• 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: November 2015

The museum recently received a set of rare books donated by Peggy Deen in memory of her father Charles Proctor an early California skiing pioneer.  The donation included:   “California Winter Sports and the 1960 VIII WinterGames at Squaw Valley” by J. E. (Jerry) Carpenter; ~  “1960 United StatesOlympic Book”   Edited by Arthur G. Lentz ; ~  “III Olympic Winter GamesLake Placid 1932”   Compiled by George M. Lattimer;  and  “ A History ofSkiing in California”  by J. H. Hildebrand, ~ a 16 page booklet reprinted from the 1939 issue of THE BRITISH SKI YEAR BOOK “Lost Sierra”  by William B. Berry .  ~~~   The 1932 Winter Olympics book and the History of Skiing in California booklet are in excellent condition and extremely rare.   These will be of much use by researchers and enjoyed by museum visitors.   Thanks so much Peggy!  

Great Granlibakken Exhibit Reveal Party!

If you missed it we had a great party at the museum to revealing the new Granlibakken display.  The display combines the old and the new of the longest continuous open ski resort in the Sierras.  The display was created from the wood of the old ski jump at “Olympic Hill” in Granlibakken with the display content created by historian Carol Van Etten under the direction of Granlibakken owner Ron Parson.  The largest crowd the Museum has every hosted enjoyed the “Reveal Party” complete with food, drinks and camaradiere  to make it a fun, special event.  Come by the museum, view the new display and learn the fascinating history of our neighbor Granlibakken.