The SNOW Sports Museum

The SNOW Sports Museum


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Open at the Boatworks Mall

Browse historical artifacts, photos and memorabilia from Auburn Ski Club’s Western SkiSport Museum, plus displays from the 10th Mountain Division, Longboard Racing and the evolution of ski area development occupies half the space, while the rest is dedicated to the 1960 Winter Olympics, with photos, artifacts and memorabilia from private donations.

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.

Sierra Nevada Olympic Winter sports (SNOW) Museum

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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

SNOW Sports Museum at the Boatworks Mall

SNOW Sports Museum at the Boatworks Mall

SNOW Sports Museum at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City Where our region’s remarkable winter sport history and the epic saga of the 1960 Winter Olympics come alive in a captivating museum experience. Opened in the Fall of 2023, the interim museum was created to share a...

Spring 2024 Highlights

Spring 2024 Highlights

Dear Friends and SNOW Sports Followers, With blizzard warnings, closed roads, 100 mph wind gusts and 10 feet of new snow, we hope you are enjoying SPRING in the Sierra! Never a dull moment in snow country ­– and no dull moments for SNOW Sports Museum, as you can see...

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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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