Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys 70th Anniversary Edition

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Nestled amid California’s High Sierra Peaks, two valleys have captured the imaginations of skiers and mountain explorers year after year. Squaw Valley made a name for itself on the world stage as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, just over a high ridge, Alpine Meadows was developed by devoted local skiers and Bay Area families. Discover the stories of Wayne Poulsen, John Reily and Alex Cushing as they battle avalanches, fires, floods, public opinion and the whims of mountain weather. This revised edition celebrates these two North Lake Tahoe locales, now united and looking to the future. Local award-winning author and ski historian Eddy Ancinas shares the history of these two valleys as no one has done before.
ISBN: 9781467144056
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 63
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Eddy Starr Ancinas is an award-winning freelance writer and author located in North Lake Tahoe. She received the SKADE Award from The International Ski History Association for Outstanding Book on Regional Ski History. She has also been a contributor to Skiing Heritage magazine and has published an article on the 1960 Olympics for The Atlantic. Eddy 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. Eddy is vice-president of the Board of Directors of the future Sierra Nevada Olympic Wintersports (SNOW) Museum scheduled for construction in 2022 at the entrance to Squaw Valley.
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