Articles on Skiing
below have appeared in previous newsletters or on our web site, and
have been archived here due to their popularity and/or usefulness,
for future reference.
West Skiers' Guide - Summer
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Letter to ski areas. Promoting Turning
Six Slices of Safety Hexagon - or -
condensed version - The 6 facets of safety.
learn about them, learn to recognize the conditions that put you at risk.
Safety in powder
- Powder skiing precautions, + Call for more trees at ski areas.
Orange cones for
practicing turning skills - What we've learned by trying it.
courses for turning skills - a variety of approaches to encourage
skiing - Mt. Hood Meadows spreads awareness & gets tough on reckless
Safety bar on
chairlifts - Lower the bar. Stay safe.
Rain Bags - Real examples of injuries from plastic bags on the slopes.
to Ski: ACL
- Chapter from a book by Carl Petersen, physiotherapist and
fitness coach for the Canadian
Olympic ski team. More info at:
Helmet mounted GoPro camera aggravated Michael Schumacher's accident -
Photos and video.
Safety Boundary Signs on Mt. Hood - Safety signs west of
Timberline, including article, pictures, and maps.
Best Line - How to carve the quickest line
through racing gates.
How to slip the
course - Diagram showing how to slip the race course correctly.
Global Warming Affects Ski Areas
- Which ski areas have closed due to
Which ones are next?
areas - (Ski Oregon Challenge) The 12 main Oregon ski areas, photos,
Washington Ski areas
- (Ski Washington Challenge). Photos, descriptions,
NW Ski Challenge
- Oregon, Washington, & Idaho. David Schor's diary of visiting them all!
Powder Alliance - Buy the Fusion Pass and get free skiing
at 11 other ski areas. Since 2013/14 Silver Star was added in 2014/15.
North American Ski Areas - A list of all the ski areas in
North America (the US and Canada).
passes compared - A comparison of various ski passes.
This page is updated annually.
Passports - How to get one.
guidelines - How to share the cost of gas fairly and
equally. Also in
bus ski trips. - Advice for how to pack for club
ski trips by bus.
America - The story of John and Jewel Andrew spending
their retirement years skiing all of North America.
Road trips. See
& ski the world! 60 ski areas within driving
distance! Map included.
Ski Safari 1 counter-clockwise -
Okanagan. Detailed trip guide, based on the 2004, 2006, and 2010 trips.
Safari 1 clockwise -
Okanagan. Detailed trip guide, based on the 2003, 2005, and 2009 trips, with
optional extension to Red Mt., 49 Degrees North, and Mt. Spokane.
Safari 2 Columbia - Kootenays, the Columbia River valley. The
including Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Panorama, Kimberley, Fernie.
Canada Ski Safari 2005/06
- Photos from the 6-day road trip, December 2005.
Safari 2006/07 - Experiences and impressions of the Dec. 2006 ski
Tips for Skiing in Canada - Some
useful tips and ideas, re. passport, money matters, & skiing.
French Alps 2006: Val d'Isere
A week in the French Alps. Ooh-la-la!
Idaho Adventure bus trip (2006) -
Tamarack and Brundage Mt. (ID), plus Anthony Lakes (OR).
Crystal Mountain, WA bus trip
(2005). Photos and description of the trip.
Whitefish Mountain Ski Challenge game.
A challenge we posed to our club members on a 2015 trip.
Big Mountain Train trip (2005).
Our 4-day trip via AMTRAK to the slopes of Big Mountain.
Adventure - Collection of interesting first-hand account articles on
Western ski areas.
LOCAL LORE & LOCAL ISSUES
Mt Hood Trivia
- Did you
know all this about Mt. Hood?
Mt. Hood Express
bus - Description, map, and schedule.
Boundary Signs on Mt. Hood - Safety signs west of
Timberline, including article, pictures, and maps.
on Mt. Hood - a long standing tradition. Alpine trail,
Glade trail. By Lloyd Musser, curator of the Mt. Hood Museum.
Mt. Hood Trails Maps and Glade Trail Day. Compare
old and new map of Mt. Hood ski trails.
Timberline side-country with pictures. Detailed
description of Timberline to Government Camp trails, canyons, and more.
NW Snowsport Advocates
- Get involved. Help you local ski area!
Forest Service proposal to decommission roads around Mt. Hood (maps
National Park. Introduction, overview, and what it could be like.
Hood Loop Highway at Laurel Hill - Map of the area,
suggested pedestrian bridges to reconnect old highway.
Preserve the old Mt. Hood Highway as a Trail - Build 2
pedestrian bridges to reconnect Laurel Hill.
Shaped Skis Hype - Were
skis ever straight?
In Search of the Perfect Ski Watch -
Compare features and prices. Contact manufacturers.
Radios - Is anyone out there -
Tips for using radios on the slopes.
Chains and Traction Tires
- Will you have to chain up or not?
Ski pole Inclinometers - Attach
this simple device to your ski pole and use it to measure the slope
Mt. Hood south
side, with safety boundaries.
Service Map from 1941 - showing where skiers get lost on Mt. Hood.
Hood roadmap A1 : Government Camp - Summit Meadow - Barlow Pass.
Hood roadmap A2 : Barlow Pass
Hood roadmap A3: Laurel Hill
Mt. Hood roadmap A3: Laurel Hill with location of two desired
pedestrian bridges indicated as black lines.
Mt. Hood roadmap A4: Kiwanis Camp Road and Map turn.
Computers, the Internet)
Web Search Engines - Finding a ski
club using an internet search.
How to Prepare/Post
Photos & Videos for our web site / newsletter.
Drinks and Personalities
- A bit of humor. What your drink reveals about you.
Scam - beware of this pair of scammers!
Buy Mars - After purchasing almost all the Colorado ski areas, Vail
Resorts moves on to Mars!
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