• 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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Ski History Videos

Come join us for a brief tour of Sierra Ski History as narrated by local Lake Tahoe historian David C. Antonucci.  Part one tells us the story of Ancient Ski History through Skiing in the Middle Ages and give us the story of the “father of modern skiing”.  The first part then follows the writing of Mark McLaughlin in his book “Longboards to the Olympics” describing early Sierra ski history through the development of the early ski area.

In the second part of the Series David C. Antonucci’s narration follows the early years of Squaw Valley up to the 1960 Winter Olympics and then tells the story of the second valley – Alpine Meadows.  The storys follow the book “tales of two valleys” by local Tahoe author, longtime tahoe resident and medal presenter at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Eddy Starr Ancinas.

thompsons lost race mm 2   Part 1 ~ Ancient Skiing through early Sierra ski area development    


Tale of two valleys cover pic     Part 2 ~ Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows – the early years.


1960 Winter Olympics Movie        1960 Winter Olympic Movie