Fireside Stories: Lost Oregon Ski Areas Slides and Talk

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Tuesday Feb 18th, the Three Sisters Historical Society presents Fireside Stories: Lost Oregon Ski Areas Slides and Talk at the Five Pine Lodge in Sisters.

Did you know Oregon played a significant role in pioneering the U.S. Ski Industry? Hoodoo Ski Area was moving people up the hill on a rope tow in 1938 and the McKenzie pass area was a playground for skiers as early as the 1920’s. Mount Hood was where the Hood River Crag Rats helped develop the U.S. Ski Patrol and Timberline Ski Area had the second chairlift in the U.S. after Sun Valley. More event INFO HERE.

Central Oregon has a rich history of snow sports enthusiasts who came from European traditions of skiing and their passion for the mountains in winter helped develop some of the first ski areas in the United States.

Steve Stenkamp will present the history and old photos of the popular ski hills of yesteryear like Little Alps, Tomahawk Ski Bowl, High Desert, Taft Mountain—more than 30 forgotten ski hills in Oregon. Doors open at 6pm for 7pm talk. See you there!