Editor: Linda McGavin
NWSCC, P.O. Box 1915, Portland, OR 97207 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The regular April NWSCC meeting The Bachelor Blitz will be held
will be held The Buffalo Gap Saloon April 10-12, 2009!
& Eatery (6835 SW Macadam Ave, “Last minute” price per person: $139
Portland, OR 97219), on April 15, double, $119 triple, $104 quad
occupancy, including 2 nights at The
2009, starting at 6:00 pm! Bend Riverhouse (2 queen beds/room), 2
Discussion topic will be Travel breakfasts, and Saturday night Mexican
Talk: What works for your club? buffet/party. Children 6-12 are only $20
What do clubs want from the and children under 6 are FREE in a room
Council? PIZZA PROVIDED!!! with 2 paying adults or children over 12.
Lift tickets for participants in the Blitz
may be purchased from Mt. Bachelor for
only $79 for 2 days or $99 for 3 days.
NWSCC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS 2009
Tickets MUST be ordered by April 8 for
MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Dale Parshall
and Colleen Walter!! W e thank all the nom inees from pickup at Mt. Bachelor April 10 or 11.
NW SCC clubs: Gordy Lusk and Marsha Cosgrove from And don’t miss out on your Nifty Fifty
Mountain High, B. Mary Inkster from Cascade Prim e member benefit from Mt. Bachelor - $50 lift
Tim ers, and Peter Dodd from Schnee Vogeli. It would be tickets (saves $19 on weekends) by showing
nice if every club had nom inations in the future!! your current NWSCC member card and valid
photo ID at Mt. Bachelor Sports Desk only.
NWSCC ELECTIONS will be held in June. Those
Limit one purchase per cardholder per day.
interested in running for the Board should contact Colleen
This offer now expires April 12, and cannot
W alter at 503-860-6788 or email@example.com .
be combined with other discounts.
CONTESTS - win prizes!! NW SCC is looking for your
artwork: a new logo that better represents the Northwest’s Other events: Friday Night TGIF Party at the
uniqueness. Send your proposed logos to NW SCC at the Old Mill Martini Bar 5-9 pm with discounted
post office box, or e-m ail them to Sheri Parshall at drink specials and happy hour pricing on
cougskier@ aol.com . The prize m ight be either a 10-tim e appetizers. Skiyente Tailgater in the main
pass to Mt. Hood Meadows, or som ething of equivalent
parking lot Saturday afternoon; $5 for non-
value for a winner from another area.
G ot som e great ski shots from this season? There is a
cover contest for the Northw est Skiers’ Directory each
RECAP, MARCH NWSCC MEETING:
year, with the prize being a 10-tim e pass donated by Mt.
Our guest speaker was Robb Hutson of M t. Hood
Hood Meadows. Subm it photos in vertical format to graphic
Skibow l and Collins Lake Resort. Most of the special
designer Leslie Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org . Note that we
events that Robb talked about were taking place the
must have the winning photo available in high resolution.
weekend of March 20-22, so they are already com pleted at
this tim e. Robb told us about the other corporate projects in The editor thanks Sandi Shaub, NW SCC Secretary, for
Governm ent Cam p. The Grand Lodges properties (part of inform ation about the Council m eeting!
Collins Lake Resort) are now selling. There are two
buildings - one where condos are purchased in whole and CLUB INFORMATION:
the other building where condos will be sold with “fractional” NW SCC m em ber clubs are welcom e to sign up with Sheri
ownership, m eaning you can buy a block of tim e. Condos Parshall to present a brief history of their club at upcom ing
vary in size from 1800 to 2400 square feet. The High Council m eetings. W e are asking m em ber clubs to start
Mountain Café is open on the upper level of the Ratskeller assem bling their history for presentations, to consider
Building. It is a bakery and café, has espresso, and preparing to enter FW SA’s club history com petition, and to
features Spanish coffee pouring on Saturday evenings. think about possibly setting up a perm anent record of your
Robb was asked about the proposed gondola between club at the Mt. H ood M useum and Cultural Center in
Skibowl and Tim berline, and indicated it was part of the Mt. Governm ent Cam p!
Hood W ilderness bill, which has subsequently been passed
The Bend Ski Club has been VERY active, offering
by Congress. Tim berline and Skibowl are both com m itted
m em bers chances to m eet up and ski together at Mt.
to the project. The Fusion Pass has been a partnership
Bachelor, as well as having social events. W e hope to
between the two areas for a couple of years now, and is
m eet up with them at the Bachelor Blitz in April.
extrem ely popular - the pass can be used at both areas, and
usage appears to be split about 50/50. There was a Fusion
race series with great sponsorship and prizes.
PACRAT has run all five of its races for this year, without
Barb Parshall, filling in for W illie Scroggins representing having to use the m akeup date! The final results won’t be
World Cup Dreams, let us know this event is scheduled for announced until the Rat Attack (end of season awards
July 17-19, 2009. It is a fundraiser for the SFI Foundation, party) scheduled for April 17, 2009, at the Refectory
a 501(c) 3 organization which provides grants to world class restaurant, 1618 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, 503-255-8545,
athletes representing the U.S. in alpine skiing events. It will starting at 7:00 pm . The party them e is "PACRAT
be a world class ski clinic, with a silent auction/dinner at the Celebrating 25 years: Class Reunion 1984"
Multnom ah Athletic Club. If you wish to participate or to
For further inform ation see the PACRAT website at
volunteer to help with the event, please contact W illie
www.pacrats.org or contract Chairm an Barbara Parshall at
Scroggins at: W orldCupDream s@ com cast.net.
503-267-9522 or bparshall@ equitygroup.com . Anyone
NW SCC is in the process of planning a 30th Anniversary wanting to participate in the FW RA Cham pionships at
party. Sheri Parshall stated that the party will be a joint Northstar at Tahoe April 3-5 please contact Dale Parshall
event with the Mt. Hood Museum , being a fundraiser for the right away at Dale.Parshall@ bankofthewest.com .
Museum , and involving the m ountain com m unity. The date
has tentatively been set for Septem ber 19, and the Atrium CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES BY CLUBS:
at Montgom ery Park is being considered as the venue. Does your club do good deeds for your com m unity and
There will likely be a silent and oral auction for the m useum support charitable events? Please let Sheri Parshall know
and a gala dinner/dance event. It will be open to the public, so that we can share the inform ation with other clubs and
and the entry fee is expected to be in the $50 per person FW SA. Sigrid Noack is chairperson of the FWSA
range. There will be tables for council clubs to share their Charities and Community Committee, and is
histories and to use for m em bership drives. The goal is to interested in your club’s activities for consideration
get 400 attendees. If you want to help with the organization, for a FWSA award. See the FWSA website, or
please contact Sheri to be on the planning com m ittee. contact Sigrid at email@example.com.
FWSA NEWS AND TRIPS:
Club histories: NW SCC encourages all its m em ber Nom inations are still being taken for he follow ing three
clubs to organize and prepare their club histories to FW SA aw ards:
help celebrate! W e will provide display space at the
anniversary party, and the Mt. Hood Cultural Center FW SA W estern Ski Heritage Contest entry deadline 4/30,
and Museum has a club history room where your club win a free 5 day vacation for 2 at Steam boat, go to
could m aintain a perm anent record of its history. Our www.fwsa.org, select Awards, then W estern Ski Heritage
Council Historian Norvin Peer will work with you on
Award for details.
your subm issions - contact Norvin at 1-360-430-4546,
or send inform ation to Norvin at 1510 Ocean Beach FW SA Safety Person of Year Contest entry deadline
Highway, Longview, W A 98632.
4/30, win a free 6 day vacation for 2 at Aspen, go to Colorado, January 30th to February 6th, 2010. This is the
www.fwsa.org, select Awards, then Safety Person of Year only Colorado resort with night skiing. NW SCC has
for details. requested 40 spots on this trip, and will take $100 deposits
to hold a spot for you at this tim e (fully refundable until later
FW SA Club & Council History Recognition entry deadline
this sum m er). The Tour O perator will be Lori Adis with
4/30, win $200 to be donated in winner's nam e to charity of
Rocky Mountain Tours. Pricing will be available at a later
choice, go to www.fwsa.org, select Awards, then Club &
tim e, and skiing at both Breckenridge and Vail will be
Council History Recognition
included in the activities being planned. Contact Barbara
Bousum with questions: bbousum @ gm ail.com .
It’s tim e to m ake your room reservations NOW for the 2009
NEW INFORMATION: The Keystone Nationals will be
FW SA Convention to be held at the Pepperm ill in Reno
held January 27-29, prior to the FW SA Ski W eek. The
June 4-7 in order to get the special room rates of $125/135,
cost rem ains at $100 for three races and an awards
which will go up after May 13. Delegate registration will be
banquet. This is a national race event where all racers
$145 if received by April 30, 2009, then goes up to $175
from all over the country are invited and welcom e to
until May 25; then $190! Hosted by Sierra Council, the
participate in races with race classes based on ability, age
Convention will feature the highly acclaim ed Snowsport
and sex. Call Bob Ellis at 530-582-0566.
Leadership Academ y, a Silent Auction with over $l00,000 in
ski and vacation packages, and m any exciting and fun FW SA Cruise in the fall of 2010 - Leaving Boston, visiting
events. Randy Lew reported that this year there will be two Portland, Maine; Bar Harbor, St. John, New Brunswick,
new m odules for the Leadership Academ y. The hope is to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Boston. The Cruise Com pany is
have Billy Kidd, Jonny Moseley, and Glen Plake, freestyle putting together a package for this cruise. There will also
extrem e skier, in attendance. The association is working to be a package prior to the cruise to tour the Boston area.
retain a keynote speaker to cover the topics of global Pricing will be available for this trip at a later date.
warm ing and ski area sustainability. Randy outlined the
FW SA offers one USA ski week, one European ski week
planned activities: Kayaking, Golf, Lake Tahoe Cruise,
(usually with pre and post-trip extensions), and a num ber
Virginia City Tour, and a National Auto Museum “pub crawl.”
of "adventure" trips. They have had cruises and a trip to
Check www.fwsa.org/hidden/2009_delegate_info.htm l for
Thailand, and are looking at possible future trips including
further inform ation. Sierra Council is looking for great skiing
a trip to Australia and/or New Zealand.
pictures for the convention. Contact Randy Lew at
fwsa13randy@ telis.org. For inform ation on all FW SA International trips go to
www.FW SA.org or contact the FW SA VP of International
The 2009 FW RA Race Cham pionships will be held at
Travel, Norm Azevedo, by em ail fwsatravel@ sbcglobal.net
Northstar-at-Tahoe April 3-5, 2009. For inform ation E-m ail
or phone 925-944-9816.
Bob Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 530-582-0566.
Note that the 2010 cham pionships will be held at Mam m oth Check the FW SA website for other great inform ation,
Mountain, California, the second weekend in April (it was including inform ation on the FW SA Athletic Scholarships.
m oved from the first weekend due to Easter). Plan early to Two young racers from the M t. Bachelor Sports
have a club trip this weekend in 2010, and enjoy Mam m oth’s Education Foundation (Anton Hilts and Jordan
legendary spring skiing. You don’t have to be a racer to join Schweitzer) were am ong this year’s recipients.
in the fun!
THE NORTHWEST SKI CHALLENGE is back with a
Sum m er 2009 trip - Argentina & Chile: Ski and See
new, easier form at, and our first entry has now been
Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 16-25;
received! Don’t have tim e to ski m ost of the areas in one
pre-trip Aug 10-17 to Valle Nevado and Santiago, Chile;
state? W ell, now you can ski as few as 5 ski areas out of
post trip Aug 25-28 to Iguazu Falls, Argentina. There are
the 41 in Oregon, W ashington, and/or Idaho and still
lots of openings for this trip. Contact Norm Azevedo at
receive recognition and a chance at prizes. The m ore
925-944-0420 for inform ation.
areas you ski, the greater the prizes you could win! Check
Cruise Scandinavia and Russia with The Cruise Com pany the NW SCC website for further details - entries are now
and FW SA Septem ber 13-23, 2009. Pre-cruise being received!
Copenhagen Septem ber 10-13. Contact Norm Azevedo for
m ore inform ation (contact info above). NORTHWEST SNOWSPORTS ADVOCATES
NEWS: NW SA inform s the skiing public about ski area
FW SA’s 2010 Ski W eek will be at Keystone Resort,
developm ent issues in Oregon and W ashington. This site
also provides an opportunity for skiers to take an active role FW SA Athletic Scholarship Program: FW SA
in helping ski areas get US Forest Service approval of their Scholarship winner Jordan Schweitzer has proved to be
m aster plans. It's easy and your help is needed NOW ! Sign cham pion m aterial. The fourteen year old athlete from
up for the NW Advocates list serve. Visit www.nwskiers.org Bend, OR, started the season with a third place overall in
and click on Northwest Snowsports Advocates. the Toppolino Shootout. Her first place in GS carried the
day. More recently, she raced in the Sun Cup (2 SG and
MEMBER BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS: 2DH) at Mt Bachelor. She won the first Super G, but had
Look at the NW SCC website at www.nwskiers.org to see an a violent crash in the second race. At first it appeared
updated list of m em ber benefits and discounts, and check she'd sit out the rem ainder of events, but the next day the
out the FW SA website at www.fwsa.org under Mem bership weather m oved in and delayed the first DH, giving her tim e
to see the current discounts across the western United to recover. She won the 1st down hill race and took 2nd in
States and Canada. Note Debbi Kor is constantly adding the second race. She also won the overall cup. Jordan is
new benefits! now ranked the top J3 wom an in the Pacific Northwest.
According to her father, this year she has either won or
As a m em ber of Far W est Ski Association you also belong
taken 2nd in every race where she has com pleted her run.
to the National Ski Council Federation, m ade up of ski
In two weeks, Jordan will com pete in the Junior Olym pics.
councils and clubs throughout the U.S. One of your
She knows her fans in FW SA will be cheering for her.
m em ber benefits is the ability to purchase ski equipm ent,
clothing, goggles, gloves, etc. at a discount. A current list of Ski Industry Loses T am arack Resort: On March 5,
NSCF benefits can be found at www.skifederation.org in the 2009, Tam arack Ski Resort closed. The resort has been
Mem bers Only section. The user nam e is skiclub and the in receivership since last fall and was being forced to close.
password is member. According to Ski Area Managem ent m agazine, their m ajor
lenders, led by Credit Suisse, refused to provide any m ore
MISCELLANEOUS, BUT FUN, INFORMATION: short-term capital, and as of m id-February, the resort had
only racked up 27,000 skier days, due to a lack of
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL M ONTHLY M EETINGS ARE
m arketing over the past year.
“OPEN,” AND PARTICIPATION BY CLUB M EM BERS IS
ENCOURAGED! M EETINGS ARE HELD T HE 3RD Age and Exercise: Just a few years ago, exercise experts
W EDNESDAY OF EACH M ONTH; THE LOCATION M AY were certain about one thing: once athletes reached the
VARY, SO CHECK THE NW SCC W EBSITE. BOARD age of 35, there was no turning back. At 35, aerobic
M E E T IN G S AR E U S U AL L Y H E L D T H E 4 T H capacity began a steady decline, slow at first, but picking
WEDNESDAY; CONTACT AN OFFICER IF YOU HAVE AN up m om entum once athletes reached their m id-forties and
ITEM YOU W OULD LIKE TO HAVE CONSIDERED. then plunging out of control at about the age of 60. Read
how th is m yth has been debunked, at
SKI TRIPS & FUN DATES 2009
Apr 10-12 BACHELOR BLITZ/OPEN!!
Apr 10-12 Skiyente Fam ily Trip/Mt. Bachelor/OPEN Arizona Snow bow l: On 1/5/09 the Navajo Nation and its
Jun 4-7 FW SA Convention, Reno, NV allies filed an appeal of Arizona Snowbowl snowm aking
Jul 17-19 W orld Cup Dream s, Mt. Hood case with the U.S. Suprem e Court to overturn the 9th U.S.
Circuit Court decision of August 2008 which ruled in favor
Information from the M arch FW SAnew s:
of Arizona Snowbowl. The appeal focuses on what
View the video Polishing Your Side Edges by constitutes a substantial burden on the exercise of religion.
S u n V a l l e y S k i T o o l s a t The decision whether or not the Suprem e Court will hear
http://www.svst.com /Categories.aspx?Category=bfad7ca9 the case m ay occur as early as April or May of 2009. This
-4808-40bb-8302-253f94adf1ec (copy and paste the precedent could have a far-reaching negative im pact on
address into your browser). Polishing the edge helps to the current statutory m ultiple use doctrine (Federal Land
reduce m iniature striations that are left behind from using Policy & Managem ent Act) on federal lands with
files. Those striations can slow down your edges while they snowsports as a com pelling use and could potentially affect
are in contact with the snow. This step is especially activity in a wide variety of locations including recreational
im portant for anyone who is ski or snowboard racing, when areas such as ski resorts, since about 60% of annual U.S.
the difference between winning and losing is m easured in skier/snowboarder visits occur at ski areas on National
m illiseconds. Polishing your edges can m ake that Forest System lands. See www.reclaim thepeaks.com for
difference. m ore info.
NWSCC OFFICERS and COMMITTEES 2008-2009
P resident S heri Parshall 503-706-0522 (C ell) (N E W ) cougskier@ aol.com
V ice P resident C olleen W alter 503-860-6788 (C ell) colleenski64@ yahoo.com
S ecretary S andi Shaub 503-669-8599 sandi.shaub@ com cast.net
T reasurer D avid S chor 541-513-1012 davidschor@ davidschor.net
D irector, C om m unications Linda McG avin 503-652-2840 m cgavinski@ gm ail.com
D irector/C ouncil H istorian N orvin Peer 360-423-5422
D irector, R acing (P A C R A T C hair) B arbara Parshall 503-267-9522 (C ell) bparshall@ theperottigroup.com
D irector, Special Events D ebbi Kor 206-283-0269 (N E W ) ijustwannarun1@ com cast.net
D irector, Travel B arbara Bousum 503-224-3584 B bousum @ gm ail.com
D irector, W ashington C lubs W illiam Shadbolt 425-241-0144 (C ell) wm shad@ m sn.com
P ast President M ary O lhausen 503-880-7383 (C ell) om ary52@ com cast.net
C om m ercial Mem bership Program /A dvertising Jessica Lee 206-947-0938 (C ell) jrlee1284@ gm ail.com
P A C R A T W O R LD H E A D Q U A R T E R S www.pacrats.org
2008-2009 NWSCC COMMERCIAL MEMBERS:
P LATIN U M M E M B E R S : B R O N ZE M E M B E R S : H O N O R AR Y M E M B E R S :
M t. B achelor S ki A rea, O R B ig W hite Mountain Resort, BC , C anada B arbara Parshall - R e/M ax Equity G roup
B rundage Mountain R esort, ID G rouse M ountain Lodge, W hitefish, M T
G O LD M E M B E R S : C ollins Lake R esort, G ov't C am p, O R M ission R idge S ki A rea, W A
Joe's S ports & O utdoor, O R , W A , ID C ooper S pur Mountain R esort, O R M t. A shland, S ki A rea O R
M am m oth Mountain S ki R esort, C A C rystal Mountain R esort, W A P acific N W Sk i Areas Association
M t. H ood Meadows S ki R esort, O R D iscover S unriver V acation R entals, O R
S un V alley R esort, ID H illcrest S ki & S ports, G resham , O R
H uckleberry Inn, G ov't C am p, O R
S ILV E R M E M B E R S :
C arr S ubaru N W
Jackson Hole M ountain R esort, W Y
M t. H ood S kibowl, O R
PLEASE PATRONIZE AND
R esorts of the C anadian R ock ies
(Fernie Alpine R esort and
M ountain S hop, P ortland, O R
O gden C onvention & V isitors B ureau (P owder
K im berley A lpine R esort)
S ki Banff/Lake Louise/S unshine, AB , C anada
M ountain & S now basin, U T )
R ed M ountain Resort, BC , C anada
S ki C halet, P ortland, O R
T im berline Lodge, O R
S chweitzer Mountain R esort, ID
S ignal Sports (in the P earl D istrict of Portland)
AND LET THEM KNOW
S ilver Star Mountain Resort, BC , C anada
S leeping Lady M ountain R etreat, Leavenworth, W A
YOU’RE WITH NWSCC!!
T he Lodge at W hitefish Lak e, M T
NWSCC MEMBER CLUBS - NWSCC REPRESENTATIVES
Please check www.nwskiers.org or the NWSCC’s Northwest Skiers’ Directory for a complete list of member clubs as well as contacts and their phone
numbers and/or email addresses. Or, you may contact any of the board members listed above.
Calendar: W hy not send this new sletter to all your club
Have an event open to all NWSCC members or the public? Post it on
www.nwskiers.org, Event Calendar, and then Add An Event. Types members? It's available in .pdf form at, and can be
of events listed in the calendar include club sponsored events open to sent to YOU upon request to then pass on to your
NWSCC members and/or the public, NWSCC events, FWSA events, members.
and announcements from ski/snowboard related non-profit groups and
NORTHW EST SKI CLUB COUNCIL
P.O. Box 1915
Portland, OR 97207
W EB SITE: w w w .nwskiers.org
E-M AIL: contact@ nw skiers.org
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
BUFFALO GAP SALOON & EATERY,
6835 SW MACADAM AVE,
PORTLAND, OR 97219
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!
Far West Ski Association Safety Slogan:
SKI WITH PRIDE, LET IT RIDE, WATCH ALL SIDES!
First With Safety Awareness!
The Northwest Ski Club Council is a member of:
Far West Ski Association: www.fwsa.org
National Ski Council Federation: www.skifederation.org