Longboard Revival Races

When:
Date: 
January 20, 2013
Date: 
February 17, 2013
Date: 
March 17, 2013
Schedule: 
Races start at 10:30 a.m.
Cost:
Free to attend
Where:
Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl
Plumas-Eureka State Park
Johnsville, CA 96103
Phone:
(530) 283-4444

Twelve-foot skis are used to recreate the speed skiing competitions that gold miners around Plumas County started in the 1860s. Participants dress in period costume as they plummet down the slope on skis slathered in a concoction designed to make them go faster called "dope." Folk histories suggest longboard skiers once reached speeds of 90 miles per hour.

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