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Ski Trips

Last updated:  April 14, 2017.


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.


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  


2016/2017 Trips

Click here for:

 Ski the NW Challenge information.



For all trips, see:

Trip Cancellation Policy

All winter

Weekend day-trips




* 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

Sept. 24 - Oct. 8, 2016

FWSA Scuba Dive Trip ~ Fiji

Jan. 12 - 16, 2017

Brundage Mt., Idaho - Skiyente club

Jan. 19 - 22, 2017

Mt. High Mystery bus trip

3 days of skiing at a fun mystery place!

Trip leader-  Emilio Trampuz

Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2017

FWSA Ski Week - Breckenridge, CO

Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2017 Sun Valley & Brundage - Bergfreunde club
Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2017 Sun Valley carpool - Cascade Prime Timers

Feb. 12 - 18, 2017

Utah trip - Salt Lake City

NWSCC Multi-club trip - Bob Burns

Feb. 19 - 25, 2017

Whistler lodge trip - Bill Leeper

Feb. 25 - March 4,


Mt. High Powder Alliance bus trip

*  3 days at Whitewater, B.C.. (free with PA))

*  3 days at Schweitzer Mt. ID  (free with PA)

Trip leader - Karen Michels

March 12-19, 2017

FWSA European Week ~ St. Anton

Mar. 17 19, 2017

Mt. High Leavenworth bus trip
Mission Ride & Stevens Pass

Trip leader - Linda McGavin

Mar. 21 - 26, 2017

FWSA Mini Ski Week, Sun Peaks, B.C.

Apr. 1 – 3, 2017

Far West Championships

2016/2017 dates


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


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


1.  Dec.  4 2016 (Sun.) - Timberline. 

    Meet in Sandy 7:30 - 7:45 am


2.  Dec. 10 (Sat.) - Timberline. 

    Meet in Sandy 7:30 - 7:45 am


3.  Dec. 17 (Sat.) - Timberline. 

    Meet in Sandy 7:30 - 7:45 am


4.  April 2, 2017 (Sun.)  - Timberline


5.  April 9, 2017  (Sun.)  - Timberline


6.  April 15 (Sat.)  - Timberline


7.  April 22 (Sat.)  - Timberline

Changed to Fri, April 21, due to weather


8.  April 29 (Sat.)  - Timberline


9.  May 6 (Sat.)  - Timberline


10. May 13 (Sat.)  - Timberline


11. May 20 (Sat.)  - Timberline


12. May 27 (Sat.)  - Timberline


13. June 3 (Sat.)  - Timberline




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, 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


2016/2017 dates


Dates will be added here from time to time, as the season progresses.  We'll play it by ear, depending on the weather and on when people want to go skiing.


NOTE: The current group of mid-week skiers tend to be advanced skies who enjoy powder skiing and challenging terrain at Mt. Hood Meadows.


Nov. 29 (Tue.) - Mt. Hood Meadows




Mid-week day-trips

to Mt. Hood ski areas.


A group of us go skiing on week days, all winter, whenever there is good powder, or whenever the fancy strikes!  We keep a list of those interested in coming skiing with us.


If you are interested and want to be added to the list of potential mid-week skiers, contact Ken Brundidge, at KenBrundidge@comcast.net


Better yet, you can join 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.

Any member of the midweek group can post a message on the midweek forum.

Once on the mountain, if you have a radio, use Channel 6, Code 19 to connect with whoever shows up.


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


Kenny Brundidge       George Yun



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
• Timberline
• Warner Canyon
• Willamette Pass



• 49º North

• Cascade Powder Cats

• Crystal Mountain

• Hurricane Ridge

• Leavenworth Ski Hill

• Loup Loup

• Mission Ridge

• Mt. Baker

• Mt. Spokane

• North Cascade Heli-Skiing

• Ski Bluewood

• Stevens Pass

• Summit at Snoqualmie

• White Pass






Mauna Kea



Bogus Basin

Brundage Mountain

Schweitzer Mountain

Sun Valley


Whitefish Mt.

Grand Targhee
Jackson Hole


Big White

Silver Star

Sun Peaks


• Kicking Horse

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

NW Ski Challenge 2016/2017


Would you like to win some 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 2016-2017 ski season will be the twelvth year of the NWSCC Ski/Ride Challenge. For the past 10 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 we expanded the Challenge to 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  British Columbia, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii, 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 July 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.






Fiji - Beqa Lagoon Resort





Passport is required.


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FWSA Scuba Diving Trip to Fiji

6th annual scuba dive trip

with Randy Lew


Sept. 24 - Oct. 8, 2016

Beqa Lagoon Resort: September 24 – October 1, 2016
Diver Package: $1,916. Non-Diver Package: $1,383.
Single Supp. Add - $308.

Paradise Taveuni Resort: October 1 – 8, 2016
Diver Package: $2,171. Non-Diver Package: $1,220.
Single Supp. Add - $747.

You can do Beqa (week 1), Paradise (week 2) or both.
Each week, the price includes:
• 7 nights – based on 2 per room. All meals daily
• Use of paddle boards, kayaks & catamarans
• 5 days (12 boat dives at Beqa, 16 at Paradise)

Contact: Randy Lew, FWSA Dive Trip Leader,

7007 SW Iron Horse St., Wilsonville, OR 97070.
Cell: 530/304-0802 e-mail: FWSA13Randy@telis.org


More Info: http://www.fwsa.org/Travel/Dive/2016-FWSA-Fiji/Fiji-Index.html









---  A multi-club trip  ---




Mystery location, shrouded in fog


Fresh powder track at Mystery location




Click here for a

Trip flyer and registration form

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


Mt. High

Mystery trip

1 central lodging, 2 ski areas


January 19 - 22, 2017.  (Thursday. - Sunday)

3 nights / 3 days skiing. -- Our first 3-day mystery trip!

     2 days at:  Mystery location 1.

     1 day   at:  Mystery location 2


No need to pack and move every day.  We'll stay in the same hotel all 3 nights. The hotel has a hot tub and indoor swimming pool.  It also has free Wi-Fi  and free breakfast (waffles, cereal, bread, muffins, fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, milk).  All rooms have a hair-dryer, coffee-maker, microwave and refrigerator, and ultra-fast internet.


This will be a unique trip, shrouded in mystery.  Let us take you some place fun for 3 days and nights! Experience something new. We’ll play Mystery games on the bus!


We'll start the trip on Thursday at 10 am.  This is earlier than usual on similar trips, to avoid rush hour traffic and to arrive at our destination early enough to enjoy some of it before we go to bed..


NOTE: We polled everyone about starting this trip at 10 am on Thursday, Jan. 19.  Everyone is OK with this early departure, and at least half of the trip participants are actually very happy with it.


We'll ski on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We'll come back home around 9 pm on Sunday.


Both ski areas have a wide variety of terrain.  One of them is famous for the fact that everyone who has ever skied there loves it.  Both lower intermediates and advanced powder skiers love it there.


The other ski area we'll visit is less well known and it will probably be a new find for most trip participants. Unfortunately, we'll have to leave that area early, in order to make it back home at a reasonable hour.


Mystery location 1 offers miles of Nordic trails, as well as cross-country equipment rental.  Mystery location 2 does not have any Nordic trails.


Price: 1. With downhill lift tickets: $475 per person.

            2. With no lift tickets = $370

Nordic skiers, snowshoers, and non-skiers pay the lower price and buy their own passes, as needed.


Price includes all bus transportation, 3 nights lodging, and 3 lift tickets. Two lunches and one dinner are included. Depending on the number of people that sign up (the more the better), if we end up with any surplus, we will include another dinner.


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 $175 per person, preferably by November 15,  2016.

Full payment due by December 15, 2016. No refunds after December 15, 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


Click here for a

Trip flyer and registration form

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


See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy








Breckenridge, CO


Mountain Thunder Lodge



Click here for:

trip flyer


Make your checks payable to: Northwest Ski Club Council. Note that the mailing address is different this time. Mail should be addressed to:

NWSCC | Breckenridge Trip
Rod Robinson
5230 Overbrook Ln.
Eugene, OR 97405

Questions? Contact Rod Robinson at rdrobinson@aol.com or 541-344-7170.



There are still a couple of openings:

1. An opening for a single male to share a condo room with twin beds with a single male already on the trip. 

2. An opening for a couple.  

Please apply before October 14th deadline.


FWSA Ski Week 2017

Breckenridge, Colorado


January 28 -- February 4, 2017
Annual ski week organized by the Far West Ski Association.

Breckenridge or "Breck" (as Summit County locals call it) is a destination ski resort with the perfect blend of everything you could want on a ski vacation: world-class skiing for all levels, a fun nightlife scene, great restaurants, and a historic downtown. Breckenridge is a former mining town with Victorian architecture. It will be the combination of the exhilarating on-mountain skiing, the historic town activities and the organized group experiences that will make this an exciting and memorable trip.

Breck has five interconnected peaks, which offer an amazing variety of skiing for all skill levels. Peak 10 offers steep runs and challenging moguls. Peak 9 is best for beginners. Situated in the heart of the resort, Peak 8 is packed with trails for all levels. The upper part of Peak 8 is composed of advanced and expert terrain, and is served by the highest lift in North America. Intermediate skiers will feel at home on Peak 7’s blue runs. Peak 6 is also geared primarily to intermediate skiers, but also includes a large amount of advanced terrain and chutes.

We will be staying at the Mountain Thunder Lodge, an elegant stone-and-timber condominium lodge situated in a beautiful wooded area along a ski run. The lodging is ski-in, with only a short walk to the base gondola in town that goes to Peaks 7 & 8. See pictures of the lodging at: http://www.breckresorts.com/lodging/mountain-thunder-lodge/overview.aspx?cmpid=PPC303950342

Lodging and Amenities Package per person, double occupancy:

$1,005 per person

This price does not include discount lift tickets or transportation.

The price includes:

  • 7 nights lodging (double occupancy per bedroom)

  • Portage for luggage

  • Registration

  • Welcome Party

  • Pub Crawl

  • Northwest Ski Club Council Night Dinner

  • Mountain Picnic

  • Après Ski Party

  • Activity Fee - Racing and Scavenger Hunt

  • Banquet with Dancing

** A single supplement option for anyone wanting a private bedroom is an additional $675.


Not included:  Price does NOT include air or ground transportation. You are free to make your own transportation arrangements, using frequent flyer programs, etc.

Anyone who chooses to purchase an Epic Pass (various Epic Passes are available) through Sports America Tours will receive a $50 discount on the Basic Package price. Here’s the link to view the pass options: https://www.sportsamerica.com/epic-fwsa  

Please contact the trip leader if you are interested in this option.

For most of us, significantly discounted group lift tickets are the best option for this trip and cost as follows:

5 of 6 day adult $375, with the option of a 6th day for an additional $35.

5 of 6 day senior (65 and over) $332, with the option of a 6th day for an additional $25.

Your multiple day lift ticket is good at all Vail Resorts (Breck, Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek) and at Arapahoe Basin. There is free Summit County bus service to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Up to 2 days of the 5 day lift ticket may be used at Vail or Beaver Creek during the week. We are planning an optional mid-week chartered bus trip to Vail.

See more info in the trip flyer.

JULY UPDATE: Under the payment schedule set out for this trip, a deposit and first payment are due by July 15.  If you send in $100 (deposit) + $450 (first payment) = $550 by July 15, you can secure your spot on this great trip!  The flyer explains the payment schedule and the cancellation policy.

OCTOBER UPDATE:  There are still a couple of openings:
1. A
n opening for a single male to share a condo room with twin beds with a single male already on the trip. 

2. An opening for a couple.  

Please apply before October 14th deadline.

Please make your checks payable to: Northwest Ski Club Council. Note that the mailing address is different this time. Mail should be addressed to:

NWSCC | Breckenridge Trip
Rod Robinson
5230 Overbrook Ln.
Eugene, OR 97405

Questions? Contact Rod Robinson at rdrobinson@aol.com or 541-344-7170.




---  A multi-club trip  ---







Lodging at:

Crystal Inn & Suites

230 West 500 South

Salt Lake City, UT


Reserve your room by calling:


Use special code:


Utah trip

Salt Lake Downhill/Cross Country Trip

Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude

A multi-club trip

February 12 -  18, 2017
We will stay in Salt Lake City with free shuttles to all 4 nearby ski areas: Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude.


This is kind of a do-it-yourself group trip, with unique flexibility. We have arranged for a special $106 per room/per night rate (not per person) at the Crystal Inn in downtown Salt Lake City (breakfast included). You will contact the hotel directly with our special code and book the room directly for the dates you want - providing them with your (and your roomie) contact info, which they will forward to Bob Burns, Trip Captain.

The “official” trip is Sunday, February 12 to Saturday, February 18th, but the code is good for +/- 3 days from those dates. So, you can come in earlier, or later to hit the weekends. Stay for as little or as long as you want.

The Ski City Super Pass is available for purchase at the hotel, from 3 to 10 days. Itʼs good at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird or Solitude. The Pass covers transportation to and from the resorts on the UTA ski buses.

The Solitude and Alta x-country areas are on the ski bus line. Fares vary from $2.25 to $4.50, depending on age. There are about 4 other areas, too. Special transportation from the hotel, or rental cars can be arranged, if needed.


Chances are that most of us will fly in to Salt Lake and take the free hotel shuttle. If anyone decides to drive and needs a passenger, let Bob Burns know and heIʼll email blast it. Also, Bob will maintain a roommate wanted list. (Remember, the worst that happens is you have a single at $106 per night.)


Pre-trip meeting
Weʼll have a pre-trip meeting in January to meet others on the trip, work out any problems and answer any questions you may have.


The hotel - Crystal Inn
The hotel is located in the center of dining and nightlife. It has an indoor pool and spa. To book your rooms at the Crystal Inn and Suites in downtown Salt Lake City, call 801-533-6221 and tell them you are with the NW Ski Club Council trip, Special Code: NWS212.


The hotel address is 230 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Rooms booked after January 12 are subject to availability.


Contact: Bob Burns, 503-524-5261, bob@inkjetman.com




Whistler / Blackcomb



Passport required


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Whistler/Blackcomb trip

with Bill Leeper


February 19-25, 2017. 

6 nights lodging / 5 days, 

Breakfast lunch and dinner + lodging = $350.


Cost= $350 includes lodging, and daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone encouraged to cook a dinner and participate in cleanup.

Lodging at the Beautiful Alpine Lodge at Whistler.  Look it up. Take the tour..


Transportation:  Carpooling to Whistler.  This is a trip to Canada. A passport is required.


Skiing:  Buy your own Lift Tickets. Look on Line - Oct-Nov.

To get the best prices, lift tickets should be purchase by Nov. 15.

There will be a pre-trip meeting in January at Bill Leeper's home.  Contact Bill Leeper: 503-639-2603. 






---  A multi-club trip ---



Whitewater ski area and Ymir Peak




Snow-ghost at Schweitzer Mt.


Schweitzer - view of Lake Pend Oreille




Passport is required.


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A. Whitewater video 1 ,  Video 2 ,  

B. Schweitzer video 1 Video 2 ,  



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Trip flyer and signup form

Powder Alliance trip

Whitewater, BC + Schweitzer Mt., ID
A Mt. High & Ski Kats bus trip

offering both Downhill & Nordic skiing


February 25 - March 4, 2017 -- Saturday - Saturday.

  • Bus trip!  No wear and tear on your car!

  • Fresh powder!  Both mountains are known for their powder.

  • Free skiing!  Anyone with any kind of Powder Alliance pass (such as the Mt. Hood Fusion Pass) will be able to ski for free all 6 days!

We’ll spend 3 days skiing at Whitewater (British Columbia), and then an additional 3 days at Schweitzer Mt., Idaho. It will be an inexpensive trip, thanks to the Powder Alliance deal, which means that anyone with a Fusion Pass (to Timberline & Skibowl) gets to ski for free on all the 6 days.


Whitewater, BC is located about an hour north of the US/Canada border, and just 15 minutes from the charming town of Nelson, where we will be staying.

With an an average annual snowfall of 40 feet, Whitewater has the reputation of being "one of the best powder mountains on the continent" (according to Powder Magazine). It has 2044 vertical feet, 1,200 acres, served by 3 lifts, each serving a different side of the 2 side-by side mountains. There are also 15 km of groomed trails and 10 kilometers of snowshoe trails.


Schweitzer Mt., Idaho. offers 2,900 acres and 2,400 vertical feet, served by One high-speed six-pack; two high-speed quads; one triple chairlift; three double chairlifts; 1 T-Bar.  It is famous for its powder skiing. This time we will stay in the nearby town of Sandpoint, at a Best Western hotel right next to Lake Pend Oreille, and within walking distance of downtown, where you will find lots of dining options.


Prices: 1. Adult full price = $1,133
2. Senior full price (65 to 74) = $1,086

3. Super-Senior full price (75 to 79) = $949
4. Adults with Fusion Pass = $765    
<== recommended
5. Seniors with Fusion Pass = $765
   <== recommended 
6. Nordic full price (regular & senior) = $825
7. Base Price without any lift tickets = $765


Free ski will be only for those 80 and over.  75 and over will have free skiing only at Whitewater. 

Note about Fusion Pass:  Many seniors will do better with a senior Fusion pass but it will depend on age.  A Fusion Pass for seniors (which needs to be purchased well before the trip) will cost about $250 for those 65-70, and about $50 for those 71 and over.


To purchase a Fusion Pass, go to: www.mthoodfusionpass.com Do so before October 22, because the Fusion Pass price will increase after that date.


Price includes all bus transportation, 7 nights lodging, and 6 lift tickets. Two lunches (on the way up and on the return trip) are included.  Depending on the number of people that sign up (the more the better) and the rate of exchange with the Canadian dollar, if we end up with any surplus, we might include some breakfasts and/or dinners too.


Space is limited to 42 people. This trip will be open to members of other clubs, so please sign up early!


To reserve your spot:  Please send in a deposit check of $250 per person by September 15, 2016.   Note that last year's Canada trip sold out before our annual Kickoff Party.


Full payment due by January 1, 2017. No refunds after January 1 unless you can fill your spot. See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy


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.


If you are sending just a deposit, please indicate on the form which of the  options you are signing up for. We need to know if you are a Senior (over 65) and if you intend to purchase the Fusion Pass (with the Powder Alliance deal).


Trip leader:

Karen Michels,  skiklynn@gmail.com , 503-984-9210


Click here for

Trip flyer and signup form



St. Anton am Arlberg -- The Valugabahn


St. Anton am Arlberg village


More info

on the FWSA trip web site


For information contact:
Debbie Stewart at vpinternationaltravel@fwsa.org  

 or 559-737-0882 [C]

FWSA International Week

San Anton, Austria

with optional post-trip to Vienna and Budapest (March 19-26)


March 12 - 19, 2017.

St. Anton is one of the most beautiful settings in the Tyrolean Alps which is frequently listed as one of the top ski resorts and après ski locations. With 97 state - of - the - art cable cars , chairlifts and T - bars taking you to the top at 9,222 ft., yielding a vertical drop of 4,944 ft. and its longest run of 6.3 miles. I t boasts interesting slope s for all levels of skiers and i s one of the historic resorts in the “Best of the Alps”. It also offers 41 kilometers of cross country skiing, telemarking, snow shoeing and much more. St. Anton is part of the Arlberg area of ski resorts which means your Arlberg Ski Pass invites you to ski several resorts including St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech and Zurs . The village itself is a charming pedestrian resort accented with specialty stores, sport shops, restaurants, bars and après ski locations .


Trip Details on the FWSA web site:



Trip flyer:  http://www.fwsa.org/Travel/InternationalSki/2017-FWSA-SanAnton/pdfs/2017-StAnton-Full-Package.pdf


Prices :  $2,185 – 2,960 per person double occupancy

Passport required.

Land package Includes:
7 nights lodging wit breakfast daily, welcome and farewell parties, 5 nights dinner (2 nights left free to explore local restaurants), airport ground transfers, gratuities to bus drivers, guides,  and porters, an apres ski party.

Air-fare (not included):  Approximately additional $1,200 - $1,300.

Not included: Lift tickets, optional day tours, optional post-trip extension to Vienna and Budapest.

Make checks out to: FarWest Ski Association (FWSA). Please reference “FWSA 2017 Int’l Trip” on each check.  Mail to:

Debbie Stewart,
FWSAVP of Int’l Travel
430 S. Church St.
Visalia, CA 93277

For information contact:
Debbie Stewart at vpinternationaltravel@fwsa.org  

 or 559-737-0882 [C]

CST # 2036983-40







Sun Peaks

Far West Mini Ski Week at

Sun Peaks, B.C. (Canada)


March 21 - 26, 2017.


Trip details are posted at:



Price:  from $355 to $585


Included: 5 nights lodging at Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge, welcome and farewell parties, plus 3 or 4 lift tickets.


Not inlcuded: Air or transportation from airport.


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
VP North American Travel
P.O. Box 9681, Truckee, CA 96162
530-414-8261 [C]


Details: http://www.fwsa.org/Travel/NAski/naski.html    











Mission Ridge


Stevens Pass



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Trip flyer and signup form



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Trip Cancellation Policy

Leavenworth bus trip
Mission Ridge,  Stevens Pass

a Mt. High trip


March 17 - 19, 2017.

Maximum 48 people on the bus; inquire about driving options if bus is full, if you want to bring your family, or if you are coming from another city.


2 days/ 2 nights. The bus trips are usually our club’s best and most fun events. We will leave Friday around 3 pm, and return Sunday night by 9:00 - 9:30 pm. We'll visit:


1. Mission Ridge. 2,250’ vertical. 1 Express Quad, 3 Doubles. You can ski by a World War II bomber that crashed on the mountain. Get a 15% dining discount by showing your group lift ticket.


2. Stevens Pass, lots of tree skiing, front and back + lots of cruisers! 1,800’ vertical on 3 sides of 2 different mountains, served by 3 Quads, 4 Triples, 3 Doubles.  Note that if you have bought a Fusion Pass this year, you will be able to use that pass for free skiing at Stevens Pass, and your trip price will be reduced by $37 (our very special group rate).  



We’ll stay in the charming town of Leavenworth. We have booked almost the entire Obertal Inn, right in the middle of Leavenworth, just for us!  A very nice “expanded continental breakfast” is included for everyone.  The Obertal has expanded their breakfast room and their already excellent menu, now including an egg dish every day. 


Most rooms have 2 queen beds, though there are a few king rooms available.  Full disclosure:  the Obertal has 3 stories with no elevator.  In addition, we have booked three 2 bedroom/2-1/2 bath fully equipped townhomes directly across the street.


The townhomes have one king master suite, one queen bedroom with bath in the hall, and a sleeper sofa downstairs with a half bath (that person has to shower upstairs). We can put 5 people in a townhome with one person on a sleeper at no additional pp cost ($20 price reduction for the person sleeping on the sofa bed); for more privacy, if you want 4 in a townhome add $30 pp for 4 people.


All people staying in townhomes have to agree to stay together; we will not assign people who don’t know each other into that setting.  There is an additional 3 bedroom/2 bath townhome a block away.


Breakfasts will not be included for the people staying there. 


Two dinners included! The club will provide a Bavarian Banquet Dinner at the Andreas Keller Restaurant in Leavenworth on Saturday night (drinks, appetizers, and alcoholic beverages on your own). 

You will also get a buffet dinner at Old Country Buffet in Bellevue on the bus trip back home on Sunday night.


Reserve your place on this trip soon!  Contact:
Linda McGavin (trip leader) 503-652-2840, Trips@mthigh.org  or
Emilio Trampuz (co-captain), 503-378-0171,


Please use our Dough Transmittal Form on the next-to-last page of our newsletter, or on the FORMS page on our web site. Make your check payable to Mountain High Snowsport Club, and mail it to: Mountain High, PO Box 2182, Portland, OR 97208.


Please specify what type of room you want; first come, first served on the townhomes and less expensive rooms.


Pricing: (per person) including: bus, 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, depends on your age and whether or not you have a Fusion Pass.

Standard Adult, PP/DO with 2 lift tickets  $360
Standard Adult, PP/DO with Fusion Pass (Stevens Pass free)  $323
Super Senior, 70+, PP/DO with 2 lift tickets  $310
Super Senior, 70+, PP/DO with Fusion Pass (Stevens Pass free)  $295
Non-skier on the bus, including meals $280
Four people in a townhome instead of five (all 4 must agree) add $30 pp.
If you are interested in driving over (i.e. if the bus is full, you want to bring your family, or you are coming from another city) Contact Linda McGavin for special pricing


Deposit: $150 will reserve your spot.


Full payment due by February 20. No refunds after February 20 unless you can fill your spot.


NOTE: After our annual Kickoff Party, November 7, the trip will be open to members of other clubs.  So, sign up early!



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






Far West Championships

at either

Lake Tahoe or  Mammoth Mt., CA







April 1 - 3, 2016.

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 visit Alpine Meadows just for the fun of it.


Everyone (including non-racers) is welcome to come just to ski.


But, 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. 

Slalom    on Saturday and

Giant Slalom on Sunday.


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 races registration fee is $45 total for the whole weekend, including both a Slalom and a GS race (only one run per race). 


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.


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