Memories of Granlibakken

Granlibakken Tahoe has completed a blog series based on first-hand accounts of people who have skied and spent time at Granlibakken through the years. This...

Wayne Poulsen and the Rifle Peak Project

In the 1930s, North Lake Tahoe missed out on a proposed state-of-the-art, European-style ski resort perched on the mountains above today’s Incline Village, Nev....

Collapse of Squaw Valley’s Blyth Arena, Part II

Blyth Memorial Arena, built for the 1960 Winter Olympics, was innovatively designed with an active system to make the roof shed snow unlike most...

Collapse of Squaw Valley’s Blyth Arena, Part I

Among some longtime locals, the collapse of Squaw Valley’s Blyth Arena on March 29, 1983, is a legendary tale of conspiracy, mystery and subterfuge....

Alpine Meadows’ Miracle Story

It’s been nearly four decades since one of the deadliest avalanches in Sierra Nevada history broke loose at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and killed...

Hannes Schroll: The Red Devil from Tyrol

It’s been nearly 80 years since the Sugar Bowl ski resort opened on Dec. 15, 1939. Sugar Bowl is known as the Grand Dame...

Granlibakken | Birthplace of Tahoe Skiing

Granlibakken Tahoe Resort celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2017 making it the oldest by far of all Lake Tahoe ski areas. This secluded mountain...

Tamsen Donner: Her Dream & Legacy

Author’s note: I first met Ann Smith in Reno in 1996 where we were both attending a sesquicentennial celebration of the 1846 pioneer migration...

Miracles at the 1960 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are on us once again and many fans are eager to watch young athletes give amazing performances on snow and ice....

Alex Cushing’s astounding feat

Every once in awhile the paths of an extraordinary individual and luck cross. I’ve gathered that the story of how Alexander Cushing, founder of...