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Mt. High Events
Last updated:August 22,
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
See bottom of this page for
ski area reports.
bike ride photos
Photos of our annual
picnic and bike ride are now posted on our
Photos page. Also, see short
video of the picnic and bike ride
Photos of History bike tour
Photos of our latest
history bike tor from Timberline to
Rhododendron are now posted on our
Free concerts for Summer 2014
Outdoor concerts are the best - and
free is a very good price. So much
free music it's amazing! Click
on the above headline for Jeanne
free (or nearly free) outdoor
concert list. Also, thanks to
Jackie Lane for her
June-July Lift Lines
club's monthly newsletter is now on
Champoeg Park bike ride.
thought this ride would be boring,
you must have visited Champoeg Park
some 20 or more years ago.
But, the old bike trail is now gone
and replaced by a new one in a
different location, and much more
interesting and fun to ride!
See pictures on our
page. You have to try this
Trips calendar & Questionnaire
MS Word or
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
email@example.com or to
May 24 last Timberline side-country
We did it almost every Saturday in
April and May. But this coming
Saturday, May 24 will be the last
time this season. That's because
both the Fusion Pass and
Timberline's Spring Pass expire on
Memorial day, Monday, May 26. More
Emilio's side-country article on
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.
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:
PACRAT Rat Attack photos &
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:
Outstanding club competition - Mt.
See our club's latest
entry in the FWSA Outstanding Club
competition. This is also posted on
our Forms & Docs
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:
Man and Woman of the
Our 2014 man and
woman of the year are: Kurt
Krueger and Nancy Pratt.
Congratulations! See our
page for a list of past men
and women of the year as well as the
recipients of other awards.
Photos from Mt.
Bachelor and the Glade Trail
Photos from our
recent trips and events have been
posted on our
Photos page. Check them
out. If you were on one of
these trips or events, please send
you best photos and/or any comments
to Emilio at
pole Inclinometers -
Attach this simple device to your
ski pole and use it to measure the
Proof that Straight skis were always
Straight skis were
never really straight. See proof in
New Mt. Hood Express bus service
We have always
encouraged carpooling from Sandy,
and that is still an option. But, now
you can take the new Mt. Hood Express
bus instead. For only $2 (or just
$1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets),
you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or
Timberline. Catch the bus
right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride
bus stop half way between Champion
Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer
traffic light in Sandy). Turn into
Champion Way to park at the
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
The Taco Shoppe
in Government Camp now has indoor
dining, an expanded menu, happy hour
and a liquor license. See details on
Bulletin Board. Or click
here for see their
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
12 resorts for
the price of one!
Buy a Fusion Pass,
which gives you unlimited all season
access to both Timberline and
Mt. Hood Skibowl, and you
will also receive 30 free days at 10
other resorts in the West (3 tickets
at each). See more at:
on the Facebook page:
Also, click here for
Map of Powder Alliance resorts.
a PACRAT team
Now is the time.
Teams are being formed right now,
and many teams need a few new
racing, après ski parties and more!
from Colleen Hankins, PACRAT
Director of Membership.
Check it all out on
page and on the
PACRATs web site.
FWSA News Flash
- The latest issue of
the Far West Ski Association
Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news,
The GOOD OLD
TIMES have been moved
Photos from our whole
past year have been moved from the
to a new Photos 2013 page. Our Photos page
has been cleared to make room for new
photos for this coming season,
starting with the Ski Fair and the
Kickoff Party.. You
will still be able to see all the
2012/2013 photos, but it will just
take an extra click or two. Re-live the good
old times, or see what you may have
missed during this past season. Go
to our Photos 2013 page and keep
scrolling down to see about 2 dozen
Safety Person of the Year
won the FWSA Award for Safety Person
of the Year, for promoting safety at
our PACRAT races.
He won a week of
skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.
Web site &
At the 2013 FWSA
Convention in June, we won
1st place for
2nd place for
Brunidge has volunteered to
coordinate the mid-week skiers
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"
Boots & More Performance LLC
with Greg Coulter
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
Contact Greg via email;
Visit the new
Boots and More Facebook page
and Like it.
NW Ski Challenge
continues for the 2013-2014 season.
It is not a
competition for the most ski areas
visited. Instead, everyone who
visits at least 7 ski areas in the
Northwest will be entered into a
drawing for a prize.
New for this season is that in addition to Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, you can now
also ski at several ski areas in British
Columbia, Alaska, and Mammoth Mt.
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
Skiing the Northwest
can be quite an adventure. See David
journal on our "Articles" page,
2014 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Blue: Mountain High club events
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Black: General events
See more event details below.
Club membership has been steadily increasing in the past
10 years! Current membership (as of May. 2013) = 323.
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:
and the meeting starts at:
of local ski clubs gather to
coordinate activities, plan
joint events and trips.
Sometimes, there's a guest
speaker. These meetings are open
at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..
Meetings are held every other
month, on the
3rd Wednesday in February, March,
June, August, October,
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
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
Vision for the
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:
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
Mt Hood List
- A great new site!
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
David Schor's adventures
(our recent trips and racing)
sale on our
Bruce's fall video
See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam
recording his fall and slide on the
face of 7th Heaven at Stevens
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
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
Free $kiing corner.
Free or half-priced
post your questions, requests,
offers, or help provide answers.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post
it on the Bulletin Board.
There are new items
on our Bulletin Board. Check it out!
Several skis for sale, a French
conversation group, and more.
Also see the
Oregon Challenge Diary
- a description of all the Oregon
ski areas, and the combined
experiences of all 3 successful
challengers. Read about Warner
Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret!
And Spout Springs, and more. This
will be permanently posted on our
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
Two new member
benefits have been added:
a) A $3 discount off
any burrito at the Taco Shoppe
in Govt. Camp
See details on our
Benefits page and on our
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
Video about our club
Short 5 minute
summary of what our club is al
about. Must see!
See it at:
Say goodbye to your
Avast! is totally free and
performs even better in tests.
Download it and try it yourself:
page - new & improved
The best way to get
info about ski areas. The improved
version contains almost all the ski
areas in the West, 154 of them. It's
the easiest way to get info for a
trip. Just click on whatever ski
resort you want.
Mt. High Wall Calendar
15-month wall calendar (Oct. 2012 -
Dec. 2013) is available for you to
save and print straight from web
site. It is customized with our club
photos and club trips.
You can print it in 2 sizes:
Letter (8.5 x 11")
a large 7 MB file. Be prepared to wait a
few minutes for the file to open
when you first click on it.
PRINTING: If you
don't have a printer that can print
both sides at once, print all the
even pages first, flip the whole
stack, and print the odd ones.
Note that half the pages are printed
upside down on purpose. It all
falls into place when you fold the
printed sheets in half and staple
in the middle (along the
Alternatively, if you
Emilio will print these for
you, for a small fee (just to
cover the expenses):
Tabloid (11" x 17") =
Letter (8.5" x 11") =
Just email Emilio at
let him know the size & number of
copies. Please send a check payable to:
Emilio Trampuz, 4742 Liberty Rd. S.,
#296, Salem, OR 97302
Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.
The events listed below are events other than ski trips and
Learn a little more about some Mt. Hood trivia, including a map
showing part of this tour in this
file posted in our History section.
Barlow Trail to
historic trails bike
2, 2014 (Saturday) - 9:00 am
A unique bike ride into history!
This will be part 2 of last year's
bike ride, visiting several places we did not visit last time.
Don't confuse this one with the Barlow Road Ride
later in August (Aug. 23-24). Our ride is shorter, easier, and chock
full of information, old tales, trivia, and the history of Mt. Hood
and of Oregon.
This is not a typical bike ride. It's a
9 am, in
Rhododendron, the last small town before Government Camp.
Let's assemble at the Still Creek Inn (the only restaurant in
ride is from
Government Camp to
Rhododendron, but not by the most firect route. A lot
of it is downhill, but there are a couple of uphill sections..
Mostly on paved roads, or fairly smooth trails. Mostly on hidden
paths that are not well known, some so overgrown they might soon
disappear. Witness how a historic road has been destroyed - on
bike is fine for this ride. But there will be a few places
where we will ALL have to get off our bikes and carry them or push
them through some tough places. We will also have to cross Hwy. 26
in at least 2 places.
leave about half of our cars in Rhododendron. The other half will
drive up to Government Camp with their bikes, but also carpooling
with those who will leave their cars in Rhody. At the end of the
day, those who left their cars in Rhody will give a ride to the
drivers of the cars left at Government Camp.
This is a
unique and historical ride. Here are some highlights:
1. See several sections of the original Barlow
Trail you haven't seen before..
2. Bike down parts of the
old Mt. Hood highway, before the modern Hwy 26 was built. The
road is overgrown with trees and moss, but it is still paved and
Laurel Hill, the steepest part of the historic Barlow Trail,
so steep the pioneers had to lower their wagons with ropes, and tie
tree trunks to the back of the wagon to act as a brake. This hill is
as steep as a double-black diamond ski trail, and yet the pioneers
managed to get down it with their wagons!
4. Visit a bat cave. Yes, there are some bats
in there, but it's not what you think.
Little Zig Zag
Falls. Or sit down at a picnic table to rest your legs here.
6. Bike down parts of the
old Barlow trail, better known today as the Pioneers'
Bridle Path trail.
7. At the end of the ride, let's go for a drink and
some food at the Still Creek Inn in Rhododendron, partly as
thanks to them for letting us use their parking lot, and partly to
rest and enjoy each other's company, while replenishing our energy.
Some of this may seem familiar. We've done something
similar before. But, there will be lots of new (and old) stuff to
see and experience this time. Promise!
bike ride, contact Emilio, 503-378-0171, or
Bike ride at 9:30 am
Picnic at 11:30 am.
Click here for a
of the area.
at Sellwood Park
August 16, 2014 (Saturday).
9:30 am for the bike ride
(assemble at lower parking lot);
11:30 am for picnic.
12 pm (noon) - food served.
If you arrive at 1 pm or later, most of the food will be gone!
WHERE: Sellwood park
PICNIC AREA - A (as before- the big one). See
Let's celebrate multiple anniversaries:
Aboutt 40+ years
of the EdgeSet club (one of our former halves),
38 years of the
Plaza ski club (our other half), and
13 years of the
combined Plaza/Edgeset (aka. Mountain High) club.
Let's invite all our current and former club member
to a reunion. Can you still get in touch with some of our older
members? Please invite them to come. All new members are
welcome too, of course!
There will be a bicycle ride just before the picnic. Gather at the
parking lot by the river.
The picnic is a potluck. We'll have
sausages of various kinds (spicy and non-spicy). Bring something else
to share. Also BYOB.
Click here for a
of the area.
Directions for bike ride (at 9:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge
(or Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Avenue, then left on SE Spokane
St. Go over the railroad tracks and immediately turn right
onto Oaks Park Way. The parking lot will be on your left.
Directions for picnic (at 11:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge
(Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Ave. Then left on Spokane St. and
right onto Grand Avenue. Enter the park from Grand Avenue
(which continues as a pedestrian path into the park. Our
picnic area (Area A) will be on the left side of that path
(downhill, toward the river).
Click on map to enlarge it, or here for
Be there in time to settle in and start rafting at noon
Click here for
Road map, Campsite map, and River map!
NOTE: This document is from an earlier year. The
campsite map is different this year.
Here is a 10 minute show that captures last year’s rafting
on the Deschutes River.
2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)
The content of the show is a compilation of multiple
photographers on the trip, so bring your water proof
It is always good time on the river.
Deschutes River Raft Weekend
Aug 21-24, 2014.
This has become an annual tradition for our club. A weekend of
rafting and frolicking in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin,
OR. All of the rafting is done on Friday (starting at noon) and
Saturday (all day). Sunday is just for relaxing.
Bruce Kuper's video.
If you are wondering what the raft trip is about or just want a
reminder of the fun to be had, here is a 10 minute show
that captures a previous year’s rafting on the Deschutes River.
2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)
It is always good time on
the river. Come join us this year!
Camping: Thursday, Friday and
Saturday night in Maupin City Park.
RV space available for an additional
$25.00 a night or $75 total for an RV site.
Camp locations are group site 1 and 3. Limited tent sites behind the
campers on the hill side.
Rafting: (Row, Paddle or just
ride) Friday and Saturday. We’ll provide the rafts.
FRIDAY – We will meet at the park at noon and shuttle up river to
Harpin Flat, raft 18 miles down to Sandy Beach.
SATURDAY – We will raft from the park to Sandy beach in the morning,
shuttle back to the park for lunch and then shuttle up to Harpin
Flat and raft the upper section in the afternoon.
Lou's Q is back and he will come and cook dinner Sat. night. BBQ
Ribs, Chicken and baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.
To ensure all “food
groups” are covered we will do an alphabetical assignment;
Also, for other
meals (breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and
Camp, raft, dinner
= $100.00 pp, (Non Members $115.00) Non members must sign a
membership form/liability release before participation.
* RV space available for an additional
$25 per day or $75 total..
* If you have your own raft/kayak,
call Gordy for special pricing.
* KIDS ARE WELCOME (8 –20) AND TOTALLY
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT AT A COST OF $50.00 EACH.
Contact Gordy Lusk at 503-804-8363 or
Click here for the
Reservation and payment must be
received by August 1st. Cancellation Date is
To register: fill out the
Dough Transmittal form, on the last page of each of our
newsletters, or get the form on our web site at:
Print it, fill it out, and
mail it back to the club at:
Mountain High Snowsport Club
PO Box 2182
Portland, OR 97208.
* This is not a professionally guided trip. It is a club
function for our members and their friends to have fun. We are all
personally responsible for our own actions. Rafting can be
dangerous. By registering for this event you and your guests
will relinquish any and all claim of responsibility and claims of
liability on all parties participating in this event, board members
and Mountain High Snowsport Club.
The first 25 miles along Clackamas River Drive
traverses country roads past rural towns and scenic farmland, and
then features some short rolling hills on your way to the
spectacular Bluff Road panorama of Sandy River valley and Mt.
Hood in the background.
The second 25 miles (from the City of Sandy) drops
down the bluff, across the river, up a few short but steep hills
through the Marmot Ridge canopy of trees to a spectacular view of
Mt. Hood, before descending back into the Sandy River Valley floor
for a long flat ride to Zig Zag. From there it’s your choice: either
follow Hwy. 26 up Laurel Hill or follow the gentler and quieter
Still Creek Road via Trillium Lake to Govy. End the ride at Government Camp or
at Timberline Lodge..
Barlow Road Bike Ride
Government Camp to Oregon City
A fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural
23 - 24, 2014
(Saturday - Sunday):
want to experience a large part of Mt. Hood and Oregon
History...REALLY experience the beauty, the majesty, the pioneering
feeling of conquering the Barlow Trail Road from Oregon City Oregon
to Mt. Hood...this is something you WON'T want to miss.
century tour following the historic Barlow Road from the end of the
Oregon Trail to Government Camp (and back).
and incredibly scenic routes for riders of all abilities:
Trail Scout: 120 miles and 7,000 feet up and down in one
Trail Boss: 50 miles each day, one uphill and one
Pioneer: 25 miles uphill from Sandy on day one, 50 miles
downhill on day two.
Junior and Senior: 50 miles downhill -- the no training
of the ride will be on quiet rural roads with little vehicular
traffic. The only time you will be riding on Highway 26 will be from
Zig Zag to Government Camp up Laurel Hill, which has new pavement
and a wide shoulder. The entire route will be marked with BRR
the route will be altered slightly. The Still Creek Road will
be an official part of the 2014 BRR route via Trillium Lake to
Government Camp to avoid the heavy traffic on Hwy 26 up Laurel Hill.
The 12 miles along Still Creek Road is mostly gravel but virtually
free of motor vehicle traffic and is a more gradual grade.
The ride is
fully supported with rest stops approximately every 10 miles
where you’ll enjoy plenty of food and energy drinks… with massages
available. You will experience top-notch volunteers who welcome and
help sustain you as you pedal away the miles. The registration fee
includes all the necessary ride support (food, energy drinks, food,
toilets, more food, sag wagons, massage, mechanics and medical help)
finish point will feature not only a great dinner at the Cascade Ski
Lodge, but also live music, our professional massage team and tours
of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum.
maximum number of riders is 2,000. The registration fee is $85 per rider
(anyone 18 or older), or $65 for juniors (14 - 18 years old).. Please ask
your friends and relatives to sponsor you by making additional
donations to the Museum.
Dinner, & Lodging in Government Camp
final destination i the Cascade Lodge in Government Camp where you
can stay the night in bunk beds at $25 per person, and room for only
be a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread and energy drink and dessert.
Beer and wine can also be available on a no host basis.
be a Barlow Road Ride Festival in Government Camp on Saturday
afternoon and evening. In addition to the shops and restaurants,
there will be tours of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Food
vendors and bike vendors will have booths at the Cascade Parking
lot. There will be a Beer Garden and music. Fun, fun, fun!
from the Barlow Road Ride Website:
"As you embark on this extraordinarily scenic and historic course,
you will be riding the paved route of the famous Barlow Road – once
followed by many pioneers around Mt. Hood to reach Oregon City. You
will be traveling along the cool Clackamas River, to the gateway
city of Sandy and then up the sparkling Sandy River Valley via
Marmot Ridge to Zig Zag past open fields and amid vibrant forests,
and finally up Laurel Hill to majestic Mt. Hood. A truly world class
Help celebrate Mt. Hood, the Barlow Trail, the Pioneers and the Mt.
Hood Cultural Center and Museum. You can "like" the Barlow Road Ride
on Facebook and follow it on Twitter too! Just go to the website
for quick links.
Photos of last year's Barlow Road Ride are in our
A professionally done
video of the Barlow Road Ride is on You Tube:
Usually on the last Monday of the
25, 2014. (Monday)
- Usually last Monday of the month.
This month is an exception, delayed by a day.
6:00 pm - social gathering;
6:30 pm - formal meeting.
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near Capitol Hwy. (by
This is an organizational and
planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders,
etc., but it is open to all. Anyone wanting to get more
involved with the club is welcome.
Northwest Ski Club Council
September 17 (Wednesday), 6 pm.
6:30 -- A Happy Half Hour
-- Meeting starts.
topics will include
to Ski, Ski Fair, Ski Shows, Club Membership, Winter Safety, and the
2015 FWSA Convention.
movie trailer at:
NOTE: Tickets are available at the
September 19, 2014 (Friday).
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR.
7:00pm, Show 8:00 pm
Advance or $15 Door
Kids 16 & Under just $7
Tickets available locally soon at the
at 1510 NE 37th Avenue,
Come meet Jeremy Jones
and enter to win swag!
Details of the Portland show:
Matchstick Productions Ski
"Days of My Youth"
23, 2014 (Tuesday).
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR.
Doors open: 7:00 pm, Show starts at: 8:00 pm
Tickets cost :
Info & tickets:
DAYS OF MY
YOUTH examines skiing as a way of life, offering a glimpse into the
journey of self-discovery that every skier takes. Traveling the
globe, the film looks through the lens in a new way and captures
moments that define the cutting-edge of what is possible on skis.
From nearly impossible descents in Alaska to massive terrain
features with U.S. Olympian Bobby Brown, DAYS OF MY YOUTH showcases
the best action of the last two years all rolled into one incredible
film. With narration from the famed and prolific Alan Watts
alongside profound insights from modern-day skiing superstars, this
movie defines what it means to be a skier.
all over the world - including the far reaches of Svalbard, Norway
and Peru’s Cordillera Blanca range – the film takes the viewer on an
unparalleled cinematic experience utilizing the latest in aerial
filming technology, the Cineflex Elite. By working with a small,
intimate cast of the best skiers in the world, the film dives deeper
into what skiing means for each individual athlete. Richard Permin,
Mark Abma, James Heim, Michelle Parker, Cody Townsend, Markus Eder,
Bobby Brown, Sam Anthamatten, and others make up an all-star cast,
with a very special appearance by freeskiing pioneer Bobbie Burns.
and the film's
web site at:
Wilsonville Senior Center
Click on the map to enlarge it.
Click here for
the north See
Interstate 5 (I-5) SOUTH
EXIT 283 (South Wilsonville exit).
left onto SW Wilsonville Rd. (heading EAST).
through 2 traffic lights and after half a mile, turn LEFT.
for building number 7965.
(Just a party)
27 (Saturday) at 6:30 pm.
(If you want to help with the setup,
please come at 5:30 pm.)
end-of-summer Seafood party is coming up. Pete Troy has been in
Alaska all summer long and will be bringing home some excellent
seafood for us to try. We've found a new location this year and are
very excited to try it out.
getting together at the Wilsonville Senior Center, which is
just a short distance off of I-5 at the South Wilsonville Exit. A
map is attached. See below.
to our members again this year will be $10 per person. Guests
$10, you'll have an incredible dinner of Pete and Ann’s incredible
homemade sushi, Bruce McGavin’s fantastic smoked salmon spread;
steamed mussels, clams, and salmon. Gordy will be putting his
personal touch to the salmon to fix it just the way we like it!
This is a
BYOB event, and you can bring a side dish or dessert to share. We
expect to have our usual crowd of 65-75 in attendance.
we'll do the opposite from last year. If your last name begins with:
A - P : bring a salad or side dish;
R - Z : bring a dessert.
Exception: If your last name
happens to be Krueger or Moon, you should bring some dessert. For
those who don't know, our past President, Kurt Krueger and his wife
Chris Moon bake wonderful chocolate desserts and in most years end
up winning one of the 3 prizes at our Chocolate parties (even though
all the entries in the contest are anonymous.)
EVERYONE PLEASE RSVP by September 20th.
Wilsonville Senior Center
7965 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Please RSVP to Debbi Kor for a
headcount by Sept. 20th:
on image to enlarge
or click here for
Hillcrest Race Night
October 1, 2014 (Wednesday).
The annual Hillcrest Race Night will be on Thursday evening,
starting around 6:30pm.
Best prices of the year from all the top companies! Factory
reps will be present to answer your questions.
Hillcrest Sports is located in Gresham, on your way to Mt.
Hood! The address is: Hillcrest Sports
2506 SE Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR 97080
5 pm - 9 pm.
- 9 pm.
Questions: Contact Gary
Gunderson, (503) 658-7848 or email:
If you have any questions please feel free to call the store.
Ask for Dexter.
Contact Hillcrest Ski and Sports at:
Email the store:
Directions: I-84 East to exit 16. Turn
right @ top of exit.
Follow approx 3 miles to SE Burnside. Turn left on Burnside
Follow approx. 1 mile to Gresham Village Shopping Center.
Hillcrest Sports is located on the right hand side.
movie trailer at:
NOTE: Tickets are available at the
October 2, 2014 (Thursday).
128 Northeast Russell Street, Portland,
Early Show: Doors
6:00pm, Show 6:30 pm (All-Ages) - room to sit down.
Late Show: Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00 pm (21+ Only)
- standing room only.
Advance or $15 Door
College/Student: $10 (Early Show Only)
Kids 16 & Under just $5 (Early Show Only)
Tickets available locally soon at the
at 1510 NE 37th Avenue,
An unforgettable evening
jam packed with prizes, athlete appearances, and of course the brand
new ski film unveiled on the big screen.
Lots of swag
will be on hand for you to win.
Details of the Portland show:
Click image to enlarge. Print $1 off
For more info see:
For questions, see the
Frequently Asked Questions
or contact our very own Kurt
Hood Snow Sports Swap
Benefiting the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol
October 3 - 4, 2014
Friday: 4 pm -9 pm
Saturday: 9 am -6 pm
Washington County Fairgrounds
873 NE 34th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.
The Mt. Hood Snow Sports Swap is the region's best
winter sports equipment and clothing event featuring thousands of
new and used winter sports gear sold by individuals and area sports
stores. A wide selection of equipment, clothing, and accessories for
snowboarding, alpine skiing, and nordic skiing is available for
beginners through experts. Sporting goods shops from around the
Northwest will be there to sell thousands of new and demoed
equipment items at steep discounts! Proceeds benefit the Mt. Hood
Ski Patrol, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization.
Come early to beat the crowd. Win lift tickets and
gear in door prize drawings every hour.
If you have stuff to sell, bring it
on Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm,
on Friday: 1 pm - 9 pm,
or on Saturday: 9 am - Noon.
Pick up unsold gear Sunday, 10 am - 2
Admission: Individuals: $3
Kids under 12: Free. Parking is FREE.
Click here and print
$1 off coupon.
credit cards only. No checks. There's an ATM on site.
If someone wants to volunteer to help
out before, during, or after the swap, contact Pat Stevens
Warren Miller's new
The movie is at the
Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway,
Portland, Oregon, 97205.
The atrium in front of
the Silver Spoon Bistro, inside the PacWest Building (formerly known
as the Trees Restaurant).
MAP (click to enlarge):
Click to enlarge
NOTE: The Silver Spoon
Bistro is the new name for a restaurant at the same location
as the old Trees Restaurant. The maps still show the
"Trees" instead of "Silver Spoon". Sorry about that.
here for a
Ticket: $18.50. The price is actually a tad less
than last year!
NOTE: The dinner location is not
certain yet. The info below is from last year. Stay tuned
for an update regarding this year.
Dinner/drinks at 5:30 pm -
At the Silver Spoon Bistro, 1211 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204,
inside the lobby of the PacWest Building. This is the same place
as in several past years, but under new management. Corner of 5th and
Movie at 7:30 pm
the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 Southwest Broadway. Click here for 2-minute
Warren Miller's 2014 film,
"No Turning Back", pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture
and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the
winter world. Since he began creating films in 1949,
Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no
need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our
edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has
changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn
down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight.
This is one of our club's most most popular
events. A great way to kick off the new season! A few
years ago, 50 people
participated, the next year it was 64, and the next year, we
purchased 90 tickets! Wow! We have mellowed out a bit since
then, but we still attend in large numbers.
Our group tickets purchase deadline
Sept.26. To get good seats, we need to
order early! Send your check Sandra Smith. See
know if you are coming to dinner, so we
can reserve an appropriate number of tables.
Sandra@pacifier.com or phone: 503-646-4591.
those who can't attend the show on Friday night, here are the
other times and place the film will be shown in Oregon:
* Oct. 23 (Thurssday): Corvallis (LaSalls Stewart Center, Austin
* Oct. 24 (Friday): Portland (A. Schnitzer
Concert Hall, 7:30 pm)
* Oct 25 (Saturday): Eugene (McDonald
Theater, 8 pm);
* Oct. 26 (Sunday): Portland (Aladdin Theater, 7
* Oct. 30 (Thursday): Salem (ElsinoreTheater,
Saturday, 8 pm);
The Canada Ski Safari will not happen this year, at least not
in an organized manner as is previous years,
but you are welcome to do it on your own anyway.
Ski Safari was organized annually from 2004 to 2010
to make use of all the promotional free lift tickets to 4
Canadian ski areas. It used to be the least expensive ski
trip of them all, with free lift tickets, and carpooling, and
sharing the cost of lodging. But recently, the list of freebies has
getting shorter, and the deals less alluring.
Since the 2010 show, instead of a completely free lift ticket to all
Canadian ski areas, we've been getting only a 2-for-1 coupon. Same this
If you want to make use of the
2-for-1 lift tickets and visit Canada in early December or at
the end of the season, contact
Emilio for more info.
Also, see more info about 3
different itineraries for the Canada Ski Safari. See items
6, 7, and 8 in the TRAVEL section on our "Articles" page:
Here is a list of freebies
everyone attending the movie in
Portland or Salem usually receives. Screenings at
other locations don't always get the same things.
1. Lift ticket to Mt.
Bachelor, valid Monday - Friday, either before Dec. 13
or after March 31st. Or use it as a 2-for-1 coupon valid Monday -
Friday from Jan. 5 - March 27.
2. 2-for-1 lift tickets to 3 Canadian ski
areas (Big White,
Silver Star, and Sun Peaks) valid
either before December 20, 2014, or after March 30, 2015.
3. 30% off lift tickets to
Red Mountain, B.C. Good for two lift tickets per guest
all season except for the holiday season: December 23,
through January 2, 2014.
4. Discount at REI.
20% OFF one full price snow helmet or snow goggle. Offer valid
10.11.2014 through 2.14.2015.
5. A free subscription to Ski
Magazine, if you fill out the contest entry form at the
To get all this stuff, all you
need to do is
come see the movie with us, We'll meet for dinner
and/or drinks around 5:30 pm (Friday), at the Silver
Spoon Bistro, 1211 SW 5th Ave., within walking distance of the theater.
Plan on walking over to the
theater by about 7:00 pm, to have time to browse around the
various displays and booths in the hallways - both downstairs and
up on the second level.
Send in your $18.50
per person check to Sandra Smith for a group tickets purchase, by
After this date, it will cost you
about $26 or $27 at the PCPA
Box Office, by phone 503.946.7272, and at all TicketsWest
outlets - due to an added convenience
charge of $5, plus an additional difference of $2 for our
group discount, giving you a total saving of $7 per ticket. Tickets will also be available at the
We will purchase movie tickets only for those
who send in their money in advance.
Please make your check (per person)
payable to Sandra Smith, and send it to:
No need to include any forms for
this. Only, please indicate if you are planning to join us
for dinner and/or drinks before the movie or not.
Dinner / drinks is optional, and
everyone pays for their own order, but it's a
great way to socialize, meet some new members, find out who else
is going on that trip you were eyeing for this season, ... etc.
See you at the Silver Spoon Bistro!
Portland Ski Show
Note to our Mountain High
want to volunteer to staff the NWSCC booth for a 3-hour shift,
representing ALL local ski clubs, contact Mary Olhausen at
Ski Fever & Snowboard Show
Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217
Nov.14-16, 2014 (Fri - Sun.)
Juniors (6 - 12 years old) pay only
$3. Under 6 is free.
NOTE: Parking will cost you an
additional $6 or $7, unless you park farther away and take the MAX
train to the Expo Center. There is no free street parking
anywhere around the Expo Center. Show hours are:
Friday 1pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm
ski show at the Expo Center. Great deals on ski clothing
and equipment. Save Up To 70% on new Ski and Snowboard Gear. See live
demonstrations. Many freebies.
included a giant Ski Swap, where you can keep 80% of the sale value
when you sell your used equipment.
Everyone attending will receive a
2-for-1 lift ticket voucher to: Ski Bowl, Mt. Hood Meadows,
Timberline, Mt. Ashland, Hoodoo, Mission Ridge, and
Whistler/Blackcomb. (Some of these are only for night skiing,
or only mid-week.)
More info and a $2 off admission
Click on flyer to enlarge it,
Or here for higher resolution
Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220
(Click on map to enlarge it.)
Our club's booth a couple of years ago.
The annual NWSCC
Nov. 17, 2014 (Monday).
One evening only.
Location: The Airport Holiday
Inn Conference Center,
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220
Take exit 23 off I-205 (the Sandy Blvd. / Killingsworth exit)
This is a
smaller, more intimate show (as compared to
the Ski Fever & Snowboard Show), but a lot
of ski areas and all the local ski clubs
will be here. Plus, admission is free! This
is an even organized by skiers for skiers.
The theme for
this year is yet to be announced.
Here are just
some of the reasons to come to the Ski Fair:
- Meet local ski clubs and ski areas.
- Check out what other local ski clubs are up
- See what's new at the local ski areas.
- Silent Auction,
- Raffle, and more!
- You can renew your club membership at
our club's booth
- Sign up for trips, racing, etc. (at our
Mt. High booth).
- All our members can purchase a
Meadows 10-time pass for
only $379 (instead of the regular $419) at the Ski Fair.
Also, you will be able to purchase a regular Season Pass at
pre-deadline rates (i.e. at the same rate as before November 4).
NOTE 1: The 10-time pass now has your photo on it and you
cannot share it with your friends at the end of the season.
But, on the positive side, you don't have to go to the ticket office
every time. Instead, you can now hop straight onto the lift.
NOTE 2: Normally, you need to gather a group of 10 people to get
this group discount, but here, at the Ski Fair, you get the same
discount without the hassle of gathering a group, since we are
already members of a larger group. Meadows has extended this
discount to all local ski clubs affiliated with the NW Ski Club
Council. That's all of us!
NOTE 3: The deadline for purchasing this pass, before the
prices go up is Nov. 4 (the day before the Ski Fair). But Meadows
has extended this deadline just for us local ski clubs, just for the
Oregon Cancer Ski Out booth, you can also register your team
for the upcoming event in March of next year. All you need is the
basic $180 deposit (for the whole 5-person team). Your other team
mates can then add their share at a later time, online.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MT. HIGH BOOTH
We could really use a few volunteers to put
in about a 1 hour shift staffing our club's
booth, answering people's questions about
our club and helping to sign up new members
and/or renew old memberships. The whole
event lasts only about 3 - 4 hours, and it
would be great if you could help us out for at
least part of that time. To volunteer,
please contact Terry Swan,
THE FLYER IS FROM
LAST YEAR. NEW ONE COMING SOON!
flyer (in PDF
format) and post it somewhere!
Or, see same
flyer in JPG format
(not quite as sharp).
Info abt. the Fair: Mary Olhausen,
Find our more about our club,
See info & photos on display.
1. We'll have
a 3-ring binder that documents our club's activities and will be
used in judging our club at the next FWSA Convention.
there will be a display of some much older photos from the early
days of our club.
Membership & Kickoff Party + Mini Ski Swap
Nov. 19 or 20, 2015 (Wednesday or
Thursday). 6:30 -
Our biggest party of the
year, marking the start of a new ski season. There will be free food
- Join the club, or renew your membership, or just check us
- New membership cards will be issued on the spot.
- Sign up for ski trips.
- Join a 10-person PACRAT racing team, the best way to gain 9
instant ski buddies!
- Win some door prizes!
- Meet other members. Have a great time!
- Find our more about our club
- Find out about our mid-week skiers, and meet some of them.
- Enjoy some tasty sandwiches, some beer or wine, or soft
- Bring something to sell at our mini ski swap, or see if
there's anything there you might want to buy.
- Pick up a new NW Skiers' Directory, fresh off the press.
- Win some door-prizes!
- Socialize! Get to know other club members.
We’ll have food and
drinks, visit with old friends, and meet new members. See what we
are cooking up for the upcoming season. Be there or be square! Bring
a friend! Print out a
and post it somewhere.
Page 2 of the flyer contains a map with directions, or click here
3009 SE Chestnut Street
Portland, Oregon 97267
Click here for a
addition to the main parking lot (in yellow), there is also
additional parking from McLoughling Blvd (in green). See closeup
map: (Click map to enlarge)
Pacific Northwest Area Clubs
Recreational Alpine Teams
Northwest Ski Club Council
NWSCC Meeting &
PACRAT team captains'
17 (Wed.): 6:00 pm
This will be a combined PACRAT and
PACRAT Team Captains will pick up the racing bibs for their team if
all their team-mates have paid their PACRAT dues and submitted all
the paperwork, signed liability forms, etc.
(LOCATION YET TO BE DETERMINED)
NWSCC topics will include:
Safety Month, Learn to Ski, Ski Challenge Winners, FWSA Convention,
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