North Lake Tahoe Olympic Heritage Celebration Week

Olympic Heritage Celebration WeekIn 1960 Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Resort got national attention by hosting the 1960’s Winter Olympics and introduced many great outdoor recreational sports to the area. This is your chance to come take part in the Olympic Heritage Celebration week January 11-19, 2014 and explore area’s of Lake Tahoe where much of the Winter Olympics of 1960 took place from Sugar Pine State Park to the resort at Squaw Valley. There are many unique activities and events taking place all around Lake Tahoe’s North and West Shores to honor the area’s Olympic heritage and commemorate the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. View the full schedule of Olympic Heritage Celebration Week events is at

Saturday, January 11th
Sugar Pine Point Nordic Trail System Open for the season:
10am at Sugar Pine Point State Park
Lighting of the Caldron and Olympian Welcome:
11:30am at State Parks
Dedication and celebration by Eagle Wing Dancers:
11:45am at State Parks
Guided Snowshoe and Cross-country tour of
the Olympic Snow Trails:
12:30pm at State Parks

Wednesday, January 15th
Scholastic Ski Day- State Park Rangers to present in-school programs to 3rd grade classes at Tahoe Lake

Thursday, January 16th
Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics Open House – Boathouse Mall restaurant specials:
5:30-7:30pm at Boathouse Mall in Tahoe City, CA

Friday, January 17th
Nordic Legends Dinner:
6pm at Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, CA

Saturday, January 18th
Citizens Against the Clock Biathlon Event at Sugar Pine Point State Park
Full Moon Snowshoe Hike Lessons at 6:30pm, Hike at 7pm Sugar Pine Point State Park
$25 includes snowshoes, park entrance and guided walk
Reservations required. Call West Shore Sports at 530-525-9920

Sunday, January 19
Might Mites Race: TBD Searchlight at Squaw Valley
Olympic Heritage Walking Tours by David Antonucci: 12-1:30pm at Base Area at Squaw Valley Resort
Live Music from “The Nibblers”: 1-4pm KT Deck at Squaw Valley
Cusp of Glory Film Premiere: 7-9pm Plaza Bar at Squaw Valley
OHC Closing Day Events TBD

Sugar Pine Point State Park will also be hosting:

Saturday January 11th – Opening Ceremonies at 11:30AM, including a performance by the Eagle Wing Dancers at 11:45 and a guided ski / snowshoe tour of the Olympic trails at 12:30. Parking is $10; Events are free.

Saturday January 18th – Citizens Against the Clock from 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM – This is your chance to try the Biathlon! You will be timed as you cross-country ski different length loops and shoot targets with laser rifles – a great way for the whole family to experience a unique, challenging activity in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Parking is $10; Event is free

Saturday January 18th – Full Moon Snowshoe Tour – 6:30 PM beginners’ clinic; 7:00 departure. Experience the magical beauty of the full moon reflecting off the snow and illuminating Sugar Pine’s lakeshore while learning the natural and cultural history of this area. Reservations are required through West Shore Sports at 530-525-9920. $25 includes snowshoes, parking fee and guided tour; children under 12 are free.


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