The original Auburn Ski Club Auburn Ski Club Inc. (aka the “old club”) was formed in 1928. By 1932 the founders vision and efforts had persuaded the State legislature to open Highway 40 year-round ushering in modern California skiing. The Club’s Cisco Ski Grounds boasted the first engineered Ski Jump in the west and was where many Northern Californians first experienced skiing. Always promoting winter sports, ASC staged Ski Jumping exhibitions in 1934 and 1935 on the UC Berkeley campus and on Treasure Island for the 1939 World Exposition. Auburn Ski Club has saved and collected much ski memorabilia over the years currently housed in their Western Ski Sport Museum located at Boreal.
Auburn Ski Club Associates was founded in 1964 with the goal to offer low cost, high quality ski sport programs for individuals and families. As a separate 501(c)3 non-profit, the Auburn Ski Club Associates carries on the legacy of encouraging a lifetime of winter sports through team based programs.
In 1989, to carry on the founder’s vision the Auburn Ski Club Inc created, and now operates the ASC Training Center which provides a home for the Auburn Ski Club Associates members and programs. The training center is a modern 6000 sq foot building with day lodge, locker rooms, restrooms, offices and world class training/competition venues.
Auburn Ski Club Education Foundation was created in 1998 to help financially support the work of both Clubs. Please see our “How to Donate” page for more information about how you can support the Auburn Ski Club Legacy.
Today the Ski Clubs work together to offer:
- 20km of groomed cross country ski trails
- Cross Country ski programs and clinics for children, teens and adults (recreation and race oriented)
- Alpine/Snowboarding/Freestyle programs from entry level development to national level competition.
- 5 free Boreal night skiing passes with membership (3:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, non-holiday periods).
Please take a look around our web site to find out more about all the great programs we offer, and call us at 530-426-3313 if you you have questions that are not answered here on the website.