• 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: January 2018

1960 Winter Games Exhibition

The Games of Winter is a curated exhibition of art, memorabilia, and promotional items from the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. In 1960, the world flocked to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California, to see world-class athletes competing in the snow and on the ice. Fifty-eight years later, we celebrate that time with a show that coincides with the 2018 Winter Games. https://eldoradoartscouncil.org/ Fausel House 772 Pacific St Placerville, CA 95667

Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall, skiing legend, dies

“I wasn’t satisfied until I saw if I could still beat these young guys,” Broomhall recalled. “I ended up getting in that race. They only picked one cross-country runner, I was it. Won it by two minutes, as I recall.  Broomhall competed in the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and in the 1952 Games in Oslo, Norway.  In 1960, the United States was hosting the Winter Olympics, and Broomhall was, by default, the country’s expert For the 1960 Olympics, Chummy oversaw the design and construction of the McKinney Creek Cross-country Venue and organized and staged all the races. He invented the power tiller for trail grooming. We have many of his artifacts in the museum. His granddaughter, Reagan Carey summarized Broomhall with the following list: “Grandpa, Mentor, Competitor, Storyteller, Athlete, Motivator, Teammate, Champion, Soldier, Olympian, Patriarch, Lumberjack, Encourager, Fair (except in cribbage), Lovable, Volunteer, Hard-worker, Leader, Charmer, Trailblazer (literally and figuratively), Family Man . . . THE BEST!”  Rest in Peace Wendall.