Community members are trying to piece together the history of skiing on Chewelah Peak after years of forest growth have obscured areas that were once destinations for many winter sports enthusiasts.
What started out as talk between 49 Degrees North mainstays Bill Reinbold and Al Voltz turned into a trip out in the woods in search of old ski lodges. The current ski resort is actually the fourth rendition of a ski area near the town of Chewelah.
What Reinbold and Voltz wanted to do was find the living history of skiing around Chewelah Peak but nature had a way of making their job tough. Voltz was the former general manager of 49 Degrees North so his knowledge of the area served invaluable but there were still plenty of obstacles. More