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because the Park Service does not allow liftserved skiing on park lands. But we started
too late; Mineral King went into Sequoia National Park October 16, 1978. It is considered
by many skiers to be the mortal blow that
ended further expansion of skiing in California.
But, there remained a further significant
threat to terrain identified as suitable for skiing and the RARE II (Roadless Area Review
and Evaluation) by the USFS was that threat.
Nancy and the California Public Lands Coalition (Nancy was the organizer) systematically
identified ALL potential ski terrain in roadless
areas in California as identified by the Forest
Service itself. Provisions were then drafted to
exclude ski terrain from unfavorable land use
decisions that would be made on the basis of
AWARD 2 017
The FWSA Snowsports Builder Award is given to an individual
who has made an indelible positive impact on snowsports.
The builder honored may be for achievements in athletics,
the press, publishers, historians, industry, humanitarian
work, area development, or technology.
the RARE evaluations. And, this systematic
approach became a template for other regions.
We hope there will never again be another battle with our fellow environmentalists
nor the mobilization of our own members. We
are unlikely to see the likes of Nancy Ingals-
bee again. Her efforts benefited both the future for grass roots skiers, as well as, that for
ski area development. She was a major force
in preserving the possibilities for future skiing
on public lands. And, she made skiers a force
to be reckoned with. ss
LEFT: Nancy Ingalsbee
was an early proponent
of skiing and skier issues.
She opened a FWSA office
in Washington, DC.
Nancy testified at a
Department of Agriculture
hearing with the United
States Ski Association
(now US Ski and
and the Mahre Brothers.
photoss provided by
ABOVE: Nancy developed campaigns and gathered signatures on ski issues.
LEFT: A member of the Balboa Ski Club, Nancy visited a club meeting on
September 20, 2016, when she was traveling in California. She is shown
with Jane Wyckoff, FWSA Trustee, in front of a special display prepared
by BSC with Nancy's past accomplishments. photo provided by Jane Wyckoff
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