#0723 Pioneer Ski Area of America, Johnsville


#0723 Pioneer Ski Area of America, Johnsville

Site information:

In front of Museum at Plumas-Eureka State Park, on Graeagle Johnsville Rd, 5 mi SW of Blairsden

Plaque and site are located in Plumas Eureka State Park. Access limited to hours of operation.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

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.

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.

Registered 1/18/1960