A Far White Country – NW Skiing History Project


We received word from Lowell Skoog that he has completed another chapter of his on-line history of Northwest skiing. Here is the scoop from Lowell:

"A Far White Country"

My previous chapter ("The Ski Climbers") dealt with events between about 1928 and 1948.  In this chapter, I’ve jumped back to the beginning, roughly the years between 1890 and 1920.  This chapter describes how skis first came to Washington’s mountains, how the railroads made winter recreation possible in the Northwest, and who the first skiers were.  I expect to insert another chapter between this one and "The Ski Climbers" as I continue my work.

You can find the new chapter on the website devoted to the book: