Mountain High's roots go back to the 1970s with the formation of the "Plaza"
"Edgeset" (early 1970s) ski clubs in Portland, Oregon. In the
Fall of 2000, the two clubs merged, forming the best of both worlds. The
club was renamed: Mountain High in November 2003.
We are a friendly group of about
300 skiers and snowboarders in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver,
Washington area. We are known as a club that REALLY skis & rides. We have
day outings to Mt. Hood, and longer ski trips. We also have year-round
social activities! It's a warm & friendly club. Click for
detailed information about the club and a personal invitation to join.
"Mystery Trip," 2003. It turned
out to be Mt. Shasta
Meetings and Activities
The club has general meetings/parties about once per quarter, including a yearly
Kick-Off Party in November at the start of the new ski season. Also,
their is at least one social activity each month. Our main
1. Day-trips to Mt. Hood,
2. Longer winter trips to
throughout the U.S. and Canada,
PACRAT racing program,
4. Social events
throughout the year such as TGIFs, Wine tours, Chocolate Dessert competition/tasting,
5. Summer activities include golfing, rafting, bowling, and hiking. Families are
included in the activities whenever possible.
The current club directors are
shown on the
page. The all-volunteer board meets on the last Monday of every month to handle the affairs and planning for the
club. All members receive a monthly newsletter with detailed
information on upcoming
meetings, as well as write-ups and
recent club activities.
Brochure - A tri-fold brochure about our club that you can print or
simply forward to someone who might be interested in joining our club.
Mountain High - Outstanding Club 2006 - A PDF file containing a
3-page description of our club, with photos. This was our club's entry for
the Far West Outstanding Club competition.
Composite photo of
Nick Veroske skiing in the Cariboos
We ski, we snowboard, we have fun,
both on and off the mountain!
We do mainly alpine, downhill skiing, we have a few snowboarders, a few cross-country
skiers, but also a bit of golf, bowling, hiking,
biking, rafting, wine-tasting, barbequing, and chocolate dessert
Check out our new vision for the 21st century:
slopes, more fun on the trails, less speeding, shorter lift lines,
attracting new people to the sport! It's on our
Get on our email list; send an
Use our public
to communicate with other club members for questions, ideas, offers, news,
Bulletin Board has more
colorful ads, news, skis for sale, etc.
new members, so be sure to check us out. See the
page to see a list of membership benefits (which change from year to year), and for
instructions on how to join.
Our club is affiliated with:
NWSCC - Northwest Ski Club Council
FWSA - Far West Ski Association
NSCF - National Ski Council Federation
PACRAT - Recreational racing league
(with other local clubs)
Note: Mountain High is a non-profit, private
membership organization with a Section 501(c)(7) federal tax exemption status.
about the club.
List of Membership Benefits.
Membership Signup form (to join
or renew membership) - (PDF file, 86 KB).
Membership Signup form (to join
the club, or
renew membership) - (Word document, 23 KB).
Below are some typical ski trip photos.
most recent photos
see our Photos page.
For older photos, click on the year:
Also, go to complete
Photo Albums on Snapfish, where you can also order your own prints.
trip photos based on previous similar trips. Click on the center button
to play slide show.
Mystery Trip to Ashland -- a fun 2-day bus trip
"Mystery Trip" to Mt. Shasta - a 2-day
Recreational PACRAT racing at Meadows.
Anyone can join a 10-person team. It's fun!
Greg, Violet, Alice and Blaise having lunch at
Schweitzer Mtn., Idaho.
Club Trip to Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe, CA
Hoodoo ski area trip, Mt Washington in
background. This was another fun bus trip!
Club members enjoying a human slalom (a club tradition)
at Mt. Hood Meadows, during our annual Spring Fling.
Sample Social Events
Here are photos from some of our regular annual social events.
Winery Tour -- Another Annual Tradition!
We brew our own beer for the annual
Membership Party -- Debbi "Kor's Light"
Lynn and Terry are all smiles at the
annual Ski Fair.
Diane, Debbie, and Kurt enjoying the
End of the Season summer barbecue.
Valentine's Chocolate Party --
another annual club tradition!