The SNOW Sports Museum

The SNOW Sports Museum



Sierra Nevada Ski History

Milestone 1960 Olympics

Preserve, Share and Inspire

Our mission is to preserve the winter sports and Olympic history of the Sierra Nevada Region, to share stories of the legends of winter, and to inspire generations to experience the wonder and passion of our unique mountain spirit.

Our Key Features


Our Vision

Our vision is to establish a place where the evolution of winter sports in the Sierra Nevada and the 1960 Winter Olympics can be researched, studied, and displayed in an inspiring, environmentally beautiful building.

We will create a space where local legends can be recognized and celebrated, and where both residents and visitors from all over the world can gather and experience the pioneering spirit that built this magical place.

Our Ambassadors

Meet our inaugural class of athlete ambassadors. Working with our athlete community, we’ve developed a program that helps support their goals while working to establish a community hub for our winter sports history.

Each ambassador is a past or current local legend with impressive experience in winter sports. Connect with them on social media to show support while we all work together to preserve and share our unique winter sport history.

Recent News

The SNOW Sports Museum Online Auction Fundraiser is Underway

The SNOW Sports Museum Online Auction Fundraiser is Underway

The SNOW Sports Museum is excited to announce the launch of its online auction fundraiser! This auction features a variety of packages that any ski enthusiast will love, including: An exclusive ski day with Lake Tahoe local and ski racing Olympian, Travis Ganong. Up...

Summer 2023 Highlights

Summer 2023 Highlights

Dear Friends and SNOW Sports Followers, Your interest in our unique mountain history and your support – both verbal and financial – has helped us maintain and build a strong organization with a vision supported by the greater Sierra Nevada community, as well as state,...

SNOW Sports Museum at The Boatworks

SNOW Sports Museum at The Boatworks

Amidst the majestic snow-capped peaks of Tahoe City, a time capsule of exhilarating schusses and Olympic triumphs awaits at The Boatworks, where a remarkable ski history and the epic saga of the 1960 Winter Olympics come alive in a captivating museum experience. The...

Our Partners & Sponsors

Get Involved

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>  Make a Donation

>  Donate Things

>  Host a “Fireside Chat” (Informational Social Gathering)

>  Volunteer (at the Boatworks temporary museum, collection program, social media input)

>Join our Board/Advisory Board


Do you have an idea to share with us about gear you could donate? A cool fundraising scheme? Historical photos, items, stories? A fun event for the temporary museum in the Boatworks? 

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