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  • January 29, 2015 10:14 AM | Anonymous


    Winter has thrown us more than a few challenges. As coach Curtis is known to say “MHA, the toughest.” Seems like we should add “MHRT, small and MITEY”!

    Despite the challenges Mother Nature has given us, we are one of the “lucky” ones! Not only do we have the long running support of Skibowl, we have Timberline at our back door to train until our snow dances win! Both Skibowl and Timberline support our team and have provided us with more training opportunities that most other PNSA clubs.

    We have had some of the best training the last few weeks in the northwest and will continue to provide that no matter the venue! Please keep watch for last minute updates, we send them as soon has we have them! You can check Facebook or Twitter in addition to email. Please make sure parents are registered online with Active.

    Every event on the PNSA calendar has had changes in venue, event or schedule due to snow conditions, but our TOUGH and MITEY crew, have had some excellent early season results!

    MHA Juniors competed in the two slalom events at the Northwest Cup January 3rd - 4th. Despite weather forcing a change of venue from their home mountain, the team showed some strong results. Montana walked away with two top 10 finishes. Nate placed in the top 15 both days in his first event back from injury! Both Madison and Natalie worked their way into the top 20. First year U16’s Zach and Luke M. came in strong. Jakobe, Luke G, Connor and Jay all showed their “tough” as well!

    MHA U18 Juniors raced in the Western Regional Open at Schweitzer, January 11th - 13th. Madison, Montana and Nate all had solid finishes and lowered their points with some tough competition!

    MHA U16 Juniors competed in the Western Region Qualifier at Mt. Spokane January 17th - 19th. MHA had strong finishes in the GS, with Zach S and Luke M on the podium and Isabella, Connor, and Luke G in the top 15. Two days of Slalom in tough conditions challenged MHA, but Luke M and Connor both walked away with podium finishes, while Kobe landed a top 15! Natalie, Luke G and Isabella all had two solid runs for a finish as well.

    We can confirm there isn’t much snow anywhere right now! The training at Timberline surpassed the snow at Mission Ridge last weekend where some of our athletes raced in rain, fog and wind all while avoiding rocks and pond skimming! MRST did their best and pulled off one USSA GS race on Saturday, finishing as the sun went down!

    MHA U14 –U21 crew fought hard at the Hampton Cup at Mission Ridge due to the postponement of the Superbowl Slalom January 24th - 25th. A field of close to 190 athletes and over 70 DNF’s speak volumes.

    In a test of the “ability-class system”, Natalie ranked 5th in A Class, Abby finished 9th in D Class (first USSA race), along with Anabela finishing 22nd. Luke M topped the men’s A Class with 4th place, Zach S placed 2nd in B Class, Colt was 7th in D class and Campbell was 12th. Clara, Luke G, Jay, Nate and Ty fought hard and left it all on the course!

    Mitey Mites – Kandahar GS

    Against all odds, we hosted the first Mitey Mite Council race of the season, literally moving mountains to pull off the event! Hopefully everyone involved with the team walked away proud. Well over 250 athletes competed in the annual Kids Kandahar.

    U8 - Renate Becker, our only U8 Kandahar racer that day showed her stuff placing 15th in a big field!

    U10 girls - Taylor, Sadie and Hannah placed 13th, 14th and 15th, guess they like to stay close! Solid finishes for Taylor and Hannah, first-year U10’s and Sadie in her very first race! Jessica and Gemma had a great day too!

    U10 Boys - Henry and Jasper represented MHRT. Both first-year U10’s had consistent runs, with Henry making his way into the top 15.

    U12 Girls - MacKenzie held her lead and took 1st! Grace showed her stuff placing 10th. Maya took 15th and Jayden 20th. Way to go girls!

    U12 Boys - Dominating 5 of the top 10, Jackson S. and Levi tied for 2nd, talk about sticking together! Jackson C, Remy and Jonny placed 7th, 8th and 9th. Alex made the top 15 and Oscar, Matt R and Aiden all had solid finishes.

    U14 Girls – Abby had two strong runs landing her on the podium in 3rd, with Chloe back from injury placing 7th. Jenna, Sayna and Anabela were 12th-14th with less than a half second between them! Sarah was solid on her second day back on skis placing 16th!

    U14 Boys – A great group of 8 raced, 4 of them in the top 10. Ty placed 3rd, Colt 5th, Zak 7th, Tucker 10th and Campbell just shy placing 11th. Dylan and Dean had consistent runs and Nicholas pulled off two runs despite challenging second run.


    1/31 Training at Timberline for athletes at home. (Note: The Ski-A-Thon has been postponed. More info to come.)

    2/1 The Cooper Dual Slalom will be held at Meadows for U8-U14 racers. Please fill out the Meadows Release ahead of time.

    2/7-8 The Oregon 4-Way Championship is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb 7th & 8th. This year’s event will be a 2-Way, GS and SL, held at Timberline. On-line registration and race info will be available later this week.

    Buddy Werner news: The Buddy’s are schedule at Mt. Spokane, Mar 13th – 15th. Families are encouraged to book their lodging at the Spokane Red Lion. Lodging and race information can be found on the Buddy Werner Facebook page. Scroll down to October.

    Planning ahead? While we’re barely into the NW ski season, we have a few weeks to help you plan around for summer. MHA/MHRT summer camps for U12+ athletes are scheduled for July 5th - 18th. Mark your calendars and watch for details. In addition MHA/MHRT will hold day camps in late July/early August. Specific dates will be announced once PNSA has their schedule set.

    Please remember to support the team with Hometown Sports Spiritwear, and via Amazon Smile. Every purchase supports YOUR non-profit team!

    Thank you all for the time you give to get your kids to the mountain and hours volunteering! We couldn’t do it without you!

    The snow WILL come ~

  • October 24, 2014 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    Mt. Hood received its first dusting of snow for the year, and several more inches are predicted at Timberline Lodge this weekend! The winter weather has arrived!

    Our team's Fall Meeting has a new location. We will gather at the Collins Lake Clubhouse in Government Camp. The Ski Swap will begin at 2:30pm, and the meeting and potluck will begin around 3:30pm. Parking in Collins Lake is limited. Please plan to drop off your ski swap equipment and potluck food at the clubhouse (next to the pool) and then park on Government Camp's Loop Road.

    The Skibowl ticket office will be open to process your 2014-15 Fusion Pass. The ticket office is located below the Beer Stube at Skibowl West. Be sure to give yourself extra time.

    Please see the attached flyer for more details. We hope to see you on Sunday!

  • October 14, 2014 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Hi MHA & MHRT Families,

    After another very warm and dry early fall, we're into the rain and snow starting to fall up on Mt. Hood. While it’s still too warm for snow at Skibowl the weather is changing and winter is on the way! Here is some early season information and important fall dates to help you prepare for the race season.

    Program Information: Program information for Mt. Hood Race Team and the MHA Ski Team is updated on the team’s website. Registration will be available on-line next week. You will be notified via email. We are using the Active Network this year for all team registrations, payments, race entry, etc., and all team release forms and medical information can also be handled on line.

    Active Network Registration: Parents, please go to Active and create an account with the team. All team communication, registrations and payments will be handled through Active beginning in November. Don’t miss out on upcoming events and information.

    Fusion Pass: The Fusion Pass is now on sale – good for unlimited winter skiing at Timberline and Skibowl! Go to to purchase your pass before Nov. 2nd at the lowest price. Remember, Timberline and Skibowl are part of the Powder Alliance, and they have just added Silver Star Mountain in Canada to the list of resort. Your Fusion Pass is good for 3 free tickets at each of these other areas!

    USSA Classification for the 2014-15 season:

    U18 – born 1997 or ’98 (juniors)
    U16 – born 1999 or ’2000 (juniors)
    U14 – born 2001 or ’02 (juniors or mitey mites)
    U12 – born 2003 or ’04 (mitey mites)
    U10 – born 2005 or ’06 (mitey mites)
    U8 – born 2007 or later (mitey mites)

    USSA “Competitor” License: All U16 and U18 athletes who intend to compete in USSA scored races (PNSA races) should renew or purchase a Competitor license. Go to to process on line or to download the application to Fax or mail to USSA. The deadline without paying a late fee is October 15th.

    U14 Athletes: U14 competitors have the opportunity to compete in some USSA scored races. 2nd year U14s (born 2001) may actually compete in several scored races. If you purchased a Competitor license last season you should have received a renewal notification and you should renew for this season. If not, you should purchase a Competitor license.

    U14 competitors who only plan to race the local Mitey Mite races need only renew or purchase the Youth license. Everyone will need a license, one or the other, to compete in the Buddy Werner/U14 Finals. If you have any questions please send a note to

    USSA “Youth” License: Everyone who had a Youth license last season should have received a renewal notice and hopefully renewed the license. Any Mitey Mite may purchase a Youth license, however, racing on Mt. Hood does not require one. U12 racers are encouraged to purchase a Youth license. There is no deadline to purchase a Youth license so families can consult with the coaches if they have any questions.

    Team Dryland Training: Dryland conditioning continues through this Sunday, October 19th at the Sandy High School track on Bluff Road, just off highway 26. Dryland will start at 12:00 and continue for about 1.5 hours. 

    Team Fall Meeting – Equipment Swap and Potluck: Our team’s Fall Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Oct 26th. See flyer for details. We will cover changes to the sport, team information and answer any questions. This is also a great opportunity for families new to the team or new to the sport to get oriented and up to speed before the season. The coaches and your team friends hope to see you there.

    Dates for your calendar:

    Oct 26th Annual Team Meeting and Potluck

    Nov 14th – 16th Portland Ski Fever Show

    That’s all for now. Please call or email if you have any questions.

  • May 05, 2014 10:58 PM | Anonymous
    Team Awards Party – May 18th

    The annual Awards Party is finally rescheduled for Saturday, May 18th at Blue Lake Park near Troutdale. See the attached flyer and save the date! Registration and RSVP should be available on the team website by Wednesday. Here is a map of the park. The Shahala Shelter #1 is reserved for our team, and is ours for the entire day. Arrive any time and enjoy the park!

    Golden Rose– May 24th and 25th

    The Golden Rose at Timberline is just a few weeks away. This double Slalom event includes 4 SL races in two days, and is open to all U14 and older athletes who have a USSA Competitors License. Any U14 athlete who did not have a License, but plans to have one next year, can purchase their 2014-15 Competitor License now, and be eligible to race in the Golden Rose. Go to for License details.

    Golden Rose Training and Forerunning

    MHA athletes will train SL the weekend of May 17th and 18th. Training will be on Saturday the 17th; however, if the weather does not cooperate, training will be moved to Sunday the 18th. There will also be an additional day of SL training on Friday the 23rd prior to the race. Look for a training update email later next week.

    U12 athletes are encouraged to forerun the Golden Rose. With 8 race-runs each day there are plenty of forerunning opportunities. Please reply to if you are available to forerun either day at Golden Rose. Also, forerunners are welcome to join the MHA training sessions.

    When registering for the Golden Rose be sure to check out the Summer Sports Raffle. There are several cool prizes, including a personally autographed new pair of skis from professional backcountry skier, Eric Pollard (former MHA alum)!

    Golden Rose Volunteers - we need everyone!

    This year’s event is the 79th Annual Golden Rose, the longest running sanctioned event in the U.S. MHA is proud to host the Golden Rose, and as you can imagine, two races each day is a huge task. Please offer to volunteer one or both days, May 24th and 25th. The races are exciting, with some of the fastest young skiers from around the west competing! Look for another email, and a link on our website, with volunteer information. Thanks!

    2014 Summer Camps

    Hopefully everyone received the team’s summer camp information last month. Camp registration and information is now available on the team’s web site. Please contact if you have any questions, or if you are looking for additional summer training opportunities. Note: 2nd-year U10 athletes (born 2005) are invited to participate in the two 3-day camps. Please register early so we can staff each camp with the appropriate number coaches.
  • February 28, 2014 10:30 PM | Anonymous
    MHRT Team News
    March 2014

    Wow, February was a crazy month! We started the month with the Ski-A-Thon at Timberline, raced 3 out of the last 4 weekends, and ended the month with great skiing and training at Skibowl. This past Sunday wrapped up the Oregon 4-Way Championships with GS racing on Mt. Hood Lane, and this weekend many of our MHRT racers will be competing in the Meadows Challenge!

    February racing was exciting! There were many top-10 finishes, there were some thrilling spills and some disappointments, but every MHRT racer who stood in the starting gate and challenged the race course was a winner! Here are some top-3 highlights from Sunday’s GS:
    Chloe and Bella; 2nd and 3rd U14 Girls
    Colin and Levi; 1st and 2nd U10 Boys
    Colt and Ty; 1st and 2nd U12 Boys
    Luke, Zach and Ian; 1st, 2nd and 3rd U14 Boys
    Congratulations to all our racers!!
    Meadows Challenge: March 1st and 2nd

    The Meadows Challenge is this weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows, with SL on Saturday and GS on Sunday. On-line registration is now open at Meadows Challenge. The entry deadline is this Thursday. All U10/U8 racers are encouraged to attend. U12/U14 racers have the option to race or train, one or both days. Information was sent to those families in an earlier email.

    Remember, it will be busy at Meadows. Plan to arrive at MHM by 7:30am. Pick up bibs in the North Lodge and meet your coaches by 8:00am. Meet in the South Lodge cafeteria by the slope-side windows. Lifts open at 9:00am with the first run for girls scheduled for 10:00am on Stadium. Race information is attached.

    U12 Oregon Championships: March 8th and 9th

    The U12 Oregon Championship will be held at Mt. Hood Meadows, and is open to all racers ages 9, 10 and 11 (yob 2002 – 2004). MHRT athletes are the defending champions, and are excited for a repeat! Race information will be emailed as soon as it is available.

    March is the month for championship racing. It also begins the end of our regular winter season. U8 racers and 1st year U10 racers (yob 2005) end the regular season with this weekend’s Meadows Challenge. U12 racers will end the season with next weekend’s U12 Championships. But the season is not over! MHRT will have training on March 29th and 30th. The team will compete in the season’s final Mitey Mite Council races, the Kandy Kup GS and the Spring Final SG on April 5th and 6th. More information will soon be available.

    Have a great weekend! Good luck to all our racers!
  • September 13, 2013 1:43 PM | Anonymous
    Hi MHA & MHRT Families,

    We trust everyone has returned to school after a fun and eventful summer vacation. The summer weather was amazing, and this September heat wave is unreal! It’s been difficult to think of the pending winter season and imagine snow on the ground in Govy.

    Here is some early season information and some fall dates for your calendar –

    USSA Classification: After a season of nobody moving age groups, all competitors will move a year in classification this year; 1st-years become 2nd years, and 2nd years become 1st years in the next older age group. Here are the 2013-14 age classifications:
    U18 – born 1996 or ’97 (juniors)
    U16 – born 1998 or ’99 (juniors)
    U14 – born 2000 or ’01 (juniors or mitey mites)
    U12 – born 2002 or ’03 (mitey mites)
    U10 – born 2004 or ’05 (mitey mites)
    U8 – born 2006 or later (mitey mites)

    USSA “Competitor” License: All U16 and U18 athletes who intend to compete in USSA scored races (PNSA races) should renew or purchase a Competitor license. Go to to process on line or to download the application to Fax or mail to USSA. The deadline without paying a late fee is October 15th.

    U14 Athletes: U14 competitors have the opportunity to compete in some USSA scored races. 2nd year U14s (born 2000) may actually compete in several scored races. If you purchased a Competitor license last season you should have received a renewal notification and you should renew for this season. If not, you should purchase a Competitor license. U14 competitors who only plan to race the local Mitey Mite races need only renew or purchase the Youth license. Everyone will need a license, one or the other, to compete in the Buddy Werner/U14 Finals. Remember, there is a Competitor license late fee after October 15th.

    USSA “Youth” License: Everyone who had a Youth license last season should have received a renewal notice and hopefully renewed the license. Any Mitey Mite may purchase a Youth license, however, racing on Mt. Hood does not require one. U12 racers are encouraged to purchase a Youth license. There is no deadline to purchase a Youth license so families can consult with the coaches if they have any questions.

    Team Dryland Training: Our first dryland session will be Sunday, September 22nd at the Sandy High School track on Bluff Rd., just off of Highway 26. Dryland will start at 11:30 and continue for about 1.5 hours. Athletes U10 and older are welcome to attend. The first dryland will include physical assessments for the U14 and older athletes to help determine what you should be working on this fall. We know many of you are playing fall sports. That’s great! Still plan to attend dryland to learn what other conditioning you should be doing. Dryland will continue each Sunday through October 20th.

    Boot Fit Night U12 athletes and older: Currently scheduled for Thursday, September 26th at Hillcrest Ski and Sport in Gresham. This is the time to check your boots for fit and modification, and to resize if you need new boots. This is not the night to buy new boots. Anyone whose feet have grown should have their boots checked. Important: please RSVP to if you plan to attend. Coaches will be on sight from 6:30 to 8:30 to help.

    Equipment Night: Scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd at Hillcrest in Gresham from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Reps from all the major manufacturers will be on hand to discuss their equipment and to place orders at the racer price. Order your equipment early so you have it in time for the start of winter training.

    Program Information and Registration: Program information will be on-line at the team web site next week. An email notification will be sent once the information and the forms are available. Families are encouraged to complete team registration on-line and submit payment through the web site’s PayPal link. However, the registration form may be downloaded and mailed with a check to the team office. Remember: the medical information form and the ski area releases must be signed and returned to the office prior to on-snow training. Please register early so we can better plan and staff for the start of the race season.

    Web Site Account Registration: Please go to Web Site Registration and register a member account on the web site so you will receive all team news and updates via your email. The web-site registration button is located at the bottom of the home page menu. If you are already registered on the web site, please go to your account and check or update your contact information.

    Fusion Pass: The Fusion Pass just got better! Skibowl and Timberline joined with 10 other western ski resorts in the Powder Alliance. Your Fusion Pass is good for 3 free tickets at each of these other areas! Go to to learn more about the Powder Alliance and to purchase your Fusion Pass.

    Dates for your Calendar:

    Oct 6th PNSA Officials Clinic in Portland (please go to for information)
    Oct 20th Annual Team Meeting and Potluck (more info to follow)
    Nov 15 – 17 Portland Ski Fever Show
    Nov 16 – 17 MHA Ski Team first weekend of training (tentative)
    Nov 22 – 27 Fall training camp, Canada, U14 athletes and older (more info to follow)
    Nov 29 – Dec 1 Thanksgiving Camp, U12 athletes and older
    Dec 7th First day MHRT winter training for all groups

    That’s all for now. We wish everyone a great time back in school, and good success in your fall sports. Please call or email if you have any questions.

    The Coaches
  • May 20, 2013 8:03 PM | Anonymous
    Shirts, hoodies, hats, and shorts with MHSEF and MHA logos are now available any time on line. Go to to order. Our group is Mt. Hood Ski and the password is "downhill". See examples of our logo wear here. Orders are filled within 2 weeks.
  • May 07, 2013 9:14 PM | Anonymous
    The 2013 Golden Rose Summer Action Sports Raffle will be held on Saturday, May 25th at Timberline’s Wy’East day lodge following the first day of Golden Rose racing. This year’s raffle prizes include the popular Timberline Summer Pass, a Deschutes river rafting trip, a golf and dining package at the Resort at the Mountain, and a $500 action sports shopping spree!

    Also this year, one lucky person is guaranteed to win the new camping and hiking package, a 4-person tent and two backpacks from Columbia! Click Summer Sports Raffle to see the full description of summer action prizes. Tickets are currently selling at for just $15, or 2 for $25.

    Mt. Hood Academy and Mt. Hood Race Team host two annual fund-raising events: the Ski-A-Thon Challenge in the early winter and the Golden Rose Summer Action Sports Raffle in May. Both of these events are important to our team, helping provide the funds necessary to purchase SL gates, drills, cameras, timing gear and other equipment.

    All MHA and MHRT families are asked to sell 8 Golden Rose raffle tickets ($100) to friends, family members, neighbors, etc. Or, you can purchase all 8 tickets for your own great chance to win a super summer prize! There are two ways to participate:

    1) On-line sales: Family and friends can purchase Golden Rose Raffle tickets on-line here. Your raffle ticket stubs will be printed and placed in the drawing drum on May 25th. Be sure to have buyers enter your name where it says “Referred by (MHSEF family name)” so we know who sold the tickets.

    2) Paper ticket sales: 8 Golden Rose Raffle tickets will be mailed this week to families for purchase and/or sale. Ticket stubs and checks need to be mailed back to the team office by Wednesday, May 22nd to be included in the drawing on May 25th. Ticket stubs and checks may also be turned in at the Team Awards Party, Monday evening May 13th.

    Important: If you prefer to promote on-line raffle ticket sales, and do not want to sell paper raffle tickets, please reply to this email with a short note: “Do not mail raffle tickets.” Do this by the end of the day Monday May 6th. Tickets will be mailed on Tuesday.

    Thank you for your support of the best training and racing opportunities possible for our young skiers. Good luck in the Golden Rose Summer Action Sports Raffle!
  • January 07, 2013 9:00 PM | Anonymous
    We are excited to host the 4th Annual MHSEF Ski-A-Thon Challenge, January 13th 2013. This fundraising activity is performed entirely by the athletes of the Foundation’s programs to raise funds to support the programs they all are a part of. This is our primary fundraising event that includes all our families. The event is fun for all ages to participate, with lots of prizes and awards.

    The Ski-A-Thon Challenge will start at 9:00am Sunday, January 13th with athletes loading the Cascade Chair (green chair) and making laps on designated runs and courses. They will receive two and half hours (until 11:30am) to make as many laps as possible. In addition to free ski laps, athletes will be required to ski several challenge laps and courses to successfully complete the Ski-A-Thon. The venue will be controlled and supported by the MHRT and MHA coaching staffs.

    Each athlete will use a pledge sheet to gain as many pledges as possible. Pledges can be made on a per lap basis or a one-time donation. While athletes can make as many laps as possible, pledges will be capped at 20 laps. Pledge sheets will be turned in Sunday morning, January 13th, at the Multorpor Lodge by 8:30am.

    Ski-A-Thon Challenge funds raised by this event will be used to obtain equipment and other items necessary to support athlete training. Every year the Foundation spends thousands of dollars to purchase gates, drills, radios and other training hill equipment. Athletes will also have the opportunity to raise money to help support their own ski racing expenses. For MHRT Mitey Mites, any money raised over $500 may go toward next year’s training fees. For MHA athletes, any money raised over $500 may go toward this year’s travel expenses.

    We have some really cool prizes this year! Prizes will be awarded to the athlete making the most laps and the athlete raising the most money, from within each age-class U8 to U18/21. The Grand Prize will go to the single athlete raising the most money! (FIS athletes will be treated as one age class.)

    Last year's event was a huge success and we hope to raise more funds this year! We sincerely ask your help to make this a successful event for our young ski racers.

    Travis Hall 
    Event Chair

    Bill Gunesch
    Program Director 

    Mary Gunesch
    Academy Director
  • December 21, 2012 4:16 PM | Anonymous
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Great news… winter has finally arrived in Government Camp and at Mt. Hood Skibowl. Over two feet of snow has fallen since Sunday and more is expected this week. Skiing and training should be fantastic for the holidays!

    Mt. Hood Race Team concluded the first month of winter training with a day of skiing at Skibowl on Sunday! Now, it is time for a training break, and time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Mt. Hood Academy Juniors were away at races before the holidays. Many racers competed in the Russ Read Memorial GS at Mt. Bachelor, and our FIS athletes are racing in NW Cup Slalom races at Mission Ridge. This Saturday, Dec 22nd, will be the final day of JR training before the holidays.

    The up-coming Holiday Camp is a very busy time with training and preparation before the busy racing season. There are also several activities and meetings planned for the holiday. Please see below for information.

    MHRT Training Camp: Mt. Hood Race Team Mitey Mites will begin their 4-day Holiday Camp on Thursday, December 27th. Training will begin each day at 9:00am, scheduled for Multorpor. Look for another update with more specific training details and any change to the schedule or location.

    MHA Training Camp: Mt. Hood Academy Juniors will begin their 5-day Holiday Camp on Thursday, December 27th, with training scheduled for Multorpor beginning at 9:00am each day. Training details and any change in the schedule or location will follow.

    Release & Medical Forms: Several families have yet to return their paperwork to the team office. The following forms must be on file in order to continue training during holiday camp: team registration form, team medical form, team release form and the Skibowl release form. Families from the December Learn to Race session who wish to continue with the team must submit these forms. Please mail the forms ahead of time TO THE OFFICE. Do not bring them to the mountain the first day of camp.

    Learn to Race Holiday Camp: The 3-Day LTR Holiday Camp begins on Friday, December 28th and continues for three consecutive days. On-line registration will remain open through Sunday, Dec 23rd. Spread the word to any young skier who may enjoy ski racing!

    MHRT Parents Meeting / U14 Meeting: After training on Saturday the 29th, parents, coaches and board members will meet in the Multorpor Lodge for our annual Holiday Camp MHRT parents meeting. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences with other racing families and learn more about the team and upcoming events. Plan to meet at 2:45 on the 2nd floor of the lodge.

    After the parents meeting, coaches will meet with U14 families to discuss the option of competing in the Winterstart SL at Mt. Hood Meadows. This is a PNSA scored event, and an optional racing opportunity for our U14 athletes.

    MHSEF Team Race: The annual MHSEF Team Race is scheduled for Monday, December 31st. Racers will be grouped in teams of 5, mixing ages and gender. MHA racers will act as team captains and help coach younger teammates during inspection. Costumes are permitted! The event will be a 2-run Giant Slalom on Mt. Hood Lane. Registration / team selection will be at 8:00am in the Multorpor Lodge. Inspection will start at 9:00am, and the race will begin around 10:00am. The entire event should end by lunch time with team awards.

    New Race Building: Work on the new race building has gone very well. The roof went on this past weekend and the building was enclosed just in time for the big storm! There will be more projects during the holiday camp, including siding and interior walls. Parents who can spend a few hours any day should check in at the race building once morning training begins.

    Many team parents have donated a lot of time and materials to help with the project. We are still looking for wall insulation if anyone has a contact or would like to make a donation. We need 200 sq ft or R15 on 16" center, 1500 sq ft or R21 on 16" center, and 540 sq ft of R38 on 24" center. Also, we need signage for the building. Engraved wooden signs and/or weather proof painted signs; anyone who enjoys making signs or has connections for signs should contact Mike or Bill.

    Rooms for Rent: Two to three rooms are available at MHA for monthly or seasonal rent. Families will be able to keep their ski equipment and clothing in their own room and have access to the facility any time they want to ski or need to spend the night. The living room, dining room, kitchen and other common areas are shared with all skiers residing at the house. Please email Bill at for more details.

    MHRT Waxing/Tuning Clinic: The coaches will present a ski tuning and waxing clinic for Mitey Mite parents and racers on Saturday, January 5th in preparation for the Kids Kandahar. The clinic is geared toward families new to the sport; however, experienced parents are welcome. Bring your race skis to the Academy House at 3:00pm to receive help prepping for Sunday’s GS.

    Meadows Winterstart Slalom – Jan 5th & 6th: The Winterstart Slalom is open to all U14 athletes and older. Information can be found on the Calendar page of the PNSA website – MHA JRs need to register at by December 24th. A late fee will be charged after that date. The entry deadline is December 31st.

    MHRT U14 athletes will be entered by the coaches as a team entry for the January 5th race only. You do not need to individually register for the race. We will discuss this event and who should compete at the MHRT parents meeting on the 29th.

    Regardless, all athletes and parents need to sign (4 pages) the Meadows liability forms and submit at race registration the morning of the first SL. The liability forms can be found on our team website on the Documents page.

    Kids Kandahar GS: The first Mt. Hood Mitey Mite race of the year is the Kids Kandahar GS, hosted by our team on Sunday, January 6th. Registration will soon be available on-line on our team website. Race information will be discussed at the MHRT Parents Meeting on the 29th.

    MHSEF Ski-A-Thon: MHSEF’s 4th Annual Ski-A-Thon is coming in January! The event will be held at Multorpor on Saturday, January 12th, from 9:00am to 11:30am. The Ski-A-Thon is an important fund-raising event for our team and we hope everyone can participate. It is also a lot of fun! More information to follow.

    The falling snow brings a feeling of magic, and the holiday season is a magical time. We wish all our team families a very safe and enjoyable holiday season!

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