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John Craig Memorial Ski Event Survey

John Craig Memorial Ski Event Survey — Read on

Tour Report – Tuesday, May 4th

It’s not over yet! Tuesday, May 4th Howard Simon and I (Bianca Klar) skied towards North ridge of Mt. Washington. We took a chance on possibly facing some ugly conditions, but knowing that there is still plenty of snow left. Day started out cool… Continue Reading “Tour Report – Tuesday, May 4th”

…Tour ReportMay 2, Sunday:

by Jim Todd photos by Dayna Svendsen …a little misty rain, some sleet, a dusting of snow and plenty of afternoon sunshine. It was all good. We had intended a last foray north of Santiam Pass, but the rapid melt left too many bare… Continue Reading “…Tour ReportMay 2, Sunday:”

Hoodoo View

April 27, Tuesday: View from the Top of Hoodoo by Keith Hodgins NUFF SAID!

Tour Report

By Jim Todd April 20, Tuesday: Jessica Larson, Trails Volunteer Coordinator for Deschutes NF, joined me at 0900 for a survey of Ray Benson Ski Trails. Santiam Pass still has 3-5′ of snow, but high temperatures and our freeze/thaw cycle have taken a toll.… Continue Reading “Tour Report”

Trip Report

By Bianca Klar On April 18th, beautiful Sunday, the 5 of us decided to take advantage of a still solid snow pack in the mountains. We (Bob Y, Fiona C, Dayna S, Howard S, and Bianca K,) proceeded on a three lake tour; Summit,… Continue Reading “Trip Report”

April 11 – Cinder Summit Success

By Frank Hoffman Sunday Dave Dietrich and I headed out from Potato Hill snopark so I could make another attempt to reach the top of the Red Cinder cones just north of Sand Mountain, a destination that has been on my list for a… Continue Reading “April 11 – Cinder Summit Success”


The Willamette Chapter has an active volunteer program assisting the Forest Service with ski trail clearing and marking as well as shelter construction, maintenance and firewood stocking. Thank you volunteers! Please call Mark Olson (503x559x0728) or Jim Todd (503x378x7003) for more information about our… Continue Reading “VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES”

2021-04-05 Mon Cottonwood ski

By Frank Hoffman I parked at the 801 road at 8:30: 26°, clear, calm. Snowpack icy, 10” less than a week ago. I skinned east to the storage area, SW to the PCT-North Loop junction, then continued on the North Loop and Circle Lake… Continue Reading “2021-04-05 Mon Cottonwood ski”


By Jim Todd March 30, Tuesday: when Frank and I met at Ray Benson we found sunshine and a 3″ layer of almost-powder on a solid base–nearly perfect conditions. Continuing our recent rambles, Frank planned a route that avoided marked trails or groomed roads… Continue Reading “TOUR REPORT”