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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: April 20, 2017
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.

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




April Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


NWSCC Newsletter - NW Ski Club Council's newsletter.


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


Powder Alliance trip photos are available for viewing.  Over 80 photos from several people are posted on our Photos page.


Mystery trip revealed.  See where they Mystery trip went, plus a bunch of photos sent in by several trip partiicipants. It's all on our PHOTOS page. See a short video of the trip.


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


Bulletin Board

There are new Atomic GS Race skis for sale on our Bulletin Board. Check it out!


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

1. Read the weekend and mid-week entries on our TRIPS page.

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



Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.   

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

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

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

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

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

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



LAST CALL for Mt. High Cookbook


Debbi Kor is putting together a Club Cookbook for next year. If you're interested, send her your favorite recipes. She'll gather them, put them together, and see what we come up with.

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net



Kickoff Party photos

Photos from our recent Kickoff party are now posted on our PHOTOS page.


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2016 man and woman of the year are: Steve Royce and Karen Michels. Congratulations!  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2017.


Steve Royce              Karen Michels



We have updated out TRIPS page, which now lists all the upcoming trips for the upcoming 2016/2017 winter season.


New Photos  See the latest photos from the Kickoff party, Mt. Hood History bike ride, the Idaho bike trip, as well as all the photos taken during this past year.  See what the club has been doing.


The GOOD OLD TIMES will soon be  moved

Photos from our whole past year will soon be moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2016 page. Our Photos page will be cleared to make room for new photos for this coming season, starting with the SkiFever Show and the Kickoff Party.. Just keep scrolling down the photos page to see all our past events. 


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


Let's go skiing!

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



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



Mt. High Entry into FWSA Outstanding Club contest

Kurt Krueger has completed a 10-page fully illustrated document that is our club's entry in the FWSA Outstanding Club contest. Winning clubs will be announced at the Far West Convention in San Diego, CA, in June 2015. Click on the headline or go to our Forms & Documents web page.



Powder Alliance.  13 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 11 other resorts in the West (3 tickets at each). See more at: www.powderalliance.com  an on the Facebook page:


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



50% discount at adidas 

Go to our Bulletin Board and print the special coupon for the adidas employee store, fill it out and get a 50% discount. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for offerng this.

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


Super Senior Specials

If you are 75 or older, you are a "super-senior, and you qualify for the following benefits. Here are just a few examples. There are more:

a)  Buy a SEASON PASS to Snowbasin, Utah for $39.

     (This pass does not come with Powder Alliance benefits.)

b)  Buy a season pass to Powder Mountain, UT, for only $20.

c)  Get a free season pass at Bogus Basin, ID.

d)  Ski free at Red Mountain, B.C.

Note that the November-December 2014 issue of Skiing History magazine includes a long list of all the places where you can ski for free. The age limit varies from 60 to 80, depending on the ski area. When you read this article online, click on Ctrl-+ key combination a few times to enlarge the page, to make it more readable.


New Video about our club 

See the new video about what our club has been up to lately. Included is a funny snow report about the upcoming Whitefish Mt. trip.


Express Rental & Service shop in Rhododendron

John Hanson (formerly of the Ski Chalet) is helping Skibowl with a new project in Rhododendron: an Express Rental & Service outlet with retail as well. He says:
"One of our target customers is the high school/ club racer looking to maintain a competitive advantage. Racers can drop their skis off after training nights and pick them up ready to go on race day. We are currently set up to do edge tunes and hot waxes."

Hours are:  Mon-Tue: 8-5,  Wed-Fri: 8-9pm,

                 Sat:  7-6pm   and   Sun: 8-6pm.

Next season, they plan to stock race accessories as well.
Stop by anytime. The location is  on the right hand side of Hwy 26 in Rhododendron across from the Village Market.

Phone 844-200-RENT (7368).


Learn to Ski - Or Help Someone 

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


 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.



Membership renewal.  Please renew your club membership in the Fall (October, November). This is also the best time to sign up for a ski trip with the club. It is best to renew in person at the annual Ski Fair or at our annual Kickoff Party. If you do it by mail, simply print print the Dough Transmittal form and mail it in. You can find it on our Membership page and on the Forms & Docs page.



Join a PACRAT team 

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!


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


Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org



Mt. High has a Facebook page  

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




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


Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

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


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


Powder Alliance adventure blog

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





Ski pole Inclinometers -

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













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


Color code:  This color code is valid until you use the links. The viewed links will then change color, due to your browser's settings, but the dates will still remain the original color.

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



Apr.  2 (Sun.):      Mt. High ski day at Timberline

Apr.  8 (Sat.):      Ski to Defeat ALS

Apr.  9 (Sun.):     Mt. High ski day at Timberline

Apr. 14 (Fri.):      PACRAT Rat Attack Awards Party

Apr. 15 (Sat.):     Mt. High ski day at Timberline

Apr. 15 (Sat.):     Season Ender Bender party

Apr. 21 (Fri.):      Mt. High ski day at Timberline

Apr. 24 (Mon.):   Mt. High Board meeting

Apr. 29 (Sat.):     Neighborhood Greenway Bike Ride - led by Dick Bonillo

Apr. 29 (Sat.):     Snow-Kona Pond Skim Meadows

Apr. 29 (Sat.):     Mt. High ski day at Timberline

Apr. 29 (Sat.):     Mt. Hood Trivia - History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum

Apr. 30 (Sun.):     Bike to the Dike Ride - led by Dick Bonillo



May   6 (Sat.):     Mt. High ski day at Timberline

May 13 (Sat.):     Mt. High ski day at Timberline

May 17 (Wed.):   Mt. High Quarterly Social & Elections - at Famous Dave's in Tualatin

May 20 (Sat.):     Mt. High ski day at Timberline



June 7 - 11:         FWSA Convention - Boise, ID

June 24 (Sat.):    Mt. High Highway Cleanup





See more event details in the next section below.




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


Mt. High Board meetings 

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


NWSCC meetings


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

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

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

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


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

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


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

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


Vision for the 21st Century

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


Trips Survey Results

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


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

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


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


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.


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, 164 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.


NW Sk/Ride Challenge

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


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:




Video about our club

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

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



Web site & Newsletter

At the 2014 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

1st place for Outstanding Club.

See more on our Awards page.



Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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




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.




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. 



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:

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


 Mid-week Skiing

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

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





January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

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






Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

Mt. High members at Stevens Pass


Mt. High members on Mt. Hood



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


a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas  (both weekend and mid-week) – currently on TRIPS page, but might be moved to a Mt. Hood page or Meet-up page, or something like that.

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

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

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

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


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


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


Timberline adventures in 2017


April    1 (Sat.) => Changed to Sun, Apr. 2

April    8 (Sunday)

April  16 (Saturday)

April  21 (Friday) => Changed from Saturday

April  29 (Saturday)


May    6  (Sat.)

May  13  (Sat.)
May  20  (Sat.)


Let Emilio know if you'd rather do it on a mid-week day.




Emilio Trampuz & Kurt Wilke under Illumination Rock



Contact Emilio, Emilio2000@earthlink.net or 503-378-0171.

Mt. High Ski Days

Timberline Adventures


Meet at:      Timberline Wy'East day lodge -- 9:00 am.  

Location:    Timberline ski area and terrain west of it.

Dates:         Almost every Saturday in April and May


We changed Saturday, April 22 to Friday, April 21, due to weather.


April 2, and 8     (Sundays)

April 16,and 29,  (Saturdays)

April 21                   (Friday)      <== Friday: sunny.  Saturday: rain.

May 6, 13, and 20  (Saturdays)


Come ski with us. Just for fun.  Depending on the snow and the lifts, we'll ski into some of the canyons or maybe even down to Government Camp.  


Several ways to meet up: 

1.. Let's connect at 7:30 - 7:45  (6:45 after May 15) am at McDonald's in Sandy. This is located at the 3rd traffic light in Sandy, if you count the one by Fred Meyer's as the first. If you come early, walk inside and get yourself a cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich.   As usual, we can organize some carpooling on the spot, depending on who shows up.


2.  If you miss us in Sandy, connect with us at Timberline, around 9:00 am (8:00 am after May 15) at the day lodge or just outside, near the ski-check, ready to go skiing. 


3.  Call us on channel 6-19 on a 2-way radio once you get to Timberline.


This is Little Zig Zag canyon. Try it!


These Timberline adventures will be focused on fun and exploration, not speeding!!!   We'll enjoy nature and each other's company, and nobody will be left behind. The focus will be on skiing together as a group.


Click on the logo to see the event poster.


Click on image to enlarge

Watch the inspirational video about Fred and about ALS on YouTube at:



Check out this

video about the 2013 Ski to Defeat ALS


Click here to


ALS Association

Ski to Defeat ALS

A ski challenge at Mt Hood Meadows

to help those suffering from Lou Gherig's disease


April 8, 2017.  (Saturday) - at Mt. Hood Meadows - 8 am to 5:30 pm.


Take part in this fundraiser for ALS, combining our favorite sport (skiing) with the ability to do something positive in the fight against ALS.


What is the Ski to Defeat ALS?
Ski to Defeat ALS is a team and individual skiing and snowboarding event to be hosted at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Participants engage in competitions for most dollars raised and for most vertical feet skied or ridden. For more information about the event, visit www.SkitoDefeatALS.org.


Every registered participant 11 years and older is required to meet a $150 fundraising minimum by the day of the event. 


See the event announcement at:




Thanks to a very generous supporter, we get to offer another FREE registration weekend! This offer is for today through Sunday ONLY! Register between March 30th, and midnight Sunday, April 2nd.


To register, go to: http://webor.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=9900&pg=entry

and enter code:  FREEREG2017


About ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that slowly robs a person of the ability to walk, speak, swallow and, eventually, breathe. With no known cause or cure, a person can expect to live typically 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS has no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries –– and in only 10 percent of cases there is a family history of ALS. Today, there are approximately 30,000 people in the US living with ALS and 5,600 people in the US are diagnosed every year. At any given time, there are an estimated 500 families living with ALS in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

About The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter
Since its inception in 2002, our local chapter of The ALS Association is the central source for services and education for people with ALS, their families, caregivers, and health care professionals in all of Oregon and the six counties of SW Washington.



Matt Scott
Development Coordinator
503-238-5559 x 106





The "Rattitudes" team at the 2011 Rat Attack


The theme this year will be:

"World of Speed"


Click here for a Google Map.


See the official flyer here.


Rat Attack

The annual PACRAT Awards Party


April 14, 2017. (Friday).    6:00 pm

  Social Hour: Cocktails at 6:00 - Appetizers at 6:30

                       No-Host bar serving beer, wine & Cocktails

                       (soft drinks and coffee will also be available)

  Dinner: Buffet Dinner served at 7:00 -  ....


The annual PACRAT racing awards dinner party will be held at the                

World of Speed

27490 SW 95th Ave.

Wilsonville, OR 97070   (Map)


This year's theme is "World of Speed".


Awards after dinner: Coach Greg & Co. will be handing out awards, including team winners, King and Queen Rat, and all the other fun that goes along with it!


Dinner is free for all PACRAT racers. Guests are welcome, for an additional payment of $30 per person (and this includes a beer ticket).  If you are bringing a guest, please let your team captain know.


IMPORTANT:  Party Director Sylvia needs the number of attendees for your team, including guests, by FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH. Please e-mail her at slyviakearns@hotmail.com  with your team totals.


In fact, let your team captain know if you yourself are coming, so we can have a more accurate count. Please do this by April 4.  Then all team captains should report to Sylvia.



See the flyer


Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club


See the event flyer

Schnee Vogeli Ski Club

Season Ender Bender



April 15 (Sat.)  2017

 You're invited to Schnee Vogeli Ski Club's 3rd annual Season Ender Bender party in Government Camp! Summer's just around the corner so come on up and celebrate the end of a fantastic winter season.


Doors open:  7:00 pm. Band starts at 8:30 pm.


Location:      The Ratskeller, Government Camp.


Featuring:    Live music featuring "Hit Machine". Hit Machine will be rocking the house, so plan on a fun filled evening of dancing & partying all night long.


There's going to be lots of door prizes given out and a pair of Nordica Enforcer skis will be raffled as a grand prize.


Tickets: $15.  Must be 21or older. The number of tickets is limited. So, get yours now. Tickets available in two places:

                a)  Online, at the Ticket Tomato, https://www.tickettomato.com/event/4810

                 b)  At the Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center in Government Camp.  Call:   503-272-3301.


Lodging (optional):  Overnight accommodations are available at the Huckleberry Inn located just one block from the Ratskeller. For reservations call: 503-272-3325. See: http://www.huckleberry-inn.com/


For more info see: http://schneevogeli.com/main_pages/Event%20Pages/Season%20Ender%202017_Hit%20Machine.htm



See the event flyer





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High
monthly Board meeting

April 24, 2017. (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.


Mt. High bike ride

"Springwater Corridor" West

to the "Neighborhood GreenWay"East

April 29 (Saturday) -- 10 am

A level B ride, approximately 28 miles.
Start 10 AM Main City Park, Gresham , by the Springwater Corridor
Lunch after at Jazzy Bagels on Powell and Main Street
"Springwater Corridor" West to the "Neighborhood GreenWay"East


Led by Dick Bonillo, 503-926-0459.


Note:  This ride is also open to members of the Bergfreunde club.


Note 2: Rain cancels the rides. If it rains we will lead those rides in August.


10th Sno Kona

Pond Skimming Contest

at Mt. Hood Meadows


April 29, 2017 (Saturday) 

This will be the 10th annual pond skimming contest at Mt. Hood Meadows, sponsored by Kona Brewing.


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


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


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


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


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

Who is this gentleman

and what is he doing?
Learn the back story to this and many other photographs from the museum collection at the
March 29, 2017, 6:30 PM, SOCIAL HISTORY HAPPY HOUR

The SOCIAL HISTORY HAPPY HOUR is held the last Saturday of each month.



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

History Happy Hour

Mt. Hood Trivia and Photos presentation at

Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp


April 29, 2017 (Saturday.) 6:30 pm.

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum photo collection contains thousands of images from photographers that cover decades on the mountain. Curator Lloyd Musser will share “Historical Photos of Mount Hood and Trivia” during the Social History Happy Hour.


Be entertained and learn something new.


Photos in the museum collection include work by Hal Lidell, a friend of Ray Atkeson and Hugh Ackroyd; Al Monner, a photographer for both the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian; George Henderson, president of U.S. Bank; Ray Conkling, Molly Kohnstamm, Dick Powers and many others. Photographers on the mountain often have access to spots that are not available to most visitors.


Social History Happy Hour events take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain. Each session features local beers and wine for purchase. There is a $5 admission.


The Historical Photos presentation will feature some of the museum’s best photos. Lloyd Musser will present photos, and the audience will determine exactly what’s going on in it. There will be prizes for participation.


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


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


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



  • Take I-205 North to SE Powell Blvd in Portland. Take exit 19 from I-205 North.

  • Follow SE Powell Blvd. for 4.8 miles (11 minutes) to W Powell Loop in Gresham.

  • Turn right onto W Powell Loop for just 400 feet.

  • Destination will be on the right

See Google MAP.

Bike to the Dike

"2 lakes, 1 park, 1 dike, 1 historic indian site"

A combined Mt. High and Bergfreunde ride

led by Dick Bonillo


April 30, 2017 (Sunday)  10 am start.     Cost:  Free.

                      Be punctual.  We'll start right on time.


Meet at::  Linnemann Station,        See Google MAP.

                3852 SE West Powell Loop (1 block south of Powell),

                Gresham, OR


Description:  2 lakes, 1 historic Indian site ([hoto opportunity), 1 park, 1 dike, 26 miles, A+ level,  A 2-hour ride.  Partly riding on the Fairview Trail, short distances on 2 busy streets, then on the dike that few people know about. Plus a new return route, different from what we did last time.


Helmet required. All participants must sign a liability release form. Maps & release form provided. If you arrive late you will find maps on the back of a green safari van.


Lunch afterwards will be at the Cedarville Tavern

What to bring:  Helmet is required.  Bring some water.

Also, you will be asked to sign a liability release waiver.


Led by Dick Bonillo, 503-926-0459.


Note: Rain cancels the rides. If it rains we will lead those rides in August.





Sandra, Elisabeth, and Larry


Diane and Patty


Nancy Pratt, delighting us with her piccolo



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

Click here for the voting ballot  (in Word format)


Ballots will be available at the door.  If you are unable to make the meeting,  please fill out the enclosed ballot and email it to Kurt Krueger at teleK2@frontier.com.  Due date for emailed ballots is May 15. 

It's also possible to mail it to our PO Box 2182, Portland, OR 97208,, but please make sure it arrives at least a week early, May 10th.

(Quarterly meeting, party, & elections)

 Click on map to enlarge.

May 17 (Wednesday) 6:15 pm


Place: Famous Dave's

           7121 SW Nyberg St
            Tualatin, OR 97062


Food is on the club! Just buy your own drink.  We'll have: Pulled pork, Caesar salad and baked beans


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


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


ELECTIONS: It’s that time of the year again. We will be holding our annual elections at our May Social event/meeting

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


President:          Debbi Kor   (incumbent)

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

Secretary:          Steve Royce  (incumbent)

Treasurer:          Nancy Pratt   (incumbent)


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


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


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

Please RSVP if you are planning to come.  RSVP to Karen Michels at skiklynn@gmail.com by May 12.




From I-5  - Take the Tualatin/Sherwood exit.                See Google Maps.
               - Turn eastward on Nyberg
               - Make a U-turn at the first traffic light.

               - Turn right into the shopping center. 

                 Famous Dave's will be on your left. 

Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:




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


Click here for

Convention flyer


The Convention will be held at the

The Grove Hotel Downtown Boise
245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702





85th annual

Far West Convention

Boise, Idaho

June 7 - 11, 2017

June 7 - 11, 2017.

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

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


Convention Activities:

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

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

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


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


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


Registration and info:
Register by May 8, 2015 to secure your spot.
Register and Pay Online  or download the Registration Form and mail it to:

FWSA Convention Registrar
c/o Karen James
1812 Vickers Drive
Glendale, CA 91208


For more information see the FWSA Convention web pages at:

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


This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the Intermountain Ski Council  and the Bogus Basin Ski Club. 




Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 11th cleanup.  (2 per year)


June 24  (Saturday):  10 am. 


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


We'll meet in Mt. Hood Skibowl's parking lot at 10 am sharp. We'll do some good work for about 2 hours.


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


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


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


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


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


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