NWSCC web site
FWSA web site
NSCF web site
photo for a
about our club.
Mt. High Events
January 10, 2018
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in
the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.
Weather forecast for Government Camp on the
See bottom of this page for
ski area reports.
December Lift Lines
2017) - NW
Ski Club Council
FWSA News Flash
- November issue. Far West Ski Association
Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news,
Mt. High: Mt.
Baker + Snoqualmie trip
trip has been postponed till next
year, due to the current lack of
snow. Instead, this year, on
that same weekend, January 5 - 7,
2018, we will go on a weekend bus
trip to Mt. Baker and Mt. Shasta.
See more on our
High Cookbook available.
A great Valentine's Day 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:
- There are two new
entries on our Bulletin Board:
a) Blizzard GSR
Rave skis for sale; and
b) A black lab
named Toby looking for a new home.
NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Our club provides numerous
activities in the following
a) Day trips to Mt.
Hood ski areas –
b) Ski trips
to other ski areas in the West
c) Recreational racing –
d) Social events,
parties, etc. – on the
e) Summer activities
(Biking, Hiking, Rafting,
Picnic, etc.) – usually on our
To fully understand what our
club does, please see a whole
year of past photos on the
Man and Woman of the
Our 2018 man and
woman of the year are: Bill King and
Congratulations! They are also
our current Vice-President (Bill)
and President (Debbi). See our
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 2019 (by October or early
Season Passes compared.
Compare the cost and benefits of
various lift ticket passes. This was
first published on page 8 of the
September issue of Lift Lines
(#177). It is now on our
page - new & improved
way to get info about ski areas. The
updated page contains almost all the
ski areas in the West, 167 of
them. It's the easiest way to get
info for a trip. Just click on
whatever ski resort you want.
are now on our
page, including pictures from the
whole past year.
Road trip, Skiing some hidden gems.
Kurt Wilke and Emilio Trampuz went
on a 4-day road trip to ski some
small and hidden gems in eastern
Oregon and Washington. See
video of their adventure.
Let's ski together!
for an informal fun day on the
slopes! Our weekend skiers
tend to go to Timberline and/or
mid-week skiers usually go to
Meadows on Thursdays or whenever
there is some fresh powder. How to
connect with us?
See the weekend
& mid-week entries on our
Click on our two
FORUM buttons in the menu and see
who is going skiing and when.
Participate in the discussions!
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.
Hood Express bus service
We have always
encouraged carpooling from Sandy,
and that is still an option. But, now
you can take the new Mt. Hood Express
bus instead. For only $2 (or just
$1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets),
you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or
Timberline. Catch the bus
right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride
bus stop half way between Champion
Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer
traffic light in Sandy). Turn into
Champion Way to park at the
The most convenient bus starts at
7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at
8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am.
Click here for the complete
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.
We have updated out
page, which now lists all the
upcoming trips for the upcoming
2017/2018 winter season.
The GOOD OLD
TIMES will soon be moved
Photos from our whole
past year will soon be moved from the
to a new Photos 2017 page. Our
will be cleared to make room for new
photos for this coming season,
starting with the SkiFever Show and
the Kickoff Party.. Just keep
scrolling down the photos page to see all
our past events.
Skiing North America -
about our club member John Andrew
skiing all of North America has
appeared in the Wall Street Journal
on March 20, 2016. See
Let's go skiing!
Meet at McDonald's in Sandy 7:30 -
7:45 am. We can carpool, or
just drive up together. Some of us
are going to Timberline
or Skibowl. Others are going to
Meadows. We can all meet at McDonald's.
See details about our
day trips on the
TRIPS page. Hey, a day trip
is a trip too! If you have a
2-way radio, tune it to
Mt. High Entry into FWSA Outstanding
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
Documents web page.
16 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 42 free days at 14
other resorts in the West (3 tickets
at each). See more at:
on the Facebook page:
50% discount at adidas
Go to our
Board and print the
special coupon for the adidas
employee store, fill it out and get
a 50% discount. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for
NOTE: This offer is not ongoing.
It comes and goes periodically.
When it becomes available again,
Mountain High club members who have
opted to receive ALL emails will be
informed by email.
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
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.
"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."
Mon-Tue: 8-5, Wed-Fri: 8-9pm,
Sat: 7-6pm and
Next season, they
plan to stock race accessories as
Stop by anytime. The location is
on the right hand side of Hwy 26 in
Rhododendron across from the Village
Ski - Or Help Someone
Our club now has a
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)!
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.
a PACRAT team
Teams are being formed
in October and November,
and many teams need a few new
racing, après ski parties and more!
Check it all out on
page and on the
PACRATs web site.
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:
Benefits updated - 20% off at the
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
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
Benefits page and on our
Board page. Click here for
Emilio's side-country article on
Check out a detailed
description of Timberline's
side-country options in an article
written by Emilio and just published
on ShredHood.org. It's a 5-page
article, so click on the "Next"
button at the bottom of each page.
And don't be confused by the fact
that each page begins with the same
trail map, for easy reference.
is a web site devoted to
everything Mt. Hood. It contains the
latest news, classifieds, racing,
new school, old school, videos,
slides, events, resources.
The web site was started by Ben Jacklet, a local journalist.
Check it out:
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:
pole Inclinometers -
Attach this simple device to your
ski pole and use it to measure the
Trips calendar & Questionnaire
MS Word or
Check out the preliminary (draft)
copy of the 2015 winter trips
calendar, and then please fill out
the questionnaire on page 2.
Let us know your trip preferences.
This questionnaire will be
distributed at our quarterly social,
May 21, but you can also email it to
us, either to
email@example.com or to
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
2017/2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Blue: Mountain High club events
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club
Black: General events
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.
Last Monday of the month, we
meet at the Round Table Pizza
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland
(near the corner of Capitol
Hwy.) to plan future club
events, trips. Phone: (503)
245-2211. If you would like
to get a bit more involved with
the club, please come and join
us. This is a working and
planning meeting, but it's
open to all. Social gathering:
and the meeting starts at:
of local ski clubs gather to
coordinate activities, plan
joint events and trips.
Sometimes, there's a guest
speaker. These meetings are open
at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..
Meetings are held quarterly on the
3rd Wednesday in October,
December, March and June.
At various locations around the
Portland metro area. See the
NWSCC web site for details.
Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch
Check out some of the
features available on watches these
days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer,
Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And
water resistant to 200 meters.
Sadly, not all in one watch. Read
Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog
A blog set
up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman
at KPTV-12, writing about snow
conditions from a skier's
perspective. This has been added to
Vision for the
A whole new vision of enhancing both
safety and fun on the slopes. Read
all about it (click on the "Vision"
button. Get involved. Write to the
ski areas. Write to ski magazines.
Refer them to our website:
Trips Survey Results
Thanks to the 60
people who completed the online
survey. See the results summarized
in the July issue of "Lift Lines",
or see the complete results
Mt Hood List
- A great new site!
to post your own message, to find a
carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies
for a Meadows 4x4, or any
other Mt. Hood related activity.
Check out this content on our
David Schor's adventures
(our recent trips and racing)
sale on our
Bruce's fall video
See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam
recording his fall and slide on the
face of 7th Heaven at Stevens
Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter?
Where did you ski?
Where were you 20 or 30 years
ago? How did you learn to ski? Any
spectacular falls? Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories
Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos
will be scanned in and returned to you. Contact
Free $kiing corner.
Free or half-priced
post your questions, requests,
offers, or help provide answers.
For plain text announcements or
questions, feel free to post your
own message in the Forum.
For more elaborate, announcements,
including graphics, photos, etc.
please email them to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post
it on the Bulletin Board.
Also see the
Oregon Challenge Diary
- a description of all the Oregon
ski areas, and the combined
experiences of all 3 successful
challengers. Read about Warner
Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret!
And Spout Springs, and more. This
will be permanently posted on our
We Want You!
We know you have
something to contribute to the club.
Organize a party, a hike. a game of
cards, a visit to the theater, or
just a TGIF. Take your favorite
activity and invite other club
members to join you. Just let us
know what you could do for the club.
Or, better yet, come to our monthly
planning meeting, any last Monday
of the month, at the Round Table
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
Say goodbye to your
Avast! is totally free and
performs even better in tests.
Download it and try it yourself:
NW Sk/Ride 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
Skiing the Northwest
can be quite an adventure. See David
journal on our "Articles" page,
Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.
The events listed below are events other than ski trips and
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
b) Ski trips to other
ski areas in the West -- see
c) Recreational racing –
d) Social events, parties,
etc. – on the
e) Summer activities
(Biking, Hiking, Rafting,
Picnic, etc.) – usually on our
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
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
Usually on the last
Monday of the month.
monthly Board meeting
- Usually last Monday of the month.
This meeting is an exception because the
previous two Mondays fell on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
6:00 pm - social
6:30 pm - formal
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
Rotary Ski Day
$15 or $20 lift tickets at Mt. Hood Meadows,
2 - 9
pm, Monday afternoon.
15, 2018. (Monday) 2 pm - 9 pm.
Monday only, (night skiing). 2 pm - 9 pm.
A fundraiser for Hood River Rotary.
NOTE: This is Martin
Luther King Day, a holiday for many of us.
Tickets cost $15 if
purchased online on the Meadows web site, or $20 on the day of the
You can also purchase these tickets from
2506, SE Burnside
Gresham, OR, 97080.
Discount rentals are available at Hillcrest Sports
Nordic skiing exhibition
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.
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.
Exhibit Grand Opening
January 20, 2018 (Saturday.) 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
Long before the invention
of the wheel, humans used skis for winter transportation. The entire
history of skiing, including the journey from Scandinavia to the
Pacific Northwest, will be on display at the Mt. Hood Museum when
the traveling exhibit “Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History,”
opens in January. It will be on display through June.
Designed and built by the
Deschutes Historical Museum in Bend, the exhibit is the result of
years of research into the state’s ski history by the Oregon Nordic
Ski Foundation (ONSF). The exhibit was created in partnership
between the Deschutes museum and the ONSF, with major funding from
the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund.
Nordic skiing flourished
in Oregon during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, providing
an early means of winter transportation, but also a love of outdoors
and a thirst for competition. Interest in skiing grew after World
War II with the return of Americans who served in the famous 10th
Mountain Division, a battle group trained to deploy on skis.
With both historic photos
and artifacts, the exhibit highlights the development of skiing from
prehistoric times to the present. It includes the oral histories of
the sons and daughters of ski pioneers exploring the backwoods of
Oregon on two skis; skis and outfits across the decades; and tales
of the entrepreneurial Nordic immigrants who brought their beloved
sport to the Pacific Northwest.
The exhibit was curated
by Kelly-Cannon Miller, executive director of the Deschutes
County Historical Society and Tim Gibbons of the ONSF with
local historian Tor Hanson. The exhibit opened at the Deschutes
museum in 2016 and was most recently on display at the Nordia House
in Southwest Portland.
A grand opening for the
exhibit at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum will take place
on Saturday, Jan. 20, beginning at 3 p.m.
Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center
Government Camp, Oregon
information please call the museum at
Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
Click here for
Mt. High annual
February 10, 2018.
(Saturday), starting at 7:00 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
Most Light and/or Healthy
The judges will be fair in their selections from all
of the entries. The contest is optional.
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. The theme
will be the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Bring a dessert for the contest, if you wish, or just show up to
sample the goodies.
Please RSVP to
Debbi Kor if you are coming.
8513 NE 149th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
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
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 Hwy.
From I-205, you can take
the Padden Hey. directly and head east.
From Padden Pkwy.,
turn left onto NE 152nd Avenue.
Then turn 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. ..
Mt. Hood Museum
Click on flyer image to enlarge
The Mt. Hood 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 in the center of Government Camp, 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
For more information, contact Janet Paulson at
Ski the Historic Glade Trail Day
March 3, 2018
The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
in Government Camp holds this
annual event on the first Saturday in March, by special permit from the US
Forest Service. The historic Glade Ski Trail is opened and groomed
for this participatory living history event. This once popular
downhill ski trail starts at Timberline Lodge and ends in Government
Camp, a distance of three miles.
year, on the first Saturday in March the historic Glade Trail is
groomed courtesy of Timberline Lodge for this annual living history
day of skiing the way it used to be on Mount Hood.
will be transported to the Lodge by shuttle bus, ski the historic
glade trail with guides and the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol. Stop at the
museum for a nice lunch and keep skiing the trail all day. At the
end of the day there is a wine party, and door prizes. A fun family
ski event that only occurs once a year. Will call tickets only. Call
the museum at 503-272-3301 for more information and to reserve your
Trail was built by the US Forest Service in 1937 as part of the
Timberline Lodge ski complex. The trail roughly follows the route of
the original Blossom Trail, dating to 1888 or earlier. Before the
advent of ski lifts, highly groomed slopes, and extreme snowboard
acrobatics, skiing long trails was popular. Skiing consisted of either jumping or trail
skiing. Trail skiers climbed on skis equipped with climbing skins
to the Timberline Lodge area and skied back to Government Camp.
Lloyd Musser, Museum Curator, “ this event helps fulfill our mission
of preserving and interpreting the history of Mt. Hood. This is a
chance for Grandparents to ski with their grandchildren and share
the memories of skiing the Glade Trail, when it was the biggest ski
adventure on Mt. Hood.”
be the twelfth year of this event and it is always a fun event
Participants are treated to a red carpet day of skiing. Skiers are
shuttled to Timberline in comfortable airport shuttle vans, escorted
by local guides and senior members of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, and
served a hearty lunch.
will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM allowing ticket holders to make
several trail runs. The events of the day are recounted at the Apres ski party, where prizes are awarded. Wearing vintage ski
clothing is encouraged.
Participation is limited to 75 skiers. Event tickets are $100
per person for Museum members, a portion of which is deductible as a
donation to the MHCC&M, a non-profit organization.
Non-members may purchase a ticket and membership for
includes a one year family museum membership. Additional tickets for
family members are $100.00.
may be purchased at the museum, or by calling 503-272-3301. Visa is
is possible through the support of Timberline Lodge, Luxury
Accommodations, Valians Ski Shop and Mt. Hood Ski Patrol.
information on Mt. Hood trail skiing is available on our webpage in
an article entitled Trail skiing on Mt. Hood a Long Standing
Tradition. See it at:
info see: www.mthoodmuseum.org.
Photographs from past years events are available on the website or
upon request. The event
director is: Lloyd Musser, 503-367-3946.
Click here for the official
Everyone can be part of the torchlight parade. Just
ask about it at the registration desk on the first morning of the
Bonnie Ell started the first Hope on the Slopes
at Mt. Hood Skibowl in 2009.
Team "Cranes for Kendall"
To start a team, or to register as an individual,
Any Mountain High member who starts a
new team, let us know at
email@example.com and we'll post a link to your team here.
Click on the team name to view it, or to donate to
it, or to join the team.
Hope on the Slopes
Ski & Ride for a Cure
A 24hr ski/snowboard for cancer
vertical challenge event
- 4, 2018: (Saturday - Sunday)
Mt. Hood Skibowl.
24 hours: 10 am to 10 am.
Just like last year, the event will be held
from Saturday afternoon
to Sunday morning, instead of from Friday to Saturday as in past
fundraiser for the Ski & Ride for a Cure and the American Cancer
afternoon and evening there will be live music, a BBQ, and a
torchlight parade. If you don't want to ski, come watch and enjoy!
This is a
vertical challenge, where competitors earn points for both
dollars raised and the total vertical feet skied. Teams
can consist of between 4 and 10 people. You can also compete
individually. There are no age restrictions.
registration is from 7:30am - 9:30am. Please check in upon
arrival to receive your tracking device to ensure your vertical feet
will be tracked. Turn in any registration fees or donations, if
applicable. The tracking competition begins at 10:00am and will go
for 24 hours!
Individuals must raise a
minimum of $250 to be eligible for the competition prizes and
awards. Bonus! Participants who register online and pay the required
registration fee by Sunday, March 1st, 2015, will be guaranteed a
Hope on the Slopes event T-shirt!
participant will receive a personal web page that they can customize
with their own messages and photos. Features of the web site include
the ability to fundraise online and via email, track fundraising
progress, and honor loved ones touched by cancer.
Registration is $40 per person, or $150 per team (for up to
10 members. Each participant is encouraged to raise a minimum of
include lift tickets, skis, snowboards, and clothing.
tickets valid from Saturday and till Sunday at 1 pm cost: $49.
info about this event, click
description of this event in the
info on the official web site:.https://www.hopeontheslopes.org/
register and participate:
raised will be used by the American Cancer Society for cancer
research, education, advocacy, and service.
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, food, preparing the
torches, and more. If you want to volunteer, please contact
Day-of-the-event volunteers who volunteer at least 4
hours, will receive a FREE event lift ticket, good on the
day of the event.
People can set up tents
or canopies at Skibowl, and they can even lay down and snooze at the
Outback lodge. If you are interested in overnight accommodations in
Government Camp here are a few suggestions:
Best Western Mt. Hood,
Collins Lake Resort,
Mt. Hood Chalet,
of previous events:
2011 Hope on the Slopes
2010 Hope on the Slopes.
2009 Hope on the Slopes.
For more info, contact: Lori Harmer at
To start a team, or to register as an individual,
please follow this link:
Click on the logo to see the event poster.
Click on image to enlarge
Watch the inspirational
video about Fred and about ALS on YouTube at:
Check out this
video about the 2013 Ski to Defeat ALS
Click here to
Ski to Defeat ALS
A ski challenge at Mt Hood Meadows
to help those suffering from Lou Gherig's disease
March 10, 2018. (Saturday) - at Mt. Hood Meadows - 8 am to 5:30
The web site is temporarily closed and being re-built. In the
meantime, show your interest here:
in this fundraiser for ALS, combining our favorite sport (skiing)
with the ability to do something positive in the fight against ALS.
the Ski to Defeat ALS?
Ski to Defeat ALS is a team and individual skiing and snowboarding
event to be hosted at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, April
8, 2017. Participants engage in competitions for most dollars
raised and for most vertical feet skied or ridden. For more
information about the event, visit
Every registered participant
11 years and older is required to meet a $150 fundraising minimum by
the day of the event.
event announcement at:
Thanks to a very generous
supporter, we get to offer another FREE registration weekend! This
offer is for today through Sunday ONLY! Register between March
30th, and midnight Sunday, April 2nd.
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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.
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
503-238-5559 x 106
and Bob, part of the winning team
in the course!
The Downhill Divas
Oregon Cancer Ski Out
March 11 - 12, 2018. (Sunday and
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, and the Candlelighters (a grass-roots
organization supporting children with cancer).
Two races are held, and only consistency counts; not
speed. Teams of 5 compete in an effort to match their overall
time in Monday's race as closely as possible to their results from
For more info, check out the
Oregon Cancer Ski Out Brochure.
See a wonderful, inspirational video:
or, a newer video at:
Early Registration = $179 per person
(before December 31, 2014)
Normal registration = $199 per person (after
December 31, 2014) .
Click here to
All registrations must be paid in full by February
You can also send notes to family and friends
to gather donations online. All monies raised prior to the Oregon
Cancer Ski Out will be reflected on your Bucks to Buck Cancer
and click the register button.
For info, contact Michelle Satter. 971-221-5872,
The Mountain High club has participated in this event
for many years.
Space is limited to 35 teams!
Director, Oregon Cancer Ski Out
Phone: 971-221-5872 Fax: 503-632-1612
PO Box 1484
Wilsonville OR 97070
NASTAR’s integration with the U.S. Ski Team gives participants the
opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite racers.
For those who qualify
March 21 - 25, 2018.
Squaw Valley will
host the 2018 Liberty
Mutual Insurance NASTAR
National Championships. It
is the first time since 1981
the event will be held west
of the Rocky Mountains. The
Championships are scheduled
for March 21-25.
Under U.S. Ski & Snowboard,
NASTAR continues to bring
greater awareness to the
sport and motivate
participants of all ages to
get involved in ski racing.
This year’s Championships
will take place after the
conclusion of the 2018
Winter Olympic Games,
building on the enthusiasm
generated by the Games in a
new locale with a strong
Following the success of the
2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup
as well as numerous U.S.
Alpine Championships and the
1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw
Valley has proven to be a
world class venue, excelling
at hosting large,
“Squaw Valley exhibits a
deep passion for skiing and
snowboarding that will
resonate with the NASTAR
community,” said Bill
Madsen, director of NASTAR.
“The resort has seen strong
growth in its NASTAR
participation over the past
few seasons and has been a
great partner in supporting
the growth and promotion of
the program. We’re looking
forward to working with
Squaw Valley to put on a
Squaw Valley is known for
vast alpine peaks with
iconic lifts such as KT-22
and the Aerial Tram,
providing a scenic backdrop
for NASTAR’s biggest event
of the season. The resort is
only a 45-minute drive from
the Reno-Tahoe International
Airport and can be easily
reached on nonstop flights
daily from 20 major U.S.
READ MORE: National
Championships on NASTAR.com
11th Sno Kona
Pond Skimming Contest
at Mt. Hood Meadows
April 28, 2018 (Saturday)
This will be the 11th annual pond skimming contest at Mt. Hood
sponsored by Kona Brewing.
Each participant who successfully skims over the
100-foot pool of water, gets a chance to enter the second and final
round to win a trip to Hawaii. If more than one person skims
the whole pond successfully the second time, the winner will be
determined by judging his/her style and costume.
There will be prizes for the top competitors as well
as best costume, best splash and more!
Registration is open to all for $30 per person, which
includes a complimentary Kona beach towel and celebratory Kona beer.
Ski poles are not allowed in the competition.
8 - 9:30 AM – Competitor Check-In at the Alpenstube Restaurant
10:30 AM – First run (will run in reverse order of registration)
12:30 PM – Finals, followed by awards (This is approximate. Finals
will begin around 30 minutes after the first run ends.)
Click here for more info at
the official Mt. Hood Meadows web site.
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