Near Blairsden-Graeagle in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Longboard Ski Races
Erected 1997 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8 & Plumas Ski Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 45.977′ N, 120° 41.999′ W. Marker is near Blairsden-Graeagle, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from Johnsville - Eureka Lake Road. This marker is located in Plumas-Eureka State Park. Drive to the parking lot at the end of Johnsville - Eureka Lake Road. From there take the right hand dirt road (trail) and walk to the ski chalet. The marker is mounted on the wall of the ski chalet. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blairsden-Graeagle CA 96103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnsville Firehouse (approx. half a mile away); Winter in the Sierra (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thar’s Gold in Them Hills! (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Ski Area of America (approx. 0.7 miles away); Emigrant Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Jamison City, Eureka Mine and Mill, Johnstown (approx. 4.4 miles away); Twenty Mile House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairsden-Graeagle.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Longboard Revial Series - YouTube. Video clip. These guys must be crazy. (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Longboard Races Commemorate California's Daredevil Gold Miners - GoNomad. Picture racing down a slope at over 80 miles per hour balanced on 14-foot edgeless skis that can’t turn or stop, while holding a long pole which you stick between your legs to use as your only brake. (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.