How to Join


“Are you a skier?” If so, the Eastside High Schools Portland Alpine Ski Race Team is a great opportunity to improve your skiing, enjoy spending time with other like-minded kids, and promote responsibility, discipline, and dedication to your team. High school students from Cleveland, Grant, Franklin, Madison, Benson, and other high schools or private schools on the east side of Portland are eligible to ski on the club team. The program is a ski racing team, is open to skiers (intermediate and above) and has a strong tradition of supporting every member regardless of competitive placement.  8th Graders are welcome too!

Contacts and More Information:    If you and your student are interested in learning about the team, please attend one of our informational/registration meetings, or contact Coach Randy Hewitt at or Parent Director Sharon Johnson at (503) 778-0701.

2019-2020 Eastside High Schools Ski Race Team Informational Meetings:

  • Grant HS, Wednesday, October 9, 7:30-8:30 pm, Grant HS Library Media Center
  • Benson HS, Thursday, October 10, 7:30-8:30 pm, Benson HS Room TBD
  • Cleveland HS, Monday, October 14, 7:30-8:30 pm, Cleveland HS Library
  • Paperwork Turn In Meeting - Cleveland HS, Thursday, October 24, 7:30-8:30 pm, Cleveland HS Library
    • Completed paperwork can be dropped off at this meeting.
  • All meetings are open to new and returning racers.


Come to any one of the informational meetings that fits with your schedule – regardless of school affiliation!
Coming to one of these meetings to meet the coaches and learn more about the team is an essential first step in deciding if the team sounds right for you.  At these meetings, you will have a chance to join the team or think it over and join within the next several weeks. 
 A final registration meeting will be held at Cleveland HS,Thursday, October 24, 7-8:30 pm, Cleveland HS Library

To join the team, you'll need to do several things:
  • Register for the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) online here and pay the OISRA registration fee ($80) and complete the OISRA Parental Consent to Release Educational Records.
  • Pay the team registration fee.
  • Provide contact information for you and your parents.
  • Fill out liability waivers for SkiBowl and Mt. Hood Meadows (signed by both a racer and a parent).
  • Parents fill out a Portland Public Schools volunteer form and provide auto insurance and drivers license information.
  • Parents complete a criminal background check through the Portland Public Schools Website.
  • Purchase seasons passes for Mt. Hood Meadows and SkiBowl (purchase before Nov. 1 for the early season rates).
Typically, the deadline for filling out all the needed paperwork and paying the fees is October 31.  All needed forms and instructions on how to complete them will be provided by the team.