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Encyclopedia > Buckhorn Ski and Snowboard Club

The Buckhorn Ski and Snowboard Club is located roughly 40 miles north of Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture owns the land and the Forest Service administers the area. It is a cooperative club with nominal dues but all members are expected to contribute time to maintenance. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ...

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History

After World War II, skiing as a group operation began with the assembly of neighborhood ski clubs. These clubs constructed rope tows and possibly warming huts. The Buckhorn Ski Club is the last remaining club-owned self operated ski facility in California. In 1948, the Santa Monica Ski Club and the G. Pepperdine Ski Club obtained permits to build two rope tows and rope tow sheds. A few years later, the same group built the lodge and the out house. In 1958, the club incorporated as the Whittier Ski Club and combined with the Santa Monica Ski Club. In 1984, club changes its name to the Buckhorn Ski Club. Two years ago, Buckhorn again changed its name to the Buckhorn Ski and Snowboard Club. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... This article is becoming very long. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Location

Buckhorn lies on about 60 acres of Government land located approximately 40 miles north of Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest, off Angeles Crest Highway (SR2) with a base elevation at 6,100 feet. 0.9 mile east of Mt. Waterman, 1.5 miles west of Kratka Ridge. The San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest. ... The Angeles Crest Highway winds through the mountains. ... Kratka Ridge or Snowcrest is a skiable area in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. ...


Facilities

The lodge itself is intact after being built in the early 1950’s. It is Alpine style with a gable roof and encompasses about 800 square feet. The wood frame lodge has shiplap siding and a deck with custom balcony trim. The interior includes a great room with a chimney, kitchen, pantry, and utility room. The rope tows and drive apparatus are still operating with a Chrysler Spitfire truck engine and a Waukesha tractor engine.


Activities

Downhill skiing is the central focus with over 40 acres of terrain with a 600-foot vertical drop. Snowboarding is equally well subscribed on the Bunny Hill. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for use at the lodge. Deep powder skiing An alpine skier Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites), with metal edges, strapped to the feet... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


References

Los Angeles County Assessors Office


 
 

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