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2018 / 2019 Photos

 

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

 

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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".

 


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)


Grouse

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)

 

 

 

See more photos (and/or order prints or CDs) in our Snapfish and Photobucket Photo Albums

On Snapfish, you can now view the photos without logging in. Just enter as a "guest".

Photobucket doesn't require signing in to view the photos.

Also, see a lot more about our club activities on our Videos page.

 

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More photos, sorted by year

 

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

 

Total visits since Oct. 1, 2013:

 

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