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California Ski Jumping History Timeline

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California Ski Jumping History Timeline

1894 Fall—First Truckee ice palace is built.

1896 January—Truckee holds its first winter carnival.

1897 April—First Truckee ice palace is torn down.

1911 January—Truckee’s Klepp brothers build a ski jump (formed from snow) on the toboggan grounds.

1913 December—Truckee’s second ice palace is built.

1914 December—Truckee’s first ski jump platform is built.

1914 December 22—Truckee Ski Club is organized.

1915 June—Truckee Ice Palace is destroyed by fire.

1921 January 1—Third Annual Oak Glen Winter Carnival is held.

1924 February 22-24—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce hosted the first winter carnival in Big Bear Lake. This is the first ski jump competition in Big Bear Valley.

1926 February 20-23—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their first winter sports carnival at Lake Arrowhead.

1928 February 3-5—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce hosts their 2nd Annual Midwinter Carnival at Big Bear Lake.

1928—Camp Seeley begins operating during the winter months. Prior to this time, it operated as a summer camp only.

1928—Ski jump is built at Stillwell’s at Big Bear Lake.

1929—Lake Tahoe Ski Club is founded.

1929—A ski jump is constructed at Big Pines.

1929—Southern California’s Viking Ski Club is formed.

1929 February 22-24—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 3rd Annual Winter Carnival at Big Pines.

1929 March 28—Auburn Ski Club is founded.

1929 June—California State Chamber of Commerce formed the Southern California Winter Sports Committee.

1929 Summer—Auburn Ski Club builds a 75-foot jump at Canyon Creek.

1929 August 27—After many years of inactivity, the Truckee Ski Club is revived.

1929 December—Olympic Hill ski jump, originally called Ski Canyon, is built.

1930 January 26—Auburn Ski Club holds their first ski competition which includes cross country ski races and ski jumping.

1930 January 25,26—Camp Seeley, near Lake Arrowhead, hosts its first winter carnival.

1930 Jan 31-Feb 2—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 4th Annual Winter Sports Carnival at Big Pines.

1930 February 22,23—First ski tournament is held at Olympic Hill.

1930 October—California Ski Association is formed.

1931—Mount Shasta Snowmen are organized

1931 January—New ski jump is constructed at Big Pines.

1931 January—Placerville Ski Club is organized.

1931 January 10—Mt. Lassen Ski Club is organized.

1931 January 18—First night ski jumping meet ever held on the Pacific coast takes place at Truckee.

1931 Jan 30-Feb 1—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 5th Annual Winter Sports Carnival at Big Pines.

1931 February 21-23—California division tryouts for the 1932 Winter Olympics and the California State Ski Championships are held on Olympic Hill.

1931 October 23—Mt. Lassen Ski Club builds a ski jump near Mineral.

1931 November 8—Mount Shasta’s Snowman Hill ski jump (no scaffold) is competed.

1931 November 11—The Southern California Winter Sports League is formed.

1931 November 22—Sigurd Ulland makes the first jump from Snowman Hill at Mount Shasta.

1931 December—Auburn Ski Club completes work on a ski jump at Cisco.

1931 December—The Viking Ski Club holds their first annual ski meet at Wrightwood.

1932 January 17—First ski jump meet sponsored by the Mt. Lassen Ski Club is held.

1932 January 29-31—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 6th Annual Winter Sports Carnival at Big Pines

1932 February 21—Tuolumne County Ski Club holds their First Annual Ski Meet.

1932 February 26-28—National Ski Championships are held on Olympic Hill.

1932 July 4—The Auburn Ski Club holds a mid-summer ski tournament at Sugar Bowl, the first summer ski tournament to be held in California.

1932—Ski jump is built at Lake Arrowhead. The hill was officially christened on December 18, 1932.

1932 December—Olaf Tellefsen builds a ski jump on a hill south of Pine Knot in Big Bear Lake.

1933 January-February—Mount Shasta Snowmen build a new ski jump at Snowman Hill.

1933 January 27-29—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds the 7th Annual Winter Sports Carnival at Lake Arrowhead.

1933 February—Placerville Ski Club hosts the first ski tournament ever held in El Dorado County.

1933 February 5—Tuolumne County Ski Club holds their Second Annual Ski Meet.

1933 February 11-13—California State Ski Championships held at Big Bear Lake.

1933 February 26—Mt. Lassen Ski Club holds their First Annual Amateur Ski Tournament.

1933 March 8—Auburn Ski Club holds their first ski meet at Cisco.

1933 April 2—Johanna Kolstad jumps at Snowman’s Hill.

1934 January 14—Auburn Ski Club hosts the first Berkeley ski jumping tournament.

1934 February 3-5—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 8th Annual Winter Carnival at Big Pines.

1934 February 22,23—The California State Ski Championships are held on Olympic Hill at Lake Tahoe.

1934 April 8—Mt. Lassen Ski Club holds their Second Annual Amateur Ski Tournament.

1934 December 29,30—Hollywood Ski Club and the Viking Ski Club organize a ski jump meet at the Hollywood Bowl.

1935 January 13—Auburn Ski Club hosts the second Berkeley ski jumping tournament.

1935 January 20—Hollywood Ski Club and the Viking Ski Club organize the second and last ski jump meet to be held at the Hollywood Bowl.

1935 February 22-24—California State Ski Championships are held at Cisco.

1935 February 2,3—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 9th Annual Winter Carnival at Big Pines.

1935 April 7—Mt. Lassen Ski Club holds their Third Annual Amateur Ski Tournament.

1935 December—Mt. Lassen Ski Club redesigns their ski jump at Mineral.

1936—California State Ski Championships are held on Olympic Hill at Lake Tahoe.

1936—The Truckee Ski Club is renamed the Truckee Outing Club

1936—Mount Shasta Snowmen build a Class C jump at Snowman’s Hill.

1936 January—Paul Bunyan Ski Club is organized.

1936 Feb 29-Mar 1—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 10th Annual Winter Sports Carnival at Big Pines.

1936 April 5—Mt. Lassen Ski Club holds their Fourth Annual Amateur Ski Tournament.

1936 July 4—Mt. Lassen Ski Club hosts a mid-summer ski tournament at Lake Helen.

1937 February 13,14—California State Ski Championships are held at Cisco.

1937 June 26,27—Mt. Lassen Ski Club hosts a mid-summer ski tournament.

1938 March 1—Lake Arrowhead Ski Club holds the First Annual Southern California Open Ski Meet at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1938 March 5,6—California State Ski Championships held at Mt. Lassen.

1938-39—The Shasta Snowmen make major improvements to their Class A, B, and C jumps.

1939 January 22—Lake Arrowhead Ski Club holds the Second Annual Southern California Open Ski Meet at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1939 January 28,29—Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce holds their 13th Annual Winter Sports Carnival at Big Pines.

1939 February 18,19—Auburn Ski Club hosts a ski jumping tournament on Treasure Island during the 1939 World’s Fair in San Francisco.

1939 February 22—A second ski jump meet is held on Treasure Island: The Golden Gate International Exposition Ski Jumping Tournament.

1939 February 26—California State Ski Championships are held at Mount Shasta.

1940 March 17—California State Ski Championships are held at Cisco.

1940 June—Mt. Lassen Ski Club hosts a mid-summer ski tournament.

1941 February 23—California State Ski Jumping Championships are held on Snowman’s Hill at Mount Shasta.

1942 February 22—California State Ski Jumping Championships are held on Snowman’s Hill at Mount Shasta.

1946-47—Mt. Lassen Ski Club is reorganized.

1950—The Truckee ski jump is torn down.

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