About Kyburz, California
Coordinates: 38°46?29?N 120°17?49?W? / ?38.77472°N 120.29694°W? / 38.77472; -120.29694Kyburz (formerly, Slippery Ford and Slipperyford) is a small unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located along the South Fork of the American River and U.S. Highway 50, and is surrounded by the El Dorado National Forest. Its elevation is 4058 feet (1237 m) above sea level and it is named for Albert Kyburz, a former postmaster. The Slippery Ford post office opened in 1861; the name was changed to Slipperyford in 1896, and to Kyburz in 1911. Ski racer Spider Sabich grew up in Kyburz, where his father Vladimir, Sr., was stationed with the California Highway Patrol. Spider & his younger brother Steve raced at the Edelweiss ski area, which closed in the 1960s, and is now known as Camp Sacramento.