profile-sandychio-thumbnailSquaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation hires Executive Director, Looks to secure site approval at Squaw Valley Park for museum build

October 19, 2016 (Olympic Valley, CA) – Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation (SVSMF) announces that Sandy Chio has joined the organization as Executive Director.

“The hiring of an executive direction symbolizes quite a milestone for the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation,” said David Antonucci, Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation Board President. “We found in Sandy the perfect complement of leadership, ski industry knowledge, Olympic heritage expertise and a passion for this project.”

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Now that we have begun the official launch of the museum project and have started the early phases of the fundraising campaign the donations are rolling in.  Our plan is in place and we have already begun screening applicants that will be our first Executive Director.  To be part of this great project follow the link below and Donate what you wish and then follow the link to the page showing the great company of contributors you will be with.  

Placer countyWe are excited to share some good news with you about the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation (SVSMF). In July 2015, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to allow the Foundation to submit an application to build an Olympic and Sierra Ski History Museum in the Squaw Valley Park, located at the entrance to Olympic Valley.

To arrive at this great milestone, members of the Board have been working behind the scenes for the past four years to secure a site worthy of our 1960 Olympic history and the rich heritage of winter sports culture in the Sierra Nevada. Now, with this vote of confidence and acknowledgement of our vision by our County Supervisors, the Foundation is ready to move forward with renewed enthusiasm to raise the funds necessary to build and open the Museum in 2020.

spot_b_squawmusuem_webTwo of our regional museums are joining us - the Auburn Ski Club's Western SkiSport Museum founded in 1965 and the Museum of Sierra Ski History and the 1960 Winter Olympics located in Tahoe City. Combined, the museums have thousands of artifacts, many of which are priceless and one of a kind.  This partnership will instantly fill the museum with our history and with their added media resources provide the educational cultural center we are striving for.  Thanks regional museums, welcome aboard!