It was 61 years ago that the Olympic Games were held at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. From February 18th to the 28th, California hosted what turned out to be the most innovative and memorable games in modern times.

This year, the staff and volunteers for the SNOW Sports Museum worked with Grand Pacific Resorts to commemorate and celebrate the Games. During those 10 days in February, thousands of people were treated to daily trivia questions and fun facts about the Games. View or download our commemorative History in the Making booklet about the people and events we featured during the Anniversary Celebration. We think you’ll love the additional stories and imagery that we have collected here.

During the Anniversary period, fans were invited to participate for a chance to win prizes including 3 Nights at any Grand Pacific Resort.

Congrats to our Daily Prize Winners:
2/18 – Lindsay S.
2/19 – Joseph W.
2/20 – Erendira M.
2/21 – Karen T.
2/22 – David G.
2/23 – Kyle W.
2/24 – Meada C.
2/25 – Tamara R.
2/26 – Douglas A.
2/27 – Stacey A.
2/28 – Lisa C.

Grand Prize Winners:

  • Gold – Luis V.
  • Silver – Barry C.
  • Bronze – John L.

Additionally, a donation of $10 was made in the name of every participant thanks to our generous sponsor, Grand Pacific Resorts.

If you enjoyed learning about the remarkable Winter Olympic Games, please consider showing your support for our efforts to help preserve the rich history of Olympic Valley with a donation.

Thank you for your support and interest in the history of the Winter Olympic Games 1960, and the future SNOW Sports Museum that is being created to celebrate the winter sports history of the region, the milestone Olympic Games, and our amazing winter legends of yesterday and today.

– The SNOW Sports Museum Team

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