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 events, for the continued maintenance and eventual re-opening of the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl.

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 are a valid 501c3 and donations are always welcome. Please contact us if you wish to donate.
Hear ye! Hear ye!
Calling all artists of the Lost Sierra!

The Plumas Ski Club is in need of new historic ski-based art for use on fundraising merchandise during the 2024 Longboard Revival Series Races! We ask that any and all interested artists prepare and submit an art piece by Halloween of this year (10/31/23) for consideration by the PSC Merchandise Committee.

A single art piece will then be selected for use and the selected artist will receive a $100.00 cash prize, free t-shirt displaying their art, and right and honorable recognition during the Longboard races!

Submittals should be scanned pdf copies of the original art piece submitted to PSC Board President Greg Hinds via email at

Note, the copyright for the selected art piece will need to be fully released by the artist to the Plumas Ski Club. And if your art piece is not selected, do not worry, for you will have an opportunity to submit again next year! Our community-run volunteer organization depends on these efforts and takes great pride in continuing these long-standing traditions (since the 1860s!). Please contact Greg Hinds with any questions or for additional information.


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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Ski Club Merch Available at the Brewing Lair

Limited merchandise is available for purchase at the Brewing Lair of the Lost Sierra, located in Blairsden, California.