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Ski Trips

Last updated:  March 26, 2020.


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   

2019/2020 Trips


For all trips, see:

Trip Cancellation Policy






* 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 Weekend day-trips to Mt. Hood

All winter

Mid-week day trips to Mt. Hood

Jan. 17 - 20, 2020

Washington trip: (Northeast dry snow)

4 days / 3 nights / 3 ski days

* 1 day at 49º North (great terrain)

* 1 day at Mt. Spokane (new back side)

* 1 day at Bluewood (best powder)

Trip Leader: Emilio Trampuz

Jan. 25 - Feb. 1, 2020

FWSA Ski Week - Big Sky, MT

Jan 27 - Feb. 2, 2020 Silver Star, BC, Canada
6 nights and 5 days at Silver Star Mountain Resort in British Columbia.
Trip leader: Karen Michels.
Feb. 8 - 15, 2020 Whitefish Mt. Resort, Montana

A week in Montana, but a flexible trip. Choose your own transportation (train, plane, or car) and choose how many days: 4, 5, or 7. Lodging at Kandahar Lodge in the on-mountain village.

Trip leader -  Bill King

Feb. 22 - March 1,  2020 Powder Highway trip, Canada
British Columbia Powder Highway Trip
8 night trip that will include Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse and Panorama

Trip leader - Karen Michels

Feb. 28 - Mar. 7, 2020 FWSA International Ski Week - Davos, Switzerland, plus Portugal (Mar. 7-13)
March 29 - Apr. 3, 2020 FWSA Mini Ski Week -  Big White,Canada
April 3 - 5 2020
NWSCC Bachelor Blast (open to all local ski clubs)
Sept. 3-13 2020 FWSA 2020 CROATIA
Land & Boat/Yacht Adventure Trip
Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2021 2021 FWSA Ski Week in Sun Valley, Idaho  (with Skigroup.net tour operator)
March 2021 2021 Mini Ski Week at “Zermatt Utah Resort and Spa” with Ski.com

Weekend skiing

at Timberline

In past years, we've had anywhere from a dozen to about 20 ski days at Timberline and Skibowl.  We ski there as a group mainly in December and then again Spring skiing in March, April, and May.

In January and February, we are less active locally.


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 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

More alternate transportation

Since about 2018, Timberline has been providing its own shuttle buses between Government Camp and Timberline, encouraging us to leave our cars in Government Camp.  These buses run around the clock, so you can expect them once every 30 minutes or once an hour.


Timberline's shuttle buses stop at only two places: 

1.  In the parking area just below the Ice Axe brew pub.

2. In the parking lot of the Summit ski area

The problem is that one bus stops only at the lower end of Govy while the other bus only stops at the upper end.  The same bus doe NOT pick up at both locations.

These shuttles are free for everyone who has a Timberline or Fusion Pass.

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? Let's find out.


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.  NOTE: This carpooling is optional.  It doesn't happen every time. See what is announced ahead of time in our Forum. 


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!


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

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, arrives at Skibowl 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



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.   


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.




49 Degrees North

49 Degrees North - left (Sunrise) side

49 Degrees North
49 Degree North - Ring Ullr's bell


Mt. Spokane

Mt. Spokane


Bluewood - Linda in the trees

Bluewood - Linda in the trees


Our bus (MTR Western)



A. 49 Degrees North

B. Mt. Spokane

C. Bluewood

 Mt. High Washington trip
Northeast Washington (Drier snow)
49º North,  Mt. Spokane,  Bluewood

3.5 days / 3 nights / 3 ski days


January 17 - 20, 2020.  MLK Weekend (Friday. - Monday).

     Saturday at:  49 Degrees North  - Great terrain!

     Sunday   at:  Mt. Spokane - New lift and 7 new trails on back side.

     Monday  at:  Bluewood - which has the best powder.

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.


Bus ride: We'll start the trip on Friday at 9:30 am and ride the bus to Spokane. The bus will come to pick us up at 9:30 am.  We'll allow a half hour for loading, and the bus will leave Portland at 10 am. We’ll return Monday night (MLK day), by 9:30 pm. The bus ride itself will be fun. We’ll share food, play games, tell jokes, watch short videos, etc.



Lodging at La Quinta in North Spokane for the first two nights.

Last night we'll spend in Dayton, WA, abt. 35 minutes from Bluewood.

Both hotels have a hot tub and indoor swimming pool.  Also free Wi-Fi  and free breakfast  All rooms have a hair-dryer, coffee-maker, and microwave and refrigerator.


49 Degrees North ski area, offers 5 lifts serving interesting terrain. Everyone likes the variety, which includes skiing the "7 deadly sins", Mahre's Gold, Angel Peak, 2 bells to ring for good luck (one at the top and oe at the bottom of the ski area), plus lots of long cruisers and a variety of powder runs and glades.

Mt. Spokane has 5 lifts (not counting the beginner ones) serving 3 separate faces of the mountain: the front side, the old back side, and now an entirely new back side with it's own new lift (chair 6) and 7 new trails. Visit the historic Vista House at the top of the mountain.

Bluewood has so far proven to have the best powder most of the time, even when other ski areas don't have much. It has 2 lifts serving 2 separate hills. Lots of groomers, but also epic tree skiing.


Bluewood is already almost half way home, so our ride home will be shorter than if we stayed in Spokane all 3 nights.

We'll ski till about 2:30 or 3 pm, and then ride the bus back home.  We'll stop for dinner on the way home and will return to Portland around 9:30 pm on Monday.


Prices:   Adults                         = $546 per person
               Seniors (65+)              = $541
               Super-Seniors (70+)  = $503
               No lift tickets               = $413

NOTE ABOUT ROOMMATES: Prices are all based on 2 people per room. We will help to find you a roommate if you don't already have one. If you want to have a room all to yourself, you can have it by paying the lodging part that your roommate would have paid. For 3 nights of lodging, that adds up to an additional $171.50.


Prices include all bus transportation, 3 nights lodging, and 3 lift tickets. A lunch and 2 dinners are included.   Both hotels offer a free breakfast.


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 of $100 per person.

Full payment due by December 6, 2019.

No refunds after December 6, 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 signup form

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

See our Mt. High
Trip Cancellation Policy






Big Sky logo


Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky, Montana

See the trip flyer.

Big Sky, Montana


January 25 - February 1, 2020
Annual ski week organized by the Far West Ski Association.

Join us for a week of skiMTing, partying, and racing at Big Sky, . Sign up now to hold your spot by making a $150 deposit! Your deposit remains fully refundable until June 30, 2019. 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:

Lift tickets for this trip are:  ...

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



Silver Star

Silver Star


Mountain High members at Silver Star




Passport is required.


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



Silver Star


 Click here for

Trip flyer


Signup form


See our Mt. High
Trip Cancellation Policy


Mt. High

Silver Star, BC trip

Silver Star Mountain Resort
A Mt. High bus trip

6 nights / 5 ski days

January 27 - February 2, 2020 -- Monday - Sunday.

We will stay ON MOUNTAIN with easy access to all village amenities.  Full trip price includes:  Roundtrip charter bus transportation, 6 nights lodging, 5 Silver Star lift tickets and one group meal.    Silver Star has proven to be a club favorite and we will head back next season for another visit.

At Silver Star we will stay on mountain at the Snowbird Lodge.  Most condos will be two-bedroom units with room one having a king bed and room two having king or t/t set up.  In addition, each unit has two bathrooms, a fireplace, washer/dryer, full kitchen and a private hot tub. We also have access to an amenities room for happy hour gatherings.
Silver Star is located about 12 miles from Vernon in the heart of the Okanagan region and is the 3rd largest resort in British Columbia. It offers both Nordic and downhill options, a well as optional activities including fat biking, snow shoeing, ice skating and tubing. It is known for champagne powder and averages over 23 feet of snowfall each year.  Silver Star boasts over 3200 acres of downhill skiing with 11 lifts and 132 runs. The terrain is comprised of 15% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% most difficult and 10% extreme. Check it all out at skisilverstar.com.

Prices:  Adult               1230.00                                               
 Senior 65+      1197.00


Payment and cancellation details:
Deposit of 200.00 due at signup.
2nd payment of 300.00 due by September 15th.
Final payment due by November 15th.
Last day to cancel for full refund is October 15th.

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


See our Mt. High Trip Cancellation Policy


Contact Trip leader with any questions:

Karen Michels:  skiklynn@gmail.com

NOTE: Silver Star is no longer a Powder Alliance resort.


Whitefish Mt.

Whitefish Mt.

Top of Whitefish Mt.
Whitefish, near the top of the mountain
Mountains and masked guys
Fantastic mountain views to the north

Jesus at Whitefish Mt.
Find Jesus at Whitefish!
And what is that ski area he is looking at?



Regular signups for all our

winter trips begins July 1st.

Before that, you have only


at our annual Social and Elections

Night at the Lucky Lab, May 30th

2019.  Must be present to sign up.




A. Whitefish Mountain 1

B. Whitefish Mountain 2 



Click here for

Trip flyer


Signup form



See our Mt. High
Trip Cancellation Policy


Whitefish Mt. Resort trip

A flexible Mt. High trip

4, 5, or 7 day trip.  By train, car, or plane.


February 8 - 15, 2020 -- Saturday - Saturday.

4, 5, or 7 days.

Whitefish Mountain Resort offers 3000 acres of skiing on all sides of Big Mountain. It has 11 chair lifts, including 3 express quads. It has 2,353 vertical feet and 105 named runs plus vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing. Twelve percent of the terrain is rated green, 38% blue, 44 % black and 6% double black.

This will be an arrange your own transportation trip. Amtrak runs overnight from Portland or Vancouver to Whitefish and return. Current prices start as low as $78 per person each way reserved coach. There are a limited number of sleeper berths available. Or if you prefer to drive or carpool it is about a ten-hour drive.

We will be staying at the Kandahar Lodge, a very nice on-mountain hotel with a Swiss or Austrian feel to it. It has a lobby/great room with a huge wood-burning fireplace, an award-winning restaurant open only for dinner, and a small separate bar.

It has a free van that will take you where you want to go on the mountain (not into town, there’s a free public snow bus for that). The van only runs during the day. At night it’s less than a five-minute walk to the bars and restaurants in the upper village, or to catch the snow bus into town.

You can ski-in but would have to walk about 50 yards across a parking lot to ski to a lift. Or you can just take the free van. There is no elevator, and all the rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

For those traveling by train:

  • You will spend 2 nights on the train. The first and the last. You can sleep in the comfortable reclining seats, but it is highly recommended to ask for a spot in a sleeper car.
  • The train leaves Portland at 4:45 pm the day before and travels through the night.  You need to reserve a ticket for February 7 (not Feb. 8). 
  • Train arrives in Whitefish early in the morning (at 7:41 am), and you can go skiing right away, after leaving your luggage in Kandahar lodge.
  • The train leaves Whitefish late in the evening, at 8:56 pm. That means, you can ski all day on the last day and still have time for dinner in town before boarding the train home.

Price includes: 
Free European-style continental breakfast, après ski cookies, freshly made popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee, and tea. Heated boot rooms and ski rooms.  Free Wi-Fi, laundry, 24-hour front desk, large outdoor jacuzzi, steam room, and fitness center. Massages are available by appointment.  All rooms have at least a small refrigerator and microwave. Some rooms have small kitchens. Rooms with kitchens will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

We have reserved all rooms for 7 nights from 8-15 February 2020, but we will also be able to offer either 4- or 5-night stays.

Because we will receive the 7th night comped, 6-night pricing will be the same as 7-night. To make the logistics manageable and simplify matching of roommates,
      4-night stays must begin on either Feb 8
th or Feb 11th and
      5-night stays must begin on either Feb 8
th or Feb 10th.

We will do our best to match you with a roommate who wants the same nights as you, but you are ultimately responsible for finding a roommate who wants the same nights as you to fill your room.



$420/person for 6 or 7 nights (we get the 7th night free)
$350 for 5 nights
$280 for 4 nights. 
For fewer than 6 nights, everyone in the room would need to have the same arrival and departure dates.  These prices include shuttles from and to the Whitefish Amtrak Station.  Subtract $20 if you are driving.

Lift Tickets

Adult 1-day        $65
Adult 2+ days     $59/day
65-69 1-day        $56
65-69 2+ days     $51/day
70+                        Free
2+ days tickets have a two-day grace period (2 of 4; 3 of 5; 4 of 6, etc.)
Holders of full season passes for Mount Hood Meadows get 3 free days.

******Payment and cancellation details*********

$200 deposit due at signup.
½ of total minus deposit is due by October 15
Remaining balance is due by December 15
Final date to cancel with full refund is November 25
We hope you join us for this exciting trip. Reserve your spot now with a $200 deposit.

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

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.

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


Trip leader:

Bill King, willie2k@ymail.com  or 360-977-7482.









Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse


Regular signups for all our

winter trips begins July 1st.

Before that, you have only


at our annual Social and Elections

Night at the Lucky Lab, May 30th

2019.  Must be present to sign up.




Passport is required.


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



A. Panorama 

B. Fernie  

C. Kimberley

D. Kicking Horse


 Click here for

Trip flyer


Signup form


See our Mt. High
Trip Cancellation Policy


Mt. High

Powder Highway trip

Panorama, Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse
A Mt. High bus trip

9-day trip / 8 nights / 6 or 7 ski days

Feb. 22 - March 1, 2020 -- Saturday - Sunday.

We will stay on mountain at Panorama Mountain Resort for 6 nights with easy access to all village amenities.  In addition, we will stay one night at the Prestige Rocky Mountain resort in Cranbrook, B.C. and one night at the Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  Full trip price includes: roundtrip charter coach transportation, 8 nights business class lodging, 4 Panorama lift tickets, 1 Fernie lift ticket, 1 Kimberley lift ticket and a few meals. In addition, there will be several optional activities including a day trip to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, paragliding and a heli-ski adventure in the Purcell Mountains.

We will stay the first night of our trip in the town of Cranbrook, British Columbia in order to ski Fernie the following day. We will stay at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in traditional hotel rooms with two people per room.  Rooms will have 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.  Fernie Alpine Resort has over 2500 acres of skiable terrain with 3550 feet of vertical and 142 trails.  Terrain is comprised of 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced.
After skiing at Fernie we will head north to Panorama.  We will stay at the Panorama Springs Lodge in two-bedroom condos with direct ski in/out access.  We will have 4 people in each two-bedroom condo unit.  Most condos have a queen bed in room 1 and two single beds in room 2.   Each unit has two bathrooms, a full kitchen and a gas fireplace. The property is also well known for Canada’s largest slope-side hot pools!!  Panorama offers 2975 acres of skiable terrain with more than 4265 vertical feet and 120 trails. The resort has 10 lifts including 1 gondola, 2 express quads, 2 quad chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair, 1 platter and 2 carpets. The terrain is approximately 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% expert.  Midweek during our stay at Panorama there will be an optional day trip to Kicking Horse Resort (Wednesday).  The day trip option includes transportation and lift ticket.  You will depart about 7:30 am and return about 5:30 pm.

On our last morning at Panorama we will depart early in order to spend our final ski day at Kimberley Alpine Resort.  Kimberley Alpine Resort offers over 1800 skiable acres with 2465 feet of vertical and more than 68 runs. The resort has 1 high speed quad, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair, 1 T bar and 1 magic carpet. The terrain is approximately 20% beginner, 42% intermediate and 38% advanced.
After skiing at Kimberley on Saturday we will travel 2 hours south to northern Idaho and spend the last night of the trip at the Best Western Plus Kootenai in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  We will stay in traditional hotels rooms with two queens per room. The following day we will travel home to Portland.  Don’t miss out on this unique itinerary.

Prices: No Lifts                            950.00
Adult                              1375.00                                               
Senior 65-74                  1310.00
Super Senior 75+           1051.00     
Kicking Horse option add  106.00
Contact trip leader for heli-ski and paragliding pricing


****** Powder Highway payment and cancellation details ********

Save the date: May 30th.  One night only early bird sign-ups will be held at Lucky Lab Brewing in Multnomah village. Regular sign ups begin July 1st via mail and website.

All participants must be paid Mountain High members for 2019-2020.

300.00 deposit due at signup.
500.00 payment due by September 15th.

Remaining balance is due by December 15th.

Final date to cancel with full refund is November 30th.

We hope you join us for this exciting trip.  Contact trip leader if you have a season pass that includes any of these resorts for individual pricing.


Print the Dough Transmittal Form and mail it in with your 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  or 360-977-7482.




Davos Klosters resort

FWSA International Week

Davos, Switzerland

with an optional a POST-TRIP to

Lisbon and Porto, Portugal.


Feb. 28 - March 7, 2020 -- Davos, Switzerland trip.

March 7 - 13, 2020 --  Portugal trip extension.
Annual international ski week organized by the Far West Ski Association.  A different destination each year.

The BASIC Davos Ski Week will include7 nights lodging at the 5-Star SEEHOF Hotel, 5 dinners at the hotel, breakfast daily and 2 nights to dine on your own at any of the local restaurants.  We’ll be offering an optional day tour during the week if one chooses to explore the local culture.

The extension trip will be to Lisbon and Porto, Portugal with day tours included and free time to explore on your own.
If one chooses to not go to Davos, Switzerland, but wants to do Portugal, we will fly you from the US to join us for the extension trip – we call this the “Stand Alone” trip.

We will continue with our online payment plan:

  • 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.
  • Subsequent payment may be made by check, cashier’s check, money order OR via our online PayPal & Credit Card Payment process. 

UPDATE (as of mid-November 2019) : Some of the Davos lodging is sold out, and also SOLD OUT (waiting list) for the Portugal extension.

More info

on the FWSA international trips web page.


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

 or 559-737-0882 [C]



Big White
Big White


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

Far West Mini Ski Week

at Big White, British Columbia, Canada


March 29 - Apr. 3, 2020.


Trip details are posted at:



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]

NWSCC logo

Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor logo
Trip open to members off all local ski clubs in the Northwest


April 3 - 5, 2020.

The 3rd Annual Bachelor Blast will be held April 3-5, 2020.  Everyone from all NWSCC clubs is invited to join us!

Participants have their choice of staying at the Marriott Fairfield Inn or the Marriott TownePlace Suites in Bend, Oregon.

The price of $290 (PP/DO) for adults includes 2 nights’ lodging at either place, 2 full hot breakfasts, a 2-out-of-3 day lift ticket, and a hosted reception on Saturday night at the Fairfield Inn.  Prices are lower for seniors, super seniors, children and teens! 

Seniors 65-69 and teens 13-18** pay only $260!!
Super seniors 70+ and youths 6-12** pay only $230!!

** With 2 paying adults, children stay at no extra charge – just pay group rate for lift tickets. 

Come early or stay later - shoulder days available for only $140 per room, add an extra day of skiing for great prices! 

See flier and signup form.

Friday will be “First Friday” in Bend with Art Walk. 

As an extra bonus, the weekend will be Subaru’s WinterFest at Mt. Bachelor!  This one-of-a-kind tour features live music, mountain adventure, Subaru swag (and up-front parking for Subarus), free snacks and beverages, daily giveaways, gear demos, and much more!  
Sign Up & Pay By March 1, 2020   /   Form is on the NWSCC Website.
Questions?? - Contact: Linda McGavin at editor@nwskiers.org / www.nwskiers.org

NOTE: This is a multi-club trip open to all Northwest ski clubs. It is organized by the NW Ski Club Council.  Payments for this trip should be sent to the NWSCC; not to our club. Instead of the Dough Transmittal Form, please use the signup form mentioned above.

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Stone gates, Old town, Zagreb
Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Bol, Brach
View from promenade between the town of Bol and the Zlatni Rat beach.  Island of Brač.
Bol on the island of Brač.

Land & Boat/Yacht Adventure Trip


September 3 - 13, 2020.


Discover the MAGIC of CROATIA…

Visit the “Must See” sites of Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Trogir, the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, the “The Pearl of the Adriatic” - Dubrovnik, and much more!

You’ll be staying 3 nights in beautiful 4 Star hotels and the rest aboard the luxury 5 Star MS President yacht.

Croatia Cruise Ship

The Deluxe MS President provides a perfect platform to explore the stunning coast and islands of Croatia and Dalmatia. Built in 2012, this yacht-like cruiser boasts sleek lines, and the modern facilities expected of a Croatian cruise vessel of this standard. All en suite cabins have been perfected to give you the space and comfort required during your cruise. Located on 2 decks, each feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe, hair dryer and much more. The MS President boasts a large indoor restaurant-salon, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities with an outdoor terrace. Most of the leisure time on-board is spent on the huge sun deck with its plunge pool, sun-chairs and large shaded area. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water.

Trip highlights include:

  • Lodging in 4 Star hotels and “MS President” Yacht - 5 Star
  • (Incredible value – comparable trips can cost $6500-$10,000)
  • Minimum number – 30 participants and maximum number - 40, so sign up early!
  • Round trip group air transportation from LAX
  • Ground transportation will be by airconditioned motor coach
  • Welcome reception & dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Tentative meals: breakfast daily, 6 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Tips included - drivers, guides & tour leader, welcome and farewell dinner, wine tastings & crew tips
  • Explore Plitvice National Park – the most famous park in Croatia and a “wonder of nature”
  • Guided walking tours visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Diocletian’s Palace, Trogir, the highest peak of Croatia - Vidova Gora with breathtaking views of the Adriatic, visit the Museum of Olive Oil & enjoy tastings, visit the birthplace of Marco Polo – Korčula and so much more!
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Dubrovnik with its 16th century stone-walled old town, has gained popularity and bolstered to global recognition after serving as the filming location for The Game of Thrones.

See the complete Trip flyer and itinerary for more details.

Use this Registration form to sign up for the trip.

Estimated Group Air from LAX = $1413.00pp
Air price DOES include estimated Fuel surcharges, Taxes and current Exchange Rate – subject to change.
It is highly recommended to use the FWSA Group Air Transportation.

Approximate Land Packages (not including air):
Starting at $3340.00pp - Double Occupancy*

with  $5225.00pp - Single Supplement*
*Pricing is based on a minimum of 30 participants and an exchange rate of 1 USD to .87 Euros - subject to change.

Make checks out to: Far West Ski Association (FWSA). Please reference “FWSA 2020 CROATIA Trip” on each check.

Send to:      Debbie Stewart
                    FWSA VP of Int’l Travel
                    430 S. Church St.
                    Visalia, CA 93277
Email:  FwsaIntlTrvl@prodigy.net   or

Cell:     559/737-0882                                      CST # 2036983-40


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