• 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: February 2014

KCRA museum report during Sochi Winter Olympics

The museum made its primetime television debut on NBC during the night of the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics Closing ceremonies.  The story included an overview of our museum with interviews of Co-founder~David C. Antonucci, 1960 winter Olympian ~Joe Pete Wilson and Blyth Arena model builder Doug Yates. The story preceded the Olympic Games during KCRA’s “Olympic Zone” broadcast. You can watch the coverage under the “PRESS” page of this website.  Thanks so much Mae Fesai and Chris Riva for your great reporting.

The FANTASTIC Blyth Arena model is now on display for a limited time!

  Doug Yates has created a Fantastic scale model of the Blyth Arena which stood as the center piece for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley.  Doug has gone over-the-top on this model by including all the fine details of the Arena’s architecture out to replications of the art that hung in the front. The model even includes the exact replica scoreboard with the original score and is complete with working lights.  It is exciting for those of us who remembered the Arena and for all of us we can now feel closer to what it was like being there.  Although it appears finished, Doug has told us that he is going to keep working on it to fill the bleachers with spectators and place in the front of the model the original Disney sculptures.  Doug we really can’t thank you enough for your hard work and commitment and for sharing this with the Lake Tahoe community. 

We are so excited at the museum that Tahoe ski legend, 4-time Olympian, Sugar Bowl Resort ambassador and the most decorated US Male Downhill skier, Daron Rahlves will be joining us as a contributor and as our Athlete Museum host.  Daron has graciously loaned us a large part of his Olympic memorabilia, including his participation medal and nearly his entire skiwear from the 2010 Olympics.  We are creating a large display to tell the story of Daron and once cataloged, we will put all of the Olympic memorabilia on display.  Come learn about Daron’s amazing accomplishments and see why his collection is such a valued gift for the Museum to share.  Thanks so much Daron!!!