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The future S.N.O.W. Sports Museum has evolved to reflect the broader interests of our greater community 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.

Ski & Snowboard History

An Interactive Cultural Center will tell the stories of skiing & winter sports in the Sierra Nevada, including Washoe Tribes traveling on hand-hewn snowshoes, Gold Miners racing on 14-foot long boards, the 10th Mountain Division elite ski troopers in WWII and how our winter sports pioneers defined our mountain culture.

Ski & Snowboard History

An Interactive Cultural Center will tell the stories of skiing & winter sports in the Sierra Nevada, including Washoe Tribes traveling on hand-hewn snowshoes, Gold Miners racing on 14-foot long boards, the 10th Mountain Division elite ski troopers in WWII and how our winter sports pioneers defined our mountain culture.

VIII Olympic Museum

The 1960 VIII Winter Olympics were held February 18-28 in Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. Winning the bid for the area with just one chair lift, two rope tows and a 50-room lodge was an international surprise. For just $7.50 a day, you could watch 700 athletes from over 30 nations. The Chairman of Pageantry was Walt Disney, who set new standards by creating remarkable opening and closing ceremonies

Hall of Fame

A Regional Winter Sports Hall of Fame honoring and celebrating the athletes, pioneers and visionaries of our region who have significantly enriched the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Join us and learn what these amazing influencers have to share as they are shaping the industry and advancement of sport in all of its forms.

Hall of Fame

A Regional Winter Sports Hall of Fame honoring and celebrating the athletes, pioneers and visionaries of our region who have significantly enriched the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Join us and learn what these amazing influencers have to share as they are shaping the industry and advancement of sport in all of its forms.

Event Center

A Community Hub and Event Center offering a unique space where visitors, locals and students can gather to experience films, conferences, presentations and lectures in a mountain-modern, technologically advanced building.

Education & Awareness

Year-round Enrichment Programs to support education initiatives for history, culture, and technology, along with programs to educate the greater community on our environmental challenges. We will promote Environmental Stewardship to inspire positive change in support of healthy forests and how climate change affects our winters, our water, our lives.

Education & Awareness

Year-round Enrichment Programs to support education initiatives for history, culture, and technology, along with programs to educate the greater community on our environmental challenges. We will promote Environmental Stewardship to inspire positive change in support of healthy forests and how climate change affects our winters, our water, our lives.

Social Gathering Place

The Architecturally Iconic Building will be conveniently located between Truckee and North Tahoe just off Hwy 89 offering visitors 16,000 sqft of exhibit and technology space. The two-level museum will be nestled in the trees at the entrance to Olympic Valley, tucked into a minimal footprint of 7,250 sqft, representing less than 1% of the park’s 31.9 acres.

Get Involved

Through generous donations, grants and the enduring support of the Tahoe Truckee community, we have built a passionate team to bring the vision to a reality in the near future. Yet, there is much work to be done. Please consider a contribution to the foundation through the Community Campaign or by contacting the S.N.O.W. Sports Museum team to get involved.