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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: March 2, 2021
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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January-February Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


Video about The National Brotherhood of Skiers. This video comes from the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. It begins with Dan Egan  interviewing some of the latest inductees into the Hall of Fame: Art Clay and Ben Finley.  The interview is about 30 minutes long. If you don't have the time to watch all of it, skip to minute 35 to see a 3.5 minutes video produced by REI about the early days of the National Brotherhood of Skiers and their first trip to Aspen. To startt, click on the heading of this news blurb.


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.


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2020 man and woman of the year are: Bill King and Linda McGavin. 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 2021 (by October or early November).

  Bill King        Linda McGavin  

     Bill King             Linda McGavin


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


 

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

 

Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.

 

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

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

  

Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The updated page contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 186 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

Also find info on heli-skiing. 

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

 

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

 

 

Join a PACRAT team 

 Teams are being formed in October and November, and many teams need a few new team-mates.

 

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

 

Check it all out on our Racing page and on the PACRATs web site.   Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org

 

 

Member Benefits updated - 20% off at the Taco Shoppe  Thanks to Kevin Bastin, owner of the Taco Shoppe and a Mountain High club member, we have now been offered 20% off of any item on the menu (not just the burritos). But only 10% discount during the summer months.


The Taco Shoppe is located in Government Camp, across the street from the Huckleberry Inn (but a house or two up the road), or just downhill from the Mount Hood Museum. See details on our Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.  Click here for see their full menu.


January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

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

  

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


 

Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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


 

 

 

Ski pole Inclinometers -

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

 

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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.

2021 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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MARCH

Mar.    2 (Tue)     Mt. High Board meeting

Mar.   5 (Fri.)    PACRAT weeknight Race 2 - Skibowl 

Mar.  6 (Sat.)    Glade Trail Day VIRTUAL event Participate from your home.

Mar. 12 (Fri.)    PACRAT weeknight Race 3 - Skibowl

Mar. 17 (Wed.) NWSCC virtual meeting

Mar. 26 (Fri.)    PACRAT weekday Race 3 - Meadows 

Mar. 29 (Mon)  Mt. High Board meeting



JUNE

June 10- 13      FWSA Convention, San Diego 



Club electionsare postponed indefinitely, until we can meet safely again. For now, the planned annual Mt. High Season Kickoff party has been cancelled.  


See more event details in the next section below.

 

 

 

Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 250 - 300 since then.

 

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.


NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are now being held virtually, through Zoom.

 

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.

NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are now being held virtually, through Zoom.

 

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

 

Web site & Newsletter

At the 2020 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

See more on our Awards page.

 

 

Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter has left Hillcrest Sports to focus on Boots and More. He has been involved with the ski industry for 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/



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.

 

 

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.


 

 

 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High

Monthly Board meeting


  AS LONG AS THE VIRUS THREAT IS STILL PRESENT,

WE WILL HOLD AN ONLINE MEETING INSTEAD.


March 2, 2021. (Tuesday) 

  

6:30 pm - social gathering;

7:00 pm - formal meeting. 

Location: Round Table Clubhouse, 16444 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, Oregon.This will be our future location.  For now, we are meeting online via Zoom.

 

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.

 

 

 

Mt. Hood Museum

 

Glade Trail

 


18th annual

Ski the Historic Glade Trail Day

- A virtual event this year -

 

March 6, 2021 (Saturday)


This year, the Glade Trail Day will be different, with all kinds of interesting twists.  It is not safe to pack people into a shuttle bus, so there will be no skiing the trail. Instead, we'll have several virtual activities, including:

If you post your own photo of the Glade Trasil, note that it will apparently disappear from the Home page (where you posted it).  That Home page displays only the Museum's own posts. But your message did not really disappear.  IT is simply automatically transferred to the Community page.  You will find you post there as well as posts from others.

Also, participate in next year's Ski the Glade Trail Day.  Put that on your bucket list.

 

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THE GLADE TRAIL DAY NORMALLY LOOKS LIKE THIS
(BUT NOT THIS YEAR)


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.


With multiple shuttle bus ride back up to Timberline, if you are ambitious, you can easily ski 21 miles over the course of the day.

 

Once a 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.

 

Participants in the event receive shuttle transportation to Timberline, ski the trail with friends, and meet the bus at the foot of the trail to run back up to the top.


When you’re ready for a break, drop by the museum for a hot lunch featuring homemade gourmet soups and other great foods. The day concludes with a reception at the museum that includes beverages and hor d’oeuvres.

Ski the Glade is an annual tradition at the museum, held every year on the first Saturday in March.

Years ago, the Glade Trail was regularly groomed, providing a long loop for skiers or a route down the mountain at the end of the day. Many people in Northwest Oregon have fond memories of days spent skiing the Glade Trail.

To purchase tickets for Ski the Glade, contact the Mt. Hood Museum at 503-272-3301 or email info@mthoodmuseum.org

 

The Glade 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.

 

According to 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.”

 

Shuttles 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.

 

 

Background 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:

http://www.mthigh.org/Articles/Trail-Skiing-on-Mt-Hood.pdf  or:

http://www.mthoodmuseum.org/stories/Trail-Skiing-on-Mt-Hood.pdf.

 

More info at www.mthoodmuseum.org. or call 503-272-3301.  The event director is: Lloyd Musser, 503-367-3946.

 






NWSCC logo


 


Online meeting of the

NW Ski Club Council



March 17, 2021. (Wednesday)


6:45 pm - Start signing in.

7:00 pm - start meeting. 

8:00 pm - end meeting

The next NWSCC Council meeting via ZOOM!!  A great opportunity to see and hear what's new in 2021.

There will be door prizes


Guest Speakers:
U.S. Outdoor Store, Mt. Hood Skibowl, Oregon Cancer Skiout, Ski To Defeat ALS, Club News, and FWSA News.

Grab your favorite beverage and join our Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81003754078?pwd=OGdDbjBldXpyNWtoT2NVS2t3dGVHQT09
 
Meeting ID: 810 0375 4078
Passcode: 544525


Everyone is invited. See more info at: https://nwskiers.org/

Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:

 

 


San Diego Convention logo

 

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
800-772-8527
www.towncountry.com

 

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

89th annual

Far West Convention

San Diego, California

October 7 - 10, 2021

October 7 - 10, 2021.

The Convention date was changed from June to October, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, in the hopes that by October most of us will be vaccinated.


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).

 

Activities at the Convention:

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, 2021 to secure your spot.
Register and Pay Online  or download the Registration Form.

 

For more information see the FWSA Convention web pages at:
YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.
 

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 on the logo to go the FWSA web site:

 

 

 

Click below to go the Convention web site:

2020 Portland FWSA Convention

 

  Click here for

Convention flyer

 

The Convention will be held at the

The Red Lion Hotel on the River

Jantzen Beach

909 N Hayden Island Dr.,

Portland, OR 97217


Reservations:  TBA 

or     call 503-283-4466

Group name: Far West Ski Association



90th annual

Far West Convention

Portland, Oregon

June 9 - 12, 2022


June 8 - 12, 2022

This year, we - the NW Ski Club Council - are hosting the Far West Convention in Portland, OR.

 

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).

 

This year' theme:  "Rolling on the River"

Experience tje mighty Columbia River, as well as Mt. Hood, Oregon.

 

Activities at the Convention:

Thursday and Friday are the fun days, in the form of a Pub crawl, golf, hiking, biking tour, 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:
See more info about this year's Convention and register at:

TBA

 

Please notify our very own Debbi Kor that you are coming to the Convention. Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

 

This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the Northwest Ski Club Council, www.nwskiers.org.

 

 

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