California Historical Landmarks in Plumas County

California Historical Landmark 723
Johnsville Ski Area
County Road A14
Plumas-Eureka State Park

California Historical Landmark #723: Johnsville Ski Area

Photograph Courtesy of Bill Bodden, Redmond, Oregon
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Pioneer Ski Area of America

The first sport ski area in the western hemisphere was in the Sierra Nevada. By 1860, races were being held in the Plumas-Sierra region. The mining towns of Whiskey Diggings, Poker Flat, Port Wine, Onion Valley, La Porte, Jamison City, and Johnsville organized the earliest ski clubs and annual competitions.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 723

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission
In cooperation with the California Historical Society,
Plumas County Historical Society, and the Plumas Ski Club
February 12, 1961

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