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Relatively little has been written about the army’s experimentation with mountain troops before the U.S. entered WW II in December 1941. Beginning in late 1940, men from existing army units were stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and trained to ski and in winter warfare on Mt. Rainier. This article discusses that training and civilian efforts to provide winter recreation opportunities for military personnel.
John W. Lundin
Skiing, World War II, Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Mount Rainier, Snoqualmie Pass
United States History
Lundin, John W., "Skiing During World War II: Army Mountain Troops First Train on Mount Rainier, Military Personnel Learn to Ski on Snoqualmie Pass" (2020). Works by Local Authors. 14.
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