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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: December 6, 2019
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.

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

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December Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


Skiers GuideFar West Skiers' 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.

   

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


But it's not too late to add your own opinions and preferences. We will monitor any future additions to the online survey using Survey Gizmo.  If you get a privacy or security warning, that is simply due to your own security settings, which might be too strict.  Feel free to ignore any such alert for this survey.



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


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

  1. 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 hourly shuttle between Government Camp (stopping at the Mt. Hood Brewing Co., at Collins Lake Resort, and at the Chevron station at the top end of Govy). This shuttle runs only on weekends and holidays. Approximately once an hour to make the full round trip.

 

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


Barlow Road field trip photos are now posted on our PHOTOS page. A video will also soon be added there.

 

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

 

Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2019 man and woman of the year are: Kurt Krueger and Karen Michels. Congratulations!   See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2020 (by October or early November).

Kurt Krueger         Karen Michels

Kurt Krueger            Karen Michels

 

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, 170 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 continaing a list of all the ski area in Norrh America.  You can use it to track the places you have skied.

 

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 att Timberline Come join us.  See details below.

 

 

New Video about our club 

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

 

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

  

Powder Alliance adventure blog

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

Also see the trip video: https://youtu.be/q3C6tltD--M



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



 

 

 

Ski pole Inclinometers -

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

 

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2019 EVENTS CALENDAR


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

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

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NOVEMBER

Nov. 1-3 (Fri-Sun)  Ski Fever & Snowboard Show
   
at Portland Expo Center

Nov.  2 (Sat.):         Heritage Night at the Museum

Nov.  5 (Tue.):         PACRAT 101 West

Nov.  7 (Thur.):       Membership / Kickoff Party

Nov. 13 (Wed.):       PACRAT 101 East

Nov. 16 (Sat.):         Pray For Snow Party 

Nov. 22-23 (Fri-Sat): Snowvana
       at Oregon Convention Center


DECEMBER

Dec. 2 (Mon.):       Mt. High Board meeting

Dec. 6-7 (Fri-Sat): Sandy Ski Swap + Warren Miller

Dec. 11 (Wed.):     NWSCC 40th Anniversary

Dec. 28 (Sat.):       HHH: Ski Movie Outtakes


JANUARY

Jan. 17 - 12:        Washington ski trip                .    (49º  North, Mt. Spokane, Bluewood)

Jan. 27 - Feb. 2:  Silver Star, BC trip
(6 nights/ 5 days at Silver Star)


FEBRUARY

Feb. 8 - 15:           Whitefish, Montana ski trip
 (4, 5, or 7 days at Whitefish)

Feb. 22 - Mar. 1:   Powder Highway (Canada) trip
 (Panorama, Fernie, Kimberley)


See more event details in the next section below.

 

 

 

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

 

Mt. High Board meetings 

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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.  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

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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.

 

Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

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

 

Vision for the 21st Century

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

 

Trips Survey Results

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

 

Mt Hood List - A great new site!

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

 

Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!

 

Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter? Where  did you ski? Where were you 20 or 30 years ago?  How did you learn to ski?  Any spectacular falls?  Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories or reminiscences.  Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos will be scanned in and returned to you.  Contact Emilio.

 

Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.

 

In the Forum, post your questions, requests, offers, or help provide answers.

 

Bulletin Board vs. Forum

For plain text announcements or questions, feel free to post your own message in the Forum.

For more elaborate, announcements, including graphics, photos, etc. please email them to us at 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.

 

Free Antivirus

Say goodbye to your paid antivirus. Avast! is totally free and performs even better in tests. Download it and try it yourself: http://www.avast.com/en-us/get/6SK2Jprm

 

NW Sk/Ride Challenge

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

 

Just save your lift tickets or receipts from the ski areas and mail them to the NWSCC:  The address is on the form. Click here for the Entry Form and Rules in Word or PDF.

 

Skiing the Northwest can be quite an adventure. See David Schor's blog: http://skiwashington.blogspot.com, and Emilio's journal on our "Articles" page, at:

Ski-Washington-Challenge-diary.pdf

 

Web site & Newsletter

At the 2014 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

1st place for Outstanding Club.

See more on our Awards page.

 

 

Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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

 

Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter has left Hillcrest Sports to focus on Boots and More. He has been involved with the ski industry for 25+ years and has chosen to go his own direction.

Boots and More is service only.  Boot fitting, and ski & snowboard tuning and repair. It also sells insoles and liners as well as boot accessories.

The big difference between Greg Coulter and everyone else is that he will pick up and drop off the customers equipment.

Contact Greg via email; gcoulter40@gmail.com,  or phone 503-917-9360.

Visit the Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 

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


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/

 

EVENT DETAILS

Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

Mt. High members at Stevens Pass

 

Mt. High members on Mt. Hood

 

NOTE TO NEWCOMERS

 

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

 

a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas  (both weekend and mid-week) – currently on the 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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.  Admission is free.


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

History Happy Hour

at the Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

 

Last Saturday of each month, 2019  

A series of entertaining and informative evenings at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center in Government Camp.

Doors open: 6:30 pm.

Presentation starts: 7:00 pm.

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.

 

Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon. Across the street from Huckleberry Inn and about 2 houses up the road. Right next to the Taco Shoppe.

 

Social History Happy Hour events take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.

 

2019 Schedule

Jan. 26        Flying Buses and other Mt. Hood oddities
Learn the interesting history of the short lived Skiway tram. Local investors used a city bus and cable logging techniques, to fashion an aerial tram from Government Camp to Timberline Lodge. It only operated in 1951 and 1952, but the flying bus was a sight to see and a fright to ride.

Feb. 23       The Best of Mt. Hood Photography
This event is a rare opportunity to view the best photographs in the museum's extensive collection of Mount Hood related photographs. Archivist Brittney Cardarella and Curator Lloyd Musser will share their favorite photographs from the collections of Hal Lidell, Jock Pribnow, Helen Gerding, Bill Keil, Dale Crockatt and other photographers.

March 30     Ski Fashion Show, vintage to 2020 
Annual vintage skiwear style show with models from Skiyente Ski Club.  Follow the ski fashion trends from 1930's to the 2000's with clothing from the museum collection. Narrated by Sandi Shaub. The new fashions for 2020 presented by Hillcrest Ski & Sports.

April 27        Mt. Hood Hikes - Tips & Recommendations

May 25         "Ever Wild" Book Lecture
   Presented by Darryl Lloyd, author.
   Photographer and author Darryl Lloyd shares his adventures, stories and personal views of Washington’s Mount Adams. Darryl Lloyd at the top of Mt. AdamsLloyd is the author of “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams,” which chronicles through photography and stories his seven decades on the mountain. He is considered the foremost authority on the Northern Cascade peak. His book mixes adventure memoir with human history, geography, geology, botany, and a vital call for protection.

Growing up on a ranch at the mountain’s base, Lloyd devoted his life to learning the mountain, observing the ebb and flow of its glaciers, photographing the play of light, wandering lush meadows and old-growth forests, hiking boulder-strewn slopes and scaling icefalls.

For nearly 50 years, Darryl Lloyd has brought the mountain to people through talks and slide shows attracting thousands, and his writings and stunning photography have appeared extensively in print. With his brother Darvel, Lloyd founded the non-profit Friends of Mount Adams in 2004, promoting protection, scientific research, and stewardship of the mountain.

Lloyd holds a master of marine affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and lives in Hood River.

June 29       History of Steiner Cabins
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

July 27         A look back at Forest Fire Lookouts
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

August 10   Steiner Cabins Tours, 9 am - 4 pm.

The cabins are the work of Henry Steiner, a craftsman who emigrated from Germany and began building mountain homes that relied on the offerings of the natural surroundings. Once a year, the owners of some of the nearly 100 Steiner cabins open their doors to the public.

This year’s tour features one cabin that is a well-maintained rental property. Another cabin, built in 1925, was abandoned and closed after its previous owner took out all the characteristic Steiner features and has since been restored to reflect the original cabin.

Another cabin on the tour is a smaller home of about 800 square feet, featuring an open design that is rare among the Steiner cabins on the mountain. One other is a Forest Service “summer home.” The summer homes are private homes built on land leased from the Forest Service beginning in the 1920s. There are eight Steiner cabins among the hundreds of Forest Service summer homes on the mountain.

Steiner cabins include Henry Steiner’s signature features that draw on nature and materials at hand including basalt fireplaces, log doors, half log stairs and banisters of tree branches.


All the other events are free, but for this tour, you need to purchase a ticket in advance.  Tickets go on sale online on Monday, July 1st., starting immediately after midnight on the night of June 30.
Note that tickets usually sell out within a few hours. So, if you are interested, purchase your tickets online right after midnight.

Tickets will be available online at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 at www.mthoodmuseum.org. All ticket sales are final with no refunds. However, ticket holders may transfer their tickets if unable to attend. Tickets are $35 for museum members or $40 for non members.

Three tour times will be offered, starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. One hundred tickets will be issued for each time period. Tour participants will pick up tickets, wristbands and tour maps at the Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 E. Highway 26, in Welches.

The entire tour is expected to take two to three hours.

August 31    Barlow Road - Mt. Hood area ruts and sites
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

Sept. 28        Mt. Hood Trivia
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

October 26   Subject TBA

Nov.  30        -- No Social Hour this month --

Dec.  28        Vintage Ski Movie Outtakes

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

 

 

Click on image above or click below for

the flyer

 

Directions:

I-84 East to exit 16. Turn right @ top of exit.
Follow approx 3 miles to SE Burnside. Turn left on Burnside
Follow 1 mile to Gresham Village Shopping Center.
Hillcrest Sports is located on the right hand side.

 

 

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Hillcrest Sports All Season Rentals

At Hillcrest Sports in Gresham you can rent a ski package (skis, boots, bindings, and poles) for a whole season.

Rent them now and return them in May. The cost is:

               $189 for adults

               $149 for youth.

                 $99 for children.

Prices will increase in October.

17th annual

Hillcrest Equipment Night

aka Hillcrest Race Night

 

1st night:  October 2, 2019  (Wed.) -  4:30 - 8:30 pm

2nd night: October 16 , 2019  (Wed.) -  4:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Best prices of the year from all the top companies!  Vendor reps as well as professional staff will be present to answer your questions.


As always, the folks at Hillcrest are your contact for: Rossignol, Fischer, Atomic, Marker, Leki, Blizzard, Tecnica, Nordica, POC, Smith and Volkl.

 

You don't have to be a racer to enjoy the special discounts on equipment.  Everyone is invited.  But, of cours,e especially our PACRAT racers.


There are used, current year, race skis at low prices too. Super deals on gloves, goggles, helmets and clothing too.

 

This is THE time to order all the gear you will need at low, competitive pricing.


Hillcrest Sports is located in Gresham, on your way to Mt. Hood! The address is: Hillcrest Sports

                               2506 SE Burnside Rd
                               Gresham, OR 97080

 

Questions: Contact Gary Gunderson, (503) 351-0643 or email: ggunderson@sapiazza.com


If you have any questions please feel free to call the store. Ask for  Dexter.
Contact Hillcrest Ski and Sports at:
Phone:  503-665-4455

 

 Ski Fever Show logo

 

More info at:

http://portlandskifever.com/

Retails at SkiFever offer 70,000 sq. ft. of their best deals of the season of ski & Snowboard equipment, accessories, and apparel. Those in the know recognize this as the best deal in town. The SkiFever Ski Swap features overstock of new noncurrent merchandise from local retailers and lightly used community swap items that include skis, snowboards, boots, and soft goods.

Since 1986, Dan and Rebecca Schindler have offered the largest and best ski and snowboards shows in the Portland market to launch the winter sport season. With 30 years of history in the Portland market, SkiFever has the industry connections with resorts, manufacturers, and local retail heavy weights like U.S. Outdoor Store, Next Adventure, Hillcrest Sports, The Pro Shop, Mountainology, Daddies Board Shop, Evo, Gorge Performance and others. This makes this the premier ski & Snowboard event of the season. The savings on gear, resorts, and tour operators cannot be beat. It’s all under one roof.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We need several volunteers to help staff our Mountain High club's booth for a 3-hour shift.  Each volunteer will receive free admission to the Show.

To volunteer, please contact Emilio Trampuz, Emilio2000@earthlink.net  , 503-510-1477.

40th annual

Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Portland Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217

Building D (located to the right of the previously used building E)

 

Nov. 1 - 3, 2019 (Fri - Sun.)  

SkiFever rolls out the most awesome Six Million Dollar SkiFever Bonanza Sale™ in the country! Save Up To 70% on the latest brand name gear from Portland’s best retailers.

 

Biggest annual ski show at the Expo Center. Great deals on ski clothing and equipment. Many freebies.  Free Two For One Lift Ticket vouchers!

 

Also included a giant Ski Swap, where you can keep 80% of the sale value when you sell your used equipment. Thursday is the ONLY day to drop off your gear for the Ski Swap.  Last chance to sell your old gear.

 

Our Mountain High club will have a booth at the Show.  So please come to the Ski Fever Show and visit our booth, where you will be able to renew your club membership, signup for ski trips, etc.


Mt. High booth

 

This SkiFever Show and the Mt. High Season Kickoff party are the only 2 events where you can renew your membership in person and receive your membership card.

SkiFever packs the entire ski & snowboard universe all under one roof™. With 108,000 square feet of exhibition space, SkiFever provides live acts, interactive exhibits and ongoing giveaways that provide SkiFever visitors with non-stop entertainment. Enjoy the new SkiFever BrewFest, with beer from Deschutes Brewery, Oregon WineFest, and regional spirits. Full of excitement, SkiFever provides big savings on gear and more to get you stoked for the season. 

  • SAVE— Up to 70% off on top brand gear, clothing and accessories! Or sell your own gear and keep 80% of the pice.

  • DREAM — Check out resorts for winter destination vacations to get discount travel and lift packages!

  • TASTE — Walk and shop through the new SkiFever BrewFest, with beer from Deschutes Brewery, Oregon WineFest, and regional spirits!

  • THRILL — Watch past and future Olympic and X-Game medal winners perform tricks and stunts on the Les Schwab Main Stage and Hillcrest Sports Rail Jam!

  • PARTY PARTY — Throw your hand in the air at the SkiFever Pray For Snow Party™ with Government Camp’s favorite band Phamous Phases.  Enjoy Free Beer & Pizza while it lasts and the best live music!

  • Click here to see a complete list of show features.

Admission: $14 at the gate.  Or $18 for two-day pass.

Juniors (6 - 12 years old) pay only $3.  Under 6 is free.

 

Show hours are:

Friday 1 pm - 10 pm
Saturday 10am - 9 pm
Sunday 10am - 6 pm

 

.More info at: http://portlandskifever.com/ .

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We need several volunteers to help staff our Mountain High club's booth for a 3-hour shift.  Each volunteer will receive free admission to the Show. 

 

To volunteer, please contact Emilio Trampuz, Emilio2000@earthlink.net  , 503-510-1477.

 

Local ski clubs will have their booths in the yellow highlighted area in the middle of the show floor. Click on the floor plan to enlarge it.

 

Ski Show floorplan

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Hood Heritage Night

in Government Camp

November 2  (Saturday) 6 pm - 10 pm.

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum is holding its annual Heritage Night at the Museum featuring a silent and oral auction.

 

Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

                    88900 Government Camp Loop

                    Government Camp, OR, 97028

The Museum's annual "Welcome to the Heart of the Mountain" Auction is a fun evening featuring silent auction, oral auction, food, drinks, awards and more. Auction items include vintage collectibles, art, gift baskets, vacation getaways, event tickets and more.

Mark you calendars now so you don't miss the best mountain party of the year.
November 2, @ 6pm.  Your membership is your ticket!  
 
We will be auctioning a Sun Valley Skiers Condo.  This is a very nice deeded timeshare for Red week 9 every year.  This 2 BR, 2 BA sleeps 6, with a heated garage. Visit https://habitatontrailscreek.com for details.  Estimated value is $3000.00 - 4500.00.  Annual maintenance fee is less than $500.  Minimum bid will be $1500.00.   If you can not attend the auction, we will accept  sealed bid or you can bid by phone during the oral auction.
Call the museum at 503-272-3301 for details.

Your museum membership is your ticket to this fun event. Memberships available at the door or online.

Donations Needed. You can make the auction a success by donating objects for the auction. Bring items to the museum anytime or call the staff at 503-272-3301 to discuss potential donations.

More info at the Mt. Hood Museum's web site: www.mthoodmuseum.org/schedule.html


 

 

 



See the official flyer for this event.

PACRAT 101

Introduction to Racing


PACRAT 101PACRAT Racing will be hosting two events oriented towards first-time PACRAT racers interested in our racing program. Come learn more about PACRAT Racing, join a team, meet some friends and hear why people like this organization so much.

If you are a current racer, bring someone who may be interested in our program. If you are a team captain, this is an ideal time to fill out your team with new racers.


WEST:  November   5 (Tuesday), 2019        6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

EAST:   November 13 (Wednesday), 2019   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

LOCATION

WEST:  Meadows PDX, 1202 NW 17th Avenue, Portland.

EAST :  Hillcrest Ski & Sports, New location2424 SE Burnside Rd, Gresham

 

Some of the benefits of the PACRAT Racing League:

  • Snowboarders and skiers are welcome

  • Join a 10-person team

  • Discounted lift tickets on race days

  • Run some gates.  5 races.  5 parties

  • NASTAR races (2 of them) - open to the public

  • Door prizes

  • See yourself improve

  • Great camaraderie.  Lots of fun!

Join a 10-prson team.  Participate in 5 races throughout the season, held at all 3 major ski areas on Mt. Hood.  No experience necessary.  It's all just for fun! The only qualification is that you must be 18 years or older to join.


Please visit the PACRAT website at www.pacrats.org for additional information on both of our PACRAT 101 events.

 

 

 

 

Find our more about our club,

See info & photos on display.

Mt. High

Membership & Kickoff Party

+ Mini Ski Swap

 

Nov. 7, 2019.  (Thursday)  6:30 - 9:30 pm.

 

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 out!
  • 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 out more about our club.
  • Find out about our mid-week skiers, and meet  them. 
  • Enjoy some tasty food.
  • Bring something to sell at our mini ski swap, or see if there's anything there you might want to buy.
  • Win some door-prizes!
  • Socialize! Get to know other club members.
  • Donate a ski jacket! 

AGENDA: 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! 

 

DRINKS:  Please BYOB  (Buy your own drinks).

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  To volunteer with set up, take down or help during event please contact Karen Michels
Skiklynn@gmail.com

 

Location: Lucky Labrador Public House,

                    7675 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland.      See Google Map.

 

FLYER & DIRECTIONS:  Click here for a flyer and invitation to the Kickoff party, along with driving directions.

 

 


Pray for Snow flyer

  Click on image to enlarge the flyer.

 

Live music at Charlie's Pub in Govy

"Pray for Snow" Party

 

Nov. 16 (Saturday) 2019.

Starting at 7:00 pm

Must be 21 or over.

Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club. Everyone is invited!

See the event FLYER.

 

Location: Charlie's Pub in Government Camp.

 

Come celebrate the upcoming winter. Live music, and door-prizes. All local skiers and riders are invited, regardless of which club they belong to.

 

There will be a live band, "The Hit Machine".


Local lodging available at Huckleberry Inn,

         Web:    Huckleberry-Inn.com 

         Phone:  503-272-3325

 

Tickets are $20. Sold in advance (not at the door). Tickets always sell out completely before the event.


For tickets, contact your favorite member of the Schnee Vogeli club. Or contact:  PrayForSnow@SchneeVogeli.com


 

Charlie's Pub

in the heart of Government Camp

 

 

Snowvana

November 22 - 23, 2019 (Fri. - Sat.)

The ultimate celebration of Winter at The Oregon Convention Center on

Friday      4 pm  -  9 pm 

Saturday  10 am - 8 pm

 

There will be live music, the Mt. Hood Film Festival with season premieres from top ski and snowboard filmmakers, a local Brewfest, wine and spirits tasting, Portland’s ski and snowboard shops selling brand new gear and apparel, plus reps from Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and Mt. Bachelor, all of which will give away hundreds of free lift tickets.

 

Admission for adults is $12 pp if purchased online, or $15 at the door.

Ages 13-18: $8 online or $10 at the door.

 

Purchasing online, you can get a buddy pass for two for $17.  A family four-pack is $27.

 

More info at Snowvana's website:  https://snowvana.com/

Tickets on Snowvana's web site: https://snowvana.com/tickets

 


 

 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High

Monthly Board meeting


December 2, 2019.
(Monday) - Usually the last Monday of the month.

  

6:00 pm - social gathering;

6:30 pm - formal meeting. 

Location: Round Table Pizza, 10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near Capitol Hwy. (by McDonald’s).

 

This is an organizational and planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders, activity organizers etc., but it is open to all.  Anyone wanting to get more involved with the club is welcome.

 

 

 

+

 

Silent Auction

 

+

 

WM Timeless

Sandy Ski Swap +

Warren Miller movie

December 6 - 7, 2019. (Fri. - Sat.) - Free admission. to the swap.

 

Ski and Snowsports Swap & Sale.   Come and do some shopping before the movie and during the 30 minute intermission. There will be lots of new and used ski and snowsports equipment and clothing at great prices!  See more at: https://sandyskiteam.schoolauction.net/2019/homepages/show

 

Swap & Sale Hours:  Friday Dec 6th:      5pm - 9pm

                                    Saturday Dec 7th:  10am - 7pm

 

If you’d like to consign your used items for this event, please enter your swap items here.

 

Silent Auction & Raffle Enter a chance to win some great raffle prizes and bid on amazing silent auction items during this fun 2 day event!

 

+

 

WARREN MILLER movie tickets are now available! Use the school’s secure system to buy tickets from Sandy Ski Team Racers & Freestylers.

Buy tickets now by clicking on the Warren Miller words above.

 

Show times:  Friday: 5  pm ,  Saturday: 7 pm   (after the Swap)

Theater doors open 30 minutes before the show..

Movie tickets $20 (a limited number available at the door).

NOTE: Sandy Ski Team is unable to offer "WM giveaway promos" at this price


Location: New Sandy High School Auditorium.

 


40th Anniversary

 

NW Ski Club Council


+

PACRAT bib pickup

PACRAT bibs

NW Ski Club Council

40th Anniversary Party

and PACRAT bib pickup

 

Dec. 11 (Wednesday):  6:00 pm.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Northwest Ski Club Council in conjunction with the regular NWSCC meeting, PACRAT bib pickup, and PIE auction.

 

Location: Labrewatory, 670 N. Russell St., Portland Oregon

               

No admission charge.


Mark down this date for a fun get-together to celebrate 40 years of NWSCC - originally founded as the "Portland Area Ski Club Council". 

NWSCC is about to celebrate 40 years . . . we would love to gather histories of member clubs, which in turn gives us more information on our own history.  Tell us about your club to feature in a newsletter and to celebrate at our 40th Bash in October.  How old is your club?  When did the club join NWSCC?  Does your club have a special focus (for example: mid-week skiing, bus trips, over 50 only, women only)?  We want to celebrate our long time member clubs as well!

PACRAT team captains should attend to pick up the race bibs for their teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Admission is free.

History Happy Hour

Vintage Ski Movie Out-takes

 

December 28, 2019 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm / 7 pm.

 

Come see some historic and some funny old movies about skiing on our favorite mountain!

 

Location: 

Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

88900 Government Camp Loop

Government Camp, OR, 97028

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30,

Presentation: 7 pm. - 8 pm.

 

Social History Happy Hour events take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.

 

The presentation is free. Small donations to the Museum are welcome.  Beer & Wine available for purchase.

 

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 

 

 

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