• 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: December 2014

Ganong Claims Career First Win!

We received news from Santa Caterina, Italy today (Dec. 27, 2014)  that Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) took first place in the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour  for his career first victory!  Travis after the race: “It was a perfect run! I love to take on a new challenge and a new slope. I love the hill—the mountains are huge here and it’s fun skiing.”  Congratulations Travis!

Day on the slopes, few minutes in the Museum and warm browsing or dinner in the Mall

Although summers are busy at the Museum, the winters are even busier. The Boatworks Mall is the only indoor mall in Tahoe and is in a prime location in the center of downtown Tahoe City.  We have found that some people come just to see the Museum while others are there for the art gallery, shopping or great dining in the warm atmosphere.  Admission to the Museum is free so if you stay for a few minutes or even hours everyone can leave feeling good and hopefully will have  learned a little about their ski history. Pictured here is Sacramento Physician Dr. Theo Marentis and the wonderful Paige Greaves straight off the slopes of Squaw for a quick run through the Museum and a little mall browsing – Thanks everyone for coming by!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Museum!

The Batiste and Antonucci families want to thank everyone who took the time to travel to the Museum and who donated so generously.  We had a great year with a record number of visitors and truly unbelievable donations, both monetarily and with Olympic and ski history artifacts.  We look forward to the New Year with many new things to come including adding rare artifacts and expanding the contemporary displays beginning with the Mancuso exhibit in just two weeks!  Happy holidays to everyone and as always hope for peace on earth.

Found! 1960 Winter Olympic Contact Book

The Museum was able to recently acquire a copy of the Official 1960 Olympic contact book – the only one known to still exist!  It contains all the names of the people involved in the Olympics from the pageantry division to the US Army personnel involved.  It is an excellent find not only showing those to contact but how contact was made back then through speaking directly with the operator.  The 16 page book will be cataloged and then placed on display at the museum.

All USA Womens win!

Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) pictured here pulled off the first ever all-American podium in alpine World Cup ski racing at Lake Louise today(Dec. 6) . Congratulations!