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In this file photo, attendees at the annual longboard races watch as Eric McGrath, a past champion, carries his skis up the hill.

Historic longboard revival race series returns to Plumas Eureka State Park

As snow begins to pile up in Plumas County, longboard racers and fans can look forward to the return of the popular historic longboard ski races near historic Johnsville at the ski hill in Plumas Eureka State Park.

Under the auspices of the Plumas Ski Club, the Plumas descendants of the “right honorable 1861 Onion Valley Snowshoe club” summon all riders to the 2022 Historic Longboard Revival Race Series, to hold the first of three fast-paced racing series to occur on Sunday, January 16, weather permitting.

Registration for the event runs from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., with the drawing of numbers occurring at 11:45 a.m. Racing will begin at high noon. The beloved event features 1860’s style, nine to 16-foot wooden skis, participants dressed in historic attire with leather boots required, and authentic “dope” wax only. Prizes will be awarded.

For those that may not have the gear, use of club longboards is available on a first come, first serve basis, with a limited quantity available.

Entry fees for the event include a required Plumas Ski Club membership at $20, a $20 race fee for card carrying ski club members using private longboards skis and a $20 fee to use club longboards. For more information about the Longboard Revival Race Series, visit plumasskiclub.org. Future races are slated to take place on February 20 and March 20.

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