NO. 723 PIONEER SKI AREA OF AMERICA, JOHNSVILLE - The first sport ski area in the western hemisphere was in the Sierra Nevada, and by 1860 races were being held in the Plumas-Sierra region. The mining towns of Whiskey Diggings, Poker Flat, Port Wine, Onion Valley, La Porte, Jamison City, and Johnsville organized the earliest ski clubs and annual competitions.
In front of Museum at Plumas-Eureka State Park. 310 Johnsville Rd, Blairsden, CA 96103. (From Hwy 70 go S on State Hwy 89, then W on County Road A14, 5 mi SW of Blairsden)