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Western Ski Resort
Founding Dates
Ski Area

State

Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Granlibakken Tahoe
Mt. Hood Skibowl
Lookout Pass Ski Area
Brighton Ski Resort
Showdown Montana
Sleeping Giant Ski Area
Sun Valley Resort
Loveland Ski Area
Mountain High Resort
Snow Valley Mountain Resort
Stevens Pass
The Summit At Snoqualmie
Timberline Lodge & Ski Area
Alta Ski Area
Arizona Snowbowl
Hoodoo Ski Area
Lost Trail Ski Area, Inc.
Mt. Spokane Ski &
Snowboard Park
Monarch Mountain
Snow King Mountain Resort
Sugar Bowl Resort
White Pine Ski Area
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Snowbasin Resort Co.
Winter Park Resort
Willamette Pass Resort
Bogus Basin Mountain
Recreation Area
Ski Cooper
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
Sky Tavern
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Bear Mountain Resort
Aspen Mountain
Ski Santa Fe
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Soldier Mountain Ski Area
Pebble Creek Ski Area
Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts, Inc.
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
White Pass Ski Area
Mammoth Mountain
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
Solitude Mountain Resort
Aspen Highlands
Buttermilk
China Peak Mountain Resort
Hurricane Ridge Ski Area
Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Mt. Bachelor LLC
Alyeska Resort
Red River Ski & Summer Area
Rotarun Ski Club, Inc.
Snowy Range Ski &
Recreation Area
Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Hogadon Ski Area
Ski Apache Resort
Anthony Lakes
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crystal Mountain, Inc.
Eldora Mountain Resort

CO
CA
OR
ID
UT
MT
WY
ID
CO
CA
CA
WA
WA
OR
UT
AZ
OR
MT

1915
1927
1927
1935
1936
1936
1936
1936
1937
1937
1937
1937
1937
1937
1938
1938
1938
1938

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CO
WY
CA
WY
CO
UT
CO
OR

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1939
1939
1939
1939
1939
1940
1940
1941

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CO
NM
AZ
NV
CO
CA
CO
NM
MT
ID
ID
CA
CA
CA
NM
CA
WA
CA
MT
OR
NV
NM
UT
CO
CO
CA
WA
WA
OR
AK
NM
ID

1942
1942
1944
1945
1945
1946
1946
1947
1947
1947
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1949
1950
1952
1952
1952
1952
1953
1955
1955
1955
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1958
1959
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1959

WY
MT
CO
WY
NM
OR
CO
WA
CO

1959
1960
1961
1961
1961
1962
1962
1962
1962

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Opened

had captured the attention of an increasing number of outdoor enthusiasts. After World War I and
especially after 1920, there were many intrepid skiers seen on slopes adjacent to the road between
Auburn and Emigrant Gap, and in the mountains of Southern California. Skiers vacationed at Lake
Arrowhead and instruction was available after 1923. By 1928, there were probably 10 -15 ski clubs in
operation in California, with a roughly equal number in the state of Washington (Cle Elum in 1921).
The Yosemite Winter Club and the Cascade Ski Club were both founded in 1928.

ROBUST BIRTH OF SKIING
AS RECREATION AND AN INDUSTRY
The 1930 founding of CSA was actually a waypoint on the burgeoning popularity of skiing
and the establishing of places to ski that may have had some form of uphill transport. (See the list on pages
8-9) It was estimated that the founding four clubs of CSA had 2,000 skier members. The first Winter
Carnival was held in Truckee in 1895. Little places and some with ambition were cropping up where
there was available snow. There was a robust surge of industry and interest in snowsport in the early
thirties, with a pause after 1933 in the depth of the Depression.
The surge resumed later in the decade. The first tasks of CSA were organization, finance and
scheduling. A set of Articles of Incorporation were drafted and agreed upon. Officers were elected and
the CSA was initially divided into four districts, with an intent to add others, with a director for each.
The districts were Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern with counties assigned to each. By 1946,
the bylaws rearranged the district array of counties as Northern, Central, San Joaquin, Southern, Bay
and Eastern with the possibility that members could rearrange these districts. District councils were
also recognized as organizations which could further the purposes and activities of the Association.
The 1938 Board meeting included directors representing 33 areas, with presumably each having at
least one club. (See photo on the next page.)
In two areas, organizations sprang up that were not anticipated by CSA. The Bay Area Ski
Federation was founded in 1940 in Oakland with 12 ski clubs. The final founding session with
elections was held December 23, 1940 in San Francisco. Skiers from the Federated Ski Clubs of
Southern California were helping Lynn Newcomb clear runs at Mt. Waterman (1940-41).
The pace of technology rolled on, with better personal gear and apparel and more accessibility
to ski areas with uphill capability.

WORLD WAR II
The United States started preparing for the possibility of war with increased shipbuilding of
combatant vessels in the mid-thirties. As war seemed more likely, President Roosevelt started calling up
the National Guard in 1940. Leaders in CSA practiced snow patrols outfitted in white gear. Resolution
#1 of the 1940 CSA Annual Meeting requested the establishment of a ski troop service of the US
Army... and that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Commanding Officer, Ninth Corps
Area, to the Adjutant General of the US Army and to the Adjutant General of the California
National Guard.
Patriotic spirits were high; one estimate had 100 ski clubs in CSA. But skiers were off to war
or preparing for it, and the CSA couldn't operate without them. CSA President, Frank G. Howard
froze all officers in their elected posts, reserved for the holder's return, and forgave or paid dues for
clubs and canceled all events for the duration. Skiing took a time out in 1942.

POST WAR: VETERANS START SKI AREAS
FOR EXPANDING SKIER NUMBERS
Returning veterans of the Tenth Mountain Division are said to have been at least partly
responsible for starting over 100 ski areas (CSA report). There was a lot of Army surplus equipment for
sale, including skis. The wave of interest in skiing and surge in construction resumed with even greater
vigor than the thirties. CSA refreshed its documents and rules and regulations, set up scheduling
procedures, revised the districts, recognized the possibility of ski councils, and established an area
development committee. Much of the documentation focused on competitions, which was a focus of
Association attention since its beginnings.
Skiing was a sport and recreation which served as a platform for competitions in downhill,
jumping and Nordic. Ski tows were estimated to total 67 in nine National Forests in 1946. Within the
years 1946 and 1947, dues paying clubs in California totaled 37, then grew to 41. Individual members
were welcomed.
Interest in and enthusiasm for skiing continued to bloom. New ski areas were launched and ear-

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