Published by The History Press in 2017 by WSSSM Board of Directors Member and local ski historian John W. Lundin (www.johnwlundin.com), Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass, is a must-read for any PNW ski buff. With a foreword by WSSSM President Dave Moffett, this book received the prestigious International Skiing History Association (ISHA) Skade Award in 2017 for a outstanding regional ski history. (See ISHA Skade Award Awarded to Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass)
Proceeds from this book go to support the museum. Purchase the book at the WSSSM Museum Store or on Amazon or at any local, independent bookstore including Third Place Books, Island Books, and Elliott Bay Book Company.
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Book Summary: Relive the exciting early days of skiing when Snoqualmie Pass was the epicenter of the sport. Ski jumping tournaments attracted world-class competitors to Cle Elum, Beaver Lake on the Summit and the Milwaukee Ski Bowl. The Mountaineers’ twenty-mile race from Snoqualmie to Stampede Pass, dubbed “the world’s longest and hardest race,” was a pinnacle of cross-country skiing. Alpine skiing began in private ski clubs and expanded in 1934 with the country’s first municipal ski area, known as the Seattle Municipal Ski Park. And the sport peaked when the Milwaukee Ski Bowl at Hyak opened in 1938. With train access, a modern ski lodge, an overhead cable lift and free ski lessons from the Seattle Times, the Ski Bowl revolutionized local skiing. WSSSM Board Member, Lawyer and local ski historian John W. Lundin follows the historic tracks through the genesis of American skiing.