Opening Day to Olympic Dreams

Opening Day to Olympic Dreams

Excerpt from Tales of Two Valleys by Eddy Starr Ancinas The Opening Ceremony took place on 18 February 1960. A day that began with a blizzard and delayed the arrival of US Vice President Richard Nixon. No sooner did the delegations of the participating nations...
Planning and Prowess Pay Off at McKinney Creek

Planning and Prowess Pay Off at McKinney Creek

Excerpt from Snowball’s Chance by David C. Antonucci Photo Credits 01 – Chief of Course Wendall Broomhall (l) and Chief of Race C. Allison Merrill. Courtesy Wendall Broomhall. 02 – Map showing Olympic cross-country trails and shooting ranges at McKinney Creek...
Olympic Village – A Transformation

Olympic Village – A Transformation

Excerpt from Snowball’s Chance by David C. Antonucci Photo Credits 01 – Aerial view of Olympic Village and athlete center. Photo by Bill Briner. 02 – Alpine race courses shown on current ski area map, courtesy of Squaw Valley USA. 03 – View of the jumping hill from...
The Bid – An Olympic Upset

The Bid – An Olympic Upset

Excerpt from Snowball’s Chance by David C. Antonucci Photo Credits 01 Rendering prepared for the hosting bid, courtesy Wendall Broomhall. 02 Jo Marillac, courtesy Squaw Valley. 03 Squaw Valley Ski Area base in the mid-1950s. Photo by Bill Briner. Reno had done it; why...