Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Longboards Sesquicentenial

Plumas Ski Club Longboard Revival 150 Years

I have posted about the historic Longboard ski races before: here and here (both with video links); but this weekend is something even more special: It was here, 150 years ago, that the first downhill ski races in the world were held. As described in Forbes magazine a few years ago, "... raced by drunken miners with boards the size of telephone poles strapped to their feet". This weekend that spirit (and those spirits) will be revived again. Come join the fun if you can.

There are several events planned, but the Longboard World Championships are Sunday, March 20th from 11AM to 4PM at the Plumas-Eureka Ski Bowl (map). As the poster above says, it promises to be "The world's greatest ever gathering of longboard revival ski racers".

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