30500 E West Leg Rd, Government Camp, OR
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Spend a weekend partying in the snow with Adventurous Young Mazamas at the Mazama Lodge in Government Camp on the slopes of Mt. Hood. Two days and two nights of snow sports, catered meals, games, and beverages. Pick snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, hiking, or lodge loafing. Our flagship event of the year.
We stay in the Mazamas Lodge bunk rooms (bring your own sleeping bag) and eat in the dining room in front of the roaring fire. The front deck of the lodge opens to the view of Mt. Jefferson (pic above is actual view) and the back deck opens to Mt. Hood. Hot showers and free wifi on site.
Space limited to approximately 65 participants due to number of bunks and fire safety rules.
Exact day outings will be announced at the event by Mazamas trip leaders based on weather and conditions, but there will be snow sports options for all experience levels including beginners. Please rent your equipment beforehand.
Examples of past outings:
• Snowshoe from Mazama Lodge to Timberline Lodge with stop at Timberline for refreshments
• Cross country ski or snowshoe around Trillium Lake
• Snowshoe from Timberline Lodge up to Silcox Hut
• Government Camp look cross country ski or snowshoe with stop for refreshments
• Teacup Lake ski
• Sunday cross-country ski lesson at Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic
• Mirror Lake+Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain Snowshoe
We will arrange multiple carpools from Portland locations. Drivers will need Oregon Sno Park Passes and chains/traction tires. You are not required to return with the same driver you came with. Please give drivers $10 round-trip or $5 one-way. There's no obligation to return with the driver you came with.
Pricing: $90 for dues-paying Mazamas members and $120 for non-members.
For an additional $10, you can purchase a keg cup for responsible use of a variety of brews we will have on hand. ANYONE DRINKING OR BEHAVING IRRESPONSIBLY MAY BE CUT OFF FROM THE KEG OR ASKED TO LEAVE.
There are women's, mens, and coed bunk rooms, and men's and women's bathrooms and showers with separate shower stalls.
Regular Mazamas rules: no firearms, no smoking/vaping, no drugs, no pets.
Mt. Hood view out the back:
Lunch break for cross-country skiers and snowshowers.
The path up to Mazama lodge. It's about a quarter mile walk from loading zone to the lodge on a snowy and potentially icy path so wear shoes with good grip or bring microspikes/yaktrax.
Cotton kills. Dress appropriately for all weather in the outdoors of Oregon, including synthetic or wool clothing, head to to waterproof gear and layers.
Here's how to dress safely:
Bring some slippers. Shoes are not allowed on the dining and sleeping floors.
Dining room with the big fireplace and deck with view of Mt. Jefferson.
Bunk rooms. Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. No shoes allowed on dining floor or bunk floor. Bring slippers! Bunk rooms are heated only by body heat. Bring some layers and think of it as enclosed camping.
Downstairs game room with pool table, foosball, ping pong. There is also a heated room for drying wet gear and a refrigerator for shared guest use.
Hiking on the way home Sunday