Copyright © 2019 Visit Placer County
All Rights Reserved
This museum was developed as an exhibition of Western North American ski history.
This museum was developed as an exhibition of Western North American ski history. Beginning with the California gold miners racing straight down the mountains at speeds of 80 mph on 14 foot “longboards,” western ski history is a fascinating part of western culture. Some exhibits include the Auburn Ski Club, Snowshoe Thompson, and the California Gold Camps and Longboard skiers.
Just down the road from the Boreal Mountain Resort.
A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.
Celebrating a proud heritage.
Art studio and gallery providing classes, workshops, local artisans, and fine arts.