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Ski Trips

Last updated:  March 5, 2019.


Every year, we organize at least one or two weekend bus trips and one or two longer trips, as well as joining forces with other ski clubs (within the NWSCC and FWSA) to organize multi-club trips.  We also have informal day-trips to Mt. Hood ski areas.

See How to pack for bus ski trips.

Trips Calendar Color code:
Mountain High trips are in BLUE
FWSA trips are in Maroon.

Multi-club trips are in purple.
Click on any trip listed for more info.

  Mountain High members at

Whitefish Mt. Montana  


2018/2019 Trips

Click here for:

 Ski the NW Challenge information.



For all trips, see:

Trip Cancellation Policy

All winter

Weekend day-trips




* Powder Alliance trip

* Mystery trip (2017)

* Canada trip (2016)

* Crystal Mt. trip (2016)

* Montana trip (2016)

* North Idaho (2014)

* Leavenworth (2014)

* Whitewater, Red 2013

* Brundage, Tamarack

* Shasta, Ashland 2012

* Powder Mt, Utah 2012

* Leavenworth 2011

* Crystal Mt. WA 2011

* Fernie, Canada 2010

* Mystery trip, OR 2010

* Heavenly, CA 2009

* South Oregon, 2008

* White Pass, WA 2008

* Powder Mt. Utah 2007

* Mission,Stevens 2007

* Val d'Isère (Alps, 2006)

* Idaho bus trip (2006)

* Canada ski safari 2005

* Crystal Mt., WA (2005)

* Big Mt., MT train (2005)


For more photos, see the Photos page.

All winter

Mid-week day trips


All winter

Northwest Ski Challenge

Jan. 26 - Feb. 2, 2019

Discovering the Monashee Mountains

* 3 days at Silver Star, BC, Canada

* 3 days at Big White, BC, Canada

Trip Leaders: Karen Michels & Bill King

Feb. 2 - 9, 2019

FWSA Ski Week - Steamboat, CO

Feb. 18 - 22,  2019

Bogus Basin, Idaho + A-Lakes, OR

*  2 days at Bogus Basin, ID

*  2 days at Anthony Lakes, OR

Trip leader - Linda McGavin

March 9-16, 2019

FWSA International Week ~JAPAN

March 24 - 29, 2019

FWSA Mini Ski Week -  Winter Park, Colorado

March 15 - 17, 2019 Mt. High: Mt.Shasta + Mt. Ashland trip

Weekend bus trip. One day at each place.

Trip leader-  Emilio Trampuz

April, 2010

Far West Championships  (TBA)

Apr. 5 - 7, 2019

Bachelor Blast  (an NWSCC trip for all)

July 9 - 22, 2019

Africa Ski Safari, hosted by Bogus Basin

August 29, 2019

Eastern Europe to Black Sea River Cruise

2018/2019 dates


In 2016, we had a total of 17 club outings to Mt. Hood, most of them to Timberline, but also a few to Meadows and Skibowl.

In 2017, we had just 13 Mt. Hood days.

In 2018, about 12/


Dates for this season will be added here when people want to go skiing.


1.  Dec. 15. 2018 (Sat.) - Timberline. 

    Meet in Sandy 7:30 - 7:45 am


2. January 1st, 2019. - Timberline



In the middle of winter, we are usually busy with ski trips, PACRAT races, and other events.  But, we will most likely ski together at Skibowl and Timberline every weekend in March. April and May, until Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), when all the regular ski passes (Fusion pass, Spring pass) expire.


Join in the fun! Make the effort to join us in Sandy, so we can start the day together!Mountain High club members human slalom at Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon


Weekend day-trips

Just for fun gatherings


Come ski with us!  Just for fun. Can you show us some new trail. a secret stash, a hidden slope?  Or can we show you something new you haven't skied before?


The day trips to Mt. Hood will be simple carpooling trips, or let's just meet at the ski area.

Normally, we meet at McDonald's in Sandy (left at 3rd traffic light in Sandy) around 7:30 - 7:45am. You'll find us either in the parking lot, or inside McDonald's, getting a cup of coffee. From there, we can either carpool or caravan (follow each other's cars) to the ski area. 


For info, contact Emilio, Emilio2000@earthlink.net,  or 503-510-1477.


Please Join one or both of our club's Forums (Weekend and/or Mid-week). You can post messages there, see when other people are planning to go skiing, and communicate with them.


Simply click on one of the Forum buttons in our  main menu.  Then click on "Join this Group" in the upper right of the window.  Give the system your email address, so that you can then automatically receive an email whenever someone posts a message in the Forum or replies to your message.


Alternate ways to meet:  (if you miss us in Sandy)

1.  On the mountain, meet us around 9:00 am (or 8:00 am after May 15) near the ticket office, or just outside the day lodge, near the free ski check, ready to go skiing.

2.  On a 2-way radio, find us on Channel 6-19.  Just ask for "Mountain High" people!



Alternate transportation (by bus):

On some nice day (when it's not windy or rainy in Sandy), let's try using the Mt. Hood Express bus. A bus ticket costs only $2, and it saves you not only the cost of gas but also the wear and tear on your car.  We'll try to announce those days in advance.


Catch the bus on the far western end of Sandy. Even before you get to the first Sandy traffic light (near Fred Meyer), turn right at the ARCO gas station (barely visible from Hwy. 26).  Then an immediate left into the parking lot of the Mt. Hood Forest Center.  Leave your car there and walk up the few steps to Highway 26, where you will see a small stop shelter. The bus leaves there at 7:45 am, arrive3s at Skibowls at 8:30 am, and at Timberline at 9:00 am.


See bus schedule at: http://www.mthoodexpress.com/#!schedule-map/c1h6a


Mid-week skiers


The current group of mid-week skiers tend to be advanced skiers who enjoy powder skiing and challenging terrain (trees, bumps, ungroomed snow) at Mt. Hood Meadows.


Here are just a few of the regular mid-week skiers:


Debbie Thomas     Kay Kinyon      Walt Blomberg



Kenny Brundidge  George Yun         Kurt Krueger


Mid-week day-trips

to Mt. Hood ski areas.


A group of us go skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows on week days, all winter, often on Thursdays, but also whenever there is good powder, or whenever the fancy strikes! 


At Meadows, find us in the cafeteria in the South lodge near the Schuss restaurant (aka The Hamburger Place) around 8:00-8:30 a.m.(That's on the slope level, which is 2nd floor).  Left lodge as you walk up from the parking lot.   


NOTE: Quite often, Kenny Brundidge starts the day a bit later, like around  9:00 - 9:20 am.  So, if you are running late, look for him in the lodge.  See his picture on the left,  Either way, it's best to plan ahead and connect either through our Forums or you can also email Kenny at:  kenbrundidge@comcast.net


You can connect with the mid-week group by joining our online Midweek forum page: http://groups.google.com/group/MtHigh-midweek?hl=en . Click on the Join this group link (on the upper right of the page) and follow the instructions. 


Please choose to receive all emails from the group. That way, you will be notified when the group starts making plans to go skiing.

Once you join this Forum (which is actually a Google Group), you can post messages in the midweek forum whenever you want.  Only your first message, or your first joining, needs to be approved by a group moderator..

Sometimes we use 2-way radios to connect on Channel 6, Code 19, but almost nobody in the Meadows group uses radios any more, so this is not a reliable way to connect.



See: Map of all ski areas or click on the map to enlarge it. Ski any 7 or more of these:



• Anthony Lakes
• Cooper Spur

• Ferguson Ridge
• Hoodoo
• Mt. Ashland
• Mt. Bachelor
• Mt. Hood Meadows
• Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
• Spout Springs

• Summit Ski area

• Timberline
• Warner Canyon
• Willamette Pass



• 49º North

• Cascade Powder Cats

• Crystal Mountain

• Echo Valley

• Hurricane Ridge

• Leavenworth Ski Hill

• Loup Loup

• Mission Ridge

• Mt. Baker

• Mt. Spokane

• North Cascade Heli-Skiing
• Sitzmark

• Ski Bluewood

• Stevens Pass

• Summit at Snoqualmie

• White Pass



Steamboat, CO
Winter Park, CO



Aspen, CO

Big White, BC

Sun Peaks, BC

Whitefish, MT

For links to all these ski areas please see our
"Ski Areas" web page.

NW Ski Challenge 2018/2019


NWSXX Ski Challenge mapWould you like to win a prize just for having fun skiing?  All you have to do is visit as many ski areas in the Northwest as possible, and keep your lift tickets or receipts.


The 2018-2019 ski season will be the fourteenth year of the NWSCC Ski/Ride Challenge. For the past 13 years the Council has rewarded skiers and snowboarders who have met the Challenge with lift tickets and gift certificates for equipment or services at ski shops.


The first year of our Challenge was to visit all the Oregon ski resorts. The second year the Challenge was to ski all Washington ski resorts. The third year, we did Idaho ski resorts. Then we made it super-easy, with a minimum requirement of skiing just any 7 of the ski areas listed on the above map.


Additionally, the challenge has expanded to include certain ski areas in  Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  Only the ski areas shown on the map and listed in the list qualify, because they are commercial members of the NWSCC.


The Northwest Ski/Ride Challenge rules are as follows:


Ski or ride any 7 or more of the listed resorts (or appearing on our map) during one ski season to be eligible to win a prize.  This is not a race for the most resorts in the least amount of time visited. Anyone who visits at least 7 ski resorts any time during the season is the eligible to enter. Save your lift tickets and/or receipts as proof.


Info & entry forms: Ski Oregon Challenge flyer (PDF)


Just save your lift tickets and/or credit card receipts from the lift ticket purchase, and mail this in before June 15. Please print and fill out the entry form. Mail your entry to:

NWSCC Ski Oregon Challenge
5331 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 258
Box 438
Portland, OR 97239


Winners will be announced in the Fall.


Several of our past winners have kept very informative and colorful blogs and photos of their experiences as they skied and rode at Northwest ski areas the last three seasons. Read about each ski area, and about our experiences there, for inspiration:


a) Ski Oregon Challenge (2005-06): http://www.mthigh.org/Articles/Ski-Oregon-Challenge-diary.pdf


b) Ski Washington Challenge (2006-07): http://www.mthigh.org/Articles/Ski-Washington-Challenge-diary.pdf 

and David's blog at: http://skiwashington.blogspot.com/ 


c) Ski Idaho Challenge (2007-08): http://skiid.blogspot.com/


Click here for the Entry Form and Rules in Word or PDF.

They are also posted on the NWSCC website, at www.nwskiers.org.


Explore the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia


Big White


Silver Star





Passport is required.


Find out how to apply for or renew your passport in this recently updated article on Passports.




A. Big White video 1 , 

B. Silver Star video 1 Video 2 ,  


Big White


Silver Star

Mt. High

Discovering the Monashee Mountains

Big White, BC + Silver Star, BC
A Mt. High bus trip

offering both Downhill & Nordic skiing


January 26 - February 2, 2019 -- Saturday - Saturday.


UPDATE:  This trip is now full, but we do have a waiting list. Contact the trip leader, Karen Michels, to be added to the waiting list.

We will stay ON MOUNTAIN at both resorts with easy access to all village amenities.  Full trip price includes: roundtrip charter bus transportation, 7 nights lodging, 3 Silver Star lift tickets, 3 Big White lift tickets and several meals. 

FYI:  Silver Star is part of the Powder Alliance and if you have the local fusion pass for Timberline/Skibowl or another Powder Alliance pass you get three free passes to Silver Star. Powder Alliance pricing takes into account those three free lift tickets.

At Big White, we will stay in traditional hotel rooms at the Inn at Big White with TWO people per room.  Rooms have QQ set up and a kitchenette. 

At Silver Star, we will stay at Snowbird Lodge with FOUR people in a two-bedroom condo or SIX people in a three-bedroom unit.  In addition, there is one two-bedroom unit that has a few bunks in a den which can accommodate a larger group in the same condo.  There is a full kitchen and a living room in each condo that will be shared by all; couples will have king or queen bed and singles will have a twin bed. The units all have a washer and dryer and a PRIVATE HOT TUB on the deck.

Silver Star is located about 12 miles from Vernon in the heart of the Okanagan region and is the 3rd largest in British Columbia. It offers both Nordic and downhill options. It is known for champagne powder and averages over 23 feet of snowfall each year. Silver Star has over 3200 acres of downhill skiing, 11 lifts and 132 runs with 15% easiest, 40% intermediate, 35% most difficult and 10% extreme. Check it all out at www.Skisilverstar.com .See webcam.

Big White is located about 35 miles from Kelowna in the heart of the Okanagan region. It offers both Nordic and alpine options. It is known for deep powder bowls, wide open glades and fall line cruising. Big White boasts 2765 acres of skiable terrain with 15 lifts. Big White has a vertical drop of 2550 feet and 118 runs comprised of 18% beginner, 54% intermediate, 22% expert and 6% extreme. Check it all out at www.bigwhite.com

Prices: Adult                                       $1365.00
Adult w/ Powder Alliance      
Senior w/ Powder Alliance    
No lifts                                    


Adults with the Fusion Pass will save $235 on this trip.

Seniors with the Fusion Pass will save $195 on this trip.


Reserve your spot now with a $250.00 deposit. 

50% of remaining balance due by September 15th.  Third and final payment is due by November 15th.  Cancel deadline for full refund is October 15th.


UPDATE:  This trip is now full, but we do have a waiting list. Contact the trip leader, Karen Michels, to be added to the waiting list.


Print our Dough Transmittal Form and mail it in with your $250 deposit check payable to Mountain High club, PO Box 2182, Portland, OR 97208.


See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy


Contact Trip leaders with any questions:

Karen Michels:  skiklynn@gmail.com

Bill King:             willie2k@ymail.com

**Powder Alliance resorts still to be confirmed for 2018/19 








Steamboat, Colorado



See the

trip flyer

FWSA Ski Week 2019

Steamboat, Colorado


February 2 - 9, 2019
Annual ski week organized by the Far West Ski Association.

Join us for a week of skiing, partying, and racing in Steamboat, CO. Sign up now to hold your spot by making a $150 deposit! Your deposit remains fully refundable until June 30, 2018. Although properties are not known yet, lodging will be in condominiums.

The package price is anticipated to be between $1,100 and $1,400, depending on property assigned to NWSCC. The price may be slightly lower or higher. This is an estimate only. Lodging and the week’s amenities package are included in the package, but lift tickets and transportation are not included.

Ski Week Package price will include 7 nights’ lodging (double occupancy) and:

  • Welcome Party

  • Wine Tasting Après Party

  • Mountain Tour

  • Council Night Dinner

  • Mountain Picnic

  • Racing

  • Banquet with Dancing

  • Après Ski Party and Race Awards

Options available at additional cost:

  • FWSA Group Air with ground shuttle (highly recommended to assure shuttle coordination)

  • Shuttle transportation

  • Single Supplements

  • Lift Tickets

Lift tickets:

Steamboat is a participant in the IKON pass. You may want to consider this pass for next season. Look at their website NOW for details. Prices will rise $100 on May 1! Find details on the IKON’s website at https://www.ikonpass.com/en  Purchase your IKON pass through the tour operator for this trip, SportsAmerica, and receive a $50 discount on the trip package price. Purchase it online now at http://www.sportsamerica.com/ikon-fwsa 

Lift tickets for this Steamboat trip only are 5-day adult $ 335, 6-day adult $ 381.

Contact Barbara Bousum at bbousum@gmail.com  or 503/224-3584

OR Chris Ciardi at c2blondie@hotmail.com  or 503/297-5351




Bogus Basin at sunset. - just one of the several peaks there.


Bogus Basin


Anthony Lakes


Our bus (MTR Western)




A. Legend of Bogus Basin trolls

B.. Bogus Basin  video 1 ,  

C. Anthony Lakes video 1  



Click here for

Trip flyer and signup form

.(The registration form is on page 3 of the flyer)



See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy


Mt. High

Bogus Basin trip

Bogus Basin, ID + Anthony Lakes, OR
A Mt. High  bus trip


February 18 - 22, 2019 -- Monday - Friday.

5 days / 4 nights.

   *  2 days at Bogus Basin, ID

   *  2 days at Anthony Lakes, OR


We will stay 2 nights in Boise Idaho and 2 nights in Baker City.

The 2 nights in Boise will be at at The Riverside Hotel with free buffet breakfasts. The 2 nights in Baker City, OR,  will be at the Sunridge Inn, also with free buffet breakfasts. These are very nice hotels!


Monday = Travel day. Ride the bus to Boise, ID, with a pizza buffet lunch in Pendleton.

Tuesday-Wednesday = Ski Bogus Basin

Thursday = Ski Anthony Lakes (they will have been closed     Tuesday & Wednesday)

Friday  =   Ski Anthony Lakes and then drive straight home, with a Mexican dinner in Pendleton.
Return home by Friday night.


Bogus Basin., ID is located just 18 miles from Boise, Idaho. It offers a vertical of 1,800', and 2,600 skiable acres, served by 7 lifts:  3 hi-speed quad, 1 triple, and 3 doubles.  It has 91 named downhill trails, plus 37 km of groomed nordic trails. There are 2 on-mountain lodges.. See webcam.


Bogus Basin is on the Powder Alliance, so those with that pass (the Fusion Pass or any other Powder Alliance pass) will ski free!


Anthony Lakes, OR has the highest base elevation in Oregon, at 7,100', ensuring a high quality, dry snow. It offers 1,100 acres and 900 vertical feet.  Good snow on good terrain keeps us returning to this ski area again and again.


Both areas have Nordic skiing at reasonable rates.


Prices: 1. Adult full price = $610
2. Adult price with Fusion Pass = $510
3. Senior full price (70 and over) = $545
4. Seniorprice with Fusion Pass (70+) = $455
5. Base Price without any lift tickets = $455


People who buy the Fusion Pass will save about $140 on this trip.


Price includes all bus transportation, 4 nights lodging, and 4lift tickets. The trip also includes: breakfast every day, a dinner in Boise, and 2 restaurant meals on the way from and to Portland.


To reserve your spot:  Please send in a deposit check of $200 per person.


Full payment due by January 15, 2019. No refunds after January 15 unless you can fill your spot.

See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy on our website, on the FORMS & DOCS page.


Please use our Dough Transmittal Form on the Forms & Docs page on our web site, or on the next to last page in our newsletter. Print it, fill it out, and mail it in with your deposit check payable to Mountain High club, PO Box 2182, Portland, OR 97208.


Trip leader:

Linda McGavin,  Trips@mthigh.org  or 503-781-5809 (call or text).





Les Trois Valées




More info

on the FWSA trip web site


Important trip documents:

    1.  Trip flyer (3 pages)

2.  Trip registration


For information contact:
Debbie Stewart at FwsaIntlTrvl@prodigy.net  

 or 559-737-0882 [C]

FWSA International Week

Hakuba Valley, Japan

(Home of the 1998 Nagano Olympics)

with an optional a PRE-TRIP to Niseko,

and optional extension to Kanazawa, Kyoto and Tokyo. While in Tokyo, an optional day tour to Mt. Fuji will be offered.


March 9 - 16, 2019.

The Niseko PRE-TRIP will be offered in conjunction with the BASIC Hakuba Valley ski trip and is based on a minimum of 22 people and is limited to 34 …so don’t wait!

The BASIC Hakuba Valley Ski Week will include 9 ski resorts to choose from (some EPIC PASSES are Valid there!), 7 nights lodging at the 5-Star Tokyu Hotel, 4 dinners at the hotel, an authentic Japanese dinner show and 2 nights to dine an any of the local restaurants. We’ll be offering optional day tours during the week if one chooses to explore the local culture…including a visit to see the famous “Snow Monkeys”!

The extension trip will be to Kanazawa, Kyoto and Tokyo. While in Tokyo, an optional day tour to Mt. Fuji will be offered.

If one chooses to not go to Hakuba Valley Ski Resort, we will fly you from the US to join us for the extension trip – we call this the “Stand Alone” trip. This will only be offered to experienced travelers.

We will continue with our online payment plan:

1.  Initial trip registration will be handled in the traditional method – you will complete the forms and send along with a check payment for your initial registration 1st payment.
2.  Subsequent payment may be made by check, cashier’s check, money order OR via our online PayPal & Credit Card Payment process.

BASIC TRIP Land Package - The Tokyu Hotel (Not including Air Transportation or Lift Tickets)

Approximate lodging package costs – starting at $1720.00 per person based on double occupancy

Pricing is based on exchange rate of 1USD vs. 110 Yen – subject to change

Basic land package pricing is based on a min. of 86 people & the Extension pricing is based on a min. of 34 people – subject to change if requirements are not met. All local taxes are included

Single Supplement rooms are available – quantities are limited.

Land Package Includes:

All airport ground transfers with Multi-lingual guide meeting the FWSA Group Air people upon arrival

7 nights’ accommodations with breakfast daily & Free Wi-Fi

5 Dinners – 2 nights on your own to dine at the local restaurants of your choice.

Welcome/Orientation at the hotel on the 2nd day after arrival due to group’s air late arrival time

5 Dinners – 2 nights on your own to dine at the local restaurants of your choice.

Complimentary Mountain Escort for 3 hours on the 1st day of skiing – groups of 20 max.

Local guide at the hotel each evening for 1 hour

Optional Day Tour and mid-week Après ski party – details to be provided


Air Transportation Information - It is HIGHLY recommended to use FWSA air transportation!

Group Air - SFO & LAX air details to be provided

Stand Alone Trip Air – contact Debbie Stewart

Alternate airport and/or post trip deviations are available - they are limited)

*Air prices DO include estimated Fuel surcharges, Taxes and current Exchange Rate – subject to change.

If you are arranging your OWN flights but wish to take the FWSA bus transfers, you MUST coordinate your flight schedule with the FWSA group air schedule. No special alternate pick-up or drop offs by the bus will be permitted.

Make checks out to: Far West Ski Association (FWSA). Please reference "FWSA 2019 JAPAN Trip" on each check.

Send to: Debbie Stewart

FWSA VP of Int’l Travel

430 S. Church St.

Visalia, CA 93277

FwsaIntlTrvl@prodigy.net  or cell: 559/737-0882

CST # 2036983-40


It is HIGHLY recommended to use FWSA air transportation!
If you arrange your OWN flights but wish to take the FWSA bus transfers, you must coordinate your flight schedule with the FWSA group air schedule. No special alternate pick up or drop off by the bus will be permitted.






Mt. Alyeska, 40 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska

Vertical = 2,500 feet

Acreage = 1,610 acres

9 lifts:  2 high speed detachable quad, 

2 fixed quads, 2 doubles, 2 magic carpets,
1 60-passenger Aerial Tram


Trip Flyer:




More info at: http://www.fwsa.org/Travel/NAski/naski.html

Far West Mini Ski Week

at Winter Park, Colorado


March 24-29, 2019.


Trip details are posted at:



Price:  from $475 to $775


Included: 5 Nights Lodging (dbl. occ.) at the Vintage Resort Hotel, plus:

~ Registration

~ Welcome Party

~ Farewell Party


Not included: Air transportation, ground transportation, lift tickets..

* Ask about discounted 4-day Lift Ticket or Ikon Pass Purchase


Contact: Gloria Raminha  garski2011@gmail.com
Trip Leader
12707 Windy Ridge Dr., Bakersfield, CA  93312
661-800-8229 [C]
661-829-5996 [H/F]




Nancy Ellis  vpnorthamericantravel@fwsa.org
VP North American Travel
P.O. Box 9681, Truckee, CA 96162
530-414-8261 [C]




Mt. Shasta Ski Park

(click on above image to enlarge it)


Mt. Shasta


Mt. Ashland


Our bus (MTR Western)



Print out and fill this

Trip flyer and registration form

(The registration form is on page 3 of the flyer)



See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy


Mt. High

Mt. Shasta + Mt. Ashland

1 central lodging, 2 ski areas


March 15 - 17, 2019.  Weekend trip (Friday. - Sunday).

2 nights / 2 days skiing.

     Saturday at:  Mt. Shasta  - Click here for webcam.

     Sunday   at:  Mt. Ashland - Click here for webcam.


UPDATE:  Not enough people signed up for this trip, so we couldn't afford to hire a bus. There are now just a few of us going on this trip, and we will be carpooling.

We are now collecting money only for 2 nights of lodging (with breakfast included) in Ashland.  The cost per person is $134.16 based on double occupancy (2 people per room).  Or, you can have a whole room all to yourself for a total of $268.32.  Each of us will then pay for their own lift tickets individually, and we will share the cost of gas with those carpooling in the same car.


Our bus trips are usually the club’s best and most fun events. The best way to get to know other club members is by taking a bus trip. This trip is a good introduction into what our club is all about.


No need to pack and move every day.  We'll stay in the same hotel both nights. The hotel has a hot tub and indoor swimming pool.  It also has free Wi-Fi  and free breakfast All rooms have a hair-dryer, coffee-maker, microwave and refrigerator, and ultra-fast internet.


Bus ride: We'll start the trip on Friday at 2 pm and ride the bus to Ashland. We’ll return Sunday night, by 8 or 9 pm. The bus ride itself will be fun. We’ll share some food, play games, tell jokes, watch a video, etc.


Lodging: We'll stay at the Stratford Inn, near downtown. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness room, an indoor hot tub and swimming pool. Each room has a coffee-maker, refrigerator/freezer, and a microwave.


On Saturday, we'll drive a little over an hour to Mt. Shasta ski area, offering 3 lifts on 3 separate hills.


On Sunday, we'll ski at nearby Mt. Ashland. We'll ski till 3 pm, and then ride the bus back home.  We'll return to Portland around 9 pm on Sunday.


Prices:  Adults                         = $350 per person
               Seniors (65+)             = $336
               Super-Seniors (70+) = $303
               No lift tickets               = $273


Price includes all bus transportation, 2 nights lodging, and 2 lift tickets. A dinner is included.


Also, the hotel offers a free continental breakfast including a “make your own bowl” yogurt breakfast bar, fruit juices, coffee, an assortment of teas, bagels, whole-wheat bread, cereal and oatmeal. There is also an in-house coffee shop.


Space is limited by the size of the bus. Also, this trip is open to members of other clubs as well, so please sign up early!


To reserve your spot:  Please send in a deposit check of $100 per person, preferably by December 21,  2018.

Full payment due by February 8, 2019.

No refunds after February 8, unless you can fill your spot.

See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy


Please use the Dough Transmittal form on the Forms & Docs page on our web site, or on the next to last page in our newsletter.  Make check payable to Mountain High Snowsport Club, and mail it to:

Mountain High

PO Box 2182

Portland, OR 97208

Contact trip leader:

Emilio Trampuz, 503-378-0171, Emilio2000@earthlink.net


Print out and fill this

Trip flyer and registration form

(The registration form is on page 3 of the flyer)



For more info, see the Far West Racing Association web site:






Far West Championships

at either

Lake Tahoe or  Mammoth Mt., CA







March 30-31, 2019.

Come ski it just for fun!  Yes, our PACRAT racers can participate in the usual Slalom and GS races, or in the pre-race clinics. But, even without the racing, come and skit just for the fun of it. Everyone (including non-racers) is welcome to come just to ski.


If you wish to race, you must pre-qualify. All PACRAT racers qualify automatically, since their handicap is known, as long as they have taken part in at least 3 PACRAT races. In addition to PACRAT races, there are a few other qualifying opportunities.


For racers, this is a chance to experience a true slalom and a true GS race. These are really fun races and give you a chance to compete against club racers from Nevada, California and Arizona. 

Clinics. on Friday

Slalom on Saturday

Giant Slalom  on Sunday.


To participate in the Clinics, contact Debi at OpenLeagueRacing@gmail.com


There will be different courses set for different racer abilities so you will be able to handle it. They have 10 different racer classes and also do an age break at 45.  There are individual awards and also a team trophy. 


The Far West Racer Registration Fee is $65 adult, $10 junior , late fee added after March 23.  The registration fee covers the whole weekend, including both a Slalom and a GS race (only one run per race). 


Discounted Accommodations are available. Contact Mammoth Reservations at 1 - 800 - Mammoth and use ID code 21222


For more information, contact Bob Ellis, FWRA (Far West Racing Association)
      Phone: (530) 414-4270 (cell)
      Email: rellis9681@aol.com

or, more locally, contact Dale Parshall at: dale.parshall@bankofthewest.com  or phone: 503-912-0064.




Mt. Bachelor



OPTIONAL LASAGNA BUFFET LUNCH at Mt. Bachelor Saturday $22.50 per person (minimum 20 people to add this option).

Bend Bachelor Blast

NWSCC or multi-club trip


April 5 - 7, 2019  (Friday 8am - Sunday 8 pm)
A drive-to or carpooling trip.

All members of all clubs are invited!!


NWSCC presents its Second Annual Bachelor Blast.

We'll be staying at the Red Lion Deschutes River, 15 NE Butler Market Rd, Bend, OR www.redlioninnbendor.com  (1.5 miles from Downtown Bend).


The trip price includes 2 nights lodging, a hosted reception, and 2-out-of-3 day lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor. There are discounted rates for seniors, super seniors, and juniors - bring the kids or grandkids! Add on nights and lift tickets at very reasonable prices!


April 5 is First Friday in Bend, with lots of freebies, so come over in time to enjoy the event! 


Cost for adults (per person, double occupancy = $265

Seniors (65-69) and teens (13-18)       =   $235, 

Super Seniors (70+) and Youth (6 - 12) = $205.

Non-skiers pay only $125.
Signup deadline is March 1st, 2019.


Sign up now - flier HERE and signup form HERE!  Come early and stay later at the same discounted hotel rate!

Signup at: https://nwskiers.org/trips/2019/4/5/bachelor-blast-2019


Contact: Linda McGavin, 503-652-2840, Trips@mthigh.org


You are invited to this

fantastic once-in-a-lifetime







See more info

on this flyer / brochure

(a PDF file)

South Africa Safari

Multi-club trip organized by the Bogus Basin Ski Club

Attention adventure-seekers, photographers, birders,

naturalists, and avid travelers…

you won’t want to miss this opportunity!


July 9 - 22, 2019

In July of 2019, twelve people will be traveling to South Africa for the adventure of a lifetime. You will be immersed in the splendid wildlife at Senalala Luxury Safari Camp, which is in a private game preserve that is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. You will also get to enjoy the wilds of northern KwaZulu-Natal at the famed Phinda Private Game Reserve.

You will gain fantastic insight into the country's complex, difficult and fascinating history. With wine tours, walking tours, night drives, day safaris, biking and more, there is enough to keep you busy but still ensure you have time to take it all in for yourself. You will be in very good hands with our own personal guide who is one of Africa's most experienced safari guides.

If you would like more information and trip itinerary visit this link.

For additional sign up information and trip costs contact: Roxann Jensen, Trip Coordinator, trips@BogusBasinSkiClub.org



This trip is limited to 12 people (5 are already filled; only 7 remaining spots), so do not delay; send your money in soon!


This trip is organized by the Bogus Basin Ski Club, but is open to other ski clubs as well. If you are interested, please contact Roxann Jensen directly at trips@BogusBasinSkiClub.org





Your River Cruise ship

(Click on the image to enlarge it)



For more complete info

pictures, maps, ship layout

and more, see the

trip flyer.

Eastern Europe to the Black Sea

NWSCC multi-club river cruise


August 29, 2019  (14-day trip)
Cruise through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.  See the towns of Budapest, Osijek, Vukovar, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Vidin, Ruse, Constanta, and Bucharest.  Click on the map to enlarge it.



Total price with air fare from Portland, Oregon = $4,795.

Included in the price of the trip is:

  • Air-fare from Portland, Oregon..

  • 10 nights lodging on board the cruise ship.

  • 2 nights at the Sheraton Bucharest or similar.

  • All meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners).

  • 7 tours

  • 5 exclusive discovery events

  • Gratuities, all port charges, and baggage handling.

The earlier you book this trip, the more money you'll save.  Discounts start at 7.5% if you book 9 months in advance.  Or 6% discount if you book 8 months in advance, and so on on a sliding scale down to 3% off if you book 5 months in advance.


Reservations and Info:  1-800-597-2452,   Press 2.


For questions, call John Reinhardt, 530-330-3838.


Total visits from Oct.1, 2009 -- Sept. 30, 2010 was: 2,541

Total visits from Oct.1, 2010 -- Sept. 30, 2011 was: 1,825

Total visits from Oct.1, 2011 -- Sept. 30, 2012 was: 1,656

Total visits from Oct.1, 2011 -- Sept. 30, 2013 was: 1,685


Total visitors since Oct. 1, 2013:


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