In the late 1960s, snow was not groomed at Mission Ridge, forcing people like Bob Church of Wenatchee to ski through thick snow.
Mission Ridge dedication in December of 1966.
Gordon West Former ski school director and Mission Ridge manager
Mission Ridge milestone: This month marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Mission Ridge Ski Area. Crowds attend the dedication ceremonies officially opening the the Mission Ridge Ski Area and Wilmer Hampton Memorial Lodge on Dec. 11, 1966.
MISSION RIDGE MILESTONE: This month marks 50th anniversary of the opening of the Mission Ridge Ski Area. On Oct. 27, 1966, the chair lift at Mission Ridge has its first riders. They are U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, left, and Rep. Tom Foley. They were on a tour of the area while the chair seats were being installed and took time to pose for a photo.
Howard Pillsbury Former longtime skier at Mission Ridge
Construction at the Mission Ridge Ski Area in the fall of 1965
A skier at Mission Ridge in the 1960s or 1970s.
Otto Ross Longtime Mission Ridge skier who still teaches skiers there.