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!
Monthly Archives: December 2014
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!
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.
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.