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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: December 8, 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.

 WXPort

NEWS

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December Lift Lines 

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

 

Learn to Ski - Or Help Someone 

Our club now has a new page devoted just to beginner skiers, and we need volunteers who are willing to help newcomers to the sport. This is a win-win for everybody. By brining in new people to the slopes, the ski areas get more customers, our club gets more members, and the newcomers get their wings (their skis or boards)!

 

Mt. Hood Meadows tickets are available at a discounted price of just $64.  See our Bulletin Board for details.

 

The Taco Shoppe in Government Camp has offered us all 20% off of any item on the menu.  There is now indoor dining, an expanded menu, happy hour and a liquor license. See details on our Bulletin Board.  Or click here for see their full menu.

 

The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

Photos from our whole past year have been moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2014 page. Our Photos page has been cleared to make room for new photos for this coming season, starting with the Ski Fair and the Kickoff Party.. You will still be able to see all the 2013/2014 photos, but it will just take an extra click or two. Re-live the good old times, or see what you may have missed during this past season. Go to our Photos 2014 page and keep scrolling down to see about 2 dozen different events. 

 

Mt. High best decorated booth! 

At this year's NWSCC Ski Fair, our club's booth was proclaimed the best decorated in the "Winter Wonderland" theme. See photos here!

 

Membership renewal.  It's time to renew your club membership. Now is also the best time to sign up for a ski trip with the club, if you haven't already done it in person at the annual Ski Fair (Nov. 17) or at our annual Kickoff Party (Nov. 20).  Simply print print the Dough Transmittal form and mail it in. You can find it on our Membership page and on the Forms & Docs page.

 

Join a PACRAT team 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org

 

Mt. Hood Passports 

This is a great opportunity for our members to get some discounted items at the mountain, and also to win some prizes at the end of the winter season.

Get a passport for $10, then use it to get discounts at various businesses on Mt. Hood.  Details are posted on our Bulletin Board page.


 

Mt. High has a Facebook page  

Thanks to Bruce Kuper for setting up a Favebook Page for Mountain High. It is a Facebook group. Check it out, join the group, and start posting your messages, photos, questions, etc. See it at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mt.High/ 

 

 

Member Benefits updated - 20% off at the Taco Shoppe  Thanks to Kevin Bastin, owner of the Taco Shoppe and a Mountain High club member, we have now been offered 20% off of any item on the menu (not just the burritos). The Taco Shoppe is located in Government Camp, across the street from the Huckleberry Inn (but a house or two up the road), or just downhill from the Mount Hood Museum. See details on our Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.

 

 

Ski Racing Coach wanted

See our Bulletin Board for details.

 

Snowboard Coach wanted

See our Bulletin Board for details.

 

Trips calendar & Questionnaire -- MS Word  or PDF file

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

 

Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

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

 

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

 

PACRAT Rat Attack photos & multimedia show

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

 

More of Bruce Kuper's Rat Attack photos can be found at:
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.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

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

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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DECEMBER

Dec. 5 - 6 (Fri.-Sat.): Sandy High ski swap + Warren Miller's "No Turning Back" movie, 6 pm

Dec.   7 (Sun.) Winterhawks game

Dec. 11  (Thur.): Christmas Ships, drinks, dinner ...

Dec. 12 (Fri.) Winterhawks game

Dec. 17 (Wed.):  NWSCC Meeting & PIE Auction and PACRAT bib pickup

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

 

2015

JANUARY

Jan. 4 (Sun):   NASTAR race

Jan. 11 (Sun): PACRAT race 1 Skibowl

Jan. 18 (Sun.):  White Pass day trip (by bus)

Jan. 25 (Sun): PACRAT race 2 Meadows

 

FEBRUARY

Feb. 8 (Sun):   PACRAT race 3 Skibowl

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

Feb. 21 (Sat):  Mt. High Photo Party

Feb. 22 (Sun): PACRAT race 4 Meadows

 

MARCH

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

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

Mar. 15 (Sun):               NASTAR race

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

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

Mar. 22 (Sun): PACRAT race 5 Timberline

 

APRIL

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

 

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.

 

2-way Radios on the slopes!

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

 

Free Antivirus

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

 

Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The improved version contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 161 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

 

NW Ski Challenge

The Challenge continues for the 2013-2014 season. It is not a competition for the most ski areas visited.  Instead, everyone who visits at least 7 ski areas in the Northwest will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

 

New for this season is that in addition to Oregon, Washington and Idaho, you can now also ski at several ski areas in British Columbia, Alaska, and Mammoth Mt. (CA).  They all count!

 

Just save your lift tickets or receipts from the ski areas and mail them to the NWSCC:  The address is on the form. Click here for the Entry Form and Rules in Word or PDF.

 

Skiing the Northwest can be quite an adventure. See David Schor's blog: http://skiwashington.blogspot.com, and Emilio's journal on our "Articles" page, at:

Ski-Washington-Challenge-diary.pdf

 

 

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.

 

Click on flyer to enlarge it,

Or for a higher resolution PDF file:

in  color  or in  black & white.

 

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

An event organized by snowriders for snowriders

 

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 event is organized by skiers for skiers.

 

The theme for this year is "Winter Wonderland".  Ski clubs will be decorating their booths accordingly.

 

Here are just some of the reasons to come to the Ski Fair:

 

    -  Meet local ski clubs and ski areas.

-  Check out what other local ski clubs are up to.

-  See what's new at the local ski areas.

-  Silent Auction,

-  Raffle, and more!

-  You can renew your club membership at our club's booth

-  Sign up for trips, racing, etc.  (at our Mt. High booth).

 

-  This will be tha last day you can purchase a Meadows Season pass for the intermediate price of $524. Note that the Meadows Pass has 3 prices. The earlier you buy it, the cheaper it is.
* Before November 2:  $499.
* November 2 - 17 :  $524.
* After Noember 17:  $799.

 

-  Also, this will be the last day to buy the Meadows 10 times pass for the lower price of $399.  After that, the price will go up to $419.

 

At the Oregon Cancer Ski Out booth, you can also register your team for the upcoming event in March of next year. All you need is the basic $180 deposit (for the whole 5-person team). Your other team mates can then add their share at a later time, online. 

 

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 .

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

PACRAT

Membership Pizza Party

Introduction to Racing

 

Nov. 19 (Wednesday)  6 pm - 8:30 pm

Come find out all about our recreational racing!

This is a recruitment and education class, open to everyone. Bring friends who might be interested in racing!  Find out what's new for this racing season.

 

Contact: Bruce Kuper at Racing@mthigh.org

 

Location:  Buffalo Gap Saloon

                 6835 SW Macadam Ave.
                 Portland, OR 97219

 

There will be free pizza.  Come early!  Send this flyer to a friend!


Come learn about PACRAT Racing. Snowboarders are welcome. We'll have 5 races and 5 parties this winter. Join a 10-person team. Run some gates. Win door prizes, See yourself improve. Great camaraderie!  It's FUN!


Meanwhile, check out the PACRAT website at www.pacrats.org and the special page for new racers: http://www.pacrats.org/main_pages/join_Us.htm

 

Also, see our own club's RACING pages, such as:

Mt. High Racing:  http://www.mthigh.org/Racing.htm   and

Racing Events: http://www.mthigh.org/Racing_Events.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Print out a flyer and post it somewhere.

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.
  • Donate a ski jacket! 

This year, instead of gathering donations for the Oregon Food Bank, we'd like to ask those of you who may be buying new outer gear for the season, how about bringing your "gently used" winter coats to the Kick Off party so that we can donate them to the Sleep Country Foster Kid Program? They can use any and all sizes, so bring what you have.... your coats, your kids coats, grandkids coats. These will all help the program. Our club president, Debbi Kor, will gladly take our donations to Sleep Country herself.

 

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)

 

 

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Click on the image or here for the official event flyer.

Sandy Ski Swap + Warren Miller movie

Dec. 5 and 6. (Friday and Saturday)

 

Ski and Snowsports Swap & Sale.   Come and do some shopping before the movie and during the 30 minute intermission. There will be lots of new and used ski and snowsports equipment with great prices! Preview some examples of swap items here. It’s a great way to pick up clothing and gear for the upcoming season!

 

Swap & Sale Hours: Friday -  Early Bird Sale 6pm-9pm,

                                 Saturday - Regular Sale 9am-7pm.

If you’d like to consign your used items for this event, please enter your swap items here.

 

WARREN MILLER movie tickets will be available here soon! Use the school’s secure system to buy tickets from Sandy Ski Team Racers & Freestylers.

Show times: 6pm December 6th & 7th.

Tickets $15 (Order online now, or a limited number will be available at the door).

 

NOTE: This is a special screening arranged by the High school in partnership with Warren Miller Entertainment. There will be no coupons or internet codes at this showing.


Location: New Sandy High School Auditorium

                37400 Bell Street, Sandy, OR 97055

 

 

Winterhawks Hockey game and

Mt. Hood Meadows lift ticket

Introduction to Racing

 

Dec.   7 (Sunday)  5 pm   and/or

Dec. 12 (Friday)    7 pm

 

The Portland Winterhawks hockey team has a great deal coming up for groups of 10 or more. For $20.50 a ticket, we can get group tickets to either of these two games:


1) Sunday, December 7th game at 5pm, and/or
2) Friday, December 12th game at 7pm.


So how does this tie in with skiing? Well, each group ticket includes a free lift ticket to Mount Hood Meadows!

 

The Meadows lift tickets are good for Sunday, March 1st and Sunday, March 8th. (For those of you going on the Whitefish trip, please note that we will be gone the first week of March, but will return to Portland on Friday morning, March 6, shortly before noon, so you will be able to ski at Meadows on Sunday, March 8.)


Anyone interested in a group Winterhawks game or two? Email Sandra Smith at sandra@pacifier.com and let her know what date/dates you are interested in. If we get at least 10 for each date, we'll go to both games! We will pre-reserve seats


UPDATE:  We have enough people for the Friday, Dec 12th Winterhawks game so it is a go. You can still email Sandra@pacifier.com to RSVP for either game, or sign up at the Mt. High Kickoff meeting on Thursday. If not enough people sign up for the Sunday, Dec 7th game we will let you know.

 

 

 

 

Directions: Click here for a Google Map.

Mt. High

Christmas Ships Parade Social

 

December 11, 2015 (Thursday) - 6:00 pm

We'll gather at Joes' Crab Shack, on the Columbia River (just across the Interstate Bridge, on the Vancouver side) to watch the Christmas Ships.

 

Location:  Joe's Crab Shack, 101 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver WA 98661. Phone: 360-693-9211.

 

Come join your Mt. High friends at the Annual Christmas Ships Parade on the Columbia. We'll gather about 6 p.m. for drinks and dinner. The Ships typically show up around 7:45 or 8:00 p.m.

 

We'll have some tables staked out, beginning around 6:00 p.m., so come for drinks, stay for dinner, and enjoy the evening with your fellow Mt. Highers.

 

Contact: Debbi Kor, 503-314-7078, ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

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  (Starts with Happy half-hour from 6:00 - 6:30 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.  If a team captain cannot attend in person, please send one of your team-mates to collect the bibs for your team.

 

Location:  Buffalo Gap Saloon
               6835 SW Macadam Avenue,

               Portland, OR 97219         

 

NWSCC topics will include:

1. PIE Auction -- Yes, real pies and cookies, and other desserts,

2. January Safety Month, Learn to Ski,

3. Ski Challenge Winners,

4. FWSA Convention, FWSA Awards.

 

 

 

 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

 

Mountain High
monthly meeting
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December 29, 2014. (Monday) - Usually last Monday of the month.

  

6:00 pm - social gathering;

6:30 pm - formal meeting. 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Fine champagne

Fine desserts

Fine conversation

 

 

Click here for

Google Map

to Janice and Marv's place

 

 

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

Mt. High annual

Chocolate Party

 

 

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

Location:  Janice Jessen & Marv Wakefield

                 3504 Red Cedar Way

                 Lake Oswego, OR  97035

 

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

 

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

 

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

a) the Most Creative

b) the Most Chocolatey and/or Decadent;

c) the Most Light and/or Healthy

 

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

See what our members saw!

 

Amazing stories + Amazing photos

 

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

Mt. High

Photo Party

 

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

 

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

 

Location:  Randy Lew

                 7007 SW Iron Horse St.

                 Wilsonville, OR  97070

 

Directions: From I-5  take North Wilsonville exit

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

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

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

- Turn left onto Fallen Leaf St.,

- Turn Right onto Flynn St. 

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

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

 

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

Click here for

Google Map

to Randy's place

 

 

 Ray and Bob, part of the winning team

 

Walt in the course!

 

The Downhill Divas

27th Annual

Oregon Cancer Ski Out

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Click here to  Register online.

 

All registrations must be paid in full by February 10.


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


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

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

 

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

 

NOTE: Space is limited to 35 teams!

 

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

Email:      cancerskiout@gmail..com

 

http://hopeontheslopes.net/

 

 

Torchlight parade:

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

 

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

 

Team "Cranes for Kendall"

 

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

 

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

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

7th annual

Hope on the Slopes

A 24hr ski/snowboard for cancer

vertical challenge event

 

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

at  Mt. Hood Skibowl.

24 hours: 10 am to 10 am.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

For more info about this event, click here.

See a description of this event in the Trifold brochure

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

 

To register and participate:

http://hots.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1124453

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


Huckleberry Inn, 503-272-3325

Best Western Mt. Hood, 503-272-3205

Collins Lake Resort, 800-234-6288

Mt. Hood Chalet, 503-263-6366

 

 

Videos

of previous events:

 

2011 Hope on the Slopes

 

2010 Hope on the Slopes.

 

2009 Hope on the Slopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

http://hots.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1124453 

 

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