George Lawrence Presentation on ‘The Making Of The Los Alamos Ski Club, 1943’ Monday At Unquarked

Niels Bohr skiing during the Manhattan Project.jpg Niels Bohr skiing during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy image


Join the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Creative District on Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room for History On Tap.

The presentation will trace the Los Alamos Ski Club (LASC) history through six decades of dedicated volunteer effort, from its formation during the Manhattan Project years, to the development of organized skiing at Sawyer’s Hill in the 1940s and 50s, and finally the creation of the modern family-friendly five-chairlift Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

Speaker George Lawrence is a long-time resident of Los Alamos, a retired LANL project physicist, and an enthusiastic senior skier. He is a former president of the Los Alamos Ski Club, and is once again serving on the LASC Board. His current interest is working with the County and Pajarito Ski Area to obtain a reliable water supply for snowmaking on the mountain for continued enjoyment of skiing in our community.

More information about History On Tap and other Historical Society programs and events can be found at and by following the Los Alamos History Museum on Facebook.