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75 Year Celebration of
Snowsport History
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History of Skiing in Southern California

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1970s

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1971     FWSA, Southern Council is incorporated. In 1999, the name was legally changed to the Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs.
        The first FWSA ski week is conducted at Bear Valley.
        John Elvrum sells Snow Valley.
        Don and Ann Howe become shareholders in Green Valley Lake Snow Bowl.
1972 April 19 The law suit brought by the Sierra Club against Disney Corporation over the development of a ski area in Mineral King was brought to an end in the Supreme Court. The Court ruled that the Sierra Club had not proved its standing. BUT, the litigation was made moot by the legislation that transferred Mineral King to the Sequoia National Park.
1973     J. Stanley Mullin was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame.
1974     Rebel Ridge closes.
        When Laurence Ferguson died, his shares in Green Valley Lake Snow Bowl went to his son Lyle Ferguson who continued to operate the ski hill with the Howes for the next ten years.
1975     Dick Woodworth bought Blue Ridge and renamed it Mountain High.
1976     To serve the competition sector better, Far West Ski Competition, Inc. was formed and is still the official sanctioning body for "Junior" through "Masters" racing.
1978     Terry Tognazzini, a business man from Orange County, purchased Mountain High from Dick Woodworth.
1979     The first FWSA Sportsfest was organized to promote off-season fitness and training. Regional competitions were held in volleyball, softball and tennis.

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