Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys [NOOK Book]

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Nestled amidst California's High Sierra peaks, two valleys have captured the imaginations of skiers and mountain explorers year after year. In this account, local author and longtime skier Eddy Starr Ancinas shares the histories of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as they've never been told before, including the stories of John Reily, Wayne Poulsen and Alex Cushing, the visionaries whose dreams and determination forever transformed North Lake Tahoe. Squaw made a name for itself on the world stage thanks to its ...
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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys

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Overview

Nestled amidst California's High Sierra peaks, two valleys have captured the imaginations of skiers and mountain explorers year after year. In this account, local author and longtime skier Eddy Starr Ancinas shares the histories of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as they've never been told before, including the stories of John Reily, Wayne Poulsen and Alex Cushing, the visionaries whose dreams and determination forever transformed North Lake Tahoe. Squaw made a name for itself on the world stage thanks to its surprise nomination as host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, just one mountain apart, Alpine was built with the support of local skiers and Bay Area families. Today, a new chapter unfolds as the distinct philosophies behind Squaw and Alpine unite under common ownership.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016288383
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Series: Sports History , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Eddy Starr Ancinas, descendent of a California ski and mountaineering family, first skied at Badger Pass in Yosemite in the 1940s before following many California skiers to Sugar Bowl and on to Squaw Valley when it opened in 1948. She was a guide for the International Olympic Committee in Squaw Valley at the 1960 Olympics, where she met her husband, a member of the Argentine Olympic Team. They raised their family in Alpine Meadows, where he was a ski coach for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club. During the '70s and '80s, they owned and operated ski shops (Casa Andina) in both Alpine and Squaw. Eddy has been a contributor to Skiing Heritage magazine and has published an article on the 1960 Olympics for The Atlantic. Currently, she is a board member of the future Squaw Valley Olympic Museum and Sierra Ski Heritage Center. She and her husband live between the two valleys.
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