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 small collection of the history that has been preserved by the Foundation while inspiring continued discovery into those who are making history today.

Featured Exhibits

Local Ski Pioneers
Explore the vivid history of skiing in the Sierra Nevada, beginning with stories and archival photos from the 1700s to the 1850s, when longboard skis were used for transportation, competition and to carry the U.S. mail over the mountains by Snowshoe Thompson (1856-1857), curated from Auburn Ski Club’s Western SkiSport Museum on Donner Summit.

View photos of Truckee in the 1920s, when skiers arrived by railroad, then traveled to Tahoe City in the1930s

Learn about the 10th Mountain Division, development of Ski Areas from Granlibakken to Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley to Palisades Tahoe.

Winter Olympics 1960
Enjoy some of Stan and Maryann Batiste’s collection of rare 1960 Winter Olympics artifacts and memorabilia, including pins, pennants, pro- grams and articles from Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated and photographs by Bill Briner (official 1960 Olympic photographer) and others plus David Antonucci’s collection of artifacts from the Olympic cross-country ski venue on Tahoe’s Westshore.
Local Ski clubs and their Champions
Meet local Olympians Daron Rahlves, Julia Mancuso and Travis Ganong, whose stories, photos and equipment are displayed, along with trophies from The Lake Tahoe Ski Club, which has fostered 20 Olympic skiers and 50 U.S. Ski Team members over its 80-year history.

Open Daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Available for events and social gatherings.
Contact the SNOW Sports Museum for more information

We are at an exciting but critical stage in the long process of building this much-desired museum and cultural facility in our Tahoe-Truckee region. Our band of talented board members and advisors has contributed endless time and effort to committees and projects to get us here.

However, we have come to the point where we need to hire a Project Director to manage current projects including Collections Archiving and Curation, and Fundraising, while positioning us to be “ready to go” in early 2024 when we will be hiring a lead Capital Campaign Consultant, Exhibit Designers and working with Architects to create the final working drawings.

We’ve learned that State and Federal grants are largely unavailable until we have an operating museum, so we are relying on community donations to help us advance our cause to build the finest, most modern and engaging cultural amenity in Tahoe-Truckee.

I ask you to please give as generously as you can today, for together we will build a place where we can explore our pasts and imagine our futures.

Thanks for your support,
Eddy Ancinas, President
SNOW Sports Museum Board

Thank you from the SNOW Sports Museum Team!

The SNOW Sports Museum (dba SVSMF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The foundation mission and objectives are to build a world class museum to offer cultural, historical and educational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, especially youth. All purchases and donations support these efforts. Rights Reserved, SVSMF.

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