Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics

The Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics was created to preserve and display our wonderful ski heritage.  The museum is a tour back through ski history from its beginnings through the 1960 Olympics.  Visitors will learn the history of skiing in the Sierra and the story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Interpretive posters will present excerpts from two recent ski history books, “From Longboards to the Olympics” by Mark McLaughlin and “Snowball’s Chance – The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games” by David C. Antonucci. In addition, there will be a display celebrating the wonderful book by Eddy Starr Ancinas about Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows “Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows – Tales from two Valleys”.

The exhibits include hundreds of artifacts including official Olympic items such as skis, racing bibs, official results, promotional literature and participation mementos. . Dozens of never before exhibited banners, souvenirs and spectator memorabilia from the Batiste Family Collection are on display. The collection includes items from the pre-Olympic days of Squaw Valley Ski Area.  Exhibits will also show rarely seen conceptual drawings prepared by Walt Disney for planning of the VIII Olympic Winter Games.

Location: Boatworks Mall, 760 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City

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