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Mt. High Events
Last updated: December
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in
the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.
Weather forecast for Government Camp on the
See bottom of this page for
ski area reports.
December Lift Lines
NWSCC Newsletter -
Ski Club Council's
FWSA News Flash
- September issue. Far West Ski Association
Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news,
Let's ski together!
for an informal fun day on the
slopes! Our weekend skiers
will go to Timberline this
Saturday, Dec. 10. Our
mid-week skiers usually go to
Meadows on Thursdays or whenever
there is some fresh powder. How to
connect with us?
1. Read the weekend
and mid-week entries on our
2. Click on our two
FORUM buttons in the menu and see
who is going skiing and when.
Participate in the discussions!
NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Our club provides numerous
activities in the following
a) Day trips to Mt.
Hood ski areas –
b) Ski trips
to other ski areas in the West
c) Recreational racing –
d) Social events,
parties, etc. – on the
e) Summer activities
(Biking, Hiking, Rafting,
Picnic, etc.) – usually on our
To fully understand what our
club does, please see a whole
year of past photos on the
CALL for Mt.
Debbi Kor is putting
together a Club Cookbook for next
year. If you're interested, send her
your favorite recipes. She'll gather
them, put them together, and see
what we come up with.
Contact Debbi at:
Kickoff Party photos
Photos from our
recent Kickoff party are now posted
Man and Woman of the
Our 2016 man and
woman of the year are: Steve
Royce and Karen Michels.
Congratulations! See our
page for a list of past men
and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your
nominations for Man & Woman of the
Year for 2017.
We have updated out
page, which now lists all the
upcoming trips for the upcoming
2016/2017 winter season.
See the latest photos from the
Mt. Hood History bike ride, the
Idaho bike trip, as well as all
the photos taken during this past
year. See what the club has
The GOOD OLD
TIMES will soon be moved
Photos from our whole
past year will soon be moved from the
to a new Photos 2016 page. Our
will be cleared to make room for new
photos for this coming season,
starting with the SkiFever Show and
the Kickoff Party.. Just keep
scrolling down the photos page to see all
our past events.
Skiing North America -
about our club member John Andrew
skiing all of North America has
appeared in the Wall Street Journal
on March 20, 2016. See
Let's go skiing!
Meet at McDonald's in Sandy 7:30 -
7:45 am. We can carpool, or
just drive up together. Some of us
are going to Timberline
or Skibowl. Others are going to
Meadows. We can all meet at McDonald's.
See details about our
day trips on the
TRIPS page. Hey, a day trip
is a trip too! If you have a
2-way radio, tune it to
There are new items
on our Bulletin Board. Check it out!
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
Mt. High Entry into FWSA Outstanding
has completed a 10-page fully
illustrated document that is our
club's entry in the FWSA
Outstanding Club contest.
Winning clubs will be announced at
the Far West Convention in San
Diego, CA, in June 2015. Click on
the headline or go to our
Documents web page.
13 resorts for
the price of one!
Buy a Fusion Pass,
which gives you unlimited all season
access to both Timberline and
Mt. Hood Skibowl, and you
will also receive 30 free days at 11
other resorts in the West (3 tickets
at each). See more at:
on the Facebook page:
Also, click here for
Map of Powder Alliance resorts.
50% discount at adidas
Go to our
Board and print the
special coupon for the adidas
employee store, fill it out and get
a 50% discount. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for
NOTE: This offer is not ongoing.
It comes and goes periodically.
When it becomes available again,
Mountain High club members who have
opted to receive ALL emails will be
informed by email.
Super Senior Specials
If you are 75 or
older, you are a "super-senior, and
you qualify for the following
benefits. Here are just a few
examples. There are more:
a) Buy a SEASON
Snowbasin, Utah for $39.
(This pass does not come with Powder
b) Buy a season
Powder Mountain, UT, for
c) Get a free
season pass at Bogus Basin, ID.
d) Ski free at
Red Mountain, B.C.
Note that the
November-December 2014 issue of
Skiing History magazine
a long list of all the places where
you can ski for free. The
age limit varies from 60 to 80,
depending on the ski area. When you
read this article online, click on
Ctrl-+ key combination a few
times to enlarge the page, to make
it more readable.
New Video about our club
See the new video
about what our club has been up to
lately. Included is a funny snow
report about the upcoming Whitefish
Express Rental &
Service shop in Rhododendron
John Hanson (formerly
of the Ski Chalet) is helping
Skibowl with a new project in
Rhododendron: an Express Rental &
Service outlet with retail as well.
"One of our target customers is the
high school/ club racer looking to
maintain a competitive advantage.
Racers can drop their skis off after
training nights and pick them up
ready to go on race day. We are
currently set up to do edge tunes
and hot waxes."
Mon-Tue: 8-5, Wed-Fri: 8-9pm,
Sat: 7-6pm and
Next season, they
plan to stock race accessories as
Stop by anytime. The location is
on the right hand side of Hwy 26 in
Rhododendron across from the Village
Mt. Hood Meadows tickets
are available at a discounted price
of just $64. See our
Bulletin Board for details.
Ski - Or Help Someone
Our club now has a
devoted just to beginner skiers, and
we need volunteers who are willing
to help newcomers to the sport. This
is a win-win for everybody. By
brining in new people to the slopes,
the ski areas get more customers,
our club gets more members, and the
newcomers get their wings (their
skis or boards)!
Hood Express bus service
We have always
encouraged carpooling from Sandy,
and that is still an option. But, now
you can take the new Mt. Hood Express
bus instead. For only $2 (or just
$1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets),
you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or
Timberline. Catch the bus
right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride
bus stop half way between Champion
Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer
traffic light in Sandy). Turn into
Champion Way to park at the
The most convenient bus starts at
7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at
8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am.
Click here for the complete
Please renew your club membership
in the Fall (October, November). This is also the best
time to sign up for a ski trip with the club. It is best to renew in person at the annual Ski Fair or at our annual Kickoff Party. If
you do it by mail, simply print print
the Dough Transmittal form and mail it in. You can find it on our Membership page and on the
Forms & Docs page.
a PACRAT team
Now is the time.
Teams are being formed right now,
and many teams need a few new
racing, après ski parties and more!
Check it all out on
page and on the
PACRATs web site.
Mt. High has a Facebook page
Thanks to Bruce Kuper
for setting up a Favebook Page for
Mountain High. It is a Facebook
group. Check it out, join the group,
and start posting your messages,
photos, questions, etc. See it at:
Benefits updated - 20% off at the
Thanks to Kevin
Bastin, owner of the Taco Shoppe and
a Mountain High club member, we have
now been offered 20% off of any item
on the menu (not just the burritos).
The Taco Shoppe
in Government Camp, across the
street from the Huckleberry Inn (but
a house or two up the road), or just
downhill from the Mount Hood Museum. See details on our
Benefits page and on our
Board page. Click here for
Trips calendar & Questionnaire
MS Word or
Check out the preliminary (draft)
copy of the 2015 winter trips
calendar, and then please fill out
the questionnaire on page 2.
Let us know your trip preferences.
This questionnaire will be
distributed at our quarterly social,
May 21, but you can also email it to
us, either to
email@example.com or to
Emilio's side-country article on
Check out a detailed
description of Timberline's
side-country options in an article
written by Emilio and just published
on ShredHood.org. It's a 5-page
article, so click on the "Next"
button at the bottom of each page.
And don't be confused by the fact
that each page begins with the same
trail map, for easy reference.
is a web site devoted to
everything Mt. Hood. It contains the
latest news, classifieds, racing,
new school, old school, videos,
slides, events, resources.
The web site was started by Ben Jacklet, a local journalist.
Check it out:
Powder Alliance adventure blog
Emilio has left on a
4,000 miles road trip to ski as many
Powder Alliance ski areas as
possible. Lots of driving. But the
skiing is free for anyone with a
Fusion Pass. He will try to keep a
diary marking his progress. Check
out his “Ski Delights” blog at:
pole Inclinometers -
Attach this simple device to your
ski pole and use it to measure the
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
2016/2017 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Blue: Mountain High club events
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club
Black: General events
See more event details in the next section below.
Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011,
and has stabilized around 300 since then. Current membership as of
September 2015 = 304.
Last Monday of the month, we
meet at the Round Table Pizza
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland
(near the corner of Capitol
Hwy.) to plan future club
events, trips. Phone: (503)
245-2211. If you would like
to get a bit more involved with
the club, please come and join
us. This is a working and
planning meeting, but it's
open to all. Social gathering:
and the meeting starts at:
of local ski clubs gather to
coordinate activities, plan
joint events and trips.
Sometimes, there's a guest
speaker. These meetings are open
at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..
Meetings are held quarterly on the
3rd Wednesday in October,
December, March and June.
At various locations around the
Portland metro area. See the
NWSCC web site for details.
Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch
Check out some of the
features available on watches these
days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer,
Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And
water resistant to 200 meters.
Sadly, not all in one watch. Read
Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog
A blog set
up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman
at KPTV-12, writing about snow
conditions from a skier's
perspective. This has been added to
Vision for the
A whole new vision of enhancing both
safety and fun on the slopes. Read
all about it (click on the "Vision"
button. Get involved. Write to the
ski areas. Write to ski magazines.
Refer them to our website:
Trips Survey Results
Thanks to the 60
people who completed the online
survey. See the results summarized
in the July issue of "Lift Lines",
or see the complete results
Mt Hood List
- A great new site!
to post your own message, to find a
carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies
for a Meadows 4x4, or any
other Mt. Hood related activity.
Check out this content on our
David Schor's adventures
(our recent trips and racing)
sale on our
Bruce's fall video
See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam
recording his fall and slide on the
face of 7th Heaven at Stevens
Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter?
Where did you ski?
Where were you 20 or 30 years
ago? How did you learn to ski? Any
spectacular falls? Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories
Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos
will be scanned in and returned to you. Contact
Free $kiing corner.
Free or half-priced
post your questions, requests,
offers, or help provide answers.
For plain text announcements or
questions, feel free to post your
own message in the Forum.
For more elaborate, announcements,
including graphics, photos, etc.
please email them to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post
it on the Bulletin Board.
Also see the
Oregon Challenge Diary
- a description of all the Oregon
ski areas, and the combined
experiences of all 3 successful
challengers. Read about Warner
Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret!
And Spout Springs, and more. This
will be permanently posted on our
We Want You!
We know you have
something to contribute to the club.
Organize a party, a hike. a game of
cards, a visit to the theater, or
just a TGIF. Take your favorite
activity and invite other club
members to join you. Just let us
know what you could do for the club.
Or, better yet, come to our monthly
planning meeting, any last Monday
of the month, at the Round Table
2-way Radios on the slopes!
Connect with other club members on
the slopes. Simply get on the radio
channel 6-19, and call for
Mountain High members. That is
Channel 6, Privacy code 19. There is
a permanent note about this on our
Say goodbye to your
Avast! is totally free and
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Download it and try it yourself:
page - new & improved
The best way to get
info about ski areas. The improved
version contains almost all the ski
areas in the West, 161 of them. It's
the easiest way to get info for a
trip. Just click on whatever ski
resort you want.
NW Ski Challenge
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.
New for this season is that in addition to Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, you can now
also ski at several ski areas in British
Columbia, Alaska, and Mammoth Mt.
They all count!
Just save your lift
tickets or receipts from the ski
areas and mail them to the NWSCC:
The address is on the form.
Click here for the Entry Form and
Skiing the Northwest
can be quite an adventure. See David
journal on our "Articles" page,
Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.
The events listed below are events other than ski trips and
Mt. High members at Stevens Pass
Mt. High members on Mt. Hood
NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Our club provides numerous activities in
the following categories. Most of
them have their own separate pages on
our web site:
a) Day trips to Mt. Hood
ski areas (both weekend
and mid-week) – currently on
TRIPS page, but might be
moved to a Mt. Hood page or Meet-up
page, or something like that.
b) Ski trips to other
ski areas in the West -- see
c) Recreational racing –
d) Social events, parties,
etc. – on the
e) Summer activities
(Biking, Hiking, Rafting,
Picnic, etc.) – usually on our
Our Home page is mainly a calendar of
events and a place to post social events
that don't have their own separate
pages, such as Trips and Racing events
To get a better view of what our club
does, please check the
ABOUT US page and the
PHOTOS page, which shows almost
everything we did in the past year(s).
Each season, we start to build a new
Photos page, so if you are checking us
out at the beginning of the season,
check out one of the previous year's
Photos page, which will be more
We will have many such day trip to Mt. Hood during the winter, on
different days of the week and to different ski areas.
Ski Day at
December 4 (Sunday) and
on other dates yet to be announced in our Forum
and web site.
ski with us this Sunday. Just for fun.
Timberline already has 3
feet of snow at the Lodge, and more snow is coming every day. A
fresh soft carpet of approximately an inch of fresh snow is expected
on Saturday night. Perfect!
Let's connect at 7:30 - 7:45
am at McDonald's in Sandy.
If you come early, walk inside and get yourself a cup of coffee
or a breakfast sandwich. As usual, we can organize some
carpooling on the spot, depending on who shows up.
If you miss us in Sandy, try connecting with
us at Timberline, around 9:00 am at the day
lodge or just outside, near the ski-check, ready to go
Or call Mt. High members
using a 2-way radio on channel 6-19.
See more info on our
TRIPS page, under either Mid-week or Weekend skiing.
Pacific Northwest Area Clubs
Recreational Alpine Teams
Northwest Ski Club Council
PACRAT team captains'
Dec. 14, 2016
(Wed.): 6:00 pm (Starts with Happy half-hour 6 - 6:30 pm)
This will be a combined PACRAT and NWSCC
PACRAT Team Captains will pick up the racing bibs for their
team if all their team-mates have paid their PACRAT dues and
submitted all the paperwork, signed liability forms, etc. If a
team captain cannot attend in person, please send one of your
team-mates to collect the bibs for your team.
Columbia Flagship Store (upstairs room)
911 SW Broadway,
Portland, OR 97205
Usually on the last
Monday of the month.
monthly Board meeting
- Usually last Monday of the month.
6:00 pm - social
6:30 pm - formal
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near
Capitol Hwy. (by McDonald’s).
This is an
organizational and planning meeting, attended mainly by Board
members, trip leaders, activity organizers etc., but it is open to
all. Anyone wanting to get more involved with the club is
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