The Plumas Ski Club's purpose is to promote community skiing activities through historical re-enactments of 1860's era ski racing in the Lost Sierra. Our primary mission is to raise funds, by sponsoring community fundraising events for the continued maintenance, improvements and the eventual re-opening of the Johnsville Historical Ski Bowl. We commit to and celebrate a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion from all of our members, volunteers, donors and advocates in everything we do.

We have a volunteer board of directors and we enthusiastically welcome all volunteers and new energy to the club! This community-based ski club has developed, maintained, and operated the historic ski bowl since the 1950's.

We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger more creative and innovative environment.

We are a valid 501c3 and donations are always welcome. Please contact us if you wish to donate.

Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl

The Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl is located just above Johnsville, California. It resides in the Lost Sierra, the birthplace of ski racing in the western hemisphere, and the earliest documented ski lifts in the world.

Longboard Races

The Historic Longboard Race Revival Series occurs on the third Sunday of January, February, and March at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl.



Donations drive the Plumas Ski Club

Thank you to all of the generous donors who support the Ski Club; donations are critical for allowing the Ski Club to accomplish our goals.

Other Ways to Donate

Intorf Legacy Giving Program

The Plumas Ski Club has developed a program to include the Club in your estate plans. If you would like to be part of our long range commitment to our community please download the form, or with questions, contact us at:


Vintage Chairlift Fundraiser

The Plumas Ski Club is offering a chance to own a piece of ski history. A limited number of YAN ski chairs are available which originally carried skiers up the storied slopes of Squaw Valley Resort (now renamed Palisades Tahoe).

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