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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: September 20, 2019
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.



September Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter

Skiers GuideFar West Skiers' Guide

Click on the image here to see this very colorful magazine. Learn all about past and upcoming Far West events, the annual Convention, winter trips, and more. See what other clubs and councils are doing.


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


Ski Trips survey resultsThanks to the 45 people who completed the survey.  See the results in this PDF file.

But it's not too late to add your own opinions and preferences. We will monitor any future additions to the online survey using Survey Gizmo.  If you get a privacy or security warning, that is simply due to your own security settings, which might be too strict.  Feel free to ignore any such alert for this survey.


Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.   

a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas – currently on TRIPS page,

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

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

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

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

To fully understand what our club does, please see a whole year of past photos on the PHOTOS page.

Let's ski together!   Join for an informal fun day on the slopes! Our weekend skiers tend to go to Timberline and/or Skibowl.  Our mid-week skiers usually go to Meadows on Thursdays or whenever there is some fresh powder. How to connect with us?

  1. See the weekend & mid-week entries on our TRIPS page.

  2. Click on our two FORUM buttons in the menu and see who is going skiing and when. Participate in the discussions!

  3. See our Facebook page, where all our members can post their own messages and often invite others to come ski with them. Start by clicking on the Facebook button in our main menu.

  4. On the mountain,

    if you have a 2-way radio, tune it to channel 6-19.

Mt. Hood Express bus service

We have always encouraged carpooling from Sandy, and that is still an option. But, now you can take the new Mt. Hood Express bus instead. For only $2 (or just $1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets), you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or Timberline. Catch the bus right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride bus stop half way between Champion Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer traffic light in Sandy). Turn into Champion Way to park at the Information Center.  The most convenient bus starts at 7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at 8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am. Click here for the complete schedule.


Also note that Timberline runs its own hourly shuttle between Government Camp (stopping at the Mt. Hood Brewing Co., at Collins Lake Resort, and at the Chevron station at the top end of Govy). This shuttle runs only on weekends and holidays. Approximately once an hour to make the full round trip.


Powder Alliance.  Unlimited skiing at Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl + 3 free tickets at each of 17 other ski areas, for a total of 51 free ski days
Not valid on Saturdays.
Those 71 and over pay only $50.
All prices will increase after Nov. 5 and 26.. See more at: www.powderalliance.com  and on the Facebook page:


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


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


Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.


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

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2019 man and woman of the year are: Kurt Krueger and Karen Michels. Congratulations!   See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2020 (by October or early November).

Kurt Krueger         Karen Michels

Kurt Krueger            Karen Michels


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 the places you have skied.


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.



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.


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



Join a PACRAT team 

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


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


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



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

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

January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

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


Powder Alliance adventure blog

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

Also see the trip video: https://youtu.be/q3C6tltD--M




Ski pole Inclinometers -

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








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



Sept. 1 (Sun.):    Barlow Road Wagon Trail bike ride

Sept.  3 (Tue.):    Social Happy Hour

Sept. 14 (Sat):    Tom, Dick, and Harry hike

Sept. 21 (Sat.):   Mt. Hood All-mountain Cleanup

Sept. 28 (Sat.):   Mt. High Picnic and Bike ride

Sept. 28 (Sat.):   HHH - Mt. Hood Trivia


Oct.   2 (Wed.):   Race Night at Hillcrest Sports

Oct. 12 (Sat):      Mt. High Seafood Party

Oct. 16 (Wed.):   NWSCC Night @ Columbia store

Oct. 25 (Fri.):      Warren Miller dinner & movie

Oct. 26 (Sat.):     Mt. High Highway Cleanup


Nov. 1-3 (Fri-Sun)  Ski Fever & Snowboard Show
at Portland Expo Center

Nov.  2 (Sat.):         Heritage Night at the Museum

Nov.  5 (Tue.):         PACRAT 101 West

Nov.  7 (Thur.):       Membership / Kickoff Party

Nov. 13 (Tue.):        PACRAT 101 East

Nov. 22-23 (Fri-Sat): Snowvana
       at Oregon Convention Center


Dec. 6-7 (Fri-Sat): Sandy Ski Swap + Warren Miller

Dec. 11 (Wed.):   NWSCC 40th Anniversary

Dec. 28 (Sat.):     HHH: Ski Movie Outtakes

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.  If you'd like to get a bit more involved with the club, please come and join us. This is a working and planning  meeting, but it's open to all. Social gathering: 6:00 pm, and the meeting starts at: 6:30 pm.


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 this article.


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

A blog set up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman at KPTV-12, writing about snow conditions from a skier's perspective. This has been added to both our Blogs and Links pages.


Vision for the 21st Century

A whole new vision of enhancing both safety and fun on the slopes. Read all about it (click on the "Vision" button. Get involved. Write to the ski areas. Write to ski magazines. Refer them to our website: www.mthigh.org/Vision.htm.


Trips Survey Results

Thanks to the 60 people who completed the online survey. See the results summarized in the July issue of "Lift Lines", or see the complete results here:


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

Go to MtHoodList.com to post your own message, to find a carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies for a Meadows 4x4,  or any other Mt. Hood related activity.


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


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


Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.


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


Bulletin Board vs. Forum

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

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


We Want You!

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


2-way Radios on the slopes!

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


Free Antivirus

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


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! 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.

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/

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).



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.

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

History Happy Hour

at the Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center


Last Saturday of each month, 2019  

A series of entertaining and informative evenings at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center in Government Camp.

Doors open: 6:30 pm.

Presentation starts: 7:00 pm.


Be entertained and learn something new.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks 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.


2019 Schedule

Jan. 26        Flying Buses and other Mt. Hood oddities
Learn the interesting history of the short lived Skiway tram. Local investors used a city bus and cable logging techniques, to fashion an aerial tram from Government Camp to Timberline Lodge. It only operated in 1951 and 1952, but the flying bus was a sight to see and a fright to ride.

Feb. 23       The Best of Mt. Hood Photography
This event is a rare opportunity to view the best photographs in the museum's extensive collection of Mount Hood related photographs. Archivist Brittney Cardarella and Curator Lloyd Musser will share their favorite photographs from the collections of Hal Lidell, Jock Pribnow, Helen Gerding, Bill Keil, Dale Crockatt and other photographers.

March 30     Ski Fashion Show, vintage to 2020 
Annual vintage skiwear style show with models from Skiyente Ski Club.  Follow the ski fashion trends from 1930's to the 2000's with clothing from the museum collection. Narrated by Sandi Shaub. The new fashions for 2020 presented by Hillcrest Ski & Sports.

April 27        Mt. Hood Hikes - Tips & Recommendations

May 25         "Ever Wild" Book Lecture
   Presented by Darryl Lloyd, author.
   Photographer and author Darryl Lloyd shares his adventures, stories and personal views of Washington’s Mount Adams. Darryl Lloyd at the top of Mt. AdamsLloyd is the author of “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams,” which chronicles through photography and stories his seven decades on the mountain. He is considered the foremost authority on the Northern Cascade peak. His book mixes adventure memoir with human history, geography, geology, botany, and a vital call for protection.

Growing up on a ranch at the mountain’s base, Lloyd devoted his life to learning the mountain, observing the ebb and flow of its glaciers, photographing the play of light, wandering lush meadows and old-growth forests, hiking boulder-strewn slopes and scaling icefalls.

For nearly 50 years, Darryl Lloyd has brought the mountain to people through talks and slide shows attracting thousands, and his writings and stunning photography have appeared extensively in print. With his brother Darvel, Lloyd founded the non-profit Friends of Mount Adams in 2004, promoting protection, scientific research, and stewardship of the mountain.

Lloyd holds a master of marine affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and lives in Hood River.

June 29       History of Steiner Cabins
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

July 27         A look back at Forest Fire Lookouts
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

August 10   Steiner Cabins Tours, 9 am - 4 pm.

The cabins are the work of Henry Steiner, a craftsman who emigrated from Germany and began building mountain homes that relied on the offerings of the natural surroundings. Once a year, the owners of some of the nearly 100 Steiner cabins open their doors to the public.

This year’s tour features one cabin that is a well-maintained rental property. Another cabin, built in 1925, was abandoned and closed after its previous owner took out all the characteristic Steiner features and has since been restored to reflect the original cabin.

Another cabin on the tour is a smaller home of about 800 square feet, featuring an open design that is rare among the Steiner cabins on the mountain. One other is a Forest Service “summer home.” The summer homes are private homes built on land leased from the Forest Service beginning in the 1920s. There are eight Steiner cabins among the hundreds of Forest Service summer homes on the mountain.

Steiner cabins include Henry Steiner’s signature features that draw on nature and materials at hand including basalt fireplaces, log doors, half log stairs and banisters of tree branches.

All the other events are free, but for this tour, you need to purchase a ticket in advance.  Tickets go on sale online on Monday, July 1st., starting immediately after midnight on the night of June 30.
Note that tickets usually sell out within a few hours. So, if you are interested, purchase your tickets online right after midnight.

Tickets will be available online at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 at www.mthoodmuseum.org. All ticket sales are final with no refunds. However, ticket holders may transfer their tickets if unable to attend. Tickets are $35 for museum members or $40 for non members.

Three tour times will be offered, starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. One hundred tickets will be issued for each time period. Tour participants will pick up tickets, wristbands and tour maps at the Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 E. Highway 26, in Welches.

The entire tour is expected to take two to three hours.

August 31    Barlow Road - Mt. Hood area ruts and sites
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

Sept. 28        Mt. Hood Trivia
    Presented by Lloyd Musser.

October 26   Subject TBA

Nov.  30        -- No Social Hour this month --

Dec.  28        Vintage Ski Movie Outtakes

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






Learn a little more about some Mt. Hood trivia, including a map showing part of this tour in this PDF file posted in our History section.




Cascade Lodge


Mt. Hood Museum




Share this PDF file flyer with everyone.



Directions to Zig Zag Inn.

(Click on the image to enlarge it)






This event is completely free,

both on Saturday and Sunday.


On Saturday, during the History Happy Hour presentation at the Mt. Hood Museum, donations to the Museum will be very welcome!

Emilio invites you to a history tour

Barlow Road - Mt. Hood area ruts & sites

Barlow Pass to Zig Zag

This is not a typical bike ride.  It's a history tour.

This event was a Mt. High event for a number of years,

but as of this year (2019), it will be just a private event,

Emilio's own tour.  The club doesn't want to be held liable

if anything bad should happen during the ride.

But it's not a closed private event. It's open to the

general public.  Everyone is welcome.

The event is free.


August 31 - September 1, 2019

 Saturday: 7:00:pm -- Barlow Road presentation at the Museum

 Sunday:   9:30 am -- Cyclists meet at the Zig Zag Inn

                10:00 am -- All meet at the Mt. Hood Museum in Govy.



Where exactly is the Oregon trail around Mt. Hood? How did the Oregon pioneers travel? What did they eat and drink? See the original wagon ruts.

This is really a tour of historic sites, not just a plain bike ride. Bicycles are just the best mode of transportation between sites, which are not easily accessible in any other way. If you want to just ride a bike hard and fast without regard to the location, this is not a ride for you.

But if you are interested in finding out more about how the Oregon Pioneers traveled, which way they drove their wagons and why, and maybe also hear some of of their own words and adventures, then by all means come and join us. It will be both fun and educational, and it will include plenty of Mt. Hood trivia.


This event as part of the celebration of the 176th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. The migration started in 1943.


Saturday evening, at 7:00 pm, Lloyd Musser, curator of the Mt. Hood Museum, will give a presentation with slides about the history of the Oregon Trail and of the Barlow Road, the first passage around Mt. Hood.

Sunday morning, starting at 10 am, there will be a field trip to visit all the historic sites. Participants can join any of 3 groups of people:
     a) Carpooling and hiking; - led by Lloyd Musser.
     b) Riding on road bikes - led by Emilio Trampuz
     c) Riding on mountain bikes - led by Lisa Miller.
All three groups will synchronize their movement and meet at all the important sites.


Carpooling/Hiking. There are just a few spots left in 2 cars with designated drivers for the hikers who will carpool. Once those spots are taken, the only other option for hikers is to drive their own cars, which might not work perfectly at a couple of places, including Laurel Hill, where the plan is for the hikers to be dropped off at the top of the hill and then - after hiking - picked p at the bottom of the hill.


Everyone with a bicycle should meet at the Zig Zag Inn in Zig Zag just a few minutes before 9:30 am


Zig Zag Inn is located on your right just before the start of Lolo Pass Road. Turn into the parking lot before the Inn but then conntinue driving along a dirt road behind the Inn, circling to the back of the building and positioning your car in a single file facing toward highway 26. 

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Once we are all there, we will leave a few cars there and then carpool first to the Museum in Government Camp, and then to Barlow Pass (about 5 more miles further east), where we will start the ride. At the end of the ride, we can have lunch and/or drinks at the Zig Zag Inn.


Bring a water bottle.  Bring a sandwich or some fruit, or at least an energy bar for a short lunch stop at Summit Meadows.


The whole ride will probably take about 4 hours or more, with frequent stops along the way.

This event is open to the general public, so bring a friend. It’s a unique opportunity to find out more about how the original Oregon pioneers came to Oregon.


On Sunday morning, the bike riders will meet at the Zig Zag Inn a few minutes before 9:30 am.  They will leave some of their cars there and carpool in the other cars  to the Museum in Government Camp for the official event start at 10 am.  From there, we will all move on to Barlow Pass for the start of the field trip.


 At the end of the day, we'll gather at the Zig Zag Inn for some lunch or a drink.  Those who left their cars in Zig Zag will then give a ride to the drivers of the cars left at Barlow Pass..


This is a unique and historical ride, somewhat similar to what we have done in past years, but this time much more in depth.  Lloyd Musser will show us details and places we have not visited before. And Lisa Miller has recently discovered a part of the wagon route we didn't know about before.   Here are some highlights:


1. See the original Barlow Trail and even ruts left by the wagons...

2. See the Pioneer Woman's grave.

3. See the Pioneer Cemetery at Summit Prairie and hear the voice of Perry Vickers - who is buried there. Oh, yes, we'll hear him!

4. See exactly where and how the pioneers passed through what is today Government Camp and Skibowl.  The route is not where you might think it is..

5. See Laurel Hill, the steepest part of the historic Barlow Trail, so steep the pioneers had to lower their wagons with ropes, and tie trees to the back of the wagon to act as a brake. This hill is as steep as a double-black diamond ski trail, and yet the pioneers managed to get down it with their wagons!  Many have seen this steep chute from below, but let's experience it from above, the way the pioneers saw it.

6. Visit a tunnel built for horses.

7. See the Pioneers' Bridle Path trail.

8. See the tollgate replica at one of the several locations where toll was collected from pioneers arriving in Oregon. Many of the pioneers were outraged to have to pay for the privilege of traveling down "the worst road that ever was passed by wagons!"


Some of this may seem familiar. We've done something similar before. But, there will be lots of new stuff to see and experience this time.


Please contact the Mt. Hood Museum and/or Emilio, and let them know you are coming.  This is especially important if you are planning to carpool and hike. We need to make sure we will have enough cars for everyone.


Share this PDF file flyer with everyone.




Contact Emilio at Emilio2000@earthlink.net.or 503-510-1477, and let him know the following:

1.  Are you coming to the Saturday evening presentation only, or only to Sunday's field trip, ... or both?

2.  Will you hike/carpool, or use a road bike or mountain bike?

3.  If biking, do you have either:

     a)  A trailer to help transport bikes in the morning, .... or

     b)  A larger van or car that can transport the drivers of the other cars back up to Barlow Pass at the end of the day? ... or

     c)  Can you take on at least one passenger and one bike (other than your own) from Zig Zag to Barlow Pass in the morning?


Either way, everyone with a bike needs to stop at the Zig Zag Inn at or before 9:30 am.




  1. Bike riders RSVP to Emilio, 503-510-1477, Emilio2000@earthlink.net .
  2. Hikers RSVP to Lloyd, moydmusser@msn.com .


For more info about Saturday's presentation at the Mt. Hood Museum, contact Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, at 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org  .


For info about the bike ride, contact Emilio, 503-510-1477, or Emilio2000@earthlink.net.


 Happy Hour


Mt. High TGIF

TGIT / Social Happy Hour


September 3, 2019 (Tuesday.)  5:30 - 7:30 pm.

An informal social gathering.

Let's gather for a Happy hour on Tuesday,  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.


Location:  Red Robin

                 7425 SW Nyberg St,                


See Google MAP.


Let's just relax and enjoy the time together.

For more info, contact Karen, Skiklynn@gmail.com, 503-984-9210.




View of Mt. Hood from the

Tom, Dick, and Harry trail

Tom, Dick & Harry Hike

September 14 , 2019  Saturday, 8 am.

                                             NOTE: The time has been changed to 8 am!

7.7 miles moderate hike.                        

Elevation gain 1,460 feet.

Lunch/happy hour - TBA.

The always well-graded route takes you past a picture-postcard view of Mount Hood from Mirror Lake and then enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness to ascend to the magnificent vistas from rugged Tom Dick and Harry Mountain.


MEET at 8 am at the Zig Zag Ranger Station for carpooling to the trail head.

Directions to the Zig Zag Ranger Station.  Follow highway 26 west of Sandy.  Go past the traffic light at Welches for another mile or so to Zig Zag.  The Ranger station is almost directly opposite the beginning ogf Lolo Pass Road.  It's the next driveway on your right after Zig Zag Inn.


Please RSVP to Diane Domina,  dianedomina@yahoo.com and save her cell phone number: 503-314-9572.



All-mountain cleanup

This is not a Mountain High club activity, but it is a worthy cause we should all support.

Mt. Hood
All Mountain Cleanup

September 21 , 2019  Saturday, 9 am.

Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline Lodge, The Village of Government Camp, Summit Ski Area, and Mt. Hood SkiBowl have collaborated to create an All-Mountain Cleanup!


Volunteers will meet at Summit Ski Area at 9 AM and fuel up on coffee from Mt. Hood Coffee Roasters, snacks from New Seasons, and donuts from Voodoo Donuts before shuttling to the resorts to cleanup designated areas.

SOLVE is excited to have NW Trail Alliance on board this year with a mountain bike component to the cleanup. Bring your bikes and ride the Timberline to Town trail if you want to!

Volunteers will meet back Summit Ski Area around 1 PM for a group photo and an after party provided by 10 Barrel Brewing at the Ratskellar in Government Camp.

Please bring a refillable water bottle and coffee mug. Volunteers will be on varied terrain so wear sturdy boots and work gloves if you have them. Dress in layers for the weather and bring your smiles and good vibes.

To register for the event: Click or tap HERE . There is a limit of 400 volunteers, and half the slots have been filled already. 




Bike ride at 10:00 am


Picnic at 11:30 am.


Clark shelter

Clark shelter


Dugout canoes
Replicas of Chinook dugout canoes at the
Captain William Clark Park

Click here for a MAP of the area. 

See more info about the Captain William Clark Park at:


Mt. High Picnic & Bicycle Ride

 at Captain William Clark Regional Park

in Washougal


September 28, 2019 (Saturday).

TIME: 10:00 am - the bike ride

           11:30 am - picnic.

           12 pm (noon) - food served.

            If you arrive at 1 pm or later, most of the food will be gone!

WHERE: Captain William Clark regional park in Washougal.
                Look for CLARK SHELTER at   

                See MAP


  • From I-205, take the exit to Highway 14 (north of the Columbia River), and head EAST.
  • Follow Hwy. 14 (the Lewis & Clark Hwy.) for almost 12 miles.
  • Turn RIGHT (south) on South 32nd Street and follow it to the end.
  • Turn LEFT onto Index Street.  There will be 3 parking lots on your right.  Skip the first one. Go to the 2nd or 3rd parking lot.
  • Park as close as you can to the driveway where you entered the parking lot. You'll have to walk along a path that starts from near the driveway.
  • Walk up the ramps and over the Dike and down the other side. The two shelters will be on your LEFT.
  • Look for the CLARK shelter. It's the first one you'll come across, the one closest to the parking lot. It's about 665 feet (220 yards) from the parking lot.
  • If you come with a bicycle, don't leave it on the car.  Instead, bring it to the shelter. The path to it is ride-able and the bikes are safer with you at the shelter.  That's where we'll start the bike ride from.

We'll work up an appetite and be ready for the picnic.  Bring your bike to the Clark shelter.  But not your food, because there won't be anyone there to guard it at 10 am.  Only the bike riders will gather there initially.

Harry Scribner will lead a bike ride on the Captain William Clark Park Trail. This is compact gravel and dirt similar to the Willapa Hills Trail ride we did recently. No problem for Street tires. Racing tires would be a challenge.

The trail ends at Steamboat Landing and the Pendleton woolen mill retail outlet store. The ride can be extended to the the Pendleton Woolen Mill Retail store. At Steamboat Landing you go through the tunnel and under HWY 14. and on the other side of HWY 14 is the store.  Just if you need to stretch it out a little. Also, the Two Rivers  Heritage Museum is just across the street from the Pendleton store. 

After Steamboat Landing, we'll ride back toward our shelter and past it until we get to the M Bar J Ranch.  From there, we'll return to the picnic.

From the shelter to Steamboat Landing then back to the fence at M bar J Ranch and bac6k to the shelter. The total distance is about  6 miles round trip.


After the picnic lunch we may do the Washougal River Greenway Trail. It goes through wetlands and has a raised bike path through a bog. It is really cool.



The picnic is a potluck. We'll have sausages of various kinds (spicy and non-spicy) on the grill. Bring something else to share. Also BYOB.

If you are bringing anything heavy, it would be easier for you if you had a wagon or anything on wheels to bring stuff from your cat to the camping shelter. It's a distance of about 200 yards (665 feet).

The shelter features 4 six-foot long tables, a BBQ, and running water.

Take some time during, before, or after the picnic to check out the dugout canoes, replicas of Chinook canoes, on display at the other end of the park.

Who is this gentleman

and what is he doing?

Learn the back story to this and many other photographs from the museum collection at the

at the


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

History Happy Hour

Mt. Hood Trivia

at the Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp


September 28, 2019 (Saturday.) 6:30 pm.

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum photo collection contains thousands of images from photographers that cover decades on the mountain. Curator Lloyd Musser will share “Historical Photos of Mount Hood and Trivia” during the Social History Happy Hour.


Be entertained and learn something new.


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.


Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Presentation starts at 7 pm.

Admission is free, but donations to the Museum are welcome.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

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.


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




Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

Mountain High

Monthly Board meeting

September 30, 2019.
(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.



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:

               $189 for adults

               $149 for youth.

                 $99 for children.

Prices will increase in October.

17th annual

Hillcrest Equipment Night

aka Hillcrest Race Night


October 2, 2019  (Wednesday) -  4:30 - 8:30 pm


Best prices of the year from all the top companies!  Vendor reps as well as professional staff 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.


You don't have to be a racer to enjoy the special discounts on equipment.  Everyone is invited.  But, of cours,e especially our PACRAT racers.


This is THE time to order all the gear you will need at low, competitive pricing.

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




Mt. High

Seafood Party 


October 12, 2019 (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. There will be fish and other seafood aplenty.


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.  The menu is yet to be announced.

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


Location: The home of Ron and Terri Best,

16750 S Kraeft Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045.

See Google map.




Please RSVP to Ron Best at  SeafoodParty@mthigh.org  or   503-312-8680.



NWSCC Kickoff Social


Oct. 16, 2019    (Wednesday) 

Food and guest speakers start at: 6:30 pm. Ends by 8 pm.

Come early and enjoy discounted shopping 5 pm - 6:30 pm.


Location:   Columbia Sportswear Flagship Store

                   Downtown Portland

                   911 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97205 (MAP)

NWSCC Kickoff Social

Everyone is invited!! Join Northwest Ski Club Council member clubs for another fun evening.


Food and beverages will be provided, and our guest speakers start at 6:30. There will be door prizes.

Signup in advance here or bring a guest for extra door prize.

Warren Miller's new film:



 Warren Miller - Timeless


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

Portland, Oregon, 97205.


MAP (click to enlarge):

Click to enlarge



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.

See the event's Facebook page at:

Warren Miller movie + Mt. High dinner




October 25 (Friday), 2019.   Click here for a map.    Tickets: $21.50 (if ordered thru the club by Sept. 20)


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.

Kickoff this winter with Warren Miller Entertainment’s 70th film, Timeless. It features a cast of fresh faces, including Olympic mogul skier Jaelin Kauf and Canadian World Cup ski racer Erin Mielzynski, alongside industry veterans Glen Plake, Rob DesLauries, and Marcus Caston.


Our group tickets purchase deadline is Friday, Sept. 20.  To get good seats, we need to order early! Send your check to 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.

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


  • BOGO to Crystal Mountain
  • BOGO to Whitefish
  • BOGO lift ticket to Jackson Hole
  • 2-for-1 midweek evening lift ticket to Mt. Hood Meadows
  • $119 two-pack to Schweitzer Mountain
  • Discounted lift ticket to Eldora Resort in Colorado
  • ... and more!



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 $21.50  per person check to Sandra Smith for a group tickets purchase, by Friday, September 20.


After this date, you will have to buy your own ticket and it will cost you $34.35 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!





Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.


Gathering in Skibowl's parking lot

Mt. High

Highway Cleanup

Our 15th cleanup.

October 26 , 2019

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  2 hours.

Click on the map to enlarge.        

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.    


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.





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.

40th annual

Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

Portland Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217


Nov. 1 - 3, 2019 (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 Ticket vouchers!


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 Mt. High Season Kickoff party 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

November 2  (Saturday) 6 pm - 10 pm.

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 to the Heart of the Mountain" Auction is a fun evening featuring silent auction, oral auction, food, drinks, awards 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





Introduction to Racing

Recruiting new racers


WEST:  November   5 (Tuesday), 2019   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EAST:   November 13 (Tuesday), 2019   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm



WEST:  Meadows PDX, 1639 NW Northrup St, Portland.

EAST :  Hillcrest Ski & Sports, New location2424 SE Burnside Rd, Gresham



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 be 18 years or older to join.

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





Find our more about our club,

See info & photos on display.

Mt. High

Membership & Kickoff Party

+ Mini Ski Swap


Nov. 7, 2019.  (Thursday)  6:30 - 9:30 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  (Buy your own drinks).


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


Location: Lucky Labrador Public House,

                    7675 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland.      See Google Map.






November 22 - 23, 2019 (Fri. - Sat.)

The ultimate celebration of Winter at The Oregon Convention Center on

Friday      4 pm  -  9 pm 

Saturday  10 am - 8 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.


More info at Snowvana's website:  https://snowvana.com/

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






Silent Auction




WM Timeless

Sandy Ski Swap +

Warren Miller movie

December 6 - 7, 2019. (Fri. - Sat.) - Free admission. to the swap.


Ski and Snowsports Swap & Sale.   Come and do some shopping before the movie and during the 30 minute intermission. There will be lots of new and used ski and snowsports equipment and clothing at great prices!  See more at: https://sandyskiteam.schoolauction.net/2018/homepages/show


Swap & Sale Hours:  Friday Dec 6th:      5pm - 9pm

                                    Saturday Dec 7th:  10am - 7pm


If you’d like to consign your used items for this event, please enter your swap items here.


Silent Auction & Raffle Enter a chance to win some great raffle prizes and bid on amazing silent auction items during this fun 2 day event!




WARREN MILLER movie tickets are now available! Use the school’s secure system to buy tickets from Sandy Ski Team Racers & Freestylers.

Buy tickets now by clicking on the Warren Miller words above.


Show times:  Friday: 5  pm ,  Saturday: 7 pm   (after the Swap)

Theater doors open 30 minutes befpre the show..

Movie tickets $20 (a limited number available at the door).

NOTE: Sandy Ski Team is unable to offer "WM giveaway promos" at this price

Location: New Sandy High School Auditorium.


40th Anniversary


NW Ski Club Council


PACRAT bib pickup


NW Ski Club Council

40th Anniversary Party

and PACRAT bib pickup


Dec. 11 (Wednesday):  6:00 pm.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Northwest Ski Club Council in conjunction with the regular NWSCC meeting, PACRAT bib pickup, and PIE auction.


Location: Lagunitas Community Room,

                237 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232.

No admission charge.

Mark down this date for a fun get-together to celebrate 40 years of NWSCC - originally founded as the "Portland Area Ski Club Council". 

NWSCC is about to celebrate 40 years . . . we would love to gather histories of member clubs, which in turn gives us more information on our own history.  Tell us about your club to feature in a newsletter and to celebrate at our 40th Bash in October.  How old is your club?  When did the club join NWSCC?  Does your club have a special focus (for example: mid-week skiing, bus trips, over 50 only, women only)?  We want to celebrate our long time member clubs as well!

PACRAT team captains should attend to pick up the race bibs for their teams.







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 on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Admission is free.

History Happy Hour

Vintage Ski Movie Out-takes


December 28, 2019 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm / 7 pm.


Come see some historic and some funny old movies about skiing on our favorite mountain!



Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center

88900 Government Camp Loop

Government Camp, OR, 97028


Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30,

Presentation: 7 pm. - 8 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.


The presentation is free. Small donations to the Museum are welcome.  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 



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