Eddy Starr Ancinas
Descendent of a California ski and mountaineering family,
first skied at Badger Pass in Yosemite in the 1940s before following many
California skiers to Sugar Bowl and on to Squaw Valley when it opened in 1948.
She was a guide for the International Olympic Committee in Squaw Valley at the
1960 Olympics, where she met her husband, a member of the Argentine Olympic
Team. They raised their family in Alpine Meadows, where he was a ski coach for
the Lake Tahoe Ski Club. During the ’70s and ’80s, they owned and operated ski
shops (Casa Andina) in both Alpine and Squaw. Eddy has been a contributor to
Skiing Heritage magazine and has published an article on the 1960
Olympics for The Atlantic. Currently, she is a board member of the future
Squaw Valley Olympic Museum and Sierra Ski Heritage Center. She and her husband
live between the two valleys.
Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows – Tales from two Valleys