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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: June 26, 2015
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.




May-June Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


NWSCC Newsletter - NW Ski Club Council's newsletter.


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


50% discount at adidas 

Go to our Bulletin Board and print the special coupon for the adidas employee store, fill it out and get a 50% discount. Valid till April 25, 2015. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for offerng this.


Mt. High Cookbook

Calling all cooks, bakers, BBQ'ers, of Mt. High.

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

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net


Joe Pollock

Joe Pollock passed away on April 20th, 2015.  He was a member of the Edgeset ski club, and continued as a member of the combined Mountain High club for several more years, until his health declined.


Celebration of Life for Joe will be:
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 - 2-7p.m. at
Elaine & Joe's House
10302 N.W. Alpenglow Way
Portland, OR 97229
Please bring an appetizer or side dish to share.
For further info contact: Terry White 503-781-4558.


Marsha Cosgrove

Marsha Cosgrove passed away on April 2nd, at the hospital due to liver and kidney failure.

She touched the lives of many over the years from EdgeSet to Plaza to Mountain High ski clubs. 

The "Happy Hairdresser" was the perfect nickname for Marsha. See her obituary.

This photo was taken at the Mt. High Seafood party in October 2011.

Celebration of Life for Marsha  will be:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 2 to 7 p.m.  at
12155 SW Faircrest St., PDX 97225
Food provided, just bring your beverage of choice and a salad or dessert to share.
Questions: Please call Dave (Marsha’s Hubby) at: 503-706-6590.


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2015 man and woman of the year are: Emilio Trampuz and Terry Swan. Congratulations!  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year as well as the recipients of other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2016.


Emilio Trampuz       Terry Swan


Mt. High Entry into FWSA Outstanding Club contest

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



Powder Alliance.  13 resorts for the price of one!

Buy a Fusion Pass, which gives you unlimited all season access to both Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl, and you will also receive 30 free days at 11 other resorts in the West (3 tickets at each). See more at: www.powderalliance.com  an on the Facebook page:


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


Photos and Videos posted!

Lots of photos and a few videos have been posted on our Photos page.  See what the club has been doing lately.  Including photos from the Chocolate party, the Pizza party, PACRAT racing, and the recent Whitefish Mt. trip as well as a day trip to Fernie.


Super Senior Specials

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

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

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

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

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

d)  Ski free at Red Mountain, B.C.

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


New Video about our club 

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


Express Rental & Service shop in Rhododendron

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

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

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

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

Phone 844-200-RENT (7368).


Mt. Hood Meadows tickets are available at a discounted price of just $64.  See our Bulletin Board for details.


Learn to Ski - Or Help Someone 

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


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 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.


The Taco Shoppe in Government Camp has offered us all 20% off of any item on the menu.  There is now indoor dining, an expanded menu, happy hour and a liquor license. See details on our Bulletin Board.  Or click here for see their full menu.


The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

Photos from our whole past year have been moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2014 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 2013/2014 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 2014 page and keep scrolling down to see about 2 dozen different events. 



Mt. High best decorated booth! 

At this year's NWSCC Ski Fair, our club's booth was proclaimed the best decorated in the "Winter Wonderland" theme. See photos here!



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



Join a PACRAT team 

Now is the time.  Teams are being formed right now, and many teams need a few new team-mates.


Camaraderie, fun, racing, après ski parties and more!


See special message from Colleen Hankins, PACRAT Director of Membership.


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


Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org


Mt. Hood Passports 

This is a great opportunity for our members to get some discounted items at the mountain, and also to win some prizes at the end of the winter season.

Get a passport for $10, then use it to get discounts at various businesses on Mt. Hood.  Details are posted on our Bulletin Board page.


Mt. High has a Facebook page  

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




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


Trips calendar & Questionnaire -- MS Word  or PDF file

Check out the preliminary (draft) copy of the 2015 winter trips calendar, and then please fill out the questionnaire on page 2.  Let us know your trip preferences. This questionnaire will be distributed at our quarterly social, May 21, but you can also email it to us, either to info@mthigh.org or to Emilio2000@earthlink.net


Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

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


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


PACRAT Rat Attack photos & multimedia show

A few of the best photos from the 30th annual Awards Banquet known as the "Rat Attack" have been posted on our Photos page.


More of Bruce Kuper's Rat Attack photos can be found at:

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


Powder Alliance adventure blog

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


Ski pole Inclinometers -

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







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



May 13 (Wed.):  Mt. Tabor Hike

May 16 (Sat.):    Highway Cleanup

May 20 (Wed):   Mt. High Quarterly Social, party and club elections.

May 26 (Tue.):   Mt. High Board meeting



June 4 -7:           FWSA Convention - San Diego

June 15 (Mon.): Trolley Bike Ride

June 17 (Wed.)  NWSCC meeting

June 20: (Sat.): Bike to the Dike with Jackie & Dick

June 27: (Sat.): Portland Naked Bike Ride



Aug. 22 (Sat.):  Mt. High Picnic

Aug.  27 - 30:    Rafting on the Deschutes River



Oct.  4 (Sun.):  Timothy Lake Bike Ride


See more event details below.



Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 300 since then. Current membership as of April 2015 = 303.


Mt. High Board meetings 

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


NWSCC meetings


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

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

Dates: Meetings are held every other month, on the 3rd Wednesday in February, March, June, August, October, and December.

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


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

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


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

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


Vision for the 21st Century

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


Trips Survey Results

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


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

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


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


Bruce's fall video

See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam recording his fall and slide on the face of 7th Heaven at Stevens Pass. See Videos.


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


Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.


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


Bulletin Board vs. Forum

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

For more elaborate, announcements, including graphics, photos, etc. please email them to us at info@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.


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 Articles page.


We Want You!

We know you have something to contribute to the club.  Organize a party, a hike. a game of cards, a visit to the theater, or just a TGIF. Take your favorite activity and invite other club members to join you. Just let us know what you could do for the club. Or, better yet, come to our monthly planning meeting, any last Monday of the month, at the Round Table Pizza.


2-way Radios on the slopes!

Connect with other club members on the slopes. Simply get on the radio channel 6-19, and call for Mountain High members. That is Channel 6, Privacy code 19. There is a permanent note about this on our TRIPS page.


Free Antivirus

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


Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The improved version contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 161 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.


NW Ski Challenge

The 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. (CA).  They all count!


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


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




Mt. High Wall Calendar

A 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:

1. Tabloid (11x17")  or

2. Letter  (8.5 x 11")


This is 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 them in the middle (along the fold).


Alternatively, if you prefer, Emilio will print these for you, for a small fee (just  to cover the expenses):

   1. Tabloid (11" x 17") = $10.-

   2. Letter  (8.5" x 11") = $5.-

Just email Emilio at Emilio2000@earthlink.net, and let him know the size & number of copies. Please send a check payable to:

Emilio Trampuz, 4742 Liberty Rd. S., #296, Salem, OR 97302



Video about our club

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

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



Web site & Newsletter

At the 2014 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

1st place for Outstanding Club.

See more on our Awards page.



Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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




Safety Person of the Year

Gordon Lusk won the FWSA Award for Safety Person of the Year, for promoting safety at our PACRAT races.

He won a week of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.




Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

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

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

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

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

Visit the new Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 


 Mid-week Skiing

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

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





January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

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



Recent photos 

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 Newsletter@mthigh.org





Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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


Mt. Tabor


(Click on the image to enlarge it)

the Mt. Tabor loop


May 13, 2015. (Wednesday)  - 10 am.


This is a pleasant 5 mile hike through Mt. Tabor Park and neighborhoods. We'll start on the corner of 60th & Stark at 10;OO am.


The route circles Mount Tabor through a shady Douglas fir forest. Short sections of paved road and paved pedestrian path. City and mountain views.


It may take about four hours to do about five miles. We will do trails, stairs, and city streets. Bring water, lunch and a good pair of shoes. When done there is a place for food where we start.


Contact: Chas Westergren, Chashisk@Yahoo.com or 971-506-7699.



Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 10th cleanup.  (2 per year)

May 16  (Saturday):  10 am. 

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


We'll meet in Mt. Hood Skibowl's parking lot at 10 am sharp. Then we'll earn some good karma for about 2 hours.


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


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


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


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


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





Sandra, Elisabeth, and Larry


Diane and Patty


Nancy Pratt, delighting us with her piccolo


(Quarterly meeting, pizza party, & elections)

 Click on map to enlarge.

May 20 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm


Place: Famous Dave's

         7121 SW Nyberg St
         Tualatin, OR 97062


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


ELECTIONS: We will hold our annual club elections on this day, for President, Vice-presdient, Secretary and Treasurer. You can nominate someone and/or vote either by mail or email by sending your vote to info@mthigh.org, or vote in person this Wednesday evening. Please send in your nominations right away to info@mthig.org.


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

   * Slide show / video of some recent club events.
   * Socialize, mingle with other club members.
   * Free food (on the club), but buy your own drink.
   * Participate in electing our club officers.


So far, we have the following candidates. Other nominations and self-nominations are welcome:

    President:  Debbi Kor
    Vice-President: Terry White
    Secretary:  ____________   <== We need a new club secretary!
    Treasurer:   Nancy Pratt


Mt. High Elections Ballot.  

You can either:

1. Email it to: Emilio2000@earthlink.net or

2. Mail it to: Emilio Trampuz, 4742 LibertyRd. S., #296, Salem, OR 97302 or

3. Bring it to our Elections Quarterly Social,.

Just print out and fill out one of these versions of the same ballot:

    Mt. High Elections Ballot (PDF file)

    Mt. High Elections Ballot (Word document)



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

               - Turn right into the shopping center. 

                 Famous Dave's will be on your left. 





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.


Mountain High
monthly Board meeting

May 26, 2015. (Tuesday) - Usually last Monday of the month. This month is an exception.


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.

Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:




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


Click here for

Convention flyer


The Convention will be held at the

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North

San Diego, CA 92108


See a great video of San Diego at sunrise, filmed with a flying quad-copter drone: https://vimeo.com/113168936

83rd annual

Far West Convention

San Diego, California

June 4 - 7, 2015

June 4 - 7, 2015.

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

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



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

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

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


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


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


For more information see the FWSA Convention web pages at:

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


This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the San Diego Council of Ski Clubs  http://skisandiego.org/ 

Click to enlarge

Mt. High

Trolley Trail Bike Ride


June 15 (Monday) - 6 pm.


A bike ride on a newly paved trolley trail. After the start at TEBOs restaurant, at the new Milwaukie station we will drop down below Oak Grove and do residential roads to Clackamas Park and back to Tebo’s for a snack. About 10 miles in two hours.

This is a level A bike ride. The trolley route is paved and now serves as a walking and biking path.


Leave at 6:15 pm from the south end of the parking lot of Tebo’s at 19120 McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone.


See Google map for the location of the parking lot at Tebo's.


QUESTIONS ; Call Chas Westergren 971-506-7699 or email Chashisk@Yahoo.com 




<== Click on the photo or map on the left to enlarge them.



Northwest Ski Club Council


NWSCC Meeting


June 17 (Wednesday),  6 pm.   (Third Wednesday of the month)


Location:  Buffalo Gap, 6835 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97210,

6:00 - 6:30 -- A Happy Half Hour

6:30 pm  --  Meeting starts.

A special bar menu will be offered; food and beverages on your own.


Meeting topics will include

*  Charitable Events
*  Travel
*  Learn to Ski/January Safety Month
*  FWSA Convention & Awards Program



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

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

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

  • Destination will be on the right

See Google MAP.

Bike to the Dike

"2 lakes, 1 park, 1 dike"

A combined Mt. High and Bergfreunde ride

led by Jackie & Dick Bonillo


June 20, 2015 (Saturday)  10:00 am start.     Cost:  Free.


Meet at::  Linnemann Station,        See Google MAP.

                3852 W Powell Loop (1 block south of Powell),

                Gresham, OR


Description:  2 lakes, 1 historic Indian site, 1 park, 1 dike, 21 miles, A level,  A 2-hour ride.  Partly riding on the Fairview Trail, short distances on 2 busy streets, then on the dike that few people know about.


For anyone who wants to do more miles and hills they can ride that same day from the same start with Dick. About 31 miles. B level. Mostly hills and mostly on roads around Orient area.


Lunch afterwards will be at the Cedarville Tavern

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

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


Contact:   Jackie Bonillo, jbon1960@comcast.net  or  503-706-9668.


NOTE:  We may be doing some riding in August in the Seattle, Renton, Issaquah & Bothell areas this year. If you are interested, call me.  - Jackie






June 27, 2015 (Saturday)  9 pm start.     Cost:  Free.


Meet: Barley Mill Pub, 17th and SE Hawthorne at 7 pm.
20th & Belmont at 9 pm

Description: This is an annual event that attracted over 8,000 people last year. Join the Mt High group of bikers that is going to participate in the World Naked Bike Ride on June 27th.


We will meet at the Barley Mill Pub, 17th and SE Hawthorne for dinner, etc, between 7 and 8:30pm. We will then ride our bikes over to the start line at 20th & Belmont.


Swimsuits are required attire for our group and should be worn under clothes until we get to the start of the ride. Leader John A Davis.

More details at: http://pdxwnbr.org/ 
Also see: http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Portland#Next_ride





Bike ride at 9:30 am


Picnic at 11:30 am.


Click here for a MAP of the area.


Mt. High Picnic & Bicycle Ride

 at Sellwood Park


August 22, 2015 (Saturday).

TIME:       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:

       40 years of the Plaza ski club (one of our former halves),

       40+ years of the EdgeSet club (our other half),

       15 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 MAP 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).





Our campground in Maupin City Park


Click on map to enlarge it, or here for Campsite Map


Be there in time to settle in and start rafting at noon on Friday.


Click here for

Directions, 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 cameras!

It is always good time on the river.


Mt. High

Deschutes River Raft Weekend


Aug 27-30, 2015.

Our annual tradition is back for your fun and enjoyment! A weekend of rafting and frolicking in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin, OR, with good friends, old and new, and all young at heart!

Rafting on Friday (starting at noon) and Saturday (all day). Sunday Morning is just for relaxing before heading back to reality.


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!


Trip includes:

Camping: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night camping in Maupin City Park.
RV space available for an additional $25 per night or $75 total.
Camp locations are the beautiful an spacious Group Tent Site 1 (along the river) including four RV spaces, and two RV spaces across from the Community Building. Limited tent sites available behind the campers on the hillside.


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.



Saturday night dinner will be provided. (It's TBD, but may include BBQ Ribs, Chicken and baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad....AKA "Standard Camp Dining.")

For other meals (breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and drinks, or plan to dine in any of Maupin's fine dining establishments.



* 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 Allan or Nancy for special pricing.



Contact:  Nancy Pratt at 503-593-9427 or Treasurer@mthigh.org  

           or:  Allan Paraskeva at 503-201-1243  or alnbeth@gmail.com


Reservation and payment must be received by August 1st. Cancellation Date is August 1st. (***Please, please help Nancy and Allan by getting payments/reservations or cancellations in timely!)


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:

www.mthigh.org/Forms.htm 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.







Mt. High

Timothy Lake Bicycle Ride


October 4, 2015 (Sunday).  11 am.

Join Mt High Club members in a mountain bike ride around Timothy Lake. We will have 2 distances to choose from: 14 miles around the lake, and 7 miles halfway. Car shuttles will take care of 7 miler participants. We will make a small side trip to Little Crater Lake. Early dinner will be on the way back at The Taco Shoppe in Govy Camp.

The ride takes place October 4th after the crowds are gone. We will meet at the lake at 11 am.


This is a beginning mountain bike trail. Operative word here is “mountain bike”­. There are a few parts of the trail that are not suitable for a road bike. The trail is at water level in the trees with numerous views and twists and turns.

Leaders: John A Davis and Emilio Trampuz.


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