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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: January 21, 2022
Latest news in the left column,
Click on any event in the Calendar on the right
or scroll down for details of upcoming events.

Weather forecast for Government Camp on the right.



January Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter

Top website awardOur website.  We have won THEGOODESTATE top website award for 2022.  See qualifying criteria here.

Photos from this past season are available for viewing on our PHOTOS page.  Check them out.

The Councilman - Summer 2021.  Find out what the Far West Ski Association has been doing and will be doing in the near future, the Convention, the ski trips and more.

Skier's Guide curling pageFar West Skier's Guide

Click on the image here to see this very colorful magazine. Learn all about past and upcoming Far West events, the annual Convention, winter trips, and more. See what other clubs and councils are doing.

Click on each 2-page spread to thumb through the rest of the pages.

Volunteer of the Year.

Bill KingOur 2022 volunteer of the year is: Bill King.  Congratulations!

Note that as of this year, the Man and Woman of the Year competition has been replavced by the Volunteer of the Year competition.  IT is still being sponosored  by the Big White Ski Resort, BC, Canada.  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards.


Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.   

a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas
     – currently on TRIPS page,

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West
     -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.

To see what our club does, please see a whole year of photos on the PHOTOS page.



Let's ski together!   Join us for an informal fun day on the slopes! Our weekend skiers tend to go to Timberline and/or Skibowl.  Our mid-week skiers usually go to Meadows on Thursdays or whenever there is some fresh powder. How to connect with us?

  1. See the weekend & mid-week entries on our TRIPS page.

  2. Click on our two FORUM buttons in the menu and see who is going skiing and when. Participate in the discussions!

  3. See our Facebook page, where all our members can post their own messages and often invite others to come ski with them. Start by clicking on the Facebook button in our main menu.

  4. On the mountain,

    if you have a 2-way radio, tune it to channel 6-19.

Mt. Hood Express bus service

We have always encouraged carpooling from Sandy, and that is still an option. But, now you can take the new Mt. Hood Express bus instead. For only $2 (or just $1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets), you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or Timberline. Catch the bus right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride bus stop half way between Champion Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer traffic light in Sandy). Turn into Champion Way to park at the Information Center.  The most convenient bus starts at 7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at 8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am. Click here for the complete schedule.


Also note that Timberline runs its own shuttle between Government Camp from  the Summit Pass ski area to Timberline.


Powder Alliance.  Unlimited skiing at Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl + 3 free tickets at each of 17 other ski areas, for a total of 51 free ski days
Not valid on Saturdays.
Those 71 and over pay only $50.
All prices will increase after Nov. 5 and 26.. See more at: www.powderalliance.com  and on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/powderalliance


Season Passes compared.  Compare the cost and benefits of various lift ticket passes. This was first published in Lift Lines. It is now on our Articles page.


Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.


Debbi Kor put together a Club Cookbook, full of recipes contributed by many of our club members. You can purchase the book at any of our social events and ski trips, or

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net


Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The updated page contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 221 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

Also find info on heli-skiing. 

Also available on our Ski Areas page is an Excel Spreadsheet containing a list of all the ski areas in North America. Use it to track the places you have skied.


Membership renewal.  Please renew your club membership in the Fall (September, October, or early November). This is also the best time to sign up for a ski trip with the club. It is best to renew in person at the annual Ski Fair or at our annual Kickoff Party. If you do it by mail, simply print print the Dough Transmittal form and mail it in. You can find it on our Membership page and on the Forms & Docs page.



Join a PACRAT team 

 Teams are being formed in October and November, and many teams need a few new team-mates.


Camaraderie, fun, racing, après ski parties and more!


Check it all out on our Racing page and on the PACRATs web site.   Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org



Member Benefits updated - 20% off at the Taco Shoppe  Thanks to Kevin Bastin, owner of the Taco Shoppe and a Mountain High club member, we have now been offered 20% off of any item on the menu (not just the burritos). But only 10% discount during the summer months.

The Taco Shoppe is located in Government Camp, across the street from the Huckleberry Inn (but a house or two up the road), or just downhill from the Mount Hood Museum. See details on our Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.  Click here for see their full menu.

January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

Introduce a new person to the sport by having them take a lesson from a certified ski instructor, and you could win a prize


Video about our club

Short 5 minute summary of what our club is al about. Must see! At: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woXVvae4Iww


Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

Straight skis were never really straight. See proof in this video.




Ski pole Inclinometers -

Attach this simple device to your ski pole and use it to measure the slope steepness.







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    Blue: Mountain High club events      
    Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
    Black: General events

Jan.  2  (Mon.) Mt. High Board meeting 

 Via Zoom. Starting at 6:30 pm.

Jan. 18 (Wed.) Mt. High Happy Hour at the Claim Jumper in Tualatin. .

Till Jan. 25      NWSCC Annual Online Auction Bid on a variety of items

Jan. 25 (Wed) NWSCC Meeting via Zoom  Everyone is invited.

Jan.25 - Feb.1 Canada Ski Trip: Red, White, and Blue  Whitewater and Red Mt. by bus,


Feb.  2  (Thur) Mt. High Board meeting Zoom meeting.   

Feb. 18 (Sat.)  Mt. High Chocolate Party at Terry and Brad Swans's place..

Feb.26 - Mar.1,2,3  Brundage Mt & Tamarack Ski Trip 
3, 4, 6, or 6 nights.  Drive to. 

MARCH 2023

Mar. 4 (Sat.)     Ski the Glade Trail Day from Timberline to Government Camp

Mar. 17 - 19      Shasta and Ashland Ski Trip 
A weekend bus trip.


APRIL 2023

Apr.  7 -  9        Bachelor Blast 
Spring weekend at Mt. Bachelor

See more event details in the next section below.




Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 250 - 300 since then.


Mt. High Board meetings 

Last Monday of the month, we meet at the Round Table Pizza  10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland (near the corner of Capitol Hwy.) to plan future club events, trips.  If you'd like to get a bit more involved with the club, please come and join us. This is a working and planning  meeting, but it's open to all. Social gathering: 6:00 pm, and the meeting starts at: 6:30 pm.

NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are now being held virtually, through Zoom.


NWSCC meetings


Representatives of local ski clubs gather to coordinate activities, plan joint events and trips. Sometimes, there's a guest speaker. These meetings are open to all.

Time: Socializing starts at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..

Dates: Meetings are held quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday in October, December, March and June.

Location: At various locations around the Portland metro area. See the NWSCC web site for details.

NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are now being held virtually, through Zoom.


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

Check out some of the features available on watches these days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer, Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And water resistant to 200 meters. Sadly, not all in one watch. Read this article.


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

A blog set up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman at KPTV-12, writing about snow conditions from a skier's perspective. This has been added to both our Blogs and Links pages.


Vision for the 21st Century

A whole new vision of enhancing both safety and fun on the slopes. Read all about it (click on the "Vision" button. Get involved. Write to the ski areas. Write to ski magazines. Refer them to our website: www.mthigh.org/Vision.htm.


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

Go to MtHoodList.com to post your own message, to find a carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies for a Meadows 4x4,  or any other Mt. Hood related activity.


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter? Where  did you ski? Where were you 20 or 30 years ago?  How did you learn to ski?  Any spectacular falls?  Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories or reminiscences.  Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos will be scanned in and returned to you.  Contact Emilio.


In the Forum, post your questions, requests, offers, or help provide answers.


Bulletin Board vs. Forum

For plain text announcements or questions, feel free to post your own message in the Forum.

For more elaborate, announcements, including graphics, photos, etc. please email them to us at webmaster@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.


We Want You!

We know you have something to contribute to the club.  Organize a party, a hike. a game of cards, a visit to the theater, or just a TGIF. Take your favorite activity and invite other club members to join you. Just let us know what you could do for the club. Or, better yet, come to our monthly planning meeting, any last Monday of the month, at the Round Table Pizza.


2-way Radios on the slopes!

Connect with other club members on the slopes. Simply get on the radio channel 6-19, and call for Mountain High members. That is Channel 6, Privacy code 19. There is a permanent note about this on our TRIPS page.


Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter has left Hillcrest Sports to focus on Boots and More. He has been involved with the ski industry for 25+ years and has chosen to go his own direction.

Boots and More is service only.  Boot fitting, and ski & snowboard tuning and repair. It also sells insoles and liners as well as boot accessories.

The big difference between Greg Coulter and everyone else is that he will pick up and drop off the customers equipment.

Contact Greg via email; gcoulter40@gmail.com,  or phone 503-917-9360.

Visit the Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 

Also, see the BAM Performance website to find out more.

ShredHood.org is a web site devoted to everything Mt. Hood. It contains the latest news, classifieds, racing, new school, old school, videos, slides, events, resources.
The web site was started by Ben Jacklet, a local journalist.
Check it out: http://shredhood.org/

Ski Trips survey results .  Thanks to the 45 people who completed the survey.  See the results in this PDF file.

Mid-Week skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows

A group of us skis more or less regularly mid-week at Mt. Hood Meadows. Come join us.  See details below.


Weekend skiing at Timberline

A group of us skis more or less regularly on weekends at Timberline Come join us.  See details below.

Web site & Newsletter Awards

At the 2022 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

See more on our Awards page.



Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

The events listed below are events other than ski trips and races.

Mt. High members at Stevens Pass


Mt. High members on Mt. Hood




Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.  Most of them have their own separate pages on our web site:


a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas  (both weekend and mid-week) – currently on the TRIPS page..

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West  -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.


Our Home page is mainly a calendar of events and a place to post social events that don't have their own separate pages, such as Trips and Racing events do.


To get a better view of what our club does, please check the ABOUT US page and the PHOTOS page, which shows almost everything we did in the past year(s). Each season, we start to build a new Photos page, so if you are checking us out at the beginning of the season, check out one of the previous year's Photos page, which will be more complete.

Happy Hour

of the Claim Jumper location
Mt. High
Happy Hour

Jan. 18 (Wednesday).

Starting at 4 pm.

Come join your ski buddies at a Happy hour event at the Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar in Tualatin. 18000 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97224. This is west of I-5.  It might be better to take the Durham exit, which is about a mile north of the Tualatin exit.

We'll be there from 4 to 7 pm.   Come join us for a beverage or two and some yummy hors d'oeuvres.  Spend the evening with friends and find out who's going where this ski season. 

RSVP Debbi at ijustwannarun1@comcast.net or 503-314-7078 no later than Jan. 15th so we can ensure we have enough spots saved.

Girl with skis

NWSCC logo
NWSCC Annual Auction

Online Auction Now Open!
Auction ends January 25, 2023 at 10:00 pm.

Bid on:
  • TWO Indy Passes (ski 2 days at 120+ independent ski resorts, value $369 each)
  • Lift Tickets to Mt. Bachelor (value $127+ each)
  • Lift Tickets to Mt. Hood Meadows (restricted tickets - valid midweek or after 2:00 pm on peak days, value $109+ each)
  • Gift Cards to Next Adventure, good at all 4 stores and online (value $100 each)
  • Gift Cards to Mt. Hood Skibowl (good for for lift tickets, passes, rentals, merchandise and food - ALSO at the Ratskellar and lodging at Collins Lake!  Value $50 each)
  • 2 Nights Lodging at Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort (expires 4/9/23; blackout dates 2/17-20/23; value $400+)

  NWSCC Meeting

Jan. 25 (Wednesday) - 7:00 pm


Please join the meeting at 6:45 pm

Official part of the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Guest speaker: Tony Harrison of Ski Idaho -

               Learn what’s up at Idaho ski resorts this year!


DOOR PRIZE: $50 Next Adventure Gift Certificate

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 857 6112 0685
Passcode: 365974



Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month. This month is an exception.

Monthly Board meeting

February 2, 2023. (Thursday)  6:30 - 8:00 pm

This is an organizational and planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders, activity organizers etc., but it is open to all.  Anyone wanting to get more involved with the club is welcome.

Current location:  Online. Join us on this Zoom from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at: 

Meeting ID: 834 9572 8046
Passcode: 687528

One tap mobile
+12532050468,,83495728046#,,,,*687528# US
+12532158782,,83495728046#,,,,*687528# US (Tacoma)




Fine champagne

Fine desserts

Fine conversation



Click here for


to Terry & Brad's place

Mt. High annual

Chocolate Party


February 18 (Saturday), starting at 7:00 pm.

At the home of Terry and Brad Swan

                     7225 SE Barbara Welch Rd.

                     Portland, 97236.

                     Located a bit south off of SE Foster Rd.


Please RSVP to Terry and Brad: 503-729-3435, or email TerryLee.Swan@gmail.com.


Join your fellow club members at the annual Chocolate party. Bring your favorite chocolate dessert and enter it in the contest for:

a) the Most Chocolaty;

b) the Most Creative, and/or

c) the Most Decadent.

Entering the competition is optional.  We also need people to taste test and judge the entries.


The judges will be fair in their selections from all of the entries (despite any rumors that they can be bribed). So, mark your calendar for this Valentine event. Bring your favorite "Sweetie" and enjoy a night of decadence, fun and good cheer.

Mt. Hood Museum


Glade Trail Day flyer


Glade Trail

Glade Trail skiers 
Ski the Historic
Glade Trail

March 4 (Saturday)
This will be the 21st annual Glade Trail Day. This is the only day in the whole year that the trail is groomed from Timberline to Government Camp.  Timberline Lodge, an event sponsor, grooms the Glade Trail prior to the event to ensure there's great terrain for all participants.

Hosted by the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum,Ski the Glade offers skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to take advantage of three and a half miles of unbroken, mountain terrain. This unique event combines participatory living history and fund raising, for the operation of the non-profit museum. Guides and Ski Patrol services will be available to keep everyone safe.

This year, the annual tradition will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at around 4:00 p.m.

Tickets for the all-day event will be $185 for museum members and $195 for non-museum members. Only 75 tickets will be sold. To make your reservation and purchase your ticket, call the museum at: (503) 272-3301.

The ticket price includes breakfast snacks, lunch, an apres-ski party, door prizes and an unlimited number of shuttle bus rides back up to Timberline during the day.

After beginning the day at the museum with a continental breakfast, participants receive shuttle transportation to Timberline, ski the trail at their leisure, and meet the bus at the end of the trail to return to the top.

When ready for a break, attendees can drop by the museum for a hot lunch featuring homemade gourmet soups and delicious accompaniments.  All shuttles stop at the Museum, so you can take a break at any time.

Throughout the day, participants are encouraged to wear vintage ski clothing. At day's end, an apres-ski party will include beverages, snacks and prizes for those dressed in the best vintage ski wear.



Current snow conditions:


Carried over from the old Home page:

Total visits from Oct.1, 2005 -- Sept. 30, 2006 was: 2,798.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2006 -- Sept. 30, 2007 was: 3,267.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2007 -- Sept. 30, 2008 was: 6,037.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2008 -- Sept. 30, 2009 was: 5,367

Total visits from Oct.1, 2009 -- Sept. 30, 2010 was: 9,805

Total visits from Oct.1, 2010 -- Sept. 30, 2011 was: 9,352

Total visits from Oct.1, 2011 -- Sept. 30, 2012 was: 7,253

Total visits from Oct.1, 2012 -- Sept. 30, 2013 was: 7,530


Total visits since Oct. 1, 2013:



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