Tahoe celebrates 50 years with Olympic Heritage Celebration

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 12, 2009 7:53 am


From January 8-17, 2010, the Lake Tahoe ski areas celebrate 50 years since the VIII Olympic Winter Games were held at Squaw Valley with the Olympic Heritage Celebration. Also this year, Squaw celebrates its 60th birthday, with a special celebration on its opening day November 21st.

For the Heritage Celebration, fun, great events will take place all throughout North Lake Tahoe. On Jauary 8th, an Opening Celebration kicks everything off with live music, fireworks and a reception for the 1960 Olympians. On January 12th, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will host a Fresstyle Moguls Competition, Sugar Bowl will host the Silver Belt Luncheon and Ski Tour on January 12th, and Granlibakken Resort will host the the 1960 Nordic Olympian Dinner on Janaury 15th.

There are tons of other events not mentioned here, but check out http://www.squawvalley1960celebration.com for all the rest of the info. Here’s Andy Chapman, tourism director of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association: “This is the first time since the 1960 Winter Olympics that the winter games are back on the West Coast. That coupled with our 50th anniversary commemoration has made for a season-long celebration of our winter sports heritage that guests from all over the world will be taking part in. Without a doubt, the 1960 Winter Games put Lake Tahoe on the map and we invite travelers to take part in this winter’s extended party.”


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