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Ski History

Loulou's chalet now a museum of ski treasures

By Pia Hallenberg ~ The Spokesman-Review

Some people are patrons of the arts, but Louis Kneubuhler is a patron of skiing. Affectionately known simply as Loulou, this native of France has been a fixture on Spokane’s ski scene for more than 40 years. Read Article

Travel Back in Time at The Ski Museum of Spokane

Posted By: k-diddy on Jan 05, 2010 ~ Visit Spokane

Many Spokane natives remember Lou Lou's - the ski shop on the outskirts of downtown. I sure do. During the winter, it's all I heard about on the radio as a kid. Lou Lou's closed in 2002, but Loulou Kneubuhler has opened up The Ski Museum of Spokane in the same building, and let me tell you...it's quite the time machine. Read Article

History of Northwest Ski Sports: The Ski Museum of Spokane

By Scott May ~ Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Broker: 105642
January 14, 2011

Even today, and almost a decade after Lou Lou's famous ski shop closed, you can't go to an area ski resort, and bring up his name to someone in the resort shop who doesn't know Lou Lou Kneubuhyler. An Icon like Lou Lou is synonymous with the word "ski" in the Inland Northwest. Read Article

Kneubuhler opens ski museum, human performance center

November 25th, 2009 ~ Journal of Business

Former Loulou's Sports Shop owner Louis "Loulou" Kneubuhler says he has started a nonprofit venture, The Ski Museum of Spokane & Human Performance Center, in part of a 16,000-square-foot building he owns at 428 E. Pacific. Read Article

Visit the Ski Museum of Spokane at 428 E. Pacific Ave. Open 2 to 6 P.M., Monday through Friday.