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  • October 15, 2008 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    Our Fall Meeting and Equipment Swap is on a new day and at a new location.  You may even have the opportunity to ski for a few hours before the event!

    What: MHSEF Team Fall Meeting, Equipment Swap and Potluck
    When: Sunday, November 9th, 1:00pm
    Where: Multorpor Lodge, Government Camp
    1:00pm to 3:00pm – Potluck, Equipment swap and Season passes      
    3:00pm – Team meetings

    We're trying something new!  Our team meeting has been changed to November, and moved to the Multorpor Lodge.  With a little help from Mother Nature, our racers can kick off the season with a morning of skiing at Timberline, then head to Multorpor for a potluck lunch.  After lunch, the coaches will meet with their racers and discuss plans for the coming season.  New racers will meet coaches for an orientation meeting, learn about the team and the sport, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

    Potluck:  We'll serve lunch from 1:00 to 2:00pm.  There is limited access to heat food.  Please arrive a little early if you need to warm things up.  Cold dishes are welcome, or bring your own hot plate.  Chips, beverages, plates, glasses and silverware will be provided.

    Equipment Swap: This is a great opportunity to sell or trade good, used and outgrown equipment.  Helmets, poles, shin guards, etc. besides skis and boots, are all hot items.  Come early before the great deals are all snatched up.  And be sure to I.D. and price all items.  Please, take home any equipment that does not swap!

    Fusion Pass: Skibowl will be on site to take pictures and issue season passes.  To pick up your pass you must pre-pay on-line prior to the meeting.  Go to to process your Fusion Pass application.

    Team Meetings:  At 3:00pm the families will separate into groups.  MHA athletes will meet with the junior coaches, and MHRT athletes will divide into several groups, including a group for new racers.  Schedules, calendars and other helpful information will be discussed. 

    Team Registration: Many of you will have registered for the team on-line, or by mail.  If you have not, you can register for the team at this time.  It is important everyone registers by the Fall Meeting so the coaches are best prepared for the start to the season.

    On site Registration & Equipment must be paid with cash or check – please no credit cards

    Potluck Lunch:
    Last name starting with A-K please bring a main dish to serve 8
    Last name starting with L-Z please bring a salad/desert to serve 8

  • September 02, 2008 11:46 PM | Anonymous
    Two equipment nights are currently scheduled at Hillcrest in Gresham; Thursday, Sept 25 and Thursday, Oct 9.  It is very important to get equipment orders in early this year.  And, it is very important to deal with any boot issues right away.  If you have new boots, or are buying new boots, please plan to attend on the 25th.  Even if you expect to use last winter's boots you should bring them to Hillcrest on the 25th and check for fit and modification.  The coaches will be there both nights to help answer any questions. 

    On October 9th, equipment representatives from the major companies will also be on hand.  This will be a great time to discuss skis and place orders.  The racer price that night will be the best price available direct from the companies.  If you plan to size up a length, or buy new skis, you should attend on the 9th.  Remember, Thursday nights, 9/25 and 10/9, from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Hillcrest Ski and Sport in Gresham.

    Other equipment opportunities will be announced, soon.  We will set up a session with Bob Olson in Parkdale on a weekend near the end of the month, and you will receive a list of available equipment and supplies from Speedy's.
  • September 02, 2008 11:31 PM | Anonymous
    Academy Juniors will begin fall dryland this coming Sunday, September 7th, and MHRT J4 & J5 racers will begin fall dryland on Sunday, September 21st. Dryland will continue every other Sunday, ending on Sunday, November 2nd.  All sessions will be at the Mt. Hood Community College football field from 12:30 - 2:00pm (unless a change is announced see the Training Update page). 

    Dryland on the 7th will be to assess MHA racer's current level of conditioning.  We will not be conducting the USST Assessment Test, but rather some simple tests to check your basic conditioning, and give workout ideas for the next 6 - 8 weeks.  The later dryland sessions will continue to build on your conditioning, plus include games and activities.  We will also discuss equipment needs and issues during dryland, as well as other team activities and camps.  For those participating in a fall sport, please still join us when you can - we will take your sport into consideration.  Dryland training is a very important aspect of our sport, and a great time to get together and stay in touch.

  • August 22, 2008 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    With the end of summer in sight the coaches and staff of Mt. Hood Academy and Mt. Hood Race Team are working hard to put the programs and people in place to bring another great year of racing to our young athletes.

    Mt. Hood Race Team to be Lead by Veteran Head Coach

    Last winter was fantastic with lots of great skiing and racing, ending with very young group of Buddy Werner team athletes finishing 4th overall. This year most of our athletes are back and we should again have an exciting Mitey Mite year. To build on the success MHSEF is pleased to announce Ryan Barnes “Barney” as the new head Mt. Hood Race Team coach.

    Ryan Barnes “Barney” to lead Mt. Hood Race Team

    Ryan Barnes, better known as “Barney”, returns to our team after taking a few years off from direct athlete coaching, although never far from a race course.  Barney, a native of Portland and a graduate of Mt. Hood Academy and University of Oregon, was a very successful Junior and collegiate racer.  He returned to coach at Mt. Hood Academy in 1999 and over the next 5 years coached the team to two or its eight Northwest Cup team titles, as well as numerous individual Northwest Cup and Junior Olympic titles.  More recently, Barney has been respected as a hard working, conscientious racing rep for Salomon, taking good care of athletes from the Mitey Mite levels to the World Cup.  Barney brings a championship attitude, a wealth of equipment knowledge, and the right stuff to take our Mitey Mite racers even further this year. We are excited to have Barney on the staff.

    Mt. Hood Academy Junior Racing Program Adds Experienced Academy FIS Coach

    MHA Juniors surfaced as top competitors in the Northwest last winter. No other team qualified more athletes (six) to the Junior Olympics, and four MHA athletes were invited to USSA National Development summer camps.  Our FIS athletes (15-19) moved impressively up the rankings and got noticed by divisional and regional staff. To provide the best dedicated resources and coaching to this strong group of athletes, and those coming up behind them, we are pleased to introduce a new Mt. Hood Academy full-time coach to our team, Kristi Revello.

    Announcing Kristi Revello as Full-time MHA Coach

    "Kristi is one of the most passionate, motivated and hard working coaches I have ever worked with", say Aaron Atkins, Alpine Director at Sugar Bowl Ski Team.  A native of McCall, Idaho, Kristi was an elite athlete in PNSA and a member of the Western Region Elite Ski Team for several years, competing throughout North America and Europe. She then competed four years as an NCAA skiing athlete at the University of Nevada.  Since 2005, Kristi has coached at Sugar Bowl in California where she worked with a very successful team of FIS athletes.  Kristi is very excited to return to the Northwest and coach at Mt. Hood Academy, and we are very excited to have such a passionate, energetic coach working with our athletes.

    2008-2009 Programs and Camps

    Mt. Hood Academy athletes will begin the regular season with a November training camp at Timberline, and two different training camps in Canada.  FIS-age athletes will train at Banff, Alberta, and J3 athletes will train at Apex, B.C.  MHA will continue to provide its full-service programs with full-time and weekend training.  The Academy's school will offer two terms during the winter to assist athletes training and competing full-time.  The winter term will begin in early December and continue through mid-March.  An extended term for FIS-age athletes will begin in November and continue into April. The race calendar is posted at and on this web page and will be finalized and adopted in mid-September. Final dates for MHA camps and equipment nights will be emailed in September and published on this web site

    Mt. Hood Race Team’s time tested and successful programs are in place for this season.  J4 / J5 racers will begin training with the Thanksgiving camp on November 28th.  J6 / J7 racers will begin regular training the following Saturday, December 6th.  Additionally, J4 racers are invited to attend our training camp at Apex, B.C. in November.  The 2008-09 race calendar is not yet set, but will be announced in mid-September. Exact dates for camps, meetings, and equipment nights will be sent out via email and posted on the website as soon as they are finalized.

    We are looking forward to another great year!

    Bill, Mary, Judy, Barney, Kristi, all the coaches and the MHSEF Board

  • August 05, 2008 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    Dryland training at the Sandy High School track Friday August 8th has been canceled.

  • July 31, 2008 10:33 PM | Anonymous

    Training has been consolidated into two days of SL. Meet at the base of the Magic Mile at 7:00am each morning; if you arrive late, we'll be on the hill.

    The snow has been frozen hard each morning so tune skis and sharpen edges.

    The training fee is $50 each day. Please bring a check. IMPORTANT: The camp will not issue lift tickets. Plan to individually purchase $49 lift tickets at the base of the Magic Mile.

    Remember, this is a day camp. Everyone needs to arrange their own transportation. We should return to the Timberline parking lot by 12:00 noon each day. Also, the equipment companies have packed up and departed from Govy. Do not plan on any demos during camp.

    Dryland preparation on Friday - 6/8:

    On Friday we will meet at the Sandy High School track for a physical assessment. Using this, we can provide you with helpful plans for your individual dryland program this fall. All MHA racers are encouraged to attend, even if you are not training on Palmer. For those participating in the SL training, the dryland is included in your training fee. For those attending only dryland, please bring $15. Meet at the track stadium at 3:00pm. Van transportation will be available for anyone departing from Govy.

    Hope you're having a great summer!

  • May 03, 2008 10:53 PM | Anonymous
        The past few weeks have been busy with year-end events, as well as confirming dates and arrangements for our team’s summer camps.  Some dates have shifted slightly from those posted previously on our web site.  The good news – our friends from Montana are all excited to return this June and again join MHA and MHRT athletes for summer training!
        New this year – MHA Speed Camp:  We will take advantage of all the great snow on the lower slopes of Palmer and the Mile for a 4-day speed camp in June.  The focus will be on terrain and jumps, and also high-speed turns and gliding.  This camp is open to all J1, J2 and J3 racers (yob ’95 and earlier).  I’m also looking for parents to volunteer a day at the house to help keeps expenses down.  Please let me know if you’re interested.

        Also new this year, an additional day has been added to the MHRT Day Camp.  The camp will run for 4 consecutive days in July and offer both GS and SL training.  This is a day-camp with skiers commuting each day to Timberline.  All MHRT J4 and J5 racers are encouraged to attend, including racers 9 years of age (yob ’99) and older.  For racers who did not participate in an earlier camp we recommend at least one day of summer skiing prior

    J4 athletes and older are highly encouraged to participate in summer training camps.  Summer race training is a very important element for any ski racer’s development.  And we are very lucky to have the best summer training right here, in our backyard – Palmer skiing at Timberline!  Coaches call Palmer our “classroom” or our “laboratory”.  Summer training is truly the perfect opportunity for focus, intensity and improvement of technique.

    If your schedule does not allow you to attend MHA/MHRT camps, or if you are looking for additional training opportunities, there are several other camps on Mt. Hood that I could recommend.  Please give me a call, or send an email, if you would like to discuss options.

    Have a great summer.  Hope to see you on the mountain.

        Bill Gunesch
  • April 16, 2008 9:48 PM | Anonymous
    MHRT and MHA 2007-2008 Team Awards were announced April 13.

    MHRT Awards

    MHA Awards
  • April 15, 2008 11:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is time to order new MHRT Uniforms. These are the same red Spyder jackets with the MHRT logo, red jacket liners, and black pants that the team has had for the last 2 years. If you order online you must pay online using PayPal or a major credit card and prices are 3% higher to cover credit costs. Due to limitations of our online order process you can only buy one of each type of item per online order. If you want more than one you will have to place a second online order. You can also order by mail and pay by check using the MHSEF Uniform Order Form. You can mail the order forms and checks to:

    Michele Grebisz
    35719 SE Lusted Road
    Boring OR  97009

    Orders received online or by mail by 4/18 should be available about 11/1/08 and orders received by the final deadline of 5/17/08 should be available about 12/2/08.

    Online Prices

    Jacket       $170
    Liner         $63
    Pants        $113

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  • April 08, 2008 10:58 PM | Anonymous

    Our end of the year awards party is this Sunday April 13

    What:  A BBQ lunch - dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salad, chips, soft drinks, etc. - (The folks at Multorpor Lodge Restaurant will be operating a cash bar)

    Where:  Ski Bowl, the deck of Multorpor Lodge

    When:  Sunday, April 13th

    Time:  Registration for fun races begins at 9:00 - Lunch will be served between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. - the day ends about 4:00 (exact timing subject to change :-)).

    If you have not already sent in an RSVP please do so I know how much food to buy: email Peggy or call her at 503-292-2278.

    Cost:  $8.00/adult - $5.00/child (payment can be made by check or exact change at the BBQ) 

    Volunteer Opportunities:  We could use a little help.  We will have two BBQs fired up so if we could get a few people to take 20 minute shifts, email Peggy or call her at 503-292-2278.

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