Bill Clark and the Auburn Ski Club (ASC), our partners in the museum, added to their already fantastic ski display. Now you can see historic ski boots, binding and skiing items that were all but forgotten. This is a fraction of the ASC collection which can be seen at the Western SkiSport Museum at the top of Donner Summit at the Boreal Ski Area (Before visiting check the webiste for schedule of hours http://auburnskiclub.com/ski-museum/ ). Thank you Bill Clark and ASC!
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Lake Tahoe Ski Club (LTSC) , founded in 1929, has played an intergral part of our regions ski history. To the present day, the club has had more National Champions and Olympians than any other ski club in America. In addition to placing more than 60 members onto the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, many of its members are in the prestigious U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. We are happy to have LTSC join us in helping to perserve our ski history and tell the grand story of this region. (www.laketahoeskiclub.com)
Join in the celebration of Tahoe City’s 150 year anniversary by participating in the “Stroll Thru Time” Museum walk. It all starts August 30th at 3:00pm at the gatekeepers Museum. Then, off to Watsons Cabin Museum with music at Heritage Plaza beginning at 4:00pm. Cap off the evening at the Grand Opening of the Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics at 5:30pm with refreshments followed by extended happy hours at the Hacienda Del Lago and Jakes on the Lake. Hope to see you there! (for full detail see “Events” page)
Large volume German drinking Stein owned by Lambert H. Spronck, Director of the Disney Finance Division for the 1960 Winter Olympics. The Olympic stein is in Beautiful condition and will be on display shortly. THANKS AGAIN SPRONCK FAMILY!
Jan Brisco has donated one of the rarest Olympic items to the museum – It is the head of one of the Disney Sculptures that was located in an old warehouse in Truckee. The head has lost its white outer coating but is otherwise in great shape for something that was originally meant to last just beyond 2 weeks.
Walt Disney designed and created this rare Olympic flagpole plaque which was given personally to Lambert H. Spronck, Director of the Finance Division. Only 31 were made (one for each country) and only a few are known to exist – Thank you Spronck Family for your generous donation!