on Twitter too! Just go to the website www.barlowroadride.com  for quick links.
 .

Contact info: www.barlowroadride.com or 503-272-3301.

 

Photos of last year's Barlow Road Ride are in our Photobucket album at

http://photobucket.com/BRR-2012

 

A professionally done video of the Barlow Road Ride is on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QGLKGP_jpQ

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

 

Mountain High
monthly meeting
=============

Aug 25, 2014. (Monday) - Usually last Monday of the month.

                     This month is an exception, delayed by a day.

6:00 pm - social gathering;

6:30 pm - formal meeting. 

 

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

 

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

 

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Click on the image to enlarge it.

4th annual

Salmon Headwaters Cleanup

 Starting at Timberline Lodge

 

September 13 (Saturday),  9:30 am.

 

A cleanup of the Salmon River basin near Timberline Lodge, organized by the Snowrider Project.

 

Meet at Salmon River Parking lot at Timberline Lodge & Ski Area.

What to bring:  Bring sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, work gloves, reusable water bottle, and your friends.
Kids are invited, just be sure they understand safety on the mountain.

Well behaved dogs are also ok, bring a leash as they will be in the parking lot and on the walk to the cleanup area may be along the road.

There will be an after cleanup meetup at Charlie's Mountain View in Government Camp afterwards. There is a an all ages side which serves food and drinks, but we will be in the bar so 21 and over.

Spread the word, watch the video, invite your friends and get this on your calendar.

 

Click on the picture for a short documentary of the third annual Snowrider Project 2013 Salmon Headwaters Cleanup.

 

See the Facebook page (and sign up there):

https://www.facebook.com/events/311194935671768/

 

More about the Snowrider Project on Faccebook: https://www.facebook.com/SnowriderPDX  or their web site: http://snowriderpdx.org/

 

 

Northwest Ski Club Council

www.nwskiers.org

NWSCC Meeting

 

September 17 (Wednesday),  6 pm.

 

Location:  TBA

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

6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.

 

 

Meeting topics will include

Get Ready to Ski, Ski Fair, Ski Shows, Club Membership, Winter Safety, and the 2015 FWSA Convention.

 

 

See movie trailer  at:

http://www.tetongravity.com/films/jeremy-jones-higher

 

 

NOTE: Tickets are available at the Mountain Shop.

Teton Gravity Research Ski Film

"Higher"

September 19, 2014 (Friday). 

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

Time:           Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00 pm
 

Tickets:  $12 Advance  or  $15 Door
               Kids 16 & Under just $7
Tickets available locally soon at the Mountain Shop at 1510 NE 37th Avenue,

and online through Ticketfly.

 

Come meet Jeremy Jones and enter to win swag!

 

Movie trailer

http://www.tetongravity.com/films/jeremy-jones-higher   

 

Details of the Portland show:

http://www.tetongravity.com/films/jeremy-jones-higher/tour/portland-or-premiere-of-jeremy-jones-higher

Matchstick Productions Ski Film

"Days of My Youth"

Sept. 23, 2014 (Tuesday). 

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

Time:              Doors open: 7:00 pm,  Show starts at: 8:00 pm

Tickets cost :  $15.

Info & tickets:  Click here or

     http://www.skimovie.com/index.php/individual-tour-dates/portland-or/  

 

DAYS OF MY YOUTH examines skiing as a way of life, offering a glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier takes. Traveling the globe, the film looks through the lens in a new way and captures moments that define the cutting-edge of what is possible on skis. From nearly impossible descents in Alaska to massive terrain features with U.S. Olympian Bobby Brown, DAYS OF MY YOUTH showcases the best action of the last two years all rolled into one incredible film. With narration from the famed and prolific Alan Watts alongside profound insights from modern-day skiing superstars, this movie defines what it means to be a skier.

 

Shooting all over the world - including the far reaches of Svalbard, Norway and Peru’s Cordillera Blanca range – the film takes the viewer on an unparalleled cinematic experience utilizing the latest in aerial filming technology, the Cineflex Elite. By working with a small, intimate cast of the best skiers in the world, the film dives deeper into what skiing means for each individual athlete. Richard Permin, Mark Abma, James Heim, Michelle Parker, Cody Townsend, Markus Eder, Bobby Brown, Sam Anthamatten, and others make up an all-star cast, with a very special appearance by freeskiing pioneer Bobbie Burns.

 

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

www.skimovie.com

 

 

 

 

Wilsonville Senior Center

 

Click on the map to enlarge it.

or

Click here for

Google map

 

DIRECTIONS

From the north     See MAP:

- Take Interstate 5 (I-5) SOUTH

- Take EXIT 283 (South Wilsonville exit).

- Turn left onto SW Wilsonville Rd. (heading EAST).

- Go through 2 traffic lights and after half a mile, turn LEFT.

- Look for building number 7965.

Mt. High

Seafood Spectacular 

(Just a party)

 

September 27 (Saturday) at 6:30 pm.

(If you want to help with the setup, please come at 5:30 pm.)

             

Our annual end-of-summer Seafood party is coming up. Pete Troy has been in Alaska all summer long and will be bringing home some excellent seafood for us to try. We've found a new location this year and are very excited to try it out.

 

We'll be getting together at the Wilsonville Senior Center, which is just a short distance off of I-5 at the South Wilsonville Exit. A map is attached. See below.

 

The cost to our members again this year will be $10 per person. Guests (non-members): $15.

 

For your $10, you'll have an incredible dinner of Pete and Ann’s incredible homemade sushi, Bruce McGavin’s fantastic smoked salmon spread; steamed mussels, clams, and salmon. Gordy will be putting his personal touch to the salmon to fix it just the way we like it! 

 

This is a BYOB event, and you can bring a side dish or dessert to share. We expect to have our usual crowd of 65-75 in attendance.

 

This year we'll do the opposite from last year. If your last name begins with:

          A - P : bring a salad or side dish;

          R - Z : bring a dessert.

 

Exception:  If your last name happens to be Krueger or Moon, you should bring some dessert.  For those who don't know, our past President, Kurt Krueger and his wife Chris Moon bake wonderful chocolate desserts and in most years end up winning one of the 3 prizes at our Chocolate parties (even though all the entries in the contest are anonymous.)

 

EVERYONE PLEASE RSVP by September 20th.

 

Location:

Wilsonville Senior Center

7965 SW Wilsonville Rd

Wilsonville, OR 97070

See Google map.

 

Please RSVP to Debbi Kor for a headcount by Sept. 20th:  ijustwannarun1@comcast.net  or  (503) 314-7078.

 

Click on image to enlarge or click here for

flyer

12th annual

Hillcrest Race Night

 

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

 

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

                        2506 SE Burnside Rd
                        Gresham, OR 97080

 

Junior Racers:     5 pm  -  9 pm.

Masters Racers:  6:30 pm - 9 pm.

 

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


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

Email the store: hillcrest@hillcrestsports.com.

 

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

 

 

See movie trailer  at:

http://www.tetongravity.com/films/almost-ablaze

 

 

NOTE: Tickets are available at the Mountain Shop.

Teton Gravity Research Ski Film

"Almost Ablaze"

October 2, 2014 (Thursday). 

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

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

 

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

and online through Ticketfly.

 

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

 

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

 

Movie trailer

http://www.tetongravity.com/films/almost-ablaze  

 

Details of the Portland show:

http://www.tetongravity.com/films/almost-ablaze/tour/portland-or-premiere-of-almost-ablaze

Click image to enlarge. Print $1 off coupon.

 

 

For more info see:

http://www.mhsss.com/?src=mtnhigh
 

For questions, see the

Frequently Asked Questions

or email:

info@mhsss.com

 

or contact our very own Kurt Krueger at:

telek2@frontier.com

7th annual

Mt. Hood Snow Sports Swap

Benefiting the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol

 

October 3 - 4, 2014

Friday:     4 pm -9 pm

Saturday: 9 am -6 pm

 

Washington County Fairgrounds

873 NE 34th Avenue

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.

Google map

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Admission:  Individuals:  $3

                Families:      $6

                Kids under 12:  Free.   Parking is FREE.

                Click here and print $1 off coupon.

 

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

 

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

 

Click here for official announcement

 

:Location

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

 

41st annual

Lake Oswego Ski & Snowboard Swap

 

Oct. 11 (Sat.)  Ski Swap held at Lake Oswego High School in the east gym. Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. Admission is $2 for individuals and $5 for families

 

Location: Lake Oswego High School’s East Gym,

                2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego.

 

Sell your used gear on consignment (30% of sale prices goes to benefit the ski teams at both Lakeridge and Lake Oswego High School). Drop off for used gear is Friday, October 10, 4-7 pm. at the East Gym of Lake Oswego High School.  Pick up unsold gear between 2 and 3pm Saturday. Remaining gear will be donated to charity. Checks will be mailed to the donors for items sold.


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


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

 

 

Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.

 

Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 10th cleanup.  (2 per year)

October 18  (Saturday):  10 am. 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_734/734_029.html

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

 

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

 

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

Warren Miller's new film:

"No Turning Back"

Click on the image above to see the movie trailer

 

Click on the poster above to enlarge it.

 

 

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

Portland, Oregon, 97205.

 

The atrium in front of the Silver Spoon Bistro, inside the PacWest Building (formerly known as the Trees Restaurant).

 

MAP (click to enlarge):

Click to enlarge

 

 

 

NOTE: The Silver Spoon Bistro is the new name for a restaurant at the same location as the old Trees Restaurant.  The maps still show the "Trees" instead of "Silver Spoon".  Sorry about that.

 

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

 

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

Sandra Smith

1500 SW 134th Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97005.

 

Contact Sandra at: Sandra@pacifier.com

 

Warren Miller movie + Mt. High dinner

=============================

"No Turning Back"

 

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

 

NOTE: The dinner location is not certain yet. The info below is from last year.  Stay tuned for an update regarding this year.

Dinner/drinks at 5:30 pm - At the Silver Spoon Bistro, 1211 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204, inside the lobby of the PacWest Building. This is the same place as in several past years, but under new management. Corner of 5th and Madison.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2. 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.

 

3. 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.

 

4. Discount at REI.  20% OFF one full price snow helmet or snow goggle. Offer valid 10.11.2014 through 2.14.2015.

 

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

 

The above list might grow.  See details at: www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/events/arlene-schnitzer-concert-hall

 

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), at the Silver Spoon Bistro, 1211 SW 5th Ave., 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 about $26 or $27 at the  PCPA Box Office, by phone 503.946.7272, and at all TicketsWest outlets - due to an added convenience charge of $5, plus an additional difference of $2 for our group discount, giving you a total saving of $7 per ticket. Tickets will also be available at the Mountain Shop.

 

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 to our Mountain High club members:

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

35th annual

Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Portland Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Click on flyer to enlarge it,

Or here for higher resolution PDF file.

 

LOCATION:

Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center

8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

(Click on map to enlarge it.)

 

 

Our club's booth a couple of years ago.

The annual NWSCC

Ski Fair

 

Nov. 17, 2014 (Monday).

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

One evening only.

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


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

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

 

The theme for this year is yet to be announced.

 

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).

 

-  All our members can purchase a Meadows 10-time pass for only $379 (instead of the regular $419) at the Ski Fair. Also, you will be able to purchase a regular Season Pass at pre-deadline rates (i.e. at the same rate as before November 4).
NOTE 1: The 10-time pass now has your photo on it and you cannot share it with your friends at the end of the season. But, on the positive side, you don't have to go to the ticket office every time. Instead, you can now hop straight onto the lift.
NOTE 2: Normally, you need to gather a group of 10 people to get this group discount, but here, at the Ski Fair, you get the same discount without the hassle of gathering a group, since we are already members of a larger group. Meadows has extended this discount to all local ski clubs affiliated with the NW Ski Club Council.  That's all of us!
NOTE 3: The deadline for purchasing this pass, before the prices go up is Nov. 4 (the day before the Ski Fair). But Meadows has extended this deadline just for us local ski clubs, just for the Ski Fair.

 

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. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MT. HIGH BOOTH

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

 

THE FLYER IS FROM LAST YEAR.  NEW ONE COMING SOON!

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find our more about our club,

See info & photos on display.

 

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

 

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

Mt. High

Membership & Kickoff Party + Mini Ski Swap

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Location: Gray Gables Estate        

              3009 SE Chestnut Street
              Portland, Oregon 97267
              Phone: 503.654.0470

              Click here for a MAP.

 

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

PACRAT Racing

Pacific Northwest Area Clubs

Recreational Alpine Teams

 

Northwest Ski Club Council

www.nwskiers.org

NWSCC Meeting &

PACRAT team captains'

bib pickup

 

Dec. 17 (Wed.):  6:00 pm

 

This will be a combined PACRAT and NWSCC meeting.

 

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

 

Location:  TBA                  (LOCATION YET TO BE DETERMINED)

 

NWSCC topics will include:

PIE Auction,

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

 

Current snow conditions:

 

Carried over from the old Home page:

Total visits from Oct.1, 2005 -- Sept. 30, 2006 was: 2,798.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2006 -- Sept. 30, 2007 was: 3,267.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2007 -- Sept. 30, 2008 was: 6,037.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2008 -- Sept. 30, 2009 was: 5,367

Total visits from Oct.1, 2009 -- Sept. 30, 2010 was: 9,805

Total visits from Oct.1, 2010 -- Sept. 30, 2011 was: 9,352

Total visits from Oct.1, 2011 -- Sept. 30, 2012 was: 7,253

Total visits from Oct.1, 2012 -- Sept. 30, 2013 was: 7,530

 

Total visits since Oct. 1, 2013:

 

 

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