Skiyente has lots of tradition. One of our oldest traditions is our King Winter Coronation and Dance. Each year, since 1956, we have honored an individual who has contributed significantly to the sport of skiing and to the mountain community during their lifetime. Historically, this honor was bestowed upon a man who was crowned “King Winter”. However, the tradition has been expanded to honor either a man or woman each year. We now have seven female King Winters.
This last year's King Winter was Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at Charlie's Mountain View.
The 2016 King Winter's are Roger and Carol Smith. They have been long time members of the Mt. Hood community and were married over 60 years ago. Roger and Carol were integral factors in the modern day development of Government Camp.
They are now turning 82 years old, they have had a cabin in Govy since their early twenties! They purchased cabin zero…the very cabin the Steiner Dad and son lived in while building all the beautiful log homes.
They have flipped pancakes, served breakfast at cascade, been gate keeps, raced, waxed ski, carried skies, served drinks, given hugs and let’s not forget can-a-beer raced many times. They have supported Timberline lodge as friends of Timberline for ages!
They raised three ski racers and grandchildren…plus feed just about everyone kiddo on the hill. Although they are up there in their years they are remodeling their cabin for further enjoyment by their family and friends. Roger and Carol are great examples of two people who just keep loving our Mt. Hood ski community!
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