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Mt. High Events

  Last updated: June 23, 2024
Latest news in the left column,
Click on any event in the Calendar on the right
or scroll down for details of upcoming events.

Weather forecast for Government Camp on the right.

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NEWS


June Lift Lines - Mt. High Newsletter

 

Apply for FWSA Safety Person of the Year

or the FWSA Environment Award

Deadline to appply is March 18, 2024.
If you feel you have contributed something toward safety or toward the environment, please fill out an application form for these awards.
More info at: Public-Affairs-Awards-2024.pdf


Top website awardOur website.  We have won THEGOODESTATE top website award for 2022.  See qualifying criteria here.


Photos from this past season are available for viewing on our PHOTOS page.  Check them out.


The Councilman - Summer 2021.  Find out what the Far West Ski Association has been doing and will be doing in the near future, the Convention, the ski trips and more.


Skiers' GuideFar West Skier's Guide

Click on the image here to see this very colorful magazine. Learn all about past and upcoming Far West events, the annual Convention, winter trips, and more. See what other clubs and councils are doing.

Click on each 2-page spread to thumb through the rest of the pages.


Volunteer of the Year.

OuSandra Kaufmanr 2024 volunteer of the year is: Sandra Kaufman. Congratulations!

Sandra has been a social spark-plug in our club for years. More recently, she has accepted the position\par of our club's Secretary as well as Membership director.
See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards.

 

NOTE TO NEWCOMERS

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

See more at:  NOTE TO NEWCOMERS


 

Let's ski together!   Join us 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. See the weekend & 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!

  3. See our Facebook page, where all our members can post their own messages and often invite others to come ski with them. Start by clicking on the Facebook button in our main menu.

  4. On the mountain,

    if you have a 2-way radio, tune it to channel 6-19.


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.

 

Also note that Timberline runs its own shuttle between Government Camp from  the Summit Pass ski area to Timberline.

 

Powder Alliance.  Unlimited skiing at Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl + 3 free tickets at each of 17 other ski areas, for a total of 51 free ski days
Not valid on Saturdays.
Those 71 and over pay only $50.
All prices will increase after Nov. 5 and 26.. See more at: www.powderalliance.com  and on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/powderalliance


 

Season Passes compared.  Compare the cost and benefits of various lift ticket passes. This was first published in Lift Lines. It is now on our Articles page.

 

Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.

 

Debbi Kor put together a Club Cookbook, full of recipes contributed by many of our club members. You can purchase the book at any of our social events and ski trips, or

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

  

Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The updated page contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 224 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

Also find info on heli-skiing. 

Also available on our Ski Areas page is an Excel Spreadsheet containing a list of all the ski areas in North America. Use it to track the places you have skied.

 

Membership renewal.  Please renew your club membership in the Fall (September, October, or early 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 

 Teams are being formed in October and November, 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

 

 

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). But only 10% discount during the summer months.


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.


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

  


Video about our club

Short 5 minute summary of what our club is al about. Must see! At: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woXVvae4Iww


 

Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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


 

 

 

Ski pole Inclinometers -

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

 

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2024 EVENTS CALENDAR


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    Blue: Mountain High club events      
    Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
    Black: General events
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JUNE 2024

June 1 (Sat)    Bike Ride to Kelly Point
where Willamette meets Columbia

June 6 - 9        Far West Convention
Reno, Nevada

June 13 - 16    The Mahre Brothers Race Camp at Timberline.  GS training.

June 15 (Sat) M.t. High bike ride
Columbia River Gorge

June 15 (Sat.) History Happy Hour
Mt. Hood - the volcano.

June 19 (Wed) NWSCC online meeting
 
Discussing the FWSA Convention

June 20 (Thur) Mt. High Happy Hour at the Food Carts, downtown Portland

June 22 (Sat.)  Mt. High Highway Cleanup
Meet at Skibowl West, 10 am.

June 22 - 23    Wy'East Summer Fun Races at Timebelrine: Slalom & GS.

June 24 (Mon)  Mt. High Board Meeting at the Round Table Pizza, Lake Oswego

June 29 (Sat.)  Barlow Trail History bike ride
Barlow Pass to Welches


JULY 2024

July 20 (Sat)   History Happy Hour
Mt. Hood Steiner Cabins

July 21 (Sun)  Mt. High bike ride
Triple Crown, Portland Hills

July 22 - 23    Summer Fun Nationals (races)
at Timberline.


AUGUST 2024

Aug. 10 (Sat)   Steiner Cabins Tour
Steiner cabins and church

Aug. 17 (Sat)   Mt. High Picnic
William Clark Park

Aug. 17 (Sat)   History Happy Hour
Oregon Search & Rescue

Aug. 18 (Sun)  Mt. High bike ride
Trillium Lake, Still Creek Rd.


See more event details in the next section below.



 

Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 220 since then.

 

Mt. High Board meetings 

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Last Monday of the month, we meet at the Round Table Pizza,
16444 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Grove, Lake Osswego, OR.  See Google mapWe plan future club events & trips.  If you'd 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 this article.

 

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.

 

Mt Hood List - A great site!

Go to MtHoodList.com to post your own message, to find a carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies for a Meadows  event,  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!

 

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.

 

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 webmaster@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.

 

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.

 

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 30+ 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 Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 

Also, see the BAM Performance website to find out more.


Fix your Zipper  at Johann's (Gary's)

If the zipper breaks on your ski jacket or sleeping bag, don't throw it away.  Let Gary fix it for you at Johann's Upholstery, 12205 SW Hall Blvd.,
Tigard OR 97223.   Phone:  503-620-1699.
Email: gary@johannsonline.com


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/


Ski Trips survey results .  Thanks to the 45 people who completed the survey.  See the results in this PDF file.


Mid-Week skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows

A group of us skis more or less regularly mid-week at Mt. Hood Meadows. Come join us.  See details below.

 

Weekend skiing at Timberline

A group of us skis more or less regularly on weekends at Timberline Come join us.  See details below.



Web site & Newsletter Awards

At the 2022 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

See more on our Awards page.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

 

 

 

Fine champagne

Fine desserts

Fine conversation

 

Please BYOB

 

Click here for

Google map

Mt. High annual

Chocolate Party

 

February 24, 2024.  (Saturday), starting at 7:00 pm.

Approximately 7:00 - 11:00 pm.

 

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

a) the Most Creative, 

b) the Most Chocolatey and/or Decadent;

c) the Most Light and/or Healthy

 

We also need plenty of tasters and judges. So, come and sample the sweet goodies, bring a friend, and enjoy a night of decadence, fun and good cheer

 

We will have hors d'oeuvres and party foods and everyone can bring their favorite Chocolate Creation.


Bring a dessert for the contest, if you wish, or just show up to sample the goodies.

 

Please BYOB.

 

Please RSVP to Debbi Kor if you are coming. ijustwannarun1@comcast.net .

 

Location:  Debbi Kor

                   8513 NE 149th Av

                   Vancouver,WA
                       98682  

                   See Google map.

 

Directions:  From either I-5 or I-205, get on Hwy. 500 and follow it until it merges with Padden Pkwy, which is the equivalent of 82nd Street NE Note that Hwy. 500 will first turn north and become 117th Avenue.  From 117th Ave., you need to turn right onto Padden Parkway.

 

Alternatively, from I-5, take the exit onto 78th Street, and follow it eastward to a fork in the road.  The left fork is the start of Padden Parkway.

 

From I-205, you can take the Padden Parkway directly and head east.

 

From Padden Pkwy., turn left onto NE 152nd Avenue.

Then take first  LEFT again onto 86th Street and follow it to the end (149th Ave.)

The house is on the corner of 86th St. and 149th Avenue. ..

 

Please RSVP 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Leap Day party!


February 29, 2024   (Thursday) -  6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Place: Round Table Pizza

         16444 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Grove, Lake Oswego,

 

Pizza is on the club! Just buy your own drink.

 

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

 

Included:
   * Socialize, mingle with other club members.
   * Free food (on the club), but buy your own drink.
 

Please RSVP if you are planning to come. 

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


DIRECTIONS

Directions: If you are coming from the south, from Tualatin, on I-5 take exit 290 and go east on Boones Ferry Rd. for about 1.75 miles.  Round Table Pizza will be on your RIGHT.


If you are coming from the north, on I-5 take exit 292 and get on Kruse Way heading east, toward Lake Oswego. Follow Kruse way to the T-intersection with Boones Ferry Rd.. Turn right (south) and follow Boones Ferry Rd. for about 0.75 miles.  Round Table Pizza will be on your LEFT.


Click on the image to enlarge it.
Wild Mikes Pizza
Click on the image to enlarge it.
 

for $10 off Night Skiing at Skibowl


Do you like pizza?

Do you like skiing?

Why not combine both?


Wild Mike's Pizza is teaming up with Ski Bowl on a local promotion on specially marked Wild Mike’s pizzas in our local Safeway, Albertson’s , Winco and Walmart stores.


These stickered coupons on the pizza sleeves have QR codes for $10.00 off Wednesday Night Skiing at Mt Hood Ski Bowl.


So, go to any of the above stores, buy a Wild Mike's pizza, scan the QR code, and enjoy a discount on Wednesday night skiing at Mt. Hood Skibowl.


Mt. Hood Museum


Glade-Trail-Day-flyer 

 

Glade Trail


Glade Trail skiers
Ski the Historic
Glade Trail
March 2, 2024 (Saturday)
Wearr some vintage ski clothing, if possible. This is a celebration and a re-enactment of how people used to ski on Mt. Hood before there were any lifts.

This will be the 22nd annual Glade Trail Day. This is the only day in the whole year that the trail is groomed and patrolled from Timberline to Government Camp.  Timberline Lodge, an event sponsor, grooms the Glade Trail prior to the event to ensure there's great terrain for all participants.

Hosted by the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum,Ski the Glade offers skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to take advantage of three and a half miles of unbroken, mountain terrain. This unique event combines participatory living history and fund raising, for the operation of the non-profit museum. Guides and Ski Patrol services will be available to keep everyone safe.

This year, the annual tradition will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at around 4:00 p.m.

Tickets for the all-day event will be $125. Only 75 tickets will be sold. To make your reservation and purchase your ticket, call the museum at: (503) 272-3301.

The ticket price includes breakfast snacks, lunch, an apres-ski party, door prizes and an unlimited number of shuttle bus rides back up to Timberline during the day. Last shuttle up is at 3 pm.

After beginning the day at the museum with a continental breakfast, participants receive shuttle transportation to Timberline, ski the trail at their leisure, and meet the bus at the end of the trail to return to the top.

When ready for a break, attendees can drop by the museum for a hot lunch featuring homemade gourmet soups and delicious accompaniments.  All shuttles stop at the Museum, so you can take a break at any time.

Throughout the day, participants are encouraged to wear vintage ski clothing. At day's end, an apres-ski party will include beverages, snacks and prizes for those dressed in the best vintage ski wear.

 

Ski & Ride for a Cure logo


 

Participants

Ski & Ride for a Cure

Ski/snowboard for cancer

Formerly known asw "Hope on the Slopes"


March 2 - 3, 2024 (Saturday-Sunday)
24-hour skiing at Mt. Hood Skibowl.


If you have not registered yet, take a moment to get your name in the running for awesome prizes like a new snowboard from Evo, Mt Hood Skibowl season passes, and great swag from Deviation, Tactics, and Next Adventure!


Grab your crew and reserve your spot to meet us on the mountain!

 

This year we are continuing our partnership with two local organizations that are joined on the quest to find a cure for cancer - the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and the "See Ya Later" Foundationa - Seeds of Hope. In addition, you are still able to split your donation to one of many other cancer-fighting organizations that matter the most to you.


We’ve set a modest goal this year - $30,000 at Ski Bowl in 24 hours - we believe we can jump in together to achieve our goal, but we need you to help us get there.


Click here for more info and to register.


 

See videos of previous events:

 

2011 Hope on the Slopes

 

2010 Hope on the Slopes.

 

2009 Hope on the Slopes.

 

 

 

 


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:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ALSAOregon#p/u/0/Z4Ha6ye6B9E

 

Check out this

video about the 2013 Ski to Defeat ALS

 

Click here to

Ski ALS

Formerly known as: Ski to Defeat ALS

A ski challenge at Mt Hood Meadows

to help those suffering from Lou Gherig's disease

 

March 9, 2024.  (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 ALS?
Ski to Defeat ALS is a team and individual skiing and snowboarding event to be hosted at Mt. Hood Meadows. Participants engage in competitions for most dollars raised and for most vertical feet skied or ridden. For more information about the event, visit https://secure.alsoregon.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=1120 .

 

Every registered participant 11 years or older is required to meet a $150 fundraising minimum.


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.

 

Contact:

Victoria Thompson, Development Coordinator

The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter

700 NE Multnomah Street,  Suite 1180

Portland, OR 97232

(p) 503.238.5559 x107 | (f) 503.296.5590 | (e) VictoriaThompson@alsa-or.org or  ski@alsnorthwest.org

The Downhill Divas team

 
OCSO team
OCSO team

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

March 9th
~ Saturday coaches’ dinner and social time.
~ Racers optional explore Hood River Day

March 10th
~ Sunday race day at Mt. Hood Meadows
~ Sunday night the Party is back with a fun social evening of dinner/auction and fundraising for all to enjoy!

March 11th
~ Monday race day at Mt. Hood Meadows
~Celebration and Awards 

Since it began in 1988, the Oregon Cancer Ski Out has raised over $1,500,000 for its beneficiaries. In addition, over 400 people take part in the Ski Out each year, many of whom have participated in this event since its inception.

Oregon Cancer Ski Out

 

March 10-11, 2024.  (Sunday and Monday)

 

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

 

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

 

This is not a race to see who is the fastest - the goal is for consistency, and the team whose times are the closest between two days of racing is the winner. Slow or fast, everyone has the same chance!  And you are coached by the best, usually including Phil and sometimes Steve Mahre.
 

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

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

 

Team registration (for the 5-person team) = $995.

(That's $199 per team member.)


You can also register as a single racer for $250.

 

You can register ONLINE.

 

If your team has already mailed in your registration, you can still register your team online and be able to use all the DONATE NOW services!!


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



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




Rat Attack awards party


See more info on the PACRAT website at: https://www.pacrats.org/main_pages/other/2024%20Rat_Attack.htm
PACRAT Rat Attack
Awards Party & Dinner

April 19 (Friday) - Starting at 6 pm. Dinner at 6:30.
The annual end-of-season PACRAT Award Party and Dinner.
Location:  Shawn Gardner Dancing
                8900 SW Commercial St, 
                Tigard, Oregon  97223

RSVPs are REQUIRED for this event and must be submitted by this Friday, April 12 at noon. The first team to submit all of their RSVPs will receive an extra drink ticket at the Rat Attack. Guests are welcome, and should be accounted for in your RSVP. The guest fee is $30 and will be collected at the door. Cash is preferred.

Please use the following link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/6JGaxdbzH3i8kF257

Dress up, down, or both in your best Black Tie and Blue Jeans attire and join us for dinner, drinks from the full bar, and awards; followed by music by Dance Hall Days on the PDX Sliders stage.

Our 40th anniversary celebration will be catered by Pompello Ristorante Italiano, and the delicious Italian-themed buffet will feature Tuscan Garlic Chicken and Fettuccini Alfredo (both also available as a gluten-free option), Meaty Lasagna, and Mediterranean Penne (vegan). The dessert bar will offer delicious plates of cheesecake, decadent chocolate cake, and tiramisu.

Each racer and guest will receive two tickets good for a beer or a wine each, or combine them for a mixed drink. Additional drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. No outside alcohol will be allowed.

If you have not yet returned your PACRAT bib, please bring it to the Rat Attack, where we will once again be collecting racer bibs for reuse next season. If you cannot be at the Rat Attack, please return your racer bib to your team captain at your earliest convenience.

See more info on the PACRAT website at: https://www.pacrats.org/main_pages/other/2024%20Rat_Attack.htm .
Memorial Race

See the event flyer.

Mt. Hood lost a valuable snow safety
advocate when Laura Green passed away
in a windsurfing accident in the Columbia
River Gorge in December 2018. Laura's
passion was the outdoors. She was a
consummate kayaker, windsurfer, kiter,
and backcountry skier. She was an expert
in avalanche safety, snow science, and a
weather and avalanche forecaster. Laura
was a 20-year member of the Mt. Hood
Meadows ski patrol.

Laura’s husband John has created a website, Live Like Laura, to keep her memory alive. What does it mean to live like Laura? Be active, be healthy, care for the environment, care for animals, care for each other, care for yourself.
Laura Green Memorial
Ski Patrol Fundraising Race

April 21, 2024  (Sunday).
A fun, fundraising race. Open to the public.  All ages are welcome. Both skiers and snowboarders. Parent/guardian permission and signature required for all racers under 18.
 
Event Location: Timberline - Pucci Chairlift
Race Course Location: Pucci Main Run
Online Race Registration: Laura Green Memorial Registration
Onsite Race Registration: 8:00-9:30am Wy’East Day Lodge - 3rd floor.
Registration limited to 100 maximum participants - so register early!
Timberline Liability Waiver (REQUIRED): Timberline Race Waiver
Race Start Time: 10:00am.   Race Finish Time: 1:30pm
Post Race Barbeque at the Government Camp Ski Patrol Building: 2:30-6:30pm
Race Start Order: Every participant will start on a first-come/first-served basis.  Participants will be asked to slip race course to maintain safe racing conditions
Race Donation: $30 minimum donation (includes BBQ) for as many runs as you can make until the courses are pulled - all proceeds will be donated to the Mt Hood Ski Patrol
Non-Racers: If you are not planning to race, but would like to make a donation in Laura Green’s name to the Mt Hood Ski Patrol, please visit the Laura Green Memorial Facebook page located at: Laura Green Memorial Fundraiser Facebook Page.
Additional Information, Registration and Results available at: www.pacrats.org

 


Season Ender Bender



Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club

 

Schnee Vogeli Ski Club
8th annual

Season Ender Bender Party

 

April 27 (Sat.)  2024

The local Schnee Vogeli Ski Club ("Snow Birds") invites you to come celebrate the end of the season at their party in Government Camp.

 

Doors open:  7:00 pm.

Music starts: 8:30 pm

 

Location:      The Ratskeller, Government Camp.

 

Featuring:    "Dancehall Days"

 

Tickets:     $20.  Tickets available from you favorite Schnee Vogeli club member, or or online at Ticket Tomato 8th Annual Season Ender Bender in Government Camp (8th Annual Season Ender Bender in Government Camp (tickettomato.com).


Harry at Kelley Point
Harry at Kelley Point
 
Columbia River at Kelley Point
The Columbia River at Kelley Point
 
Riding toward Kelley Point
Riding toward Kelley Point

See the whole route  in detail on this

NOTE:  Please make sure your bike is roadworthy before you show up for the ride. All bike riders need to carry a patch kit, a spare inner-tube and tools to make any necessary repairs and don't count on others to fix your bike if it breaks down during the ride.

NOTE 2:  The bike ride will be held weather permitting. We will cancel it if it's raining, or temperatures near 100ºF, or very windy.
 
NOTE 3: We will be stopping for a lunch break so you will need to bring your own bike lock.
Mt. High bike ride
Kelley Point Loop Ride
Kenton Park to Kelley Point

June 1 (Saturday)  - Gather at 9:30 am.
NOTE: This ride was originally planned for Sunday, but the forecast for Sunday is 60% chanve or rain showers, so we have moved the ride to Saturday.


Kelley Point is where the Willamette River flows into the Columbia.

The ride is about 18 miles. Almost all of it paved, except for a dirt road segment near the start.  It’s almost completely flat.It goes by Smith Lake. There is wildlife to be seen, such as egrets or herons.

And, best of all, it’s a loop, so there is no need for any car shuttling.

Start & Finish: Kenton Park
8417 N Brandon Avenue Portland, OR 97217.    

We'll meet at the North-East corner of Kenton Park (upper right on a map).  Kenton Park doesn't have a parking lot, so park anywhere on the street, get your bike ready, and let's meet in the NE corner of the park.It's is easiest to find parking on North Argyle St., right by the park.  Google map

From Kelley Point park we will go to Cathedral City Park below the Cathedral Bridge in St. Johns. Then we'll have a lunch break either at the Urban German Wursthaus restaurant (Sausage House) next to the Cathedral Bridge on Baltimore Ave., or at Cathedral coffee.

We will then return to Kenton Park via Willamette Blvd. and Delaware Ave. We can socialize at an after-ride get together at Kenton Station. .

We need to hear from you.  RSVP before showing up.
We need to be able to notify you of any changes.

Please RSVP.
John Davis
hikedance@gmail.com  or  503-358-5900

 

FWSA-Convention logo


FWSA logo

Far West Ski Association
Convention

June 6 - 9. 2024

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502

800-723-6500.

 

This annual event is a unique opportuinity for club representatives to meet with other clubs and with representatives of the ski industry. This year, it is hosted by the Bay Area and Sierra Councils.

 

Our club will probably be represented by Bill King, Linda McGavin, Debbi Kor and Emilio Trampuz. Anybody else wants to come?

 

Hotel reservations: $119 (Wed - Thurs) per night double occupancy and  $179 (Fri & Sat) + $17.50 daily resort fee
Room Registration Deadline - May 13, 2024

 

Convention Highlights

Friday Night Silent Auction with GREAT DEALS on over $100.000 in Ski Trips, FREE Admission to Silent Auction, Friday evening, June 7, 2024. Public is welcome.

 

Friday: Local Ski Club no host Happy Hour

Celebrity Guest Speakers

Educational Breakout Sessions

Saturday Awards Luncheon

Saturday Awards Banquet & Dinner Dance

FWSA General Meetings & Elections

Sunday Eye Opener Party

 

Optional Activities

• Thursday
   ° Tahoe Adventure
   ° 27th Annual Pub Crawl
• Friday
   ° 17th Annual Michael German
      Memorial Golf Tournament
   ° National Auto Museum Tour
   ° Pool Party
   ° Club Happy Hour

 

For complete FWSA convention info, go to: www.fwsa.org and select Convention.

 

For our own Mt. High club, contact Debbi Kor-Lew at 503-988-5138, ijustwannarun@aol.com.






Phil & Steve Mahre
Phil & Steve Mahre
Gold and Silver medalists
in 1984 Winter Olympics
in Sarajevo

Mahre Brothers
Race Training Camp

Organized by the ADL Ski Club

June 13 - 16. 2024
Reserve your spot for the most epic race camp at Mt Hood. The Mahres celebrated their 40th Anniversary Olympic Triumph at Sarajevo in 1984 at White Pass, and the celebration will continue this summer at Mt Hood!

   You can train 4 days of GS and prep for this year's Summer Fun Nationals which will be held the following weekend. Phil & Steve will improve not just your racing, but your freeskiing too, with daily video and 1x1 instruction.

   Our annual Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions will be held Saturday night at a special venue in Government Camp - The RED VINE CABIN will be our home with slow smoked ribs, potato salad and other ADL favorites.

   The fun won't end there - we will have special guest coach Chris Hilliar from Sidecut.com to help the Mahres on the hill and will bring his over 20 years of World Cup and Olympic coaching experience to the camp. He will also give a comprehensive tuning clinic on Friday night!

   The Mahre Camp is so much more than just racing gates... you will experience quality time with the Mahres on and off the hill and your understanding of skiing will expand beyond your expectations.

Join Us - Space is limited. 
Register at https://adlskiclub.com/mahrecamp 

Waterfall
Waterfall near the start of the trail.
 
Barge and locks
Barge and locks
 
Bike path and fence
Bike trail
 
Gorge view
View of the Columbia River

Viento
Our destination:  Viento State Park




IDEA . SUGGESTIION

After this bike ride, rest a bit, have dinner somewhere in the Gorge or in Government Camp, and then attend the History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, where there will bw a presentation about Mt. Hood the volcano,
starting at 7 pm.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Mt. High bike ride
Best of Columbia River Gorge
Elowah Falls Parking to Viento Park

June 15  (Saturday)  - Meet at 9 am.  Leave at 9:30 am sharp.
Meet at the Ellowa Falls parking lot on Frontage Rd., very near I-84.
Take exit 35 off of I-84, and then continue on Frontage Rd.

This little known bike and eBike trail winds thru the best part of the Columbia Gorge where the cliffs are the highest, the vegetation smothers the sides of the trail, and the occasional Bald Eagle or Osprey flies by.

Total distance = 20 miles.

There is just one long uphill in the middle of the ride has an elevation gain of 561 feet (170 meters).
But also, there are several other short uphills and downhills , and the total uphill elevation gain (when you add them all up) is 1,795 feet.

This elevation gain can be hard on your muscles and on your lungs.  If you are in good physical shape, you can probably handle it. Also, if you have an electric assist bike, that will help to "smooth out" the hills.

We will carpool the 20 miles between start and finish. We just need to take 2 or 3 cars to Viento State Park at the start of the day.  Then at the end of the day, those cars will be used to transport the drivers of the other cars bnack to Ellowah Falls parking lot to feth their cars.  All the cars will then come back to Viento to pick up all our bicycles.

Views of the Bonneville Dam and it’s inner working from way above. Bike on parts of the Old Columbia River Hwy.
Scoot thru downtown  Cascade Locks on a bike trail and make potential stops for IPA at Thunder Island Brewery and/or ice cream cone at the local soda fountain.

Bring a lunch or partake in Thunder Island’s menu of vast choices after the ride.

All types of bikes and riders welcome.
No spitting from bike allowed.
Pace will be determined by Classic bikes.
Race aheads will be allowed.

We will shuttle our cars
Begin:
Elowah Falls Parking Lot
(Exit 35 off of I-84, then turn left and follow the old highway eastward, which then becomes Frontage Rd., parallel to I-84 )
https://goo.gl/maps/c6kdHnyncaGGP8mw7

Exit 35

 Ellowa Falls parking
The parking is on Frontage Road, parallel to I-84.

End:
Viento State Park Day Use Parking (Exit 56, turn left under freeway) and get closer to the river.
https://goo.gl/maps/cNtdajQAtwAkQr2V8

Please RSVP.  Give us a call, or text:
Emilio:  503-510-1477  or  Emilio2000@earthlink.net
John:    503-358-5900.

Mt. Hood


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.

Latest Seismology on Mt. Hood Volcano

Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp


June 15, 2024 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm.

Seth Moran will share his latest seismology research related to Mount Hood.

Topic:               Seismology Research of Mt. Hood Volcano.
Guest speaker: Seth Moran, Research Seismologist,

                         USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory


Be entertained and learn something new. Doors open 6:30, presentations starts at 7 pm.
 
There will be wine, beer and soft  drinks available for purchase. Enjoy your drink and then sit back and enjoy the presentation.

The presentation is free.  Donations of $5 are requested for the Museum.

 

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

 

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


NWSCC logo

FWSA logo
Monthly meeting of the

NW Ski Club Council

Online Zoom meeting


June 19, 2024. (Wednesday)


An online meeting, via Zoom.  Usually every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
     6:45 pm - Socializing
     7:00 pm - Meeting starts
 

Topic: 
    The Far West Ski Association Convention. Find out what happened at the Convention in Reno.  Hey, not everything that happens in Reno stays in Reno!!!


Join Zoom Meeting at:
https://zoom.us/j/99019265279?pwd=b0dqYTlOUFY4M3lKSHk4Z1QxcWhldz09

Meeting ID: 990 1926 5279
Passcode: 346306 




Jappy Hour
Mt. High
Social evening / Happy Hour


June 20, 2024 (Thursday) - 6:00 pm


Come join your ski buddies at our next social Happy Hour at

The Food Carts,
downtown Portland by US Bankcorp Tower
on 5th Avemie between Oakand Harvey Milk St.
431 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97204.
We won't necessarily get discounted prices, but it's a great place to meet, with lots of selections of food and drink.  PLUS, it is in a safe and secure environment.  They actually have security outside the gates checking people's ID when you come in.
 
During the evening, you can usually find street parking....or make it easier on yourself, and take MAX.  It stops right in front of US Bank.  Then, simply walk across the street.
 

RSVP Debbi at ijustwannarun1@comcast.net or 503-314-7078.

 

Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.

 


Debbi

Highway Cleanup


June 22, 2024 (Saturday) Starting at 10am.

 

Our club has adopted a 2-mile section of Highway 26, mileposts 51-53, just west of Government Camp.  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.

 

At 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.  

 

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: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_734/734_029.html

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.  NOTE: We only need 8 people for this cleanup.

 

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



Race course


EVENT REGISTRATION/ENTRY FEES
Masters:
GS – $75
SL – $75
Banquet – $70
Competitors must register and pay online at https://masters.adminskiracing.com/
Direct registration questions to:
Erik Otterholt: eotterholt@mac.com or mobile: 503-577-1570

Family Fun Race
GS – $75
SL – $75
Banquet – $70
Families must register at https://willycamp.org
Direct registration questions to:
Jesse Scroggins: dhracer@me.com Cell: 541.806.5515
FIELD SIZE LIMITATIONS Limited to 200


MORE DETAILS AT:
https://adlskiclub.com/theshotski/index.php/2024/06/08/wyeast-summer-fun-race/

Wy’East Summer Fun Races

2024 Wy'East Cup

June 22-23, 2024  (Saturday - Sunday)
Sturday - Giant Slalom, starting at 8:15 am.
Sunday - Slalom, starting at 8:15 am.

Come out to Mt Hood, Oregon.  for the final Masters Race of the 2023/24 Season. Conditions are great with tons of snow.

Two races:
1/ Master’s Race (Disciplines: 1 GS & 1 SL)
2/ Family Fun Race – GS & SL. Available to all ages, non-scoring event.

Host: Willy Camp.

ELIGIBILITY Master’s Race: Competitors must hold a CURRENT 2023-24 USSS Competitor’s license. (Note: you can get a temporary card for the weekend race, if needed.)
Please update your license prior to registering for this race @ Link:
https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org/ if needed.

Family Fun Race – non-scoring fun race, open to all competitors, no USSS license required. Not affiliated with USSS.

LIFT TICKETS Lift tickets are NOT included in the Registration fee. Athletes need to purchase
their tickets directly from Timberline.
Price: Summer Day ticket $105; Summer pass is $1,400
Timberline Summer Passes/Tickets link:
https://www.timberlinelodge.com/mountain/season-passes

RACER BIBS Time: 3:30 – 6:30PM
Address: 30596 E. Darr Road, Government Camp, OR 97028
Kerry and Willy Scroggins Cabin
BIB DEPOSIT None required. A $50 fee will be charged for any lost bibs!

RACE HEADQUARTERS
Race HQ for volunteers will be open each morning from 6:00am to 8:00am upstairs
on the 3rd Floor – Wy’East Day Lodge.

Friday, June 21
REGISTRATION CHECK-IN

2:30pm-5:30pm Registration Check-in (Libations & Snacks)
Location: 30596 E Darr Rd. Government Camp OR 97028 (Willy and Kerry
Godfrey Scroggins cabin – on the Govy Loop, across the street from the Best Western/ Mt Hood Brew Pub.)


 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Monthly Board meeting


June 24, 2024. (Monday)  6:30 - 8:00 pm

Meet for socializing at 6:00 pm


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.

Place:  Round Table Pizza,

            16444 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Grove,

            Lake Oswego, OR.         See Google map.
         

This will be an in-person meeting.



Barlow Pass
Barlow Pass - the start of our ride.
 
Original Wagon Trail
Just one of many markers along the way.
 
Above Hwy..26
Hwy. 26 plowed its way right across the original wagon trail.
 
Forest trail
We'll be riding along mostly paved roads, but also some smooth forest trails.


Please RSVP to Emilio Trampuz
at: Emilio2000@earthlink.net or 503-510-1477.


NOTE ABOUT
HIGHWAY CROSSING

On some past similar tours, we crossed highway 26 several times.  Some people didn't like it.  We listened.
So, on this tour, we will cross highway 26 only once, at the end of the tour, in Zig Zag, and it will be at a marked pedestrian crossing with a red light for cars.
Mt. High bike ride
History Tour along Barlow Road
The original wagon trail

Please RSVP to Emilio Trampuz
at: Emilio2000@earthlink.net or 503-510-1477.

June 29  (Saturday)  - Meet at 8:30 am.  Leave at 9 am sharp.

Long running flagship ride hosted by Emilio Trampuz along the path the settlers took to cross the Cascades in search of a new life. Ride the route that the settlers used to make it across this rugged mountain range. Historical stopping points and views all along the way.

Last couple of years, there were 15 - 20 riders on this ride.
 
Each year, this tour is a bit different as we discover new trails. This year, we will follow Lucy's trail for a little while. Just for something new and to avoid biking along a section of highway 26. 
 
We will cross highway 26 only once, and that will be at a marked pedestrian crossing in Zig Zag that includes a red light for all cars.
 
Oregon pioneers
 
Where exactly is the Oregon Trail (Barlow Road) around Mt. Hood?   Would you be able to show family or friends which way the wagons went? Come on this free guided bicycle tour and find out.

Barlow Road was the only way to get around the south side of Mt. Hood for 71 years, until the old Mt. Hood Loop highway was built in  the 1920s. Both roads are now abandoned (except for a few short segments).

When Timberline Lodge was built in the late 1930s, all the building materials and tools were brought up along the old Mt. Hood Loop highway, which we will also ride on. This is all part of Oregon’s history, but it is being neglected.
 
Find out where these roads are, hear some of the pioneers’ stories, and maybe consider adopting a section, clearing it of fallen trees and branches every year. This was usually the job of the first wagon train of the season.

Also, hear a few short stories and excerpts from the pioneers' diaries.

A few points of interest along the way:
1. Barlow Pass
2. The best views of Mt. Hood (seen from the old highway)
3. Pioneer Woman's Grave
4. Pioneer Cemetery and the ghost of Perry Vickers.
5. Wagon tracks, still barely discernible in a couple of places.
6. The only bat cave on Mt. Hood
7. Several wagon trail markers along the way.

Meet a few minutes before 9:00 am in the Chicali Cantina Parking lot in Welches, on the south side of Hwy. 26. This is part of the set of buildings housing several businesses near the gas station in Welches.  Turn right at the traffic light in Welches, and then drive behind those building and you will see another large parking lot there. Go deep into it.

We will need some carpooling from there to transport everyone and all our bicycles up to Barlow Pass.  We will arrange this on the spot. Most people will continue driving in their own cars.

We will leave only 2 or 3 cars in Welches. At the end of the bike ride, we’ll have refreshments and/or lunch at the Chicali Cantina in Welches, and then we’ll use the 2 or 3 cars to take us back to fetch our cars at Barlow Pass.

In case the Cantina cannot accommodate us (as has happened once before), we will then first fetch our bikes and will then go to Gorilla Growlers in Sandy.

We’ll ride on a mix of surfaces, mostly paved, but also some forest trails, and about a mile of gravel road. And later on, another bit of gravel road. Most of the 18 miles will be downhill, but there will be 2 uphill sections.

Almost any bike will do, including a commuter bike, a mountain bike, or an e-bike.  As a general rule of thumb, thicker tires would work better. 
 
Bring some water and a snack - like maybe some trial mix, or a small sandwich, or some fruit or a power bar.  We will all need some nourishment before lunch, especially if you haven't had any breakfast in the morning.

If you want to participate, please contact Emilio Trampuz
at: Emilio2000@earthlink.net or 503-510-1477.



 

July 22-23, 2024

This is a great opportunity to have fun racing at sunny Mt Hood while refreshing the muscle memory in your legs halfway between last season and next. Use it or lose it.

 

On the website is information regarding entry, schedule, camps, sponsors and more.

 

www.SummerFunNationals.com
It is time to get your entry mailed in. See website.





 

 

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