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Tramway Builder, Former Palisades President Passes

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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

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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

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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.