Who We Are

The North Lake Tahoe region is and will always be an Olympic community. In 2008, Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation was formed to capture, preserve, and exhibit our Olympic legacy and the Winter Sports heritage of the Sierra Nevada dating back to the Gold Rush era.

The culmination of SVSMF's extensive review is the 2012 Revised Museum Concept Proposal.  In this document, the foundation has formulated a thoughtful proposal to the community and Placer County to locate the Museum in the Squaw Valley Park as a public/private partnership. We believe strongly the only site worthy of the Olympic and Winter Sports legacy entrusted to us is at the entrance to Olympic Valley.

Squaw Valley is poised for change and will begin a new chapter in its legendary evolution. The Olympic Ski Museum, as an independent nonprofit historic and cultural institution, can and will play a vital role in the ever unfolding legacy for future generations.  Although there will be a lot of hard work ahead, we look forward to engaging the community in our efforts and generate much needed support for the Foundation in preserving and sharing our heritage for current and future generations before it fades deeper into history.

Our Mission

Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets western skiing heritage and celebrates the legacy of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.


Our Vision

As a center for western winter sports history and culture, the museum researches, educates and enhances awareness of the evolution of skiing in the Sierra Nevada for present and future generations.