The Teacup Lake Nordic area is operated by the Teacup Lake Nordic Club, which operates under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service. We are volunteer operated and our continued operation depends on trail fees, 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.
Teacup is committed to providing all members and participants in Teacup programs an environment free from harassment, hazing, bullying, sexual misconduct, emotional misconduct, and physical misconduct. Teacup does not tolerate any of these behaviors. Any concerns should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trail grooming is contracted and costs over over $3,700 weekly. Teacup also has to pay for the special use permit, 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 pay the daily trail fee of $10.00 for skiers 18 years and older. Kids ski free at Teacup. 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 joining if they know you do your part.
Teacup Lake Nordic does not have regularly, scheduled ski lessons and we are not officially 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.