Local Olympian Bahrke to host Squaw Valley holiday celebration

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 18, 2010 2:31 pm

Resort at Squaw Creek announced that two-time Olympic medalist Shannon Bahrke, will help host the “Magical Memories” annual holiday celebration in Squaw Valley, Calif. Bahrke was raised in nearby Tahoe City and honed her moguls skills on the Squaw Valley Freestyle Team.

Of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus also plan to appear as part of the free event, held Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Highlights of the celebration will include the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

“This is a very special event for me because as a young girl, our family would always come to Squaw Creek to see all of the gingerbread houses,” said Bahrke.  “I always wanted to eat them all up.”
Bahrke won a silver medal in moguls at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.  In 2010, at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, she landed on the podium again with a bronze medal. Known for her dyed pink hair and effusive personality, the 29-year-old retired from competition in July. Bahrke can now devote more time to her business, Silver Bean Coffee. For every bag of “athlete blend” coffee sold, $1 goes back to a U.S. Ski Team athlete and a charity they have chosen. 
In celebration of the holiday event, a special $179 “Magical Bed & Breakfast” package featuring a Resort at Squaw Creek deluxe guestroom and breakfast for up to two adults and two children (ages 12 and under) has been released.  This offer is valid November 19 through December 16, 2010, and is subject to availability.  To book a reservation, utilize promo code: MAGICRSC at the Resort at Squaw Creek website or call 800-401-9501.


(Photo courtesy of Squaw Valley USA/Nathan Kendall)