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PRESERVING THE LEGACY
The Far West Ski Foundation is dedicated to preserving the history of snowsports and providing documents and materials to museums and educators for broader use.  These materials may be used to convey the proud legacy of snowsports to skier groups as well to a larger community audience.

FWSF may itself undertake historic preservation projects as well as serving as an advisory body assisting in the raising of funds.  It may serve as a cooperative clearinghouse for funds.

Certain projects will require support from committee volunteers or interns from educational institutions.  Foundation trustees have identified several historic document groups calling for transfer to digital media.  Examples of such documents and artifacts include the following.

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The FWSF maintains correspondence and collaboration with museums in the western states as well as nationally.  Below are listed some links to museums and preservation activity. There are many small museums in the west that have minimal exposure and may not be on the Internet. They may exist only as a display in a hotel lobby, for instance, and FWSF will expand its list as these are identified for FWSF.

US National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum:  www.skihall.org
Colorado Ski Hall of Fame:   www.skimuseum.net
Portland Ski Museum:     www.mthoodmuseum.org
Squaw Valley Museum: www.squawvalleymuseum.org.  (Plans underway for a large museum at the entrance to Olympic Valley )
Mammouth Ski Museum:  www.mammothskimuseum.org Mammoth Lakes, CA . (Beekley collection &  Dave McCoy materials)
Mammouth Museum located in the Hayden Cabin is listed in this omnibus site: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1153812
The Hans Georg documents are housed in the Hayden Cabin .
California Ski Library: www.skilibrary.com Norco, California
Auburn Ski Club:
www.auburnskiclub.org/content/view/20/34/  
Alpine County Museum:www.alpinecountyca.gov/departments/museum Markleeville, CA.  Snowshoe Thompson artifacts
www.skiinghistory.org, blog at skiingheritage.blogspot.com.  Send blog contributions to [email protected].
E Clampus Vitus: www.eclampusvitus.net/history.htm ECV plants monuments at historic sites in the west, mainly California.
The two-volume set of the Western Ski Annual published 1940-1942 in Modesto, CA, each of about 175 pages in a 6X9 inch paperback.  These annuals covered events across the West as the USA was entering World War II.
The Far West News and its precursors and similar tabloid newspapers published in the 1960-1990 era. 
Maps and drawings related to ski area development, some of which taken from EIRs and other planning documents, and many of which never happened.  Illustrative of this material are the drawings related to the proposed San Gorgonio development which conflicted with the Wilderness Act of 1964.
The indexing of photo archives and identification of persons in the photography
Mementos, photographs and books from personal collections
California Ski Association Medals 1940
1940-41
Western Ski Annual
1941-42
Western Ski Annual
Engen Book
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