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2018 / 2019 Photos

April 2019:        Spring Skiing at Meadows
Mar., Apr. May: Timberline side-country
Mar. - May:        Spring Skiing at Timberline
April 5 - 7:         Bachelor Blast

Mar. 15 - 17 :     Mt. Shasta & Mt. Ashland trip

Mar. 6, 2019:     Pizza Party

Mar. 2, 2019:     Ski the Glade Trail Day

Feb. 6, 2019:     King Winter

Feb. 18-22, '19: Bogus Basin / A-Lakes trip

Jan. 26 - Feb.2: Canada (Silver Star & Big White)

Jan. 26, 2019:   Lift Lines at Timberline (Saturday)

Dec. 29, 2018:   Mt. Hood Vintage Movie Outtakes

Dec. 15, 2018:   First days at Timberline

Dec. 13, 2018:   First days at Mt. Hood Meadows

Nov.    5, 2018:  Mt. High Kickoff party

Nov. 2-4, 2018:  Ski Fever Show

Oct. . 12, 2018:  Warren Miller movie + dinner





This page shows you a glimpse of what the club has done during the past year. Our year runs from October 1st to September 31 of the following year.


See how to post photos/videos to our web site, on the Articles page under "Technology".


Older photos


For older photos, go to the appropriate year:

2018, 2017, 2016 2015 2014, 2013 2012, 2011

2010 2009 20082007 20062005 2004,




For an overview of a full past year of the club's activities,

click on the 2018 Photos.


See a 6-minute video highlighting almost everything the club has done in a single year. The video is now posted on our Videos page, under the title: "Mountain High Club 2011-2012".

Spring Skiing at Meadows

April 16, 2019.  (Tuesday) Spring is almost here. Most of the trips and races are behind us.  It's time to enjoy some local skiing! 

Mt. Hood from Mt. Hood Meadows
Spring Skiing at Meadows
(Photo from Barbara Brady)
Group photo at Meadows
Debbie Thomas, Barbara Brady, Bruce McGavin, Scott Blau
(Photo from Barbara Brady)


Timberline Sidecountry

March 30, 2019.  (Saturday)

Almost every Saturday in March, April and May, Emilio has been offering guided tours into Timberline's side-country.  On this day, we skied as a group mainly on groomed trails.  At the end of the day, Emilio skied much lower into Little Zig Zag canyon, then exited the canyon and followed the as yet unmarked portion of the red boundary to the Glade Trail and from then on to Government Camp.

From the top of the Magic Mile to the Collins Lake Resort in Government Camp it takes about one and a half hours. This includes a few stops to take pictures and it also includes skiing into Sand canyon and climbing out of it, as well as about 10 minutes of walking down a paved street in Government Camp.  If you are planning to catch a shuttle bus to take you back to Timberline, you need to allow at least 1.5 hours. Maybe more, if you are not sure about the route.
East of Little Zig Zag
East of Little Zig Zag canyon. Nobody skis here because you are now committed to
skiing all the way to Government Camp, and it's easy to get lost in the forest below.
(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Emilio beyond the lifts
A private little playground east of Little Zig Zag canyon.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Emilio in Little Zig Zag canyon
You can ski Little Zig Zag canyon for about 1/4 of a mile and return to the ski lifts.
Or you can ski another mile inside the canyon and return to Government Camp.
(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

March 23, 2019.  (Saturday)

On this day, we first skied down the Alpine Trail to  Government Camp.  Took the shuttle bus back up to Timberline.  Then, we skied west of Timberline to Little Zig Zag canyon, where we made a few turns and then exited in time to return to the lifts.
Group with Mt. Hood
Charley Watt, Clary DeRemer, and Sandra Smith
next to the rim of Little Zig Zag canyon, getting ready to enter.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Emilio at the rim of Little Zig Zag
Emilio at the rim of Little Zig Zag canyon, getting ready to enter.   
It was a bit foggy, so the lower part of the canyon isn't very visible.  (Photo from Sandra Smith)

Getting started inside Little Zig Zag
Charley and Emilio just getting started inside Little Zig Zag canyon.    (Photo from Sandra Smith)

A boulder inside Little Zig Zag
Emilio and Charley taking a break next to a boulder in Little Zig Zag canyon. (Photo from Sandra Smith)

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith and Charley Watt returning from Little Zig Zag canyon.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)
The depression on the left is the start of one of the Sand canyon branches.
We skirted around it because skiing into Sand canyon commits you to skiing to Government Camp.

Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith near the start of one of the branches of Sand Canyon.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Sandra near the start of Sand Canyon.
Notice how smooth the snow is, and no tracks. Very few people ski here.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Charley Watt returning from Little Zig Zag canyon. See the smooth terrain above him. No ski tracks.
  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Clary DeRemer returning from Little Zig Zag canyon and skirting the start of Sand canyon.
(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Sandra, Clary, Charley
Sandra, Clary, and Charley back on a groomed trail,
just above the Stormin' Norman lift.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Group photo
The 4 intrepid skiers: Emilio, Sandra, Charley, and Clary.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


A grouse circled Emilio's feet over and over again emitting a cooing/gurgling sound.
Maybe the bird was hungry, but it was very aggressive toward the camera.
Two day later, the bird was in the same area, in the forest east of Little Zig Zag canyon.
It probably has a nest there and was trying to protect it by distracting the intruder.
    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Spring Skiing at Timberline

March 30, 2019.  (Saturday) Spring is almost here. Most of the trips and races are behind us.  It's time to enjoy some local skiing! 

Group photo in the morning
Nine of us started the day by skiing together at Timberline.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)
Lisa Miller, John Yoo, Kurt Wilke, Clary DeRemer, Marie McLane,
Karen Michels, Bob Burns, Nancy Erz.

Above Timberline Lodge
A little later in the day, we got split up into smaller groups.
This is the group that skied the Otto Lang trail and stopped just above Timberline Lodge.
Kurt Wilke, Clary DeRemer, Lisa Miller, Marie McLean.        (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Top of the Mile
At the top of the Magic Mile.    (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

March 21, 2019.  (Thursday)

Nancy Solomon's visit
Buck Scheffler, Elaine Bock, Nancy Solomon, David Comerford, Emilio Trampuz, Susan McNulty. 
Nancy Solomon from New York contacted us through our club's Forum asking for someone to
ski withfor a day at Timberline. Elaine and Emilio responded and showed her around.
This photo was taken at Phlox Point Cabin.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

March 10, 2019.  (Sunday) Spring is almost here. Most of the trips and races are behind us.  It's time to enjoy some local skiing!  

Yan Morrissey
Yan Morrissey was our club member for a few years before 2000. 
She was racing on Emilio's team: "Drag'n Bottom".
She then quit racing and the club.  She has rejoined the club this year (2019). (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Bachelor Blast

April 5 - 7, 2019.  (Friday - Sunday))

There were 34 people on the trip.  Linda McGavin says:
We got pretty damp on Friday, when it was snowing at the top and raining at the bottom of Outback.  We went to Outback because the east side of the mountain was quite foggy, and the wind direction was right for Outback. There was about an inch of new on top of an icy base.  People who stayed on the east side complained about low visibility.

Saturday was better, with more new snow overnight (3+ inches), so we got in some powder skiing - we went over to the east side of the mountain because Pine Marten was closed for wind most of the day - as well as Outback and Northwest.  It was pretty windy on top of the chairs, but visibility wasn’t bad.  People still ended up with wet clothing.

The party Saturday night went extremely well, with some people lingering until 9:00 enjoying each other’s company.  The hotel was great, and the breakfast room worked well for the party.  Breakfasts were very good.

But the weather took a huge turn for the worse overnight Saturday, and that morning Bachelor’s report said it was a WET winter storm with winds projected to shut down the lifts again.  It was raining all over the area, meaning we couldn’t even hike, so we elected to come home a day early, forfeiting one nights’ lodging and our 3rd day of lift tickets.

Some people went skiing Sunday; some didn’t use their second day of lifts.  Some others elected to save their lift tickets and come back another time before the end of the season.
Group photo
Bachelor Blast.       (Photo from Lisa Miller)

Cash Cab Lyft ride A Lyft ride that looked like a "Cash Cab"
Bachelor Blast.       (Photo from Lisa Miller)
Clary and LisaClary and Lisa
Bachelor Blast.       (Photo from Lisa Miller)

Bachelor Blast memories

Lisa Miller says: “Had a great time!  Skied in the most intense storm ever at the top of Pine Marten just before they closed that lift.  We enjoyed 1st Friday with a “Lyft” ride that looked like the cash cab, with starry lights inside.  Bend brewing was very enjoyable...nice atmosphere,  good beer, good company.”

Diane Zhitlovsky says: “Mike and I truly had a blast. The snow was wet but plentiful. On Sunday, it snowed a ton, Mike and I skied in knee deep virgin powder on the Cloud Chaser. We were two of about ten people skiing. It was awesome.  We were the wettest we’ve ever been.”

Who is this little girl standing next to Kay?

Clary and Kay 
Clary and Kay.       (Photo from Lisa Miller)

Mt. Shasta & Mt. Ashland trip

March 15 - 17, 2019.  (Friday - Sunday))

This weekend bus trip is a good example of how a trip can suffer when people take too long to sign up.  We needed well over 30 people to sign up in order to be able to afford hiring a bus.  Last Winter (2018), 42 people had signed up.  This year, only 16 people.  That wasn't enough to be able to afford the bus, so we converted this to a carpooling trip.  At that point, about 12 people canceled their participation and signed up for a different carpooling trip.  Several people finally made inquiries about this trip within the last 30 days before the trip, but by then it was too late because we had already dismissed the bus.

But 4 of us carpooled to Shasta and Ashland this weekend anyway, and we had a great time, with perfectly sunny and warm weather.

Mt. Shasta Ski Park, which had received several feet of new snow just 2 weeks earlier and had to close for a couple of days until the chairlifts were dug out of the snow, was now fully open again and had typical Spring-like conditions (even though we are technically still in Winter). The snow was hard and somewhat icy in the morning, but it soon softened up and the rest of the day was magnificent.  At the end of the day, we enjoyed live music on a terrace just outside the day lodge, and Steven Rice even got to dance with an eager young lady!

Mt. Ashland is at a higher elevation and had even better snow.  No ice or hard snow here.  You could really dig your edges and carve here from the start of the day.  Fantastic views from the top of Mt. Ashland included Mt. McLaughlin to the east and Mt. Shasta to the south.

Emilio at Mt. Shasta, March 2019.  It was a warm day.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Steven and Emilio
Steven and Emilio at Mt. Shasta, March 2019.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Steven Rice - always smiling!  
He is a new club member and has really enjoyed both the Bogus Basin and the Shasta trip.
(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Group picture
The 4 intrepid skiers:  Steven, Kay, Emilio, and Rich.   Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Steven Rice at Mt. Shasta
Steven Rice at Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Rich Horner
Rich Horner at Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Kay Kinyon
Kay Kinyon at Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Rich and Kay
Rich and Kay at Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

At lunch, inside the day lodge.  Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

On the deck
Enjoying a drink on the deck of the day lodge at Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Live music
Live music.  The band played well.  We stayed there until they finished their program.
Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

View from the deck
The deck had a good view of some of the slopes at Mt. Shasta, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Dinner at Yaks
Dinner at "Yaks" in Dunsmuir, just a few miles south of Mt. Shasta.
We thought it would be Yak meat, but it wasn't.  The food was excellent and unique.
YAKS actually stands for "Yet Another Koffee Shop"    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Mt. Ashland on Sunday

Group at the top of Mt. Ashland
Group photo at the top of Mt. Ashland, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Steven Rice
Steven rice near the top of Mt. Ashland, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Rich 1
Rich Horner near the top of Mt. Ashland, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Rich 2
Rich Horner at Mt. Ashland, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Rich 2
Rich Horner near the top of The Bowl at Mt. Ashland, March 2019     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Group near The Bowl
Rich, Steven, and Kay near The Bowl.
The large ball is a weather station at the top of Mt. Ashland, March 2019.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Emilio above the Day lodge
Emilio above the Day lodge at Mt. Ashland, March 2019.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

View of Mt. McLaughlin
View of Mt. McLaughlin, east of Mt. Ashland, March 2019.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Prety young leprechaun
Sunday, March 17, 2019 was St. Patrick's Day, so it wasn't a big surprise when we ran into
this pretty young leprechaun at Mt. Ashland.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Pizza Party

March 6, 2019.  (Wednesday)

Just a social event, an opportunity to connect with other club members in a relaxed atmosphere, with pizza provided by the club.  As usual, there were door prizes too, and several announcements about upcoming events.  

Pizza party 1
 Pizza party     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Pizza party 2
 Pizza party    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Door prize 1
 Linda McGavin wins a door prize.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Door prize 2
 People got to pick their own door prize.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Door prize 3
Nancy won a warm hat.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Ski the Glade Trail Day

March 2, 2019.  (Saturday)

This is an annual event, always held on the first Saturday in March.   This year we had a great sunny day with bluebird sky.  The event is o4rganized by the Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center in Government Camp.  This is the only day of the year when the Glade Trail is both groomed and patrolled, and participants get unlimited shuttle bus rides back up to Timberline.

Several of our club members participated this year, including:  Lisa Miller, Clary DeRemer, Robert Brockmeyer, Sandra Kaufman, Valerie Lyons, Emilio Trampuz, and .... (who else are we missing?  Please let us know).

Glade Trail Day 2019
 Lisa Miller has been the official photographer for this event for years.   (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 Registration desk in the Museum, early in the morning.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Getting ready
 Robert, Sandra, ... Clary, Valerie, and others.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Glade Trail island
 This part of the Glade Trail is normally never groomed, except for this day.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 Sandra Kaufman in a good mood on the Glade Trail.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lisa - the photographer
 Lisa Miller taking photos of the event participants.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 A group of participants.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 Emilio on the Glade Trail.     (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 Lisa Miller's hat says: "Chasing Freshies".   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Randy Hewitt - King Winter
This is a cutout of Randy Hewitt's picture, now adorning one of the rooms at the Mt. Hood Museum.

February 6, 2019.

Each year, the Skiyente Ski Club crowns someone as King Winter.  This year, the person crowned was Randy Hewitt.  Randy is the head coach of the Eastside High School Ski Racing team, which includes racers from Grant, Cleveland, Jefferson, Benson, and Franklin High Schools. He started the team in 2004 when his daughter Kelsey was a freshman at Grant, and it has grown steadily, bringing in new schools and introducing many young skiers to the joys of racing.

Randy has served as President and board member of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association and started the OISRA Sportsmanship program in 2010.

In 2017, Randy organized the just-for-fun, season-opening Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race to take the place of the long-running Christine Cato race.  This race was named in the memory of his daughter, a past Grant High School ski racer and coach, who died in a tragic ski accident in Jackson Hole after falling into a tree well.  The race hosts over 400 high school racers from all around Oregon.


Bogus Basin & Anthony Lakes club trip

February 18 - 22, 2019.  (Monday - Friday)

This was a memorable trip led by Linda McGavin.  We  got lots of fresh powder during the first 3 days of the trip. Walt Blomberg summarized it so well, saying: "This trip was powder heaven!!"  At Bogus Basin, it snowed lightly during our first day there.  On the last day, at Anthony Lakes, we got sunshine and a blue sky, and still pillows of powder everywhere.

At Bogus Basin, the local Bogus Basin ski club were wonderful hosts. They showed us around the slopes, and even brought a large mobile grill (called "Big Bertha") to prepare lunch for us, consisting of grilled sausages, grilled chicken, chili beans, and home-made cookies!  Yummmm!

Later, 17 members of the Bogus Basin ski club came to ski with us at Anthony Lakes.
We didn't take many photos during the first 3 days, but we compensated for that on the last day at Anthony Lakes, which was a wonderful bluebird day.  Overall, we had a wonderful time.

Waiting for the bus
 Waiting for the bus for the Bogus Basin trip - at Clackamas Town Center   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

Bogus Basin group pic
 A group picture at Bogus Basin   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

Lunch at Bogus
 Lunch at Bogus Basin trip   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

Bogus Basin group
Kurt Krueger, Linda McGavin, Kurt Wilke, Barbara Bryant, and Emilio Trampuz.
Barbara was the first one to greet us at Bogus Basin   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Michael Bouton and Big Bertha
Members of the Bogus Basin ski club preparing lunch for us: Betty Hawkins, Michael Bouton, and Craig Olsen.
Meet "Big Bertha" - the grill that has been towed up from Boise.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Betty, Michael, and Craig
 Betty, Michael, and Craig fixing lunch at Bogus Basin   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 Lunch at Bogus Basin, spiced up with snowflakes!!!   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Steven Rice at Bogus
 Steven Rice at Bogus Basin   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)
Behind him is the smaller of the two hills.

Nancy Erz at Bogus
 Nancy Erz, at the end of the day at Bogus Basin   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

On the bus
All smiles on the bus!   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

Unloading our skis
 Unloading our skis from the bus at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

Group 1
Group photo at Anthony Lakes.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)
Several people in this photo are from the Bogus Basin ski club.

Group 2
Another group photo at Anthony Lakes.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)
Several people in this photo are from the Bogus Basin ski club.

Riding the lift
 Riding the lift at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

The slopes
 One of the groomed trails at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

Jack Hardy
 Jack Hardy at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Jack Hardy)

Kurt and cloud
Kurt Krueger and an interesting stretched out lenticular cloud at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Kurt and Clary
Kurt Wilke and Clary DeRemer at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Santa Stan
Our very own Santa Claus - Stan Whitehouse - at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Kurt on Holiday
Kurt Wilke on Holiday!!!  Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Bill King
 Bill King at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Malcolm MacDonald at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Starbottle Saloon
 The Starbottle Saloon on the lower level of the Day lodge at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Colleen Myers at the Starbottle Saloon at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Emilio and Kurt
 Kurt Krueger and Emilio at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 Kay Kinyon enjoys the powder at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)
 Linda McGavin enjoys the powder at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

Terry Swan
 Terry Swan enjoys the powder at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

 Tom Rodrigues enjoys the powder at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

Mark Barnard
 Mark Barnard from the Bogus Basin Ski Club at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

Walt Blomberg enjoys the powder at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

Kay Kinyon
 Kay Kinyon enjoys the powder at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

Anthony Lakes
The one and only lift at at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Linda McGavin)

Broadway trail
 Buck Scheffler, Karen Michels, and Susan McNulty on Broadway at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Broadway 2
 Karen, Buck, Malcolm, and Susan at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Karen and Malcolm
Karen Michels and Malcolm MacDonald at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Nancy and Karen
 Nancy Erz and Karen Michels at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 Karen Michels, Clary DeRemer, Scott Anderson, and Scott Blau at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 Malcolm (the handsome guy) is a chick magnet at Anthony Lakes.    (Photo from Felicia Peters-Gavett)

 Walt on the bus Anthony Lakes
How come only Walt is upright, while the rest of the bus is leaning?    (Photo from Felicia Peters-Gavett)

Felicia and Tamara
 Felicia and Tamara on the bus to Anthony Lakes.   (Photo from Felicia Peters-Gavett)

Emilio asleep
 Emilio was really tired and fell asleep on the bus at the end of a day.    (Photo from Felicia Peters-Gavett)

Body bags
 No, these are not body bags.  They are ski bags!!!   (Photo from Linda McGavin)

Linda and ski bags
Linda McGavin, our trip captain, at the end of our last day at Anthony Lakes   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Bus heading home
 Dave Myers and our driver Marty at Anthony Lakes. We are heading home now!   (Photo from Nancy Erz)

January 26 - February 2, 2019.  (Saturday - Saturday)

This trip, led by Karen Michels was the most successful and the most sought after trip this season. The trip filled up by about June 2018, and by July there was a long waiting list.  There will be a similar trip to Canada next winter (2020) and the first chance to sign up for this trip will be in person at the May 2019 social. 

On this trip, we spent 3 days skiing at Silver Star and then 3 days skiing at Big White.  Both offered ski-in-ski-out accommodations with the on-mountain village. 

Big White fireworks
 At Big White, we were greeted by fireworks!     (Photo from Karen Michels)

Karen and Nancy
Karen Michels and Nancy Erz at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)
We managed to shrink
Karen and Nancy
and have them pose for us
in the middle of the village
at Big White.

 Lunch at Big White.    (Photo from Karen Michels)

Group photo
Group photo at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Snow ghost
 Terri and Nancy standing next to a snow-ghost at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 At the Blarney Stone Irish Tavern at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Group pic
 Group photo at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Group on slope
 On the slopes of Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Group at Big White
 Malcolm, Susan and Buck at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 Susan at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Ice skating
 Ice skating at Big White.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 Socializing at Silver Star.   (Photo from Karen Michels)

On the slopes
 On the slopes at Silver Star.    (Photo from Karen Michels)

Terri and Nancy
 Terri and Nancy.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Village lights
 Silver Star was all lit up at night.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

Karaoke night
 Karaoke night.    (Photo from Nancy Erz)

No Long Lift Lines at Timberline

January 26, 2019.  (Saturday)

Some people say they don't want to ski on weekends because of long lift lines.  So, they ski only mid-week even though they have to contend with rush hour traffic both in the morning and in the afternoon.

But, wait, what lift lines?  It depends on where you ski.  At Mt. Hood Meadows, yes, very long lift lines.  At Timberline, hardly any lines at all.  Why?  Because Timberline's lift capacity exceeds their parking lot capacity.

Here is an example.  This Saturday, all parking areas at Timberline were completely full by about 9 am.  Completely full to capacity!   So, an hour later, between 10 and 11 am, let's check out the lift lines at all of Timberline's lifts:
Jeff Flood line at 10 am
 Lift line at Jeff Flood express lift at 10 am.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lift Line at Magic Mile at 10:15 am
 Lift line at the Magic Mile lift at 10:15 am. The longest line of the whole day!   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lift Lines at Molly's at 10:24 am
 Lift line at Molly's express lift at 10:24 am.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lift Line at Molly's at 10:26 am
Lift line at Molly's express lift at 10:26 am.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lift Line at Stormin Norman 10:37
Lift line at Stormin' Norman express lift at 10:37 am.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lift Line at Stromin Norman 10:38
  Lift line at Stormin' Norman express lift at 10:38 am.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Magic Mile express 11:35 am
 Lift line at the Magic Mile express lift at 11:35 am.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

View from Jeff Flood express 1 pm
 Great view from the Jeff Flood express lift at 1:08 pm, and no crowds.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

This was on a busy day.  There was no more room in the parking lot. There was a high-school race going on. There were people in the terrain park. But there were no crowds.  Timberline has a lot of terrain and people were so spread out that there was never any congestion anywhere.  Just a peaceful, quiet atmosphere where everyone could do their own thing.

Movie Night at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center

December 29, 2018.  (Saturday)

In the lobby of the Mt. Hood Museum, they were selling drinks (as usual) and also distributing free popcorn!  Hey, it was movie night!!!

We enjoyed watching vintage movie outtakes from various documentaries filmed on Mt. Hood throughout the decades, from black & white silent movies to color movies with sound.  We saw lots of good skiers (even Olympians) skiing on Mt. Hood, but sometimes struggling with deep snow.  This was at a time when there was no grooming available, and people used to climb up from Timberline Lodge, as high as Illumination rock and even higher than that, and then they would set up training gates up there!  Oh, they also had a large snowcat for transportation.  It was as large as a bus!

You should have seen the gobs of thick, white sunscreen people applied to their faces, almost like war paint!!!   They skied in sweaters, with no helmets and often even without gloves.  And before the 1950s or 1960s, they had no safety bindings either!  But they did have lots of fun!
Note that this was part of a monthly series of History Happy Hours, which are organized on the last Saturday of every month.
Lloyd Musser starts the evening

Lloyd Musser starts the Movie Night.  Not everybody is seated yet.

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Lloyd instroduces the first film clip

Lloyd introduces the first vintage film clip.

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)



First Days at Timberline

December 15, 2018.  (Saturday)

Many of our members skied at Timberline even earlier, but this was the first big day.  The parking lot was the fullest we have ever seen, with cars parked along the access road all the way down to where you first spot Molly's chair when you drive up, before the road splits into a one-way loop.

But, despite the presence of so many people, lift lines were short, with the exception of one ride on the JEff Flood Express approximate at the start of lunch time, when everyone lined up to go back to the lodge for lunch.
On this day, we had the rare pleasure of seeing a grouse not only cross the Kruser ski trail but then approach us when we stopped to take pictures of it. 

Later, we also saw some whiskey jacks (aka "camp robbers") swoop down to grab food from people's hands.
Group at Timberline

Lisa, Emilio, and Kurt at Timberline, just below the Stormin' Norman lift     (Photo from Kurt Wilke)


Bob and Ron joined us

Bob Burns and Ron Neve joined us too!    (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

Sandra and Robert

Lisa, Kurt, and Sandra and Robert    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Kurt, Emilio, and Sandra

Kurt, Emilio and Sandra at Timberline    (Photo from Lisa Miller)

Emilio and Robert

Emilio and Robert     (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

Sandra with mfacemask

Who is this masked woman?   Why, Sandra, of course.    (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

Grouse and Lisa

A grouse asking Lisa for some food.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


When we first spotted the grouse, it was nibbling something from this small tree.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

December 22, 2018
There were lots of rocks under the Magic Mile lift, but the groomed trails there surprisingly didn't feel like regular corduroy snow. Instead, the trails felt very nice and powdery.
Little Zig Zag canyon is great for skiing in the Spring. But we don't normally go there so early in the season, at the beginning of winter, in December. There were still some large rocks and boulders sticking out of the snow.

Magic Mile in December

The Magic Mile lift isn't normally open during most of the winter.  But it was open on this day, Dec. 22, 2018.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Little Zig Zag canyon and SKibowl
Looking down Little Zig Zag canyon, with Mt. Hood Skibowl in the distance.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Big boulder in Little Zig Zag canyon
A boulder in Little Zig Zaq canyon, with the top of Mt. Hood visible in the background.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

First Days at Mt. Hood Meadows

December 13, 2018.  (Thursday)

Many of our members started skiing early in December, and especially the week of December 10-15, 2018. Among the first were Walt Blomberg and Mike Ferrell.   Then came Kurt, Kenny, Kay, Mark, and others.

On Wednesday, December 12, the weather managed to freeze up most of the lifts at Meadows, and about 150 people had to be lowered down to the ground from their chairs by ropes.  Some of them had to wait for 2 hours or more to be rescued.  This sort of thing happens very rarely, but the ski patrol trains for it, and they sprang into action.

On Thursday, December 13, it was a mostly sunny day, and Linda McGavin, Barabara Brady, and Kurt Krueger took some pictures to commemorate the day. 
Barbara and Kurt at Meadows

Barbara Brady and Kurt Krueger on a sunny day at Mt. Hood Meadows    (Photo from Linda McGavin)

Linda McGavin and Barabara Brady

Linda McGavin and Barbara Brady at Mt. Hood Meadows.    (Photo from Barbara Brady)

Barbara Brady at Meadows

You can see Mt. Hood Meadows in Barbara Brady's goggles.    (Photo from Barbara Brady)


Mt. High Kickoff Party

November 5, 2018.  (Monday)

The 60 or so people who showed up at our annual Season Kickoff party were treatd to some great food, including beeef, pulled pork, potato salad, pasta salad, and a variety of other salads.  There were also lots of valuable door prizes, informative announcements, plus the company of some fun people, your fellow skiers!  We also sold several of our club's cookbooks. 


People also renewed their club membership, signed up for trips and racing.  IT was a great evening!


Thanks to Karen Michels for organizing this event!


Our club president, Debbi Kor, addresses the memebers at the Kickoff party    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Debbi Kor at the Kickoff party (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Alan Bean, our Racing director, spoke briefly about PACRAT racing.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Nancy won a boot bag!      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Lisa on her way to pick up her door prize.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Alice won a $25 gift cerificate that can be applied toward a membership fee or ski trips.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Marie won a ski bag at the Kickoff party.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Kay won a book about Mammoth Mountain at the Kickoff party.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)




SkiFever & Snowboard Show

November 2 - 4, 2018.  (Friday - Sunday)

Our club had a booth at the SkiFever Show at the Portland Expo Center.  PACRAT racers and the NW Ski Club Council also had their booth there. 

At our booth, you could renew your membership and sign up for trips, racing, and more.


2018 Ski Fever Show  at the Portland Expo Center.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


2018 Ski Fever Show sign on the Expo Center building.      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


2018 Ski Fever Show - Tonya and Emilio at our booth.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


2018 Ski Fever Show - Malcolm at our booth      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


2018 Ski Fever Show - Alex, Sandra, and Steven at our booth.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Bill won this pair of K2 Pinnacle 105 skis at a raffle at the PACRAT booth.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)




Warren Miller Movie + Dinner

October 12, 2018.  (Monday)

Sandra Smith organized this event, as she has been doing for many years now. 

About 40 people participated in the group purchase of lift tickets, and about half of them showed up for dinner and/or drinks before the movie.  Everyone hd a great time.


The freebies that everyone received when entering the theater included:  A 20% off coupon for the US Outdoor Store, a free twilight ticket for Mt. Ashland. a free lift ticket to Bogus Basin, Red Mountain, and Angel Fire, plus 2-for1 lift tickets to Whitewater, Brundage Mt., Grand Targhee, Sun Valley, Silver Mt., Jackson Hole, Soldier Mt., a special 2-day lift ticket at Schweitzer Mt. for just $99, plus a free subscription to Ski Magazine.  Wow!!!


Warren Miller Entertainment premier of  "The Face of Winter".   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)


Debbie and Lisa at the theater.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)




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Ski trips & Social events  Selected past trip and event photos.


2018 photos:.  Picnic,  Idaho bike trip, Barlow Road field trip, Barlow Road cleanup, Salem Parks bike ride,  Far West Ski Assoc. Convention,  Mt. High Highway Cleanup, Pizza Party & Club Elections, Timberline Adventures,   Brundage Mt. + Anthony Lakes, Chocolate Party, Safety Award Trip to Telluride, Canada trip, Mt. Baker & Snoqualmie trip, Mt. Hood Museum Happy Hour,  Winter Fair (NWSCC & PACRATs),  First day of the season,  Ski Fever Show

2017 photos,  Winter Fair (NWSCC & PACRATs) , First day of the season,: Mt. Hood Railroad ExcursionMt. High Kickoff Party, Timothy Lake bike ride, History Happy Hour: Flying Buses, Seafood Party, Trillium Lake bike ride , Solar Eclipse, Highway Cleanup , Leif Eriskon Drive bike ride, Timberline to Zig Zag bike ride, Violet climbs Mt. Hood, 2017 FWSA Convention,  Mt. High Social & Elections, Safety boundary signs, Timberline Adventures,  PACRAT Race and Party,  NASTAR National Championships,  Leavenworth trip, Powder Alliance trip to Whitewater, BC, Schweitzer, ID,  Chocolate Party,  Hosting a Chicago Ski Club,  Silver Star, Mystery Trip,  Sundogs & powder at Meadows, Eastern Oregon Hidden gems,: Crowds? What crowds?,  Stormy day turns sunny!,  Weekend att Timberline,  Mid-week Meadows day, Mt. High Kickoff Party, SkiFever Show

2016 photos.  Ski Fair, Kickoff Party, Mt. High Display cabinet at Mt. Hood Museum, George at Whistler, Christmas Ships, Phlox Poit cabin, PACRAT race, Canada trip (Silver Star, Sun Peaks), Chocolate party, Timberline adventures, Little Zig Zag canyon, Crystal Mt. trip, Montana trip, Skibowl, Bike rides, The Dalles, Picnic, Seafood party, NWSCC, PACRAT 101, Warren Miller dinner, Prayer flags on Mt. Hood,Highway cleanup, Ski Fever Show, Debbi at NYC Marathon.

2015 photos. Ski Fair, Kickoff Party, Montana Fam trip. Whitefish trip and Fernie, PACRAT, Rat Attack, 40th anniv. picnic, Naked bike ride, Trillium Lake bike, Timothy Lake bike, Highway cleanup, Chocolate, Pizza, Seafood parties.

2014 photos. Ski Fair, Ski Show, Warren Miller, Seafood, Salmon Headwaters Cleanup, Rafting, Picnic, History bike tour, Bike to Dike, ride, Row River - Dorena Lake, Champoeg, Hy. cleanup, NWSCC 35th anniversary, FWSA Convention in Bend, Silver Falls hike, Timberline adventures, Rat Attack, Chocolate party, Ski the Glade Trail Day, Mt. Bachelor bus trip, North Idaho trip (Schweitzer, Lookout Pass, Silver Mt.) Kickoff party.

2013 photos. Hwy. cleanup, MHSP Ski Swap - Kurt Krueger, FWSA Safety Person of the Year, Picnic & Bike ride, Tunnel Falls hike, Banks-Vernonia bike ride, History bike ride, Frosted Flakes girls poster, Ramona Falls hikr, Timberline sidecountry Zig Zag, Pond skimming, Canada (Whitewater, Red. Mt.) Pizza Party, Utah trip (Powder Mt.),  Hoodoo day trip ,PACRAT Race 3 Skibowl, Cosmic tubing, Skibowl day trip, Chocolate party, Idaho trip, Mt. Hood Meadows day trip, Mt. High Kickoff Party, Ski Fair

2012 photos. Hwy. cleanup, Barlow Road Ride, Rafting, Picnic, Cycle Oregon, Timberline canyons, Newton canyon, Mt. St. Helens, Pizza party, Meadows, ISHA, Bachelor Blast, Mystery trip to Shasta & Ashland, Movie night, Utah Powder Mt., Snowbasin, PACRAT race, Chocolate party, FWSA Jackson Hole, Anthony Lakes, Bib decorating, Washington park hike, Ski Fair, Ski Show. .

2011 photos. Hikes, Golf, Rafting, Cycle Oregon, Cycle Idaho, Highway cleanup, Seafood party, Chocolate party, Life Flight, Scotty & Mer'a wedding, Movie Night, Leavenworth trip, Crystal Mt., Bib decorating party, Rat Attack.

2010 photos. Hope on the Slopes, Fernie trip, Mystery trip to Willamette Pass and Mt. Bachelor, Picnic, Rafting, Hikes, Highway cleanup, NWSCC 30th Anniversary, etc..

2009 photos, Seafood, Golf, Rafting, Ski pole rescue, Steve & Quinn's Wedding, Pond skimming, Heavenly, Crystal, Schweitzer, Bowling, Canada Safari. Hillcrest Race Night.

2008 photos Timberline new lift inauguration, 5th Canadian Ski Safari, PACRAT races, Sunny South Oregon bus trip, Mystery trip to White Pass, 1st Heavenly/Tahoe trip, Rat Attack, Pizza Party, Rafting, Seafood Spectacular at Blaise and Alice's, Salmon River canyon hike, Friend of the Forest cleanup at Meadows

2007 photos 4th Canada safari, Powder Mt., Mission Ridge, Stevens Pass, Ski the Glade Trail, Timberline new trails, Far West races at Bachelor, River Cruise.

2006 photos Next Adventure, Idaho trip, Val d'Isere, Timberline summer, Picnic

2005 photos 3rd Canada safari, Rafting, Picnic, Big Mt., Crystal Mt.;

2004 photos 2nd Canada Safari, Falls Creek hike, Seafood Social;




Total visits from Oct.1, 2005 -- Sept. 30, 2006 was:   923.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2006 -- Sept. 30, 2007 was: 1,373.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2007 -- Sept. 30, 2008 was: 2,807.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2008 -- Sept. 30, 2009 was: 2,581.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2009 -- Sept, 30, 2010 was: 3,644

Total visits from Oct.1, 2010 -- Sept, 30, 2011 was: 2,432

Total visits from Oct.1, 2011 -- Sept, 30, 2012 was: 2,345

Total visits from Oct.1, 2012 -- Sept, 30, 2013 was: 2,554


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