Skiing on Blistering Desert Is the Latest California Fad (Apr, 1934)

Skiing on Blistering Desert Is the Latest California Fad

IT IS now a common sight at fashionable Palm Springs, Calif., to see skiing parties enjoying their sport on the blistering desert sands.

Somebody recently inaugurated the fad of skiing down the long slopes that border the great California desert in the vicinity of Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Sand Ski club was soon organized and now skiing is a regular part of the daily pleasure routine.

Regular skiis are used. However, a piece of highly polished tin is attached to the running surface and this adds to the speed. Going down a fairly steep incline, it is possible for the sand ski enthusiast to attain a speed of about thirty miles per hour.

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