Museum Project


The Museum will exhibit over 150 years of winter sport history in the Western United States – from the California Gold Rush to the 1960 Winter Olympics and the development of ski areas—from Yosemite and Sugar Bowl to Mount Rose, Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley, Northstar and others in between and since. Much of the collection will come from the Auburn Ski Club's Western SkiSport Museum (founded in 1965), Batiste Family Collection, various other private collections, and artifacts from private donors.

  • State of the Art Exhibit Galleries
  • Community Meeting and Event Space
  • Multipurpose Community Room
  • Satellite NLTRA Visitors Information Kiosk
  • Library, Gift Shop, Café
  • Archival and Preservation Area
  • ADA Accessible Restrooms

A detailed description of the project is available in the 2016 Proposal to Placer County and the community to locate the Museum in the Squaw Valley Park.

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