Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014 - (Page 39)
Ingrid Wichen Collects
2013 FWSA Western Ski Heritage Award
by John Watson
History Committee Chair, FWSA
The 14th FWSA Western Ski Heritage
Award, sponsored by Steamboat Ski and Resort was presented to Ingrid Wicken in her
California Ski Library in Norco, California on
June 22. This is the third time she has received this award. The honor was given for
her 2012 book Lost Ski Areas of Southern California, available from Amazon.
The award was scheduled to be presented by Billy Kidd at the FWSA Convention. The delay and change of venue was
nevertheless a fortuitous one, with Grindelwald Ski Club members led by LA Council
President Sandra Knapp, Louie Buhler and
10th Mountain Division veteran Bruce Campbell assisting John Watson with the award.
The group spent the morning browsing
through the amazing relics, displays, and
records that Ingrid has amassed in her library.
See page 73 for the photo of the presentation.
The Lost Ski Areas (LSA) projects
started on the East Coast followed by Far
West's Ethan Chickering launching the west-
Researching ski history is an ongoing project
for Ingrid Wicken. She won the 2013 FWSA
Western Ski Heritage Award. photo/John Watson
ern version (WELSAP) in 1992. Wicken's
book is the most detailed approach to LSAs
and will be continued with her research underway for the LSAs of Northern California.
The accounting for lost ski areas produces real
historical treasures - personalities, partner-
ships, champions and championships - and
shows the fabric and evolution of snowsports.
Did you know that Mt. Palomar had a ski
area in 1967? Were you aware that skiing was
put into operation by Tommi Tyndall near
Idyllwild on Mt San Jacinto? The two areas
had parts of one or two seasons of operation.
A year 'round ski area, Ski Villa in Carbon Canyon, opened in Orange County in
1966. It was a concrete bowl paved in plastic
tiles and had a vertical of 280 feet.
A pine needle slope was operated by
Sepp Benedikter in the summer of 1939. It
was on a slope at the corner of Lankershim
and Ventura Boulevards, the current location
of Universal Studios. Both Ski Villa and the
pine needle slope operated for day and night
skiing. The pine needle slope attracted many
Hollywood celebrities. But Ski Villa and the
pine needle slope had only one season at best.
The winner of the Western Ski Heritage
Prize receives a five-day vacation for two from
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, including five-day lift tickets to Steamboat, five days
of rentals, half-day lesson for two and five
nights lodging. L
Steamboat Ski & Resort is celebrating
their 50th Anniversary in 2013.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014
Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014
Board of Directors, Trustees
President’s Message: FWSA is on the Move!
FWSA Committee Chairmen and Other Representatives
FWSA Presidents Gather at 2013 Convention
FWSA Council Services Supports Clubs
National Ski Council Federation Brings Councils & Clubs Together Nationwide
FWSA Membership: Through Clubs or Direct
FWSA Direct Member Application Form
Order Form / Far West Skier’s Guide
Ski Season - 2014
FWSA Travel Program
FWRA Board of Directors
FWRA League Race Chairs
Why Do We Race?
FWRA Race Schedule
The FWSA Athletic Scholarship Program Helps Junior Racers
Pursue Your Passions Through the FWSF
Hope on the Slopes Events
Winter Trails Day
FWSA 81st Annual Convention - Mountain Magic Moments - Recap
FWSA 2013 Convention Sponsors
FWSA Industry Award Winners
Convention Door Prize Donors & Milestones
2013 FWSA Councils’ Man & Woman of the Year
Silent Auction & Travel Expo Participants - 2013
2013 FWSA Convention Award Recipients
Snowsports Celebrities Entertain & Inform
Candace Cable, Keynote Speaker
FWSA Safety Person of the Year
FWSA Western Ski Heritage Award
FWSA Snowsports Builder Awards
FWSA Ski Clubs & Councils Continue Generous Charity Support
FWSA 82nd Annual Convention - Volcanic Paradise - Bend, Oregon
FWSA 83rd Annual Convention - Salute to San Diego
Twelve Resorts / One Pass
Public Affairs - 2013 Update
The Road to Sochi
Regional Ski Shows
High Hopes Exist for an Olympic & Far West History Museum in Squaw Valley
Zermatt: Where Legends Meet!
Has Technology Made Skiing Safer?
How Well Do You Know Your Resorts?
A Visit to the 2013- 2014 Digital Edition Only Insert
FWSA Council & Club Information
Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014