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Read about the Proposed Squaw Valley Ski Museum. When approved, all the Far West history and trophys on display and stored at the Western SkiSport Museum in Boreal, CA will be moved here.

Making Far West History DVD...

DVD For Sale

Making History premiered at the FWSA annual meeting in 2011. It is a compilation of achievements by “organized skiing” for the last 150 years. The Plumas County Museum has uncovered proof that ski clubs and ski racing have their origins in North America 150 years ago in the gold camps of the Sierra.

Making History was produced in celebration of this 150th anniversary. The organized skiing story for Far West, however, is not complete without the companion achievements in councils, travel services to members, area development and a final segment on people and events that made history and some events that are still making history.

Making History is roughly 72 minutes in length, but it is designed to be presented in 10-15 minute segments in meetings of snowsports organizations or to civic groups. The chapters are preceded by an introduction and followed by an epilogue– both with relevant historical content. Contained in the DVD are interviews with some of the people that made Far West history so many years ago.

Making History DVDs are for sale by the Far West Ski Association to recoup some of the production expense of the video. Cost is just $30 for each DVD. Checks should be made out to FWSA and sent with your request to:

    John Watson
    P.O. Box 2768, Fallbrook, CA 92088


John Watson
Far West History Committee Chair
760-723-6539 [H]
760-390-0900 [C]

Download a text document of the History of Far West

Buy the Making History DVD.

Far West History

California Ski Association

Far West Ski Patrol

World War II

Post War Growth

Far West Ski Association

Far West Flight Program

1960 Olympics

Councils Beginning

Far West Fights for Ski Areas

Far West Programs

Far West Ski Competition

Far West Rebuilt

Far West Today

Past Presidents

• Past Ski Weeks

• Past Conventions

Wendell Robiewas the first President of the famous Auburn Ski Club and played a leading role in encouraging skiing and opening up the Sierra Nevada to ski sport. 

He was the first President of the California Ski Association which, in 1948, became re-designated as the Far West Ski Association. Under his direction, even though his ski area was still largely under developed, he successfully bid for the National Alpine Championships of 1932.

Dorothy McClung Wullich, San Diego Ski Club, was the first woman ski patroller.