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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: Feb. 19, 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.




December Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


NWSCC Announcement (Oct. 2017) - NW Ski Club Council


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


Mt. High: Mt. Baker + Snoqualmie trip

The Shasta/Ashland 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 TRIPS page



Mt. 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: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net



Bulletin Board update - 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.



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.


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


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.


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, 167 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.


Latest Photos are now on our PHOTOS 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 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.




We have updated out TRIPS 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 Photos page to a new Photos 2017 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 - 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 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.



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



Join a PACRAT team 

 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



Mt. High has a Facebook page  

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




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


Powder Alliance adventure blog

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





Ski pole Inclinometers -

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













Trips calendar & Questionnaire -- MS Word  or PDF file

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



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



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




At the Museum: Winter Comes - Special Exhibit

At the Museum: Oregon's Connection to the Winter Olympics



Feb.   3 - 10:        FWSA Ski Week - Banff, Alberta

Feb. 11 (Sun.):   PACRAT race 3 - Meadows

Feb. 17 (Sat.):    Chocolate Party

Feb. 21 (Wed):   NWSCC Social at Columbia Sports

Feb. 21 - 24:        Brundage Mt / A-Lakes trip

Feb. 24 (Sat):     History Happy Hour: Videos

Feb. 25 (Sun.):   NASTAR race 2 - Skibowl - CANCELED

Feb. 25 - Mar.4:  FWSA Mini Ski Week- Mt. Alyeska

Feb. 26 (Mon.):   Mt. High Board meeting



Mar.  3 - 4:           Masters Mania Races (Timberline)

Mar.  3 (Sat.):      Ski the Glade Trail Day CANCELED

Mar.  3 - 4 :          Hope on the Slopes (Skibowl)

Mar.  4 - 11:         FWSA International - France

Mar. 10 (Sat.):     Ski to Defeat ALS (Meadows)

Mar. 11 (Sun.):    PACRAT Race 4 (Meadows)

Mar. 11 - 12:        Oregon Cancer Ski Out (Meadows)

Mar. 18 (Sun.):    PACRAT Race 5 (Timberline)

Mar. 21 - 25:        NASTAR Nationals - Squaw Valley



Apr.  6 - 8 :            Bachelor Blast

Apr. 13 (Fri.):        PACRAT Rat Attack Awards

Apr. 29 (Sun.):     Pond Skim at Meadows

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!


Bruce's fall video

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


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


Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.


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


Bulletin Board vs. Forum

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

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


Also see the Oregon Challenge Diary  - a description of all the Oregon ski areas, and the combined experiences of all 3 successful challengers. Read about Warner Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret! And Spout Springs, and more. This will be permanently posted on our Articles page.


We Want You!

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


2-way Radios on the slopes!

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


Free Antivirus

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


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.




Safety Person of the Year

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

He won a week of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.




Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

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

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

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

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

Visit the 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.


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

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


 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.






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.


Nordic skiing exhibition



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.

Winter Comes

Special Exhibit

(Continues till June 30)


Continuing special exhibit


This once in a lifetime exhibit continues to draw extra visitors to the museum. Created by the Oregon Nordic Foundation and the Deschutes Historical Museum the exhibit traces snow skiing back in time to before the wheel was invented. Using photographs, graphics, videos and an amazing collection of skis the exhibit traces the roots of skiing in the world and Oregon up to today.


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon


Admission is FREE.


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


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


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




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.

Oregon's Connection to the

Winter Olympics


Special exhibit


This exhibit recognizes Oregonians from 1936 to 2018 that have participated in the Alpine events in the winter Olympics.


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon


Admission is FREE.


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


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


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




Fine champagne

Fine desserts

Fine conversation


Please BYOB


Click here for

Google map

Mt. High annual

Chocolate Party


February 17, 2018.  (Saturday), starting at 7:00 pm.


NOTE:  This party was originally announced for Feb. 10, but due to the fact that many people couldn't make it on that day, it was postponed for a week later - namely for Feb. 17.


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 and/or Decadent;

c) the 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 BYOB.


Please RSVP to Debbi Kor if you are coming. ijustwannarun1@comcast.net .


Location:  Debbi Kor

                   8513 NE 149th Ave.

                   Vancouver, WA 98682  

                   See Google map.


Directions:  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 Parkway.


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 Parkway.


From I-205, you can take the Padden Parkway 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. ..


Please RSVP 





Click here for

Google Map



See the event flyer.

Northwest Ski Club Council (NWSCC)

and PACRAT Racers

Social Evening at Columbia Sportswear


February 21  (Wednesday),  6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Join Northwest Ski Club Council member clubs on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, for another fun evening at the Columbia Sportswear Flagship Store, 911 SW Broadway, Portland! Discount shopping at Columbia and Mountain Hardwear (next door) starts your evening at 5:00 pm. Pizza and beverages will be served, and our guest speakers start at 6:30. Columbia Sportswear always makes a fun presentation and provides terrific door prizes. Other speakers will round out the evening, with more door prizes and another short shopping opportunity afterwards.



Location:  Columbia Sportswear flagship store

                  911 SW Broadway.

                  Portland OR

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

Do you have any old ski clothes lying around that you want to get rid of, and do a good deed at the same time? Bring them with you (clean, please) - Columbia Sportswear participates in the ReThreads program, which takes the garments to be reused or recycled - and kept out of the landfills!




 o = O = o

The Bachelor Blast is BACK! Plan now to join other NWSCC clubs in Bend April 6-8, 2018, staying at one of the Bend Marriott properties (Fairfield Inn & Suites or TownPlace Suites). First Friday in Bend; discount skiing at Mt. Bachelor; and a Happy Hour event Saturday night will make for a fun weekend! Bachelor is GREAT at that time of year! Sign up now - flier HERE and signup form HERE! Come early and stay later at the same discounted hotel rate!


See our TRIPS page for more info.









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

Historic Ski Videos


February 24, 2018 (Saturday.) Doors open: 6:30 pm.

Presentation strts: 7:00 pm.


Don't miss this special presentation of the videos produced as part of the Winter Comes exhibit. The videos include: Hjalmar Hvam, All Around Skier and local legend, Crater Lake, a Century of Nordic Skiing, The Legacy of Jack and Virginia Meissner, and the Nordeen Legacy. Using historic photographs and early moving pictures, combined with solid research these videos convey the history of skiing in Oregon while being entertaining. .


Location:  Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

Government Camp, Oregon


Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30, presentation at 7 pm.


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


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


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


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





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High

monthly Board meeting

February 26
, 2018. (Monday) - 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.




Mt. Hood Museum


Glade Trail


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 and Christmas.


For more information, contact Janet Paulson at 503-970-3810.

15th annual

Ski the Historic Glade Trail Day





March 3, 2018 (Saturday)


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.


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.


Skiers 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 tickets.


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.”


This will 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.


Shuttles 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 $125 that includes a one year family museum membership. Additional tickets for family members are $100.00.


Tickets may be purchased at the museum, or by calling 503-272-3301. Visa is accepted. 


The event is possible through the support of Timberline Lodge, Luxury Accommodations, Valians Ski Shop and Mt. Hood Ski Patrol.


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:



For more 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 press release.










Organized by:

     Schnee Vogeli club  &  Skiyente Ski Club



See the flyer for registration information, places to stay and more!




NOTE: If you are interested in going to  the Far West Race Championships in April, this Schnee/Skiyente Master's Ski Race will qualify you to attend the Far West races.

Mt. Hood

Masters Mania Race Weekend

Relocated to Timberline this year!

See updated flyer.


March 3 - 4 (Sat. - Sun.)  2018

Two days of Masters' ski racea at Timberlinel. Note that the word "Master" in this case simply means an adult, not a kid. You don't have to be a master racer!  A mediocre racer will do just fine!


Saturday: Turkey Slalom – organized by the Schnee Vogeli club and open to all.

Sunday: Memorial Cup Giant Slalom race – organized by the Skiyenete club and open to all.


Schedule of Events

Registration is on the 3rd floor of the Day Lodge

Races will be held under the Stromin Norman lift.

Friday Night: Race Pre-Registration 7-9pm at Huckleberry Inn


Saturday:      Race Registration 7-9am  Race at 10am.

Saturday Night: Gumbo Feed and Awards 6pm at Huckleberry Inn


Sunday:         Race Registration 7-9am  Race at 10am.

Sunday PM:  Awards Ceremony - one hour after race.

Registration Info:
$37 per day of racing for  pre-registered racers.

$42 per day of racing if registered on the say of the race.

(One time fee of $20, if not a PNSA/USSA Member - No refunds if DNS.)

For more info please contact: racedirector@skiyente.com 

Lodging: $30 per night Masters' Pricing at Cascade Ski Club, reservations required!  Call 503.272.9204 and ask for Joe. www.cascadeskiclub.org





Torchlight parade:

Everyone can be part of the torchlight parade. Just ask about it at the registration desk on the first morning of the event.


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, please follow click here.


Any Mountain High member who starts a new team, let us know at webmaster@mthigh.org 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.

10th annual

Hope on the Slopes

Ski & Ride for a Cure

A 24hr ski/snowboard for cancer

vertical challenge event


March 3 - 4, 2018: (Saturday - Sunday)

at  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 years. 


A fundraiser for the Ski & Ride for a Cure and the American Cancer Society.


Saturday 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.


Check-in and 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!


Each 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 $200.

Prizes include lift tickets, skis, snowboards, and clothing.


Lift tickets valid from Saturday and till Sunday at 1 pm cost: $49.


For more info about this event, click here.

See a description of this event in the Trifold brochure

More info on the official web site:.https://www.hopeontheslopes.org/ 


To register and participate:



Funds 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 Devin Jenkins, devinhots@gmail.com .

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:

Huckleberry Inn, 503-272-3325

Best Western Mt. Hood, 503-272-3205

Collins Lake Resort, 800-234-6288

Mt. Hood Chalet, 503-263-6366




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 register.





Continuing Fred Noble's passion for Heli-skiing, check out this web site established by Julie Noble-Bakkala, Fred Noble's daughter:


ALS Association

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 pm.


Take part in this fundraiser for ALS, combining our favorite sport (skiing) with the ability to do something positive in the fight against ALS.


What is 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, March 10, 2018. Participants engage in competitions for most dollars raised and for most vertical feet skied or ridden. For more information about the event, visit www.SkitoDefeatALS.org.


Every registered participant 11 years and older is required to meet a $150 fundraising minimum by the day of the event. 


See the event announcement at:




To register, go to: http://webor.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=9900&pg=entry

and enter code:  FREEREG2017


Also, find out about the Fred Noble Challenge during the event. See:



About 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.

About 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 Washington.



Matt Scott
Development Coordinator
503-238-5559 x 106



 Ray and Bob, part of the winning team


Walt in the course!


The Downhill Divas

30th Annual

Oregon Cancer Ski Out


March  11 - 12, 2018.  (Sunday and Monday)


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 Sunday's race.


For more info, check out the Oregon Cancer Ski Out Brochure.

See a wonderful, inspirational video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yo8cgULE8o

or, a newer video at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIOB_nHMcTs#t=25


Early Registration =  $179 per person (before December 31, 2014)

Normal registration = $199 per person (after December 31, 2014) .

Click here to  Register online.


All registrations must be paid in full by February 10.

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 totals.

Go to: www.cancerskiout.org and click the register button.

For info, contact Michelle Satter. 971-221-5872, cancerskiout@gmail..com .


The Mountain High club has participated in this event for many years.


NOTE: Space is limited to 35 teams!


Michelle Satter
Director, Oregon Cancer Ski Out
Phone: 971-221-5872   Fax: 503-632-1612
PO Box 1484
Wilsonville OR 97070
Web site: www.cancerskiout.org 

Email:      cancerskiout@gmail..com








NASTAR’s integration with the U.S. Ski Team gives participants the opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite racers.

NASTAR Nationals

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 Olympic legacy.

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, multi-discipline events.

“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 great event.”

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. cities.

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 Meadows, 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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