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  • Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows (70th Anniversary Edition)

  • Tales from Two Valleys
  • By: Eddy Starr Ancinas
  • Narrated by: Eddy Starr Ancinas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows (70th Anniversary Edition)

By: Eddy Starr Ancinas
Narrated by: Eddy Starr Ancinas
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Nestled amid California's High Sierra Peaks, two valleys have captured the imaginations of skiers and mountain explorers year after year. Squaw Valley made a name for itself on the world stage as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, just over a high ridge, Alpine Meadows was developed by devoted local skiers and Bay Area families.

Discover the stories of Wayne Poulsen, John Reily, and Alex Cushing as they battle avalanches, fires, floods, public opinion, and the whims of mountain weather. This revised edition celebrates these two North Lake Tahoe locales, now united and looking to the future. Local award-winning author and ski historian Eddy Ancinas shares the history of these two valleys as no one has done before. Some of the things you'll discover:

  • "Snow Jobs: Headwall, Avalanches, and Why Not Squaw?"
  • "Big Dreams"
  • "Nightmare to Olympic Dream"
  • "After the Games"
  • "Slippery Slopes and Different Folks"
  • "Post-Olympic Blues"
  • "The Next Great Idea - A US Olympic Training Center?"
  • "Three Tragedies, Two Fantasies, and a Work in Progress"
  • "A Ski Circus"
  • "How to Buy an Olympic Village"
  • "The Day the Mountain Came Down"
  • "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
  • "Mighty Mites to Champions"
  • "Snurfing to Squallywood"
  • "An End and a Beginning"
©2019 Eddy Starr Ancinas (P)2022 Eddy Starr Ancinas

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