It’s that time of year. Finally. Come experience and share the stoke with kindred souls this Wednesday and Thursday evenings as Powderwhore Productions present Elevation, a backcountry film which many in the know are saying is their finest effort yet. Showings are this Wednesday at 8pm at Next Adventure and Thursday at 7 & 9pm at McMenamins Kennedy School. Both raffles benefit Snowrider Project. Thursday we will raffle ON3P skis, Cilo Gear Packs, Voodoo Doughnut gift certificates, Patagonia soft goods and more. Enough said. See the trailer for yourself:
Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 when purchased in advance here.
Saturday our volunteer crew was greeted at Timberline by a clear and mostly windless Autumn day. We gathered, hauled and bagged roughly 4,000 pounds-or 2 tons-of trash, metal and pvc in the Salmon River headwaters. Thank you to all our volunteers and partners: Portland Mountain Rescue, Timberline Lodge, The US Forest Service, The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council, She Jumps, Stone Brewing, Charlie’s Mountain View, Voodoo Doughnuts, Mt. Hood Coffee Roasters, Steven Lenhart Photography, Nike and Next Adventure.
Coming up next Tuesday Night (January 10th) at Ski Bowl is our first of two Tele Tuesday events (the second event is Feb 21st). Tele Tuesday is a fundraiser for The Friends of the NW Weather and Avalanche Center.
The Mountain Shop will be set up from 5 PM to 9 PM demoing the latest Telemark and Alpine Touring equipment. At 7 pm we will also have Telemark lessons available for beginning and intermediate level skiers provided by WyEast Nordic. Also at 7PM we will have a uphill/downhill race. The uphill/downhill event (known in some circles as a rando race) is open to all disciplines, Telemark, Nordic (if you are brave enough to ski off the top of the upper bowl on skinny skis), Alpine Tourers and Splitboarders.
New for this year at Tele Tuesday’s is a Avalanche transceiver demo from 5-7pm. Avalanche instructors from Timberline Mountain Guides and Mountain Savvy will be on hand to help participants check out the latest avalanche transceivers. We also will have Terminal Gravity beer on tap in the A-frame (Outback Lodge) for $3 a pint with the proceeds going to the Snowrider Project. We will move up to the Bierstube at 10 pm for a raffle and prizes for the race.
All event participants must purchase a lift ticket from Ski Bowl or have an active pass. Registration for the race, demo, and lessons goes from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Event fees are as follows.
$10 for ski and avalanche transceiver demo
$15 for uphill/downhill race
$25 for Telemark lessons
See you up on the mountain!
Prepare thyself Portland, Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Powderwhore Productions aka The Howell Bros. arrive in Portland Thursday, October 21st at the Kennedy Schoool with their 6th and latest film TeleVision.
Please join us early. The film starts at 7pm. Sponsors of the Snowrider Project raffle include Black Diamond, CiloGear, Cobra Dogs, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, The Mountain Shop, Next Adventure, Patagonia, Shuler Surfboards, Timberline Lodge, Voodoo Doughnuts and YoBeat. The ‘gold raffle ticket’ holder will receive a Mt. Hood Fusion Pass. That’s right, spend a few bucks on raffle duckets and you just might go home with a season pass to both Timberline and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. Hot damn!
This year’s show is all ages. A large thank you goes out to all our sponsors and volunteers who definitely aren’t tossers.
“TeleVision’s” highlight reel delivers the finest backcountry powder skiing from classic big-mountain arenas around the world. This yearʼs feature includes huge Alaskan lines in the Chugach ripped to shreds by the lovely and talented Megan Michelson, Telemark World Champion Paul Kimbrough, and young phenom Jake Sakson. Resident Powderwhores Noah Howell and Jason West take care of business as usual on their home slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. Another successful trip to the remote peaks of Haines, Alaska, puts Nick Devore, Andy Jacobsen, Will Cardamone, and Chris Erickson on top of the steepest lines ever touched by telemark skis. Andrew McLean, Noah Howell, Jim Harris, and Courtney Phillips venture deep into Alaska’s Revelation Mountains to explore and ski first descents. Ty Dayberry flips and spins his way back onto the screen as only he can do. And of course, we deliver our deepest powder feast ever, starring Paige Brady, Will Cardamone, Chris Erickson, and Jake Sakson, all smothered by the greatest snow on earth. Pre-order now at http://www.powderwhore.com DVDʼs ship Oct 1st.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Jeremy at the Mountain Shop informed us recently of the 2010 Tele Tuesday dates at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl:
Jan. 12th, Feb 9th for Tele Tuesday. We will do the uphill/downill on Jan 12th
and the classic race (gates) on Feb 9th.
The first event is open for tele and AT, The second is a tele race.
Set up 4:00-5:00
Telemark & AT Ski Equipment Demos 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Telemark Skiing Instructional Clinics 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Telemark Races 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tele Tuesdays are a lot of fun and coincide with Ski Bowl’s Lady’s Night were dames ski for cheap. $14 we think but don’t quote us. The Snowrider Project will be there with bells on, tabling and carrying on. Who knows, we might even ride a few runs. See you there! Let us know if you have any questions.
This is a friendly reminder of the upcoming Portland Premier of Powderwhore Productions’ dope new film Flakes. Read a nice review of the film on Andrew McClean’s blog. Please come early, enjoy some brew, buy some raffle tickets and swill some free heel snow stoke brought to you by the Howell brothers aka. Powderwhore Productions. The show’s at Portland’s Kennedy School located at 5736 NE 33rd Ave in NE Portland and starts at 7:30pm. The kidlets must be left at home as this show is for those age 21 and above.
The Snowrider Project will announce it’s annual Stellar Dendrite Award winner as well as conduct a tasty gear raffle. One of the hottest raffle items is a pair of Black Diamond model 09-10 Justice boards.
We’d like to thank in advance Powderwhore Productions, Black Diamond LTD, Resource Revival, Kennedy School, Lanny Shuler, Next Adventure, The Mountain Shop, and Cobra Dogs among others for helping out.
Jeremy of the Mountain Shop just emailed to announce the confirmed dates for Tele Tuesdays at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl: January 13th, February 3rd & March 3rd.
Be there or be a trapezoid. Tele Tuesday’s are a ton of fun and a great time to check out new gear be it tele skis & boots and/or alpine touring skis, boots, and you name it. If you’ve never telemarked before this is a great place to start with the fun atmosphere and super friendly folks. Think of this as the antithesis of paddling out at Seaside Point. There are fun races(uphill & downhill) and tele clinics galore taught by some of the hottest pinheads this side of Trondheim. Snowrider will be there too tabling and carrying on and possibly even skiing.
The Snowrider Project Powderwhores raffle fundraiser was a smashing success. We raised some serious coin; no easy feat in this gloomy economy. Thanks to the following Snowrider volunteers: Pete, EJ, Jocelyn and Matt! And thanks to Ralph of the CRAG Law Center for briefing the audience on the progress in negotiations with Mt. Hood Meadows over their expanded avalanche control program.
We also must thank our raffle sponsors:
Muchas, muchas gracias amigos!