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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: April 16, 2018
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.




April  Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


NWSCC Announcement (Oct. 2017) - NW Ski Club Council


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


Mid-Week skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows

A group of us skis more or less regularly mid-week at Mt. Hood Meadows. Come join us.  See details below.


Weekend skiing at Timberline

A group of us skis more or less regularly on weekends att Timberline Come join us.  See details below.


Spring Passes on Mt. Hood

Spring is the nicest time to ski. You get more sunshine and fewer crowds. It is also the least expensive time to ski. A Spring Pass give you unlimited skiing through March, April and June.

     1. Mt. Hood Skibowl:  $109.

     2. Timberline:   $139

     3. Mt. Hood Meadows:  $169



Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.


Debbi Kor put together a Club Cookbook, full of recipes contributed by many of our club members. You can purchase the book at any of our social events and ski trips, or

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net




Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.   

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

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

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

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

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

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


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2018 man and woman of the year are: Bill King and Debbi Kor. Congratulations!  They are also our current Vice-President (Bill) and President (Debbi).  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2019 (by October or early November 2018).


Bill King                Debbi Kor


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


Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The updated page contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 170 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

Also find info on heli-skiing.  Also available on our Ski Areas page is an Excel Spreadsheet continaing a list of all the ski area in Norrh America.  You can use it to track te places you have skied.


Latest Photos are now on our PHOTOS page, including pictures from the whole past year.


Road trip, Skiing some hidden gems.  Kurt Wilke and Emilio Trampuz went on a 4-day road trip to ski some small and hidden gems in eastern Oregon and Washington.  See this video of their adventure.


Let's ski together!   Join for an informal fun day on the slopes! Our weekend skiers tend to go to Timberline and/or Skibowl.  Our mid-week skiers usually go to Meadows on Thursdays or whenever there is some fresh powder. How to connect with us?

  1. See the weekend & mid-week entries on our TRIPS page.

  2. Click on our two FORUM buttons in the menu and see who is going skiing and when. Participate in the discussions!

  3. See our Facebook page, where all our members can post their own messages and often invite others to come ski with them. Start by clicking on the Facebook button in our main menu.

 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.


Also note that Timberline runs its own hourly shuttle between Government Camp (stopping at the Mt. Hood Brewing Co., at Collins Lake Resort, and at the Chevron station at the top end of Govy). This shuttle runs only on weekends and holidays. Approximately once an hour to make the full round trip.


Powder Alliance.  16 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 42 free days at 14 other resorts in the West (3 tickets at each). See more at: www.powderalliance.com  an on the Facebook page:




The GOOD OLD TIMES will soon be  moved

Photos from our whole past year will soon be moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2017 page. Our Photos page will be cleared to make room for new photos for this coming season, starting with the SkiFever Show and the Kickoff Party.. Just keep scrolling down the photos page to see all our past events. 


Skiing North America - An article about our club member John Andrew skiing all of North America has appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 20, 2016.  See here.


Let's go skiing!

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


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.


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. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for offerng this.

NOTE: This offer is not ongoing.  It comes and goes periodically.  When it becomes available again,  Mountain High club members who have opted to receive ALL emails will be informed by email.


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).


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)!



Membership renewal.  Please renew your club membership in the Fall (September, October, or early 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 

 Teams are being formed in October and November, and many teams need a few new team-mates.


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


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


Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org



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). But only 10% discount during the summer months.

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.  Click here for see their full menu.


Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

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


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


Powder Alliance adventure blog

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





Ski pole Inclinometers -

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













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




At the Museum: Winter Comes - Special Exhibit

At the Museum: Oregon's Connection to the Winter Olympics

At Meadows:     Mt. High Mid-Week skiing



Apr.  6 - 8 :         Bachelor Blast

April 8 (Sun.):    PACRAT Fun Race - Timberline

April 8 (Sun.):    PACRAT Ski & Tee -Resort at Mtn.

Apr. 14 (Sun.):   Mt. High meet-up at Timberline

Apr. 14 (Sat.):     PACRAT Rat Attack Awards

Apr. 18 (Wed.):   NWSCC meeting - Round Table Pizza

Apr. 22 (Sun.):   Mt. High meet-up at Timberline

Apr. 28 (Sat.):     Mt. High meet-up at Timberline

Apr. 28 (Sat.):     Pond Skim at Meadows

Apr. 28 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Zig Zag Ranger Bill Westbrook

Apr. 30 (Mon.):   Mt. High Board Meeting



May 10 (Thur):   Mt. High Social & Elections

May 12 (Sat):      Highway Cleanup

May 26 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Hiking Mt. Hood NF Trails



June 7 - 10:         Far West Convention - Reno, NV

June 20 (Wed.):  NWSCC & PACRAT Elections

June 30 (Sat):     History Happy Hour: Mt. Hood Geology, with Ryan Cole



July 14-15:         Summer Fun Nationals - Timberline

July 28 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: History of Summer Skiing on Mt. Hood - Jeff Lokting



Aug 25 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Barlow Road, Mt. Hood area ruts and sites.

Aug 26 (Sun):     Barlow Road field trip - follow the original Oregon Pioneers' wagon trail.



Sept 29 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Mt. Hood Trivia & Prizes - Lloyd Musser & Janet Paulson.



Oct. 27 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Missoula Flood and Oregon settlement patterns - Rick Thompson



Dec. 29 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Mt. Hood Movie Outtakes - Lloyd Musser


See more event details in the next section below.




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


Mt. High Board meetings 

Last Monday of the month, we meet at the Round Table Pizza  10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland (near the corner of Capitol Hwy.) to plan future club events, trips. Phone: (503) 245-2211.  If you would like to get a bit more involved with the club, please come and join us. This is a working and planning  meeting, but it's open to all. Social gathering: 6:00 pm, and the meeting starts at: 6:30 pm.


NWSCC meetings


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

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

Dates: Meetings are held quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday in October, December, March and June.

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


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

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


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

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


Vision for the 21st Century

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


Trips Survey Results

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


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

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


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


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.


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


NW Sk/Ride Challenge

The Challenge continues each winter 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.


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:




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.


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 Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 

Also, see the BAM Performance website to find out more.



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.

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


 Mid-week Skiing

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

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





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





Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

Mt. High members at Stevens Pass


Mt. High members on Mt. Hood




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


a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas  (both weekend and mid-week) – currently on the TRIPS page..

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

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

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

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


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


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


Nordic skiing exhibition



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

Winter Comes

Special Exhibit

(Continues till June 30)


Continuing special exhibit


This once in a lifetime exhibit continues to draw extra visitors to the museum. Created by the Oregon Nordic Foundation and the Deschutes Historical Museum the exhibit traces snow skiing back in time to before the wheel was invented. Using photographs, graphics, videos and an amazing collection of skis the exhibit traces the roots of skiing in the world and Oregon up to today.


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon


Admission is FREE.


For more information, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.


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


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




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

Oregon's Connection to the

Winter Olympics


Special exhibit


This exhibit recognizes Oregonians from 1936 to 2018 that have participated in the Alpine events in the winter Olympics.


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon


Admission is FREE.


For more information, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.


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


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






Emilio, Karen and Kurt W. at Timberline

Mt. High Ski Days at



April 15 (Sunday) -People have requested a Sunday ski day.

April 22 (Sunday) -- Again, by request, but let's watch the weather,

April 28 (Saturday) -- Plus the History Happy Hour at the Museum


Most weekends in  May, with dates yet to be announced in our Forum and web site.  Also see the TRIPS page. Look for weekend skiing.


Come ski with us. Just for fun. On any dates mentioned above.


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

Or call Mt. High members using a 2-way radio on channel 6-19.

See more info on our TRIPS page, under either Mid-week or Weekend skiing.






Mike, Debbie, Kay, and Mark

in front of the SKi PAtrol cabin at Meadows

Mt. High Ski Days at

Mt. Hood Meadows


Most Thursdays, or whenever there is fresh powder.


Follow the Mid-week Forum on our web site to see when the group will be skiing again..  Also see the TRIPS page. Look for mid-week day trips/.


Come ski with us. Just for fun. We love to ski powder, trees, bumps, and anything fun and challenging.


Let's connect between 8:00 and 8:30 am in the cafeteria in the South Lodge at Meadows, near the Schuss restaurant (aka The Hamburger Place).

Or call Mt. High members using a 2-way radio on channel 6-19.

See more info on our TRIPS page, under either Mid-week or Weekend skiing.



Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting


April 18 (Wednesday) 2018.  6 pm.   (Third Wednesday of the month)


Location:  Round Table Pizza, 10070 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR.

6:00 pm --  Socializing.

6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.

Pizza will be served; drinks on your own.


Come find out about what is happening in the ski club world, FWSA, and our ski areas! Guest speaker TBA.



NWSCC has two midweek, non-holiday tickets to Mt. Hood Meadows available to bid on. They expire on April 27. The minimum bid is $50 and minimum raise is $5. Please email your bid amount to Linda McGavin, mcgavinski@gmail.com .


If more than one person bids, Linda will email all those interested with the current bid so that you have a chance to raise your bid. The auction will end at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3, with the highest bidder getting the item. I will notify the winner and we will make arrangements promptly for payment and mailing or delivery. .


11th Sno Kona

Pond Skimming Contest

at Mt. Hood Meadows


NOTE:  Many of our club members usually attend this event.


April 28, 2018 (Saturday) 

This will be the 11th annual pond skimming contest at Mt. Hood Meadows, sponsored by Kona Brewing.


Each participant who successfully skims over the 100-foot pool of water, gets a chance to enter the second and final round to win a trip to Hawaii.  If more than one person skims the whole pond successfully the second time, the winner will be determined by judging his/her style and costume.


There will be prizes for the top competitors as well as best costume, best splash and more!


Registration is open to all for $30 per person, which includes a complimentary Kona beach towel and celebratory Kona beer. Ski poles are not allowed in the competition.


8 - 9:30 AM – Competitor Check-In at the Alpenstube Restaurant
10:30 AM – First run (will run in reverse order of registration)
12:30 PM – Finals, followed by awards (This is approximate. Finals will begin around 30 minutes after the first run ends.)


Click here for more info at the official Mt. Hood Meadows web site.



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


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

History Happy Hour

at the Mt. Hood Museum


Last Saturday of each month, 2018

Doors open: 6:30 pm.

Presentation starts: 7:00 pm.


Be entertained and learn something new.

$5 cash at the door. Beer & Wine available for purchase.


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon. Across the street from Huckleberry Inn and about 2 houses up the road. Right next to the Taco Shoppe.


Social History Happy Hour events take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.


2018 Schedule

March 31     Ski Fashions Vintage to modern. Skiyente Ski Club & Hillcrest Ski & Sports

April 28        A conversation with the Ranger -  Zigzag District Ranger Bill Westbrook

May 26         Hiking Mt. Hood NF trails -  TBA

June 30       Geology of Mount Hood - Forest Geologist, Ryan Cole

July 28        History of Summer Skiing on Mt. Hood - Jeff Lokting

Aug 25         Barlow Road, Mt. Hood area ruts and sites - Lloyd Musser (Lecture is a prelude for Sunday field trips)

Sept 29        Mount Hood Trivia & Prizes - Lloyd Musser & Janet Paulson

Oct 27          Missoula Flood and Oregon settlement patterns - Rick Thompson

Dec 29         Mount Hood Movie Outtakes -  Lloyd Musser

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


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





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High

monthly Board meeting

April 30
, 2018. (Monday) - The 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.





Sandra, Elisabeth, and Larry


Steve Coxen, charming the crowd.


Gary and Alice enjoying the pizza.




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

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


(Quarterly meeting, pizza party, & elections)

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


May 10, 2018 (Thursday)

          6:30 - 9:00 pm


Place: Round Table Pizza

          10070 SW Barbur Blvd

           Portland, Oregon. 

           (near Capitol Hwy)


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


Everybody is invited! Come meet other club members, check out what’s new.


   * Socialize, mingle with other club members.
   * Free food (on the club), but buy your own drink.
   * Participate in electing our club officers.


ELECTIONS: We will hold our annual club elections on this day, for President, Vice-presdient, Secretary and Treasurer. You can nominate someone and/or vote either by mail or email by sending your vote to info@mthigh.org, or vote in person this Thursday evening. Please send in your nominations right away to info@mthig.org.


If you are interested in joining the Mountain High Snowsports Club Board of Directors, there are four positions that we will be voting on: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Our current candidates are:


President:           Debbi Kor   (incumbent)

Vice-President:   William (Bill) King (incumbent)

Secretary:           Debbie Geiger  (incumbent)

Treasurer:           Nancy Pratt   (incumbent)


We are still open for more nominations.  If anyone else wants to run, please notify our elections coordinator and past club president: Kurt Krueger at telek2@frontier.com  or  503-625-1492.


We have several appointed positions on our Board now: Trip Leaders, Newsletter Editor and PacRat Race Coordinator for Mt. High. Please let us know if you are interested in running for one of these 4 main Board positions, or for our vacant position as Activities Director, or possibly an additional Trip Leader or PacRat Race Coordinator.


If you would like to be a “Board Member at Large”, talk with Debb Kor (our club president) about what you may have in mind.


Please RSVP if you are planning to come. 

RSVP by May 5 to Debbi Kor at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net or call 503-314-7078.


Mt. High 2018 Elections Ballot.  

Click here for the voting ballot (in PDF format).

Click here for the voting ballot  (in Word format)


Ballots will be available at the door.  If you are unable to make the meeting,  please fill out the enclosed ballot and email it to Kurt Krueger at teleK2@frontier.com.  Due date for emailed ballots is May 5. 

It's also possible to mail it to our PO Box 2182, Portland, OR 97208,, but please make sure it arrives at least a week early, by May 3rd..






Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 12th cleanup. 


May 12 , 2018

Saturday, 10am 


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. We'll do some good work for about 2 hours.


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


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


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


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


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

Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:




Click on the Convention logo below to go the Convention web site:




Click here for

Convention flyer


The Convention will be held at the

The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502





86th annual

Far West Convention

Reno, Nevada

June 7 - 10, 2018

June 7 - 10, 2018.

Remember we are all part of larger organization. Yes, we are part of the NW Ski Club Council, ... but also of the Far West Ski Association, which encompasses eleven Councils in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Utah.

FWSA represents all our local ski clubs, and organizes at least 3 trips every year:
1) the FWSA Ski Week (at Aspen this past winter);
2) the FWSA International Ski Week (usually in Europe);
3) an International Summer trip (like a trip to China or the Alaska Cruise).


Convention Activities:

Thursday and Friday are the fun days, in the form of golf, hiking, biking, a pub crawl, pool party, etc.

FWSA organizes a number of club competitions and awards — for best Newsletter, best Web site, Outstanding club, Safety person of the year, Man and Woman of the year, etc. Awards are given at the annual Convention..

On Saturday, a big part of the annual Convention is a Travel Expo, where club members can meet with dozens of Ski Industry representatives


Also, there are educational opportunities, seminars, presentations, and group discussions on a variety of topics.


A number of ski celebrities are usually present. In the past, we had several Olympic ski champions, some extreme skiers, some founders of famous ski areas, famous film-makers, and more.


Registration and info:
Register by May 7, to secure your spot.
Register and Pay Online  or download the Registration Form and mail it to:

FWSA Convention Registrar
Jean McCasey
10635 Esmeraldas Drive
San Diego, CA 92124


For more information see the FWSA Convention web pages at:


Also, please notify Debbi Kor that you are coming to the Convention, so that all our Mountain High delegates are registered as a single group. Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net


This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the Bay Area Snow Sport Council and Sierra League and Council.






PACRAT elections will also be held at the same meeting. The following are elected positions for the PACRAT Board:

* President:          Andy Hobart (incumbent)
* Vice President: Geoff Mihalko (incumbent)
* Secretary:          Dan Lane (incumbent)
* Treasurer:          Virginia Collison (incumbent)

* Sponsorship Director: Sandra Volk  (incumbent)

* Membership Director: Amanda Moran

* Party Director:   Sylvia Kearns (incumbent)

* Race Director:   Greg Dilger (incumbent)

* Results Director: Dale Parshall (incumbent)

* Rat Patrol Director: Mark Conan (incumbent)
* Communications Director: Bob Lawrence

* Director-at-Large: Peter Dodd (incumbent)

(All other Board positions are assigned by the President).
Also on the Board, but NOT elected, is the Immediate Past President. Appointed Positions are Director at Large - Chief Rat Patrol and Director at Large - General.


If you are interested in running for a PACRAT Board position for 2017/18, please contact Andy Hobart at president@pacrats.org . Please provide information on what position you would like to run for and why you are interested in doing so. He will be assembling the ballot. You will need to be at the meeting to say a few words about why you'd like to run and what you plan to do, or have someone else show up and speak on your behalf .

Who votes in PACRAT Elections? The clubs must decide on who gets to vote for the club. Usually it is the Team Captains, but in cases where there are more teams than votes available, only the number of votes designated for that club may be cast. ALL team captains CAN be there to caucus, but each club can only cast the proper number of votes:

* Mountain High = 5 votes
* Cascade = 3 votes
* Skiyente = 2 votes
* Schnee Vogeli = 2 votes
* Bergfreunde = 1 vote

Combined meeting & Elections



June. 20, 2017 (Wednesday) - 6:00 pm.


A multi-club meeting, attended by representatives of several local ski clubs.. At least one representative from each club should attend. But also, the meeting is open to all club members.


Location: TBA


The focus of this meeting is ELECTIONS; both for NWSCC and PACRAT. Come learn the latest about what NWSCC is doing!

Join the leadership of the Council – serving on the board of directors is a great way to get involved in club, council and Far West Ski Association activities.  The board is made up of members from different clubs in NWSCC—bringing a variety of style and experience to the Council.  

All officer positions are open for one-year terms.  The following officers will be voted upon at the June 20, 2018 meeting:
President:  Head of the Council Executive Board; represents NWSCC at Far West Ski Association board meetings and at National Ski Council Federation meetings.

Vice President:  Assumes duties of the president when needed and handles other duties as assigned.

Treasurer: Responsibility for Council financials.  Experience with bookkeeping software and GAAP necessary.

Secretary: Records Council minutes and correspondence as needed; keeps corporate records.

At-Large Director (two positions):  Duties as assigned by the President.  [Other directors will be appointed by the elected Board to fill the slate.]
Time involved:  Quarterly Council meetings; a monthly board meeting; other duties as assigned or as you volunteer to work on.   
If interested, please contact President@nwskiers.org for more information or to put your name on the ballot.  We need your input and support, and want YOU to consider serving on the Board!  

See the NWSCC bylaws (click HERE) for complete job descriptions.








Lifts open at 7:00 am

Race starts at 8: 30 am


NOTE:  A thousand dollars will be given away in cash prizes of $50 and $100.  Every racers has a chance to win.


Friday is a welcoming party  in “NOW” at Willy Scroggins house across road from Brew Pub. 3–6 pm.
Saturday is a GS race (two runs). Then a BBQ at the Day lodge.
Sunday is a Slalom race (2 runs).


The cost, if registered before July 13, is as follows:

1. The entire weekend (GS, BBQ, SL) = $135  
    (After July 13 = $165.)
2. Saturday only: (GS, BBQ) = $95
3. Sunday only (SL): $65.
4. Guest for BBQ only = $39

After july 15, there is a late fee of $20 - $30, depending on the event.

Oh, just one small detail. To participate, you need to be a member of the USSA – the US Ski & Snowboard Association. Not a member? No problem. Everyone can sign up for a temporary one time membership (just for this event) for $25. Join at: http://my.ussa.org/membership/start .


Summer Fun Nationals

Timberline - Fun for the whole family

July 13-15, 2018

This is the 30th annual event. It's a great opportunity to have fun racing at sunny Mt Hood while refreshing the muscle memory in your legs halfway between last season and next. Usually, about 120-150 racers participate


This poster is from last year.  We will update it as soon as the new one becomes available.



All PACRAT racers are welcome, of course, as well as those who have never raced but would like to give it a try. Come to the Summer Fun Nationals at Timberline: http://www.summerfunnationals.com/

You must register in advance.  There will be no day of race entries.

Info about registration, schedule, camps, sponsors and more is at:

www.SummerFunNationals.com .



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