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Tramway Builder, Former Palisades President Passes

Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley USA) legend and prolific tramway builder Hans Burkhart passed away at age 87. His family and Pete Bansen share this tribute.

Memoirs of the Brave

How do locals write memoirs differently? No fewer than six have published books in 2022 and 2023: Suzanne Roberts, Tim Hauserman, Eddy Ancinas, Jeremy Jones, Hans Burkhart, and Alenka Vrecek.

The Hardest Working Man in the Ski Lift Business

Hans Burkhart had the skills and determination to make Squaw Valley Ski Resort (now Palisades Tahoe) founder Alex Cushing’s dream of a great ski area a reality in concrete and steel. Burkhart talks about his life and projects in an autobiography to be published this fall.