Welcome to the Wichita Ski & Snowboard Club! We specifically chose today to launch our site because it’s the 156th birthday of Fridtjof Nansen, the legendary Norweigan skier who led the team during the First Crossing of Greenland. Nansen would go on to become a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1922 for his work with POWs and refugees. He also did some ice skating.
More relevantly, he’s the namesake of the oldest ski club in the United States, the Nansen Ski Club, circa. Now, 145 years later, we thought it would be a good idea to pay homage to this history by choosing this date to launch our own ski club. Especially once we saw that it was today’s Google Doodle.
The Wichita Ski and Snowboard Club is devoted to helping more people in and around Wichita, KS enjoy skiing. This includes good routes, ski areas and indoor facilities, training gear, lift tickets, ski equipment and rentals, and other ski-related resources. We have friends and connections throughout the country but especially in Colorado and Utah down through Oklahoma and parts of Texas.
We’ll be back soon with more information and resources that you can use to create an amazing ski experience this season.