• Ancient Ski History through the 1700’s

    Ski History from Ancient times through the 1700’s

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  • Longboards to the Olympics

    Take a tour of “A Century of Tahoe Winter Sports” by Author Mark McLaughlin

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  • Story of the 1960 Winter Olympics

    Learn why the 1960 Olympics were a “Snowball’s Chance” told through the book of David C. Antonucci

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  • The Bill Briner Photo Collection

    See the remarkable Olympic Photo Collection of Bill Briner

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  • Best of Tahoe

    Learn about the Tahoe regions Ski Heroes from the 1800’s to Today!

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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Auburn Ski Club Display Additions

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!

Lake Tahoe Ski Club joins the museum and brings beautiful trophies for display!

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)

Disney Sculpture Amazing Find! – Thank You Jan Brisco

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.

Spronck Family Donation of Rare Disney Plaque

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!