We have had record turn-outs every day that Joe Pete Wilson has been in the Museum. He has been greeting guests, taking pictures and telling wonderful stories about his time in the Olympics, his involvement in the US Olympic team and how he was able to open the first commercial cross country course in the US. Pictured here with Museum co-founder Maryann Batiste and family, Joe is having a great time as he is in his element socializing with skiing enthusiasts. Joe will be in the museum 11:00am to 4:00pm through Jan. 3rd so come by and say hi! ~~~~~~Thanks Joe!
Monthly Archives: December 2013
The Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics in partnership with Granlibakken Resort will present living history with Joe Pete Wilson from December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 from noon to 4:00 p.m. each day. – – – Wilson was a member of the 1960 United States Cross-country Team that competed in the VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. Wilson raced against international skiing stars in the 30 km race held near Tahoma, Cal. Later he was a member of the two and four-man USA Olympic Bobsled Teams wining a bronze medal in 1964 during World Cup competition. He coached the USA biathlon team and co-founded the first commercial cross-country ski area in the United States at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt.
The Antonucci and Batiste families want to wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This has been a great first year for the Museum with thousands of visitors, gracious financial and memorabilia donations and fantastic community support. With all of the support we have been able to grow and are looking forward to this next year with lots of surprises. Our goal remains bringing our ski history to the people of the Lake Tahoe region while keeping it fun, fresh, educational and entertaining. ~~~~Thanks again to everyone at the Boatworks Mall, with special thanks to Channel properties, Hal Slear, Joe Lanza, Eli Covell , and Peter Thomson for their continued help.