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.
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
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!
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.
shuttle buses stop at only two places:
In the parking area just below the Ice Axe
In the parking lot of the Summit ski area
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.
shuttles are free for
everyone who has a Timberline or Fusion Pass.
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.
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
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.
ways to meet:
(if you miss us in Sandy)
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.
a 2-way radio,
find us on Channel 6-19.
Just ask for "Mountain High" people!
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.
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.
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.
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
Channel 6, Code 19,
but almost nobody in the Meadows group
uses radios any more, so this is not a
reliable way to connect.
Passport is required.
Find out how to apply for or
renew your passport in this recently updated
article on Passports.
Your Passport must be valid
until six months after your return. It is
your responsibility to ensure your required
travel documents are in order and with you.
roundtrip charter bus transportation from
Portland via Bluestar Coachlines Canada,
7 nights lodging (business class and
3 Red lift tickets,
2 Whitewater lift tickets,
a few meals and
a bus load of club members to enjoy the
will start our trip in the vibrant mountain
town of Nelson, British Columbia. We
will stay 3 nights in traditional hotel rooms
with TWO people per room. Rooms have QQ
bedding. There is a restaurant
onsite and we are located on the edge of
downtown within walking distance to shops and
will ski Whitewater Ski Resort, less than a
25-minute drive from town on Thursday and
Saturday, a surprise awaits us on our travel
day to Rossland, British Columbia. Once we
arrive at Red Mountain, we will stay ON
MOUNTAIN at the Josie hotel for 4
nights. All hotel rooms will be QQ set
up with TWO people per room. There is a
restaurant and bar onsite and the town of
Rossland is a quick 5-minute shuttle ride
away. In addition, for a fee there is an
onsite spa and 2 slope side saunas to enjoy
during our visit!!
Resort is in the Selkirk Mountains
and typically receives over 40 feet of
powder!! Whitewater boasts over 2300
acres, 82 runs and 2044 feet of vertical. The
trail break- down is about 11% double black,
47% black, 34% blue and 10% green. Whitewater
also offers Nordic trails for cross country
skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. Please
note that Whitewater is off the grid.
That means no cell service and no Wi-Fi while
at the resort. You are there to ski
Mountain Resort is located 5
minutes from the town of Rossland in the
Monashee Mountains. It has 8 lifts, 119
runs, 3850 skiable acres with 2900 feet of
vertical. Red receives over 300 inches
of snowfall on average and has three separate
peaks to enjoy. Trail break-down is about 26 %
expert, 23% advanced, 34% intermediate and 17%
beginner so there is something for everyone.
is per person based on double occupancy:
Senior (65-74) = $1627
Senior (75 and up) = $1305
deposit to secure your spot.
you have a reciprocal pass that includes lift
tickets to either of these resorts, please
reach out to the trip leader for special
Leader: Karen Michels 503 984
9210 - text preferred
3 - 6
nights. 2 - 5 ski days. Travel by car,
train, or plane.
26 - March 1, 2, or 3, 2023.
us for a wonderful adventure.
27-March 3 (Monday-Friday)
Your choice, depending upon your free lift
tickets and how many days you want to ski
START DATE: Sunday, Feb. 26
– Drive to McCall & check in. You
can book as many as 5 nights at our group
Note that this trip (like the Schweitzer
trip last year) will be different from our
usual ski trips - because of the
Everyone will be driving their own car.
We will NOT have a bus.
For lodging, you can select your own
roommate (optional), or simply have a room
to yourself. Your choice. We will not
You are responsible for purchasing your
own lift tickets, either day tickets,
exchange tickets (Mt. Hood Meadows (to be
confirmed), or a pass (Indy Pass or
- Book your own room under our group
rate at the Best Western
Plus in McCall, 211 S. 3rd
Street, McCall, ID; 208-634-2230.
[They are right across from the McCall
airport, Raj.] Your trip leader
usually books budget lodging, but this trip
is an exception, as we will be staying at a
beautiful hotel with lots of amenities
(check out the pictures on their
website!). Our group rate is $179.99
plus tax ($206.99 including tax) per night,
per double queen room.
get this rate, just tell the hotel you are
with the Mountain High club.
The hotel offers free parking, wireless
internet, premium bedding, non-smoking
spacious double queen rooms, a 24-hour
indoor swimming pool, oversize jacuzzi tub,
spa, sauna and gym. Enjoy a daily,
complimentary full hot buffet breakfast
which includes freshly made breakfast
burritos, breakfast sandwiches, cereal,
fruit, yogurt, juice, pastries (and they
will deliver to your room from 6:30 to 9:30
a.m.) They said they have an omelette
The rooms have premium bedding, High Speed
Wireless Internet, Refrigerator, Microwave,
DirectTV, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board,
Desk, and Alarm Clock. Note that there
is an elevator!
Please book your hotel room early
– we only have a certain number of
rooms. After January 15 our room block
will expire, but you can still make
reservations at our rate if there is space.
There is no penalty for canceling up
to one week before your arrival.
The hotel is located 11 miles from
Brundage and 20 miles
from Tamarack. The City of
McCall operates a mini bus called McCall
Transit from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 7 days a
week, free public transport to anyone. In
the winter time the city of McCall provides
free transit for all hotel guests to their
activity destination skiing or
SKIING AT BRUNDAGE: 2 or 3
days (your choice, depending upon your
pass). Brundage has been on an
exchange program with Mt. Hood
Meadows all access passholders
and Loveland Ski Area passholders,
who can get 3 days free skiing
midweek. They are also on the Indy
Pass (2 free days of
skiing). Indy Pass holders do not need
to pre-schedule visits. Simply bring your
valid photo ID to the on-mountain Guest
Services office to redeem your ticket for
the day. In addition to the two days
included in the pass purchase, you may
purchase a third day at 25% off. You can
make that purchase the day of your
visit. Like many ski areas these days,
Brundage will sell tickets online in
advance, at some kind of discount which is
not known at this time.
SKIING AT TAMARACK: 2
free days with the Indy Pass.
KEEP OUR TRIP LEADER INFORMED
Everyone who signs up for this trip, please
contact Linda McGavin and let her know the
Did you make your hotel reservations,
and for how many nights (2 or 3 or more)?
Where do you expect to ski, and which
pass(es) do you have?
are lots of restaurants in the area
listed on the hotel website, which also
lists many other activities in the area,
HFP Sleigh Rides, a horse drawn sleigh
to observe and feed elk in Donnelly (13
The Activity Barn tubing hill (3 mi.)
Gold Fork Hot Springs (15 mi.) and
Burgdorf Hot Springs (33 mi.)
Mountain Resort: Summit
Elevation 7,803 feet; Base Elevation 5,882
feet; Vertical drop 1,921 feet; 6 Lifts (One
high-speed quad, four triples, one conveyor
lift). 70 Named Trails (Easiest: 21%,
More Difficult: 33%, Most Difficult:
46%). Snowcat skiing is available –
ask your trip leader if you might be
interested and we’ll check it out. We
did it on our last visit to Brundage.
Wonderful mountain views of Payette Lake and
the surrounding countryside.
Tamarack Mountain Resort:
Summit Elevation 7,700 feet; Base Elevation
4,900 feet; 1,100 acres; Vertical drop 2,800
feet; 7 Lifts (3 express, 2 doubles, 1 poma,
1 magic carpet). 50 Named Trails
(Easiest: 17%, More Difficult: 45%, Most
Difficult: 38%). While the
original tent at the base area (which used
to be the lodge at the time of our very
first visit) is still there, a mountain
village that looks like Whistler has been
built, with HIGH end lodging and dining: the
Rendezvous Food Hall, an indoor open venue
featuring an eclectic mix of four eateries;
The Triple B Diner, El Pueblo Taqueria,
Crusty's Pizza and Summit Bowls. Tamarack’s
newest offering, The Reserve, features
alpine-inspired Northwest cuisine in a
mountain modern atmosphere.
Join us for a wonderful adventure!
NOTE: The club is not collecting any money
for this trip. We will pay the hotel
individually and buy lift tickets
individually. And for transportation,
we;ll drive our own cars.
2. Contact Linda and let her know
your situation. Did you make
your hotel reservations, and for how many nights
(2 or 3 or more)? Where do you expect to
ski, and which pass(es) do you have? How many
days will you ski?
All rooms include free
parking, deluxe continental breakfast, high
speed internet, fitness center, indoor
swimming pool (slat water). It's a non-smoking
hotel - pet friendly. 10 minutes from
downtown Bend. 35 - 40 minutes to Mt.
Per person, double occupancy.
Choice of a King bed or 2 Queen beds.
Sign up with your roommate of
choice or pay a single supplement of
$100. We will not assign rommates
for this trip.
You have the option to arrive
early on Thursday night (for Friday skiing) or
to stay Sunday night. We will be asking for
people to sign up with a roommate of their
choice or to pay a single supplement; we will
not assign roommates on this trip. Sign up
early to get the room of your choice, as we
have a limited number of rooms and La Quinta
has told us they will sell out of rooms and we
may not be able to add more.
The price of $290
(PP/DO) for adults includes 2 nights’
lodging at either place, 2 continental
breakfasts, and a 2 consecutive day lift
pass. Prices are lower for seniors, super
seniors, children and teens!
and teens 13-18** pay only $260!!
Super seniors 70+ and youths 6-12** pay only
** With 2
paying adults, children stay at no extra
charge – just pay group rate for lift
Come early or
stay later. Great prices available for
add-ons to either end of the trip.
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.
Join the Denali Tour and
Alaska Cruise June 21-- July 2,
2021. Participants can sign up for
the Denali Tour or Alaska Cruise or for
the combined two trips. The Denali
Trip starts with two days in Fairbanks,
AK, followed by two days in Denali, and
ends in Anchorage for those doing this
portion only. The Inside passage
Alaska Cruise starts in Whittier and
travels southward with stops in Skagway,
Juneau, and Ketchikan before docking in
Per Person Rates for the
Alaska Inside Passage Cruise:
$2,199.00 - Balcony
Rooms/ Obstructed Views
$2,299.00 - Balcony
Rooms/ Unobstructed Views
$2,599.00 - Junior
Plus $234.00 per person port fees
per cabin credit ($12.50/person)
- $14.50 per day per person ($101.50
wk.) charged to ship card daily
who signed up for 2021 Coral Princess
received the FREE premium beverage
package; Free Wi-Fi; and FREE
gratuities (approximate value $900) and
this carries over when you were rebooked
for the 2022 Majestic Cruise.
Majestic Princess new signups will be
Deals" at the time of booking.
WHITTIER, AK: BOARD SHIP BEFORE
8:30P.M. SATURDAY Those on the optional Denali Tour
will be bused to the ship on Saturday
about 5 pm
Those on the
Cruise Only: Option 1--Fly
into Anchorage Saturday and take ground
transportation to ship before 8:30 PM
Transfer $59. Option 2--Fly
into Anchorage Friday, June 24, 2022, and
stay at Captain Cook Hotel overnight and
take 2 transfers to ship by 8:30 PM
Saturday--$264 per person double
$250 PER PERSON TO BOOK ROOM NUMBER
Check payable to "FWSA"
Send check to: Nancy Ellis, P .0. Box
9681, Truckee, CA 96162
Trip information and
registration on the FWSA.org website:
Roatan,: located between the islands
of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of
Honduras' Bay Islands. The island was
formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan. It is
approximately 77 kilometers long, and less
than 8 kilometers across at its widest
Basic Land Package (Price per person,
Land Package: $1,534
Deluxe Room (double
Land Package: $1,419
pp Key Deluxe
Room (double occupancy**)
Land Package: $1304
Deluxe Room (double occupancy)
Supplement Add: $257
7 Nights at Anthony's
Key Resort - Dbl. Occupancy with 3 meals
Use of paddle boards,
kayaks and snorkeling
Day excursion to Maya
Key and admission to Roatan Museum
from Roatan Airport to resort
are NOT included)
Addition, the Dive Package includes
6 days of 3 tank
boat dives & 2 single tank night
during shop hours
addition, the Snorkel package includes
2 Snorkels daily by
boat with guide and 1-night boat snorkel
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!
be staying 3 nights in beautiful
4 Star hotels and the rest
aboard the luxury 5 Star MS
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
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.
Lodging in 4 Star
hotels and “MS President” Yacht
- 5 Star
– comparable trips can cost
Minimum number –
30 participants and maximum
number - 40, so sign up early!
Round trip group
air transportation from LAX
transportation will be by
airconditioned motor coach
Tips included -
drivers, guides & tour
leader, welcome and farewell
dinner, wine tastings & crew
National Park – the most famous
park in Croatia and a “wonder of
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
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
Group Air from LAX =
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
Land Packages (not
Starting at $3340.00pp - Double
$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.
checks out to: Far West Ski
Association (FWSA). Please
reference “FWSA 2020 CROATIA
Trip” on each check.