Lost Ski Areas of Tahoe and Donner

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Lake Tahoe and the Donner Summit region became California’s first developed winter sports areas. Plentiful snowfall and newly built highways opened up the summer playground for visitors year-round, and skiing flourished. The Sierra Ski Club formed in 1925, attracting members eager to experience everything the mountains had to offer. People flocked to the slopes, visiting places like Clair Tappaan Lodge in Soda Springs, boasting one of the summit’s earliest ski tows, and the Yuba Gap Lodge, a pioneer in night skiing. Join Ingrid P. Wicken, award-winning author and ski historian, as she recounts the fascinating beginnings of this celebrated ski hub.
ISBN: 9781467140584
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 123
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ingrid P. Wicken is an award-winning author and leading authority on the history of skiing in California. She has written four books, including 50 Years of Flight: Ski Jumping in California. In 2004, she founded the California Ski Library (www.skilibrary.com), one of the finest collections of books, historic photographs, magazines, annuals, brochures, catalogues, programs, newsletters and other ephemera in the United States. She is a professor emerita of kinesiology at Moreno Valley College.
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