The North Lake Tahoe region is and will always be an Olympic community. The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation was formed in 2008 to capture, preserve, and exhibit our Olympic legacy and the Winter Sports heritage of the Sierra Nevada dating to the Gold Rush era.
The culmination of the Foundation’s five years of diligent study is the “2012 Revised Museum Concept.” We encourage you to read it. In this document we have proposed to the community and Placer County to locate the Museum in the Squaw Valley Park as a public/private partnership. Since the release of the 2009 Preliminary Museum feasibility master plan we have listened to stakeholders concerns and have identified solutions to obstacles. We believe strongly the only site worthy of the Olympic and Winter Sports legacy entrusted to us is the corner of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley road.
In 2010 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1960 games and now another Olympic year is upon us. Athletes from our community will return from Sochi with experiences and medals that will be celebrated by the community. Squaw Valley as well is poised to change and begin a new chapter in its legendary evolution. The Olympic Museum, as an independent nonprofit historical/cultural institution, can and will play a vital role in the ever unfolding legacy for future generations.
There will be a lot of hard work ahead but we sincerely hope the community will read our proposal, and then support the Foundation in preserving and sharing our heritage for current and future generations before it fades deeper into history.
Download the “2012 Revised Museum Concept.”
The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets our western skiing heritage and celebrates the legacy of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games.
As a center for western winter sports heritage, the museum researches, educates and enhances awareness of the evolution of skiing in the Sierra Nevada for present and future generations.