Squaw’s Olympic Heritage Celebration will have a Commemorative Relay on newly uncovered Nordic trails

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on January 7, 2010 12:05 pm

Squaw Valley’s Olympic Heritage Celebration starts tomorrow, January 8, and the happiness continues until the 17th.  It’s the 50th anniversary of VIII Olympic Winter Games, hosted by Squaw Valley in 1960.

We’ve already broken down the incredible festivities.  Check it here.  It’s definitely a celebration for all.  In this fractured partisan environment, it’s hard to find something that everyone can rally behind.  Well, Squaw Valley’s highly improbable landing of the ’60 Winter Olympics was truly monumental for Lake Tahoe.

One of the many stories about his celebration has to do with the resorting of the original cross-country ski trails used in the nordic events of the Winter Olympics.  In 1999, David Antonucci uncovered a portion of the trail running through his backyard.

Thus began a movement to find and clear the trails and today, there are, according to Oregonlive.com, 15 km (approximately 25 percent) of the 1960 Olympic Nordic trails that have been restored.

Part of the Olympic Heritage Celebration will feature a Commemorative Relay on January 8th.  Uncovered history happening as part of the great celebration, the anniversary of a long-shot underdog, Squaw Valley landing the 1960 Winter Olympics.  Awesome!

For a full schedule of events, click here.

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