Skiing in Southern California: Essential equipment

TitleSkiing in Southern California: Essential equipment
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1938
AuthorsYounquist, R. C.
Conference Name6th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 6th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedDecember 1938
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part I:
Conference LocationLos Angeles, California
KeywordsWinter sports area development, Winter sports equipment

Winter sports areas in Southern California in close proximity to Los Angeles are described. The area near San Gorgonio where elevations of 11,000 are accessible is particularly adapted to mountain ski trips with very good slopes and enchanting scenery. Types of equipment are described and explained. Snow conditions experienced in a trip through the area in the winter are described. Plans for future development of the areas and ski lifts are mentioned.Discussion by George A. Lewis relates incidents in cross country travel on skis and recommends beeswax for dry snow and a resin wax for wet snow. Types and make or trade names are quite a controversial problem and likely to be of a personal decision. However, ski climbers are almost a necessity to save energy when long up hill climbing is involved along the trail.