The buses were on time and we were there waiting for their arrival. Twenty museums were free to the public from Roseville to Tahoe and many decided to take the bus ride through the mountains to enjoy the history tour. We could tell that they were all having a great time and all seemed very interested in the museum and the story of Sierra Ski history. The tour was highlighted as the famed official photographer for the 1960 Winter Olympics, Bill Briner (pictured above in the red vest) showed up and greeted everyone and answered many questions. Bill’s original photos line the walls of the museum so it was great to have the man and his work available for all. Olympic medal winner and museum partner, Greg Jones also came by to be part of the event. It was truly a good time and we are really looking forward to participating again next year!
Ancient Ski History through the 1700’s
Ski History from Ancient times through the 1700’s
Longboards to the Olympics
Take a tour of “A Century of Tahoe Winter Sports” by Author Mark McLaughlin
Story of the 1960 Winter Olympics
Learn why the 1960 Olympics were a “Snowball’s Chance” told through the book of David C. Antonucci
The Bill Briner Photo Collection
See the remarkable Olympic Photo Collection of Bill Briner
Best of Tahoe
Learn about the Tahoe regions Ski Heroes from the 1800’s to Today!