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Come take a day to get lost in the Lost Sierra at the Historic Longboard Revival Series championship races on Sunday, March 19, beginning at noon, at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. Photo submitted

Longboard race championships bring history to life

The final Historic Longboard Revival Series is coming up fast, kicking off at noon, Sunday, March 19, weather permitting. The races will be held at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl at Plumas Eureka State Park.

The championship races recreate the racing atmosphere back in the “good old days,” right down to the period clothing — women skiing in dresses — and authentic longboard skis.

The race is the last of the season and has grown in popularity as more and more people discover the event.

“The event has grown to the point that we are ensuring that parking restrictions are followed due to major parking lot overflow and we very much encourage carpooling if at all possible,” said Glenn Bardet of the Plumas Ski Club.

There have been some issues with parking as crowd sizes have grown, and while the club has plans in the works to remedy the parking situation, it is imperative for the safety of all to park in designated parking lots if only to avoid ticketing from local law enforcement.

The ski club will have food available for purchase or attendees can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Main Lodge. The Brewing Lair and Sierra Nevada Brewery will be serving alcoholic beverages, and the ski club will have merchandise available for sale, from hoodies to hats and more.

This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event. Bardet stressed, “Please ensure that your dogs are on leashes and be courteous in picking up after your pets.”

There will be live folk-style music during the race, with a group of music lovers “jamming” for the day.

“There’s a lot of snow up here and it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend for skiing,” added Bardet.

For updates, visit plumasskiclub.org or skijohnsville.com, or get more information on the races by calling 832-4309.

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