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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: May 23, 2022
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.

Weather forecast for Government Camp on the right.
See bottom of this page for ski area reports.

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NEWS


May Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


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.


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2020 man and woman of the year are: Bill King and Linda McGavin. Congratulations!   See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your nominations for Man & Woman of the Year for 2021 (by October or early November).

  Bill King        Linda McGavin  

     Bill King             Linda McGavin


NOTE TO NEWCOMERS

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

See more at:  NOTE TO NEWCOMERS


Let's ski together!   Join 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 hourly shuttle between Government Camp (stopping at the Mt. Hood Brewing Co., at Collins Lake Resort, and at the Chevron station at the top end of Govy). This shuttle runs only on weekends and holidays. Approximately once an hour to make the full round trip.

 

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, 194 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

  

Powder Alliance adventure blog

Emilio went on a 4,000 miles road trip to ski as many Powder Alliance ski areas as possible. Lots of driving. But the skiing is free for anyone with a Fusion Pass. He will try to keep a diary marking his progress. Check out his “Ski Delights” blog at: http://skidelights.blogspot.com/

Also see the trip video: https://youtu.be/q3C6tltD--M


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


But it's not too late to add your own opinions and preferences. We will monitor any future additions to the online survey using Survey Gizmo.  If you get a privacy or security warning, that is simply due to your own security settings, which might be too strict.  Feel free to ignore any such alert for this survey.

2022 EVENTS CALENDAR


Color code:  This color code is valid until you use the links. The viewed links will then change color, due to your browser's settings, but the dates will still remain the original color.

    Blue: Mountain High club events      
    Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
    Black: General events
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MAY 2022

May  7  (Sat.)   Sno Kona Pond Skim
Pond skimming at Meadows.

May  7  (Sat.)   History Happy Hour
Mt. Hood Trivia.  Mt. Hood Museum.

May  7  (Sat.)   Season Ender Bender party
Schnee Vogeli's annual party.

May 10 (Tue.)  Mt. High Happy Hour 4:30 - 7 pm. Margarita Factory in Gresham.

May 21 (Sat.)   Madras Bike Ride
Madras Scenic Bikeway.

May 23 (Mon)  Mt. High Board meeting
Get more involved with the club.

May 25 (Wed)  NWSCC Zoom meeting
Oregon State Parks, Season Passes, FWSA Convention, etc.


JUNE 2022

June 4 (Sat.)   History Happy Hour  Cascade Volcano Center at the Mt. Hood Museum.

June 9 - 12      FWSA Convention
Hosted by the NWSCC in Portland.


JULY 2022

July 2 (Sat.)     History Happy Hour  Steiner Cabins presentation.



Club elections are postponed indefinitely, until we can meet safely again. For now, the planned annual Mt. High Season Kickoff party has been cancelled.  


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 

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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

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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.

 

Trips Survey Results

Thanks to the 60 people who completed the online survey. See the results summarized in the July issue of "Lift Lines", or see the complete results here:

 

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.

 

Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.

 

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.

 

Free Antivirus

Say goodbye to your paid antivirus. Avast! is totally free and performs even better in tests. Download it and try it yourself: http://www.avast.com/en-us/get/6SK2Jprm

 

Web site & Newsletter

At the 2020 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

See more on our Awards 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/



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 att Timberline Come join us.  See details below.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

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

 

NOTE TO NEWCOMERS

 

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.

 

Pond Skim logo

Sno Kona

Pond Skimming Contest

at Mt. Hood Meadows

 

NOTE: Many of our club members usually attend this event.

 

May 7, 2022 (Saturday)  9 am - 4 pm.

The annual pond skimming contest held at Mt. Hood Meadows on their closing day. Sponsored by Kona Brewing.

 

Each participant, skier or snowboarder, who successfully skims over the 100-foot pool of water, gets a chance to enter the second and final round to win a number of awesome prizes.

 

There will be prizes for the top competitors as well as best costume, best splash and more!

 

Registration is open to all for $40 per person.


NOTE:  1. Ski poles are not allowed in the competition.

             2. Must be 15  or older to enter the competition.

 

Schedule:
8 - 9:30 AM – Competitor Check-In at the Alpenstube Restaurant
10:30 AM – First run (will run in reverse order of registration)
12:30 PM – Finals, followed by awards (This is approximate. Finals will begin around 30 minutes after the first run ends.)

 

More info at the official Mt. Hood Meadows web site.



Skiway

Where was this picture taken? 


For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.


The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Gift Shop are Wednesday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

History Happy Hour

Mt. Hood Trivia

at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum

 

May 7, 2022  (Saturday).  7 - 8 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.


The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum photo collection contains thousands of images from photographers that cover decades on the mountain. Curator Lloyd Musser will share “Historical Photos of Mount Hood and Trivia” during the Social History Happy Hour.

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

 

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Presentation starts at 7 pm.

Admission is free, but donations to the Museum are welcome.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.


The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 


Click on the flyer to enlarge it.

Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club

  See the event flyer


Season Ender Bender Party

Organized by the Schnee Vogeli Club

Everyone is invited!

 

May 7, 2022 (Saturday)  Starting at 7 pm.

You're invited to Schnee Vogeli Ski Club's annual Season Ender Bender party in Government Camp! Summer's just around the corner so come on up and celebrate the end of a fantastic winter season.

 

Doors open:  7:00 pm. Band starts playing at 8:30 pm.

 

Location:      The Ratskeller, Government Camp.

 

Featuring:    Live music featuring "The Cadillacs". They will be rocking the house, so plan on a fun filled evening of dancing & partying all night long.

 

There's going to be lots of door prizes given out.

 

Tickets: $20.  Must be 21or older. The number of tickets is limited. So, get yours now. Tickets are available online through Ticket Tomato at 6th Annual Season Ender Bender in Government Camp (tickettomato.com).

 

Lodging (optional):  Overnight accommodations are available at the Huckleberry Inn located just one block from the Ratskeller. For reservations call: 503-272-3325. See: http://www.huckleberry-inn.com/

 

For more info see: https://schneevogeli.com/main_pages/Event%20Pages/Season%20ender%202022_%20Cadillacs.htm

It's gonna be a pary

Mt. High TGIF

Social Happy Hour

 

May 10, 2022 (Tuesday.)  Starting at  4:30 pm. Till 7pm,

Social gathering at Margarita Factory in Gresham on Tuesday May 10th from 4:30pm to 7pm. 

Select happy hour prices last till 5pm. 

 

Location:  Margarita Factory

                77 NE 4th Street

                Gresham, or. 97030                 .                                


About half way between Powell and Division Streets.  Nearest intersection:  Roberts Ave and 4th Street.

See Google MAP.

  

Let's just relax and enjoy the time together.


Please RSVP Karen via text at 503 984 9210

no later than May 8th.

 

Road bike ride on Madras Scenic Bikeway west & south-west of Madras:
Madras Scenic Bikeway


Mountain bike ride on Madras East Hills:
Madras East Hills


WHAT TO BRING
1. A water bottle (or two).
2. A snack or lunch.        .

NOTE
The road bike scenic loop will take about 5.5 hours to complete. So, you will definitely need some nourishment (water and food).

The mountain bike ride will be shorter, but you will still need some nourishment too.

Mountain High Bike Rides

Biking near Madras, Oregon

Your choice:

 A scenic road bike ride ... or

Easy mountain bike riding!  

 

May 21, 2022  (Saturday)

Come join us for a road bike adventure on the Madras Scenic Bikeway, Saturday, May 21, 2022.


Meet at the east side of Sahalee Park in downtown Madras at 9:30 am. We'll ride off ar 10 am. The official ride begins and ends in Sahalee Park. Parking is free. Michele Gunness will be our ride leader.


At 29 miles, the Madras Scenic Bikeway, part of the Oregon Scenic Bikeway program, is rated “moderate”. There are some long hills both up and down, all on paved roads. Please review the information on this website before you arrive. It has elevation gains, a map, and GPS information. Print out the map before you leave home.


If you are interested in mountain biking instead, Linda and Bruce McGavin will be exploring an area on the east side of Madras called Madras Trails (or Madras East Hills) which has been built specially for mountain biking and looks like it has a nice variety of shorter trails, some with features. Here’s a description: At Madras East Hills, we have something for everyone. Our diverse trail system has something to offer riders of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner looking for an easy ride or an experienced cyclist looking for a challenging workout, we've got you covered. Our XCO track is one of the best in the state, and our downhill tracks are sure to please adrenaline junkies everywhere. Come experience the exciting thrill of mountain biking at Madras Trails. See Madras Trails Facebook page and Trailforks.

 

This can be a one day trip with a lot of driving time, or you might consider staying the weekend!  

 

Camping is available at Pelton Park on Lake Simtustus, a PGE park, if you book soon.  A few of us have reserved campsites for May 20-22, and, depending upon how many people wish to camp, we may have room to share our campsites and costs.  There are spaces for small RV's, but they only have electricity; no water or sewer hookups.  

 

RV sites and luxury camping is available at Lake Simtustus RV Park managed by Mt Hood SkiBowl.

 

Sandra Smith, who grew up in Madras, says that the best motel is Cross Keys Station, which is not currently showing availability for our dates.  Other motels in Madras include a Quality Inn and an EconoLodge (both of which have terrible reviews).

 

We can really make this a fun weekend - Sandra tells us might be a Saturday Market at Sahalee Park with crafts, food, and music; and that Madras has a Distillery, a Maltery, races at the Madras Speedway Saturday night, and the Madras Air Museum, which has some of the collection from the now closed Tillamook Air Museum.  Also, you can pick up some local goodies at Paradise Produce at Sandra's friend's farm!  Sandra will help our group explore her home town, making this a truly special weekend!  

 

If you are interested, contact Michele Gunness at secretary@mthigh.org about the road bike ride

or Linda McGavin at trips@mthigh.org about the mountain biking. 

 

If you want to camp, you need to get in your reservations SOON!  Both Michele and Linda have room for additional tents at the sites we booked. 


 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.

 

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.


Click on the map to enlarge it:


Map to Round Table Pizza on Barbur Blvd.

Monthly Board meeting


May 23, 2022. (Monday)  6:30 - 8:00 pm

                        Usually the last Monday of the month.

This month is an exception.

Also, note that we'll meet in person this time,

but there will also be an option to participate online.

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This time, we will meet at the Round Table Pizza
on Barbur Blcd. near Capitol Hwy. at
10070 SW Barbur Blvd. , Portland, Oregon.

NOTE that if you are coming from the north, you can simply take the Cpaitol Hwy. exit., but there is no such exit if you are coming along I-5 from the south.  So, if coming from the south, take the PAcific Hwy. exit which then immediately turns into Barbur Blvd.   See Google map.

For those who cannot attend in person, we will also set up an online "Go To Meeting" which you can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at:

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
- One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,533833069#
Access Code: 533-833-069

  

NWSCC logo





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Online meeting of the

NW Ski Club Council

via Zoom


May 25, 2022. (Wednesday)

See and hear what's new.

     6:45 pm - Start signing in.

     7:00 pm - start meeting. 

     8:00 pm - end meeting


Everyone is invited! 

Our Special Guest Speaker will be Chris Havel of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, who will tell us about our Oregon State Parks, and give some tips on "hidden gems" - lesser used or brand new parks that you may want to visit!

Special Guest Speakers

   -  Oregon State Parks

   -  Updates on season passes         

   -  Far West Convention 

 

Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 832 7627 5381
Passcode: SNOW

 

Everyone is invited. See more info at: https://nwskiers.org/ 

The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 

The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

History Happy Hour

Cascade Volcano Center

Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp

 

June 4, 2022 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm.

Mt. Hood is a volcano.  Find out what is going on and what the predictions for its future are.  Guest speaker: The Cascade Volcano Center.

Be entertained and learn something new. Doors open 6:30, presentations starts at 7 pm.
 
There will be wine, beer and soft  drinks available for purchase. Enjoy your drink and then sit back and enjoy the presentation.

The presentation is free.  Donation to the Museum are welcome.

 

For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.

 

Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 
www.mthoodmuseum.org 

Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:

 

 

 

Click below to go the Convention web site:

2022 Convention logo

 

  Click here for

Convention flyer

 

The Convention will be held at the

Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront

Jantzen Beach

909 N Hayden Island Dr.,

Portland, OR 97217


Click here for Hotel Reservations:
Far West Ski - Holiday Inn Reservations

or     call 503-283-4466

Group name: Far West Ski Association



89th annual

Far West Convention

Portland, Oregon

June 9 - 12, 2022


June 9 - 12, 2022

This year, we - the NW Ski Club Council - are hosting the Far West Convention in Portland, OR.

 

Remember we are all part of larger organization. Yes, we are part of the NW Ski Club Council, ... but also of the Far West Ski Association, which encompasses eleven Councils in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Utah.


FWSA represents all our local ski clubs, and organizes at least 3 trips every year:
1) the FWSA Ski Week (at Aspen this past winter);
2) the FWSA International Ski Week (usually in Europe);
3) an International Summer trip (like a trip to China or the Alaska Cruise).

 

This year' theme:  "Rolling on the River"

Experience tje mighty Columbia River, as well as Mt. Hood, Oregon.

 

Activities at the Convention:

Thursday and Friday are the fun days, in the form of a Pub crawl, golf, hiking, biking tour, pool party, etc.

 
FWSA organizes a number of club competitions — for best Newsletter, best Web site, Outstanding club, Safety person of the year, Man and Woman of the year, etc. Awards are given at the annual Convention..


A big part of the annual Convention is a Travel Expo, where club members can meet with dozens of Ski Industry representatives
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A number of ski celebrities are usually present. In the past, we had several Olympic ski champions, some extreme skiers, some founders of famous ski areas, famous film-makers, and more.

 

Registration and info:
See more info about this year's Convention and register at:

https://www.fwsa.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=623165&module_id=504188

 

Please notify our very own Debbi Kor that you are coming to the Convention. Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

 

This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the Northwest Ski Club Council, www.nwskiers.org.


See a short preview of the upcoming Convention in this 1-minute video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdTl7hqy-4 .

It's not just about Climate Change. The initial graphic that shows before you start playing it is just one of the images within the video. In reality, it's all about what happens at the Convention.



The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 

The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 
www.mthoodmuseum.org 

History Happy Hour

History of Mt. Hood's Steiner Cabins

Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp

 

July 2, 2022 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm.

The topic of this evening's presentation is: Mount Hood’s Steiner Cabins, A historical overview, by Museum Curator, Lloyd Musser.


This lecture shares the back story of how this German immigrate came to be a prolific builder of unique log cabins that are highly prized today. The lecture will share the architectural features used by Henry Steiner in building these log cabins during the 1926 -1953. This lecture is a good prerequisite before attending the annual Steiner Cabin tour.

 

Come learn about the historic cabins on August 7, and then go tour them on August 14.

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30, lecture at 7 pm.

 

Social History Happy Hour events usually take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.

 

The presentation is free.  Donations are welcome. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.

 

For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.

 

 

 

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