2014 Ski the Glade
The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum will hold this annual event on March 1, 2014. Once a year, under permit from the US Forest Service, the historic Glade Ski Trail is opened and groomed for this participatory living history event. This once popular downhill ski trail starts at Timberline Lodge and ends in Government Camp, a distance of three miles. Before the advent of high speed ski lifts, highly groomed slopes and extreme snowboard acrobatics, skiing long trails was popular. According to Lloyd Musser, Museum Curator, “this event helps fulfill or mission of preserving and interpreting the history of Mt. Hood”. This is a chance for Grandparents to ski with their grandchildren and share the memories of skiing the Glade Trail, when it was the biggest ski adventure on Mt. Hood.” “This will be the eleventh year of this event and it is always a fun event”.
Participants are treated to a red carpet day of skiing. Skiers are shuttled to Timberline in comfortable airport shuttle vans, escorted by local guides and senior members of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, and served a hearty lunch. Shuttles will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM allowing ticket holders to make several trail runs. The events of the day are recounted at the Après ski party, where prizes are awarded. Wearing vintage ski clothing is encouraged.
Participation is limited to 75 skiers. Event tickets are $100.00 per person, a portion of which is deductible as a donation to the MHCC&M, a non-profit organization. Members of Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum receive 10% discount. Tickets may be purchased at the museum, or by calling 503-272-3301. Visa is accepted.
Background information on Mt. Hood trail skiing is available & past Ski the Glade Event photographs click on the links below:
2014 Steiner Cabin Tour
The tour will be August 9,2014. Tickets will go on sale July 1,2014.
Barlow Road Ride 2014!
Daily walks and talks by museum staff and US Forest Service interpreters are posted monthly. Visit or call the museum for the schedule.