Teacup is operated by the Teacup Lake chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club, under a volunteer agreement with the Mt Hood National Forest. We are volunteer operated and depend on donations and membership fees. No public entity provides any financial support to Teacup. Volunteers maintain the trails and facilities and organize cross country ski events and races.
Trail grooming is contracted and costs $2,000 weekly. Teacup also has to pay for the special use permit, trail maps, repairs, firewood, toilet paper, emptying the outhouse tank, and all the other obscure expenses of running a groomed trail program. We do not get any funding from sno-park permits, state or federal agencies. Become a member or make the suggested minimum daily use donation of $10.00 for skiers 12 years and older. Suggested donation for skiers age 6-11 is $5 and free to children under 6. Please do your part so that we can continue to offer the best groomed ski trails on the mountain! Spread the word! Others will feel better about donating if they know you do your part.
Teacup Lake Nordic does not have reqularly, scheduled ski lessons and we are not offically in the business of giving lessons. Although, in the past few years the club has held an annual Tea Party fundraiser that includes lessons in skate and classic skiing. These lessons are taught by member volunteers.