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75 Year Celebration of
Snowsport History
in the
Far West region!

Photos Are Here!


History of Far West Ski Association
by Catherine Ohl, Pacific Rim Alliance

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A Beginning

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Snowshoe Thompson

Snowshoe Thompson
Photo courtesy Western SkiSport Museum

Snowshoe Express

First US Postal Ski Stamp

Longboards

Longboard Races
Photo courtesy Western SkiSport Museum

Wendell Robie

Wendell Robie
1895 - 1984
First President
California Ski Association
Photo courtesy Western SkiSport Museum

1930 Jumping Team

Hjalmar Hvam, Roff Wigaard, Roy Mikkelson, Johnny Elvrum, Jim, Norge — Champions at a Far West jumping meet in the 1930s.
Photo courtesy Western SkiSport Museum

Dorothy McClung

Dorothy McClung
National Ski Patrol - Women #1
Photo courtesy California Ski Library, Ethel Van Degrift collection

Albert Sigal

Albert Sigal
NSPS California Division Chair FWSA President 1945-47
Photo courtesy Western SkiSport Museum

Corty Hill

Corty Hill
California Ski Patrol
FWSA President 1948-49
Photo courtesy California Ski Library, Ingrid Wicken collection

Andy Hauk

Andy Hauk
Photo courtesy California Ski Library, Ingrid Wicken collection

1960 Olympic Ski Patrol

1960 Olympic Ski Patrol
Photo courtesy Sutter Kunkel

1962 Flight Charter

1962 FWSA Charter Flight
Photo courtesy Sutter Kunkel

Junior Racers

1962 Junior Racers sent by FWSA to Europe:
Kathy & Wendy Allen (top) Georgie Batchelder, Coach Dave McCoy (second row) Henry Hamilton, Roger Tanisoff, Jim Morning, Sut Kunkel (VP Recreation), Spider Sabich (front)
Photo courtesy Sutter Kunkel

Logo 1989

FWSA Logo 1989

Logo 1990

FWSA Logo 1990

Logo 1993

FWSA Logo 1993

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FWSA Logo 1994

 

 

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