Photograph of a ski competition at Big Pines Recreation Camp, 1929. Bare limbs of trees reach over the foreground while crowds of people stand on each side below to watch the skiers. One skier can be seen flying down the wide strip of clear snow at center. Automobiles are parked amongst the trees in the background on the right.; "In 1923, Los Angeles county established a major recreational facility at Big Pines, an all year resort that included winter and summer sports. Big Pines Recreation Camp (elevation 6,862 feet) had cabins, dining room, fountain and store. Many of the buildings still stand (most notably one of the two stone towers that once supported a pedestrian overpass across Highway 2, west of Wrightwood). Now administered by the U.S. Forest Service, Big Pines continues to be a popular recreation area encompassing three ski resorts, several campgrounds and Jackson Lake." -- unknown author.