Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass

Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467137744
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/16/2017
Series: Sports
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,315,791
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John W. Lundin is a Seattle lawyer who learned to ski on Snoqualmie Pass using wooden skis, leather boots and cable bindings and riding rope tows. He was a member of Sahalie Ski Club, which began on Snoqualmie Pass in 1931, and has homes in Seattle and Sun Valley, Idaho. His mother, Margaret Odell Lundin, learned to ski on Mount Rainier and Snoqualmie Pass in the 1930s, was faculty advisor to Seattle's Queen Anne High School Ski Club from 1938 to 1941 and took her students on the ski train to the Milwaukee Ski Bowl at Hyak for free ski lessons courtesy of the Seattle Times. Lundin has written extensively about early skiing in Washington and the history of the Wood River Valley in Idaho, where his great-grandparents settled in 1881. He is a frequent lecturer on history topics in both states and is currently writing several other history books.

Table of Contents

Foreword David R. Moffett 7

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

1 Jumping Dominates Early Northwest Skiing, 1916-1929 19

2 Ski Jumping Tournaments Are Field at Multiple Sites, 1930-1936 36

3 Alpine Skiing Emerges as a Winter Sport, 1920 1934 65

4 Alpine Skiing Grows in Popularity as New Ski Areas Open, Nationally Important Races Are Held and Ski Lifts Inc. Installs Rope Tows, 1935-1937 90

5 Ski Jumping Continues to Be a Major Part of Northwest Winter Sports, 1936-1939 115

6 Milwaukee Ski Bowl Opens, Revolutionizing Local Skiing; Northern Pacific Plans a New Ski Resort; and Ski Bowl Builds a World-Class Ski Jump, 1938 1939 130

7 The Milwaukee Ski Bowl Is the Center of Local Siding; Jumping Tournaments Attract World-Class Competitors, 1940-1941 156

8 Skiing during World War II, 1942-1945 171

9 Skiing Expands after World War II, 1945-1946 180

10 Milwaukee Ski Bowl Reopens and Olympic Teams Are Selected, 1947 190

11 Milwaukee Ski Bowl Hosts National Jumping Championships; Gretchen Fraser Wins Olympic Medals; and Ski Bowl Burns Down and Closes, Ending a Skiing Era, 1948-1950 204

12 Overview of Skiing after 1950 221

Notes 229

Bibliography 233

Index 237

About the Author 240

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