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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: October 15, 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 right.
See bottom of this page for ski area reports.




October Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


NWSCC Trips - NW Ski Club Council and other local ski clubs.


FWSA News Flash - June 2018 issue. Far West Ski Association Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news, and more.


Special Discount on Meadows 10-time pass.

A special deal for all local ski clubs associated with the NWSCC. Get a 10-time pass to MT .Hood Meadows for just $399. )Regular price is $449.)   Just click on the heading of this announcement.


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


Far West Skiers' Guide - Summer supplement.

Click on the image here to see this very colorful magazine. Learn all about the upcoming Far West Convention in Reno. Also read about summer fun at ski resorts.

Learn about our Scuba diving trips.


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


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 Articles page.



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.


Ski Fashion Show at the Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center in Government Camp.  See video of this fun event held on March 31, 2018. It shows vintage ski apparel from the 1930s to the present day, including several garments currently available for purchase at Hillcrest Sports in Gresham, Oregon.



Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.


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

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net



Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2018 man and woman of the year are: Bill King and Debbi Kor. Congratulations!  They are also our current Vice-President (Bill) and President (Debbi).  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 2019 (by October or early November 2018).


Bill King                Debbi Kor


Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The updated page contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 170 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

Also find info on heli-skiing.  Also available on our Ski Areas page is an Excel Spreadsheet continaing a list of all the ski area in Norrh America.  You can use it to track te places you have skied.


Latest Photos are now on our PHOTOS page, including pictures from the whole past year.


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.


Spring Passes on Mt. Hood

Spring is the nicest time to ski. You get more sunshine and fewer crowds. It is also the least expensive time to ski. A Spring Pass give you unlimited skiing through March, April and June.

     1. Mt. Hood Skibowl:  $109.

     2. Timberline:   $139

     3. Mt. Hood Meadows:  $169


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 this video of their adventure.


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.

 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:




The GOOD OLD TIMES will soon be  moved

Photos from our whole past year will soon be moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2018 page. Our Photos page 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 - An article about our club member John Andrew skiing all of North America has appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 20, 2016.  See here.


Let's go skiing!

Meet at McDonald's in Sandy 7:30 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 channel 6-19.


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.


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. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for offerng this.

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 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).


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)!



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, aprčs ski parties and more!


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


Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org



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). 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.


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/





Ski pole Inclinometers -

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













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



Oct.   3 (Wed):    Hillcrest Sports Race Night 

Oct. 12 (Fri.):      Warren Miller movie + dinner

Oct. 13 (Sat.):     Mt. High Seafood Party

Oct. 17 (Wed):    NWSCC at Columbia Sportwear

Oct. 17 (Wed.):   Hillcrest Sports Race Night

Oct. 19 - 20:        Snowvana

Oct. 20 (Sat.):     Highway Cleanup

Oct. 27 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Missoula Flood and Oregon settlement patterns - Rick Thompson

Oct. 29 (Mon):     Mt. High Board meeting



Nov. 2 - 4 :           SkiFever & Snowboard Show

Nov. 3  (Sat.):      Mt. Hood Heritage Night

Nov.  5 (Mon):     Kickoff / Membership Party

Nov. 7 (Wed.):     PACRAT 101 at Meadows PDX

Nov. 10 (Sat.):     Pray For Snow Party

Nov. 13 (Tue.):    New members Welcoming Party

Nov. 14 (Wed.):   PACRAT 101 at Hillcrest Sports



Dec. 29 (Sat):      History Happy Hour: Mt. Hood Movie Outtakes - Lloyd Musser


See more event details in the next section below.




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


Mt. High Board meetings 

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 quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday in October, December, March and June.

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


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

Check out some of the features available on watches these days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer, Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And water resistant to 200 meters. Sadly, not all in one watch. Read 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 info@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.


We Want You!

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


2-way Radios on the slopes!

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


Free Antivirus

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


NW Sk/Ride Challenge

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


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


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




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.


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.



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.

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


 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




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/




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




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


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

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West  -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.


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


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



The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.


The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Admission is free.

History Happy Hour

at the Mt. Hood Museum


Last Saturday of each month, 2018

Doors open: 6:30 pm.

Presentation starts: 7:00 pm.


Be entertained and learn something new.

$5 cash at the door. Beer & Wine available for purchase.


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

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


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


2018 Schedule

March 31     Ski Fashions Vintage to modern. Skiyente Ski Club & Hillcrest Ski & Sports

April 28        A conversation with the Ranger -  Zigzag District Ranger Bill Westbrook  -- CANCELED
No Happy Hour program this month!

May 26         Hiking Mt. Hood NF trails -  TBA

June 30       Geology of Mount Hood - Forest Geologist, Ryan Cole

July 28        History of Summer Skiing on Mt. Hood - Jeff Lokting

Aug 25         Barlow Road, Mt. Hood area ruts and sites - Lloyd Musser (Lecture is a prelude for Sunday field trips)

Sept 29        Mount Hood Trivia & Prizes - Lloyd Musser & Janet Paulson

Oct 27          Missoula Flood and Oregon settlement patterns - Rick Thompson

Dec 29         Mount Hood Movie Outtakes -  Lloyd Musser   Movie outtakes from R. L. Kohnstamm’s historic Timberline movie collection. This collection consists of movies made at Timberline Lodge between 1955 and 1995. If you skied or partied at Timberline during this era, you may appear in these movies.

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


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



Click on image above or click below for

the flyer



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



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Hillcrest Sports All Season Rentals

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

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

               $179 for adults

               $139 for kids.

Prices will increase in October.

16th annual

Hillcrest Equipment Night

aka Hillcrest Race Night



October 3, 2018  (Wednesday) -  4:30 - 8:30 pm


Best prices of the year from all the top companies!  Factory reps will be present to answer your questions. As always, the folks at Hillcrest are your contact for: Rossignol, Fischer, Atomic, Marker, Leki, Blizzard, Tecnica, Nordica, POC, Smith and Volkl.


All athletes (U-12 and older), High School, Masters, and PACRATs to Hillcrest’s annual Race Night.


This is THE time to order all the gear you will need at low, low competition pricing. You know the drill. Race reps will be on hand to answer all your questions and help in fitting all your equipment for the upcoming season.

Parents of younger athletes, please stop by for information on our Junior Lease Program.


Special discounts on in-store product for racers, coaches and attendees of race night.


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

                               2506 SE Burnside Rd
                               Gresham, OR 97080


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

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

Warren Miller's new film:

"Face of Winter"



Click on the image above to enlarge it.


The movie is at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall,  1037 SW Broadway,

Portland, Oregon, 97205.


MAP (click to enlarge):

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Dinner and/or drinks at the Hop City Tavern http://hopcitytavern.com. It is located at the bottom of the Hilton Hotel and is very close to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (almost across the street from it). It is the former Bistro 921, but is totally remodeled.



The price of the ticket to see the movie is high, but it will be more than offset by the free lift tickets, plus all the other discount coupons we'll receive.


Plus, you'll also get a free subscription to Ski Magazine if you fill out a questionnaire inside the glossy magazine we will all receive at the theater.


Warren Miller movie + Mt. High dinner


"Face of Winter"


October 12 (Friday), 2018.   Click here for a map.    Tickets: $20.50.


Dinner/drinks at 5:30 pm Pre-movie social location is  at the Hop City Tavern http://hopcitytavern.com. It is located at the bottom of the Hilton Hotel and is very close to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (almost across the street from it). It is the former Bistro 921, but is totally remodeled.


Movie  at  7:30 pm -at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 Southwest Broadway.  Click here for 2-minute movie trailer.


For 70 years, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. This year is no different. The family grows, and the traditions grow richer, in Warren Miller’s "The Face of Winter".


Our group tickets purchase deadline is Wednesday, Sept.19.  To get good seats, we need to order early! Send your check Sandra Smith. See address below.


Please let Sandra Smith know if you are coming to dinner and/or drinks, so we can reserve an appropriate number of tables.  Email her at Sandra@pacifier.com or phone: 503-646-4591.

Please do not come unannounced!


Here is a list of freebies everyone attending the movie in Portland will receive. Screenings at other locations don't always get the same things. 


1. US Outdoor Store, Portland.  20% off of a single item over $100 in value, if purchased by January 31, 2019.


2. Mt Bachelor:  TWO DAYS OF SKIING FOR THE PRICE OF ONE AT MT. BACHELOR.  Valid for a 2-of-3-day lift ticket for $99. Offer valid from Opening Day 2018 to Closing Day 2019,   EXCEPT FOR: 12.26.18 through 1.01.19 AND 2.16.19 through 2.17.19. The 2-of-3-day ticket is non-transferable and allows one person to ski or ride two days within a consecutive three-day period.  Tickets cannot be combined with any other offers and are non-refundable.


3.  Mt. Hood Meadows:  2-FOR-1 MIDWEEK EVENING LIFT TICKET TO MT. HOOD MEADOWS.  Good for One (1) FREE Wednesday or Thursday evening (3–9 p.m.) lift ticket with the purchase of another lift ticket of equal or greater value for that same evening. Valid from Opening Day 2018 through Closing Day 2019.


4.  Hoodoo:  2-FOR-1 MARATHON LIFT TICKET TO HOODOO SKI AREA.  Voucher good for a 2-FOR-1 Friday-only Marathon (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) adult lift ticket to Hoodoo. OFFER VALID from 1.11.19 through Closing Day 2019.


5. Timberline.  Buy 1 get 1 lift ticket.. Valid Tuesdays -- Thursdays.


6. .Mt. Ashland.  One free twilight lift ticket.


7.  Whitewater, BC.  Buy 1 get 1.  Valid till January 31.2019


8. Schweitzer Mt., Idaho.  $99 for a two-pack lift tickets. Warren Miller coupon must be redeemed by December 16, 2018, but the two-pack is then valid till the end of the season.


9.  Brundage Mt., Idaho.  Buy 1 get 1.  Valid till Jan. 31. 2019.


10. Lookout Pas, Idaho. Buy 1 get 1.  Valid all season, except holidays.


11. Grand Targhee, WY. Buy 1 get 1.  Valid all season, except holidays.


12. Sun Valley, ID.  Buy 1 get 1.  Valid all season, except holidays.


13. Bogus Basin, ID.  Free lift ticket.  Valid all season, except holidays.


14. Silver Mountain, ID. Buy 1 get 1.  Valid all season, except holidays.


15. Soldier Mt. ID.  Buy 1 get 1.  Valid all season, except holidays.


16. Jackson Hole, WY.  Buy 1 get 1.  Valid all season, except holidays. The coupon must be redeemed by Feb. 28, 2019.


17. Red Mountain, BC. Free lift ticket.  Valid all season, except holidays.


18. Angel Fire, NM.  Free lift ticket.  Valid all season, except holidays.



19. A free subscription to Ski Magazine, if you fill out the contest entry form at the theater. You'll find the form inside the slick magazine everyone will receive.


More details at:



To get all this stuff, all you need to do is come see the movie with us.  


Send in your $20.50  per person check to Sandra Smith for a group tickets purchase, by Wednesday, September 19.


After this date, you will have to buy your own ticket and it will cost you $33.35 at the  PCPA Box Office, by phone 503.946.7272, and at all TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT) - due to an added convenience charge.  So, by going with our group discount, you get a total saving of almost $13 per ticket.


We will purchase movie tickets only for those who send in their money in advance. 


Please make your check payable to Sandra Smith, and send it to:  

Sandra Smith

1500 SW 134th Avenue

Beaverton, OR 97005.


You can also pay by Paypal or Zelle.  Email or call Sandra for details.

Contact Sandra at: Sandra@pacifier.com


No need to include any forms for this.  Only, please indicate if you are planning to join us for dinner and/or drinks before the movie or not. Also, please include your mailing address, so we can mail you tour ticket, as well as your email address, so we can notify you if there are any last minute changes.


Dinner / drinks is optional, and everyone pays for their own order, but it's a great way to socialize, meet some new members, find out who else is going on that trip you were eyeing for this season, ... etc.   See you there!







Mt. High

Seafood Party 


October 13, 2018 (Saturday) at 6:00 pm.

Hors d’oeuvres start at 6:00; dinner at 6:30.


Our annual end-of-summer Seafood party is coming up. Pete Troy has been in Alaska all summer long and will be bringing home some excellent seafood for us to try.


The cost to our members will be $5 pp. Guests (non-members): $10. Due to limited space, we can have only a maximum of 45 people. So, please RSVP in time to be counted. 

For your $5, you’ll have an incredible dinner of Pete and Ann’s incredible homemade sushi, Bruce McGavin’s fantastic smoked salmon spread; Debbi Kor’s yummy crab quesadillas; and Diane’s clam chowder. Dinner entrees will include baked salmon, and other fish dishess.

BYOB. .Also bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert to share.


Please bring a sweater.  It might be cold in October and we will be in an unheated space.

Location: Debbi Kor, 8513 NE 149th Avenue, Vancouver WA 98662.

See Google map.



    Remember, we can have a maximum of 45 people.

    First come, first served. Once we reach 45, we cannot accept anyone else.  Sorry about that!


Please RSVP to Debbi Kor at  ijustwannarun1@comcast.net  or  (503) 314-7078.











NWSCC Kickoff Social

Introduction to Racing

Recruiting new racers


Oct. 17, 2018    (Wednesday) 

Start shopping at:  5:00 pm

Pizza and guest speakers start at: 6:30 pm



Columbia Sportswear Flagship Store

911 SW Broadway

Portland, OR


NWSCC Kickoff Social

Everyone is invited!! Join Northwest Ski Club Council member clubs for another fun evening at the Columbia Sportswear Flagship Store,


Discount shopping at Columbia and Mountain Hardwear (next door) starts your evening from 5:00 on.


Pizza and beverages will be served, and our guest speakers start at 6:30.


Columbia Sportswear always has a fun presentation and gives amazing door prizes. Other speakers will round out the evening, with more door prizes and another short shopping opportunity afterwards.


RSVP on the NWSCC website and get an extra door prize ticket when you check in that night. Get another door prize ticket for bringing a new guest to the event!




Click on image above or click below for

the flyer




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

16th annual

Hillcrest Equipment Night

aka Hillcrest Race Night



If you missed the Race Night on October 3rd, here's your second chance.


October 17, 2018  (Wednesday) -  4:30 - 8:30 pm


Best prices of the year from all the top companies!  Factory reps will be present to answer your questions. As always, the folks at Hillcrest are your contact for: Rossignol, Fischer, Atomic, Marker, Leki, Blizzard, Tecnica, Nordica, POC, Smith and Volkl.


All athletes (U-12 and older), High School, Masters, and PACRATs to Hillcrest’s annual Race Night.


This is THE time to order all the gear you will need at low, low competition pricing. You know the drill. Race reps will be on hand to answer all your questions and help in fitting all your equipment for the upcoming season.

Parents of younger athletes, please stop by for information on our Junior Lease Program.


Special discounts on in-store product for racers, coaches and attendees of race night.


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

                               2506 SE Burnside Rd
                               Gresham, OR 97080


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

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

Email the store: hillcrest@hillcrestsports.com.


o  -  O  -  o


Hillcrest Sports All Season Rentals

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

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

               $179 for adults

               $139 for kids.

Prices will increase in October.




October 19 - 20, 2018 (Fri. - Sat.)

The ultimate celebration of Winter at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum on

Friday    5 - 11 pm    and

Saturday  12 pm (noon) - 10 pm.


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


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

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


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


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





Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Gathering in Skibowl's parking lot

Mt. High Highway Cleanup

Our 14th cleanup. 


October 20 , 2018

Saturday, 10am 


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. We'll do some good work for about 2 hours.


12:00 (noon) - approximately. The club will cover the cost of lunch either at the Brew Pub or at The Taco Shoppe in Government Camp. Let's replenish our energy and enjoy each other's company.      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.





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High

monthly Board meeting

October 29, 2018.
(Monday) - Usually the last Monday of the month. 


6:00 pm - social gathering;

6:30 pm - formal meeting. 

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


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





More info at:


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

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

While other Portland events feature only bits of SkiFever like a beer fest or film festival as a part of an event in a small format, SkiFever is the largest, fun, and comprehensive kick off for winter season for hardcore shredders and ski and snowboard families alike.

Other features of the SkiFever Ski & Snowboard Show include the “Saturday Night SkiFever Pray For Snow Party” features the Famous Phasous live cover band; other live music throughout the show; dance performances; X-Games athletes; aerial performances; scuba demo; and more.

With 20,000 plus attendees, the excitement of ski & riding this winter season is palpable and electric at this event. SkiFever features:

  • the SkiFever Freeride Theater with the latest ski films;

  • Thrilling freestyle and aerial demonstrations giant indoor grind rail;

  • X-Games Olympic stars;

  • Free ski lessons on the Mogul Busters Kid Slope;

  • PowerJump trampoline for aerial fun,

  • SkiFever Climbing Wall for all attendees to try;

  • Grand Prize Giveaway; and

  • Thousands of dollars worth of skis, bindings, snowboards, and other prizes.

39th annual

Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Portland Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217


Nov. 2 - 4, 2018 (Fri - Sun.)  

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


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


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


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


This SkiFever Show and the Season Kickoff party on Nov. 5 are the only 2 events where you can renew your membership in person and receive your membership card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Show hours are:

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


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


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


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


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








Mt. Hood Heritage Night

in Government Camp

Nov. 3 (Sat.)

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


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

                    88900 Government Camp Loop

                    Government Camp, OR, 97028

The Museum's annual "Welcome Home to the Mountain" Auction is a fun evening featuring silent auction, oral auction, food, drinks, awards, live music and more. Auction items include vintage collectibles, art, gift baskets, vacation getaways, event tickets and more. Your museum membership is your ticket to this fun event. Memberships available at the door or online.

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

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





Find our more about our club,

See info & photos on display.

Mt. High

Membership & Kickoff Party

+ Mini Ski Swap


Nov. 5, 2018.  (Monday)  6:30 - 9:00 pm.


Our biggest party of the year, marking the start of a new ski season. There will be free food.

  • Join the club, or renew your membership, or just check us out!
  • New membership cards will be issued on the spot.
  • Sign up for ski trips.
  • Join a 10-person PACRAT racing team, the best way to gain 9 instant ski buddies!
  • Win some door prizes!
  • Meet other members. Have a great time!
  • Find out more about our club.
  • Find out about our mid-week skiers, and meet  them. 
  • Enjoy some tasty food.
  • Bring something to sell at our mini ski swap, or see if there's anything there you might want to buy.
  • Win some door-prizes!
  • Socialize! Get to know other club members.
  • Donate a ski jacket! 

AGENDA: We’ll have food and drinks, visit with old friends, and meet new members. See what we are cooking up for the upcoming season. Be there or be square! Bring a friend! 


DRINKS:  Please BYOB  (Bring your own drinks).


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  To volunteer with set up, take down or help during event please contact Karen Michels




19945 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

See Google map.











Introduction to Racing

Recruiting new racers




November 7 (Wednesday), 2018   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. 

                        Location:   Meadows PDX

                        NW 17th and Northrup St. Portland, OR



November 14 (Wednesday), 2018   6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. 

                           Location:   Hillcrest Ski & Sports

                           2506 SE Burnside Rd., Gresham, OR 97080


The PACRAT Board cordially invites you to PACRAT 101.  This is a recruitment and education class, open to everyone. Bring friends who might be interested in racing!  Find out what's new for this racing season.


Come learn more about PACRAT Racing, join a team, and hear why we love it so much.


Some of the benefits of the PACRAT Racing League:

  • Snowboarders and skiers are welcome

  • Join a 10-person team

  • Discounted lift tickets on race days

  • Run some gates.  5 races.  5 parties

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

  • Door prizes

  • See yourself improve

  • Great camaraderie.  Lots of fun!

Join a 10-prson team.  Participate in 5 races throughout the season, held at all 3 major ski areas on Mt. Hood.  No experience necessary.  It's all just for fun!


The only qualification is that you must b 18 years or older to join.

Check out the official PACRAT racing website at www.pacrats.org 



Click on image to enlarge the flyer.



Live music at Charlie's Pub in Govy

"Pray for Snow" Party


Nov. 10 (Saturday) 2018.

Starting at 7:00 pm

Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club. Everyone is invited!

See the event FLYER.


Location: Charlie's Pub in Government Camp.


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


There will be a live band.


Tickets are $20. Sold in advance (not at the door). Tickets always sell out completely before the event. For tickets, contact your favorite member of the Schnee Vogeli club, ... or one of the following:


Gordy Lusk, 503-804-8363 GordyLusk@hotmail.com, or

Dale Parshall,503-245-3782, dale.parshall@bankofthewest.com,


Charlie's Pub

in the heart of Government Camp





Sandra, Elisabeth, and Larry


Steve Coxen, charming the crowd.


Gary and Alice enjoying the pizza.


Mt. High

New Members Welcoming Party

(Have some pizza and learn more about our club)

 Map to Round Table Pizza on Barbur Blvd.Click on map to enlarge.

Nov. 13, 2018 (Tuesday)

6:30 - 9:00 pm


This gathering will be geared toward welcoming our new club members.  Long term members, come meet our newest members and help introduce them to the club.


New members will get a good introduction to what our club is all about. Hear about our trips, racing, social events, and more.


For potential new members, come check out our club and hear about all the fun stuff we do year round . We will have trip leaders and board members present to answer all your questions.


For current club members, this is a great chance to bring a friend that might be interested in checking us out. It is also a great opportunity to share your experiences in the club with newcomers. The club will provide pizza and entertainment.


Place: Round Table Pizza

           10070 SW Barbur Blvd.   (near Capitol Hwy)

            Portland, Oregon. 


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


All new members and potential new members are invited! Come meet other club members, check out what’s new. Bring a friend!  Enjoy some "Maui Zaui" pizza!


For any long-term members planning to attend, this will be your chance to buddy-up with some "newbies" and share some of your own experiences with the club. Come tell us your story about your experience with the club.


I hope to see you there!!!


Karen Michels

Membership director




From I-5 Southbound (going out of town):
- Take the Capitol St. exit.
- Loop around the exit ramp to the right and get on Capitol St.
- Cross Barbur Blvd. plus one more set of traffic lights.
- Turn right into a driveway just in front of a motel.
- The Round Table Pizza is right behind the motel.

From I-5 Northbound (going into town from Tualatin or Tigard):
- Take the Pacific Hwy (Barbur Blvd.) exit
- Get onto Barbur Blvd. and follow it up the hill, over the crest.
- Turn right into driveway for the Round Table Pizza and a Chinese restaurant (or is it Japanese?), just a few feet before McDonald's.


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