How it all started.
In 1917, the Snoqualmie Lumber Company (SFLC) established a lumber site across the river from the current city of Snoqualmie, Washington. At the height of production, the site employed over 1,700 people and was effectively its own city with stores, a school, hotels, a hospital and even a police station providing all essential support for the SFLC employees and their families. SFLC was later renamed to Weyerhaeuser and was a huge beneficiary of the need for lumber during both World Wars and the construction boom that followed. The Old Mill site remained active until the early 1990’s when technology and other advancements overtook the industry which lead to Weyerhaeuser ceasing its logging operations on the property. However, they retained a presence at the site using the offices housing the HQ for regional operations until the early 2000’s. The property still boasts some of the “historic” structures, which made the mill such a key element of the economic growth of the Seattle area. It also provides the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of interests and opportunities.
In June 2010, Snoqualmie Mill Ventures purchased the property and created DirtFish with the vision of becoming the premier rally school in the United States, it quickly evolved into the most prestigious professional rally school in North America, earning the reputation for performance driving, specialized training, education and all-out commitment to rally. Beyond rally, DirtFish is a frontier for speed, agility and skill, with a profound enthusiasm for the dirt foundation on which it plays. DirtFish is eager to remind the world that there is still a sand box out there with their name on it.