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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.
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.
Song of the Heart
Osvaldo and Eddy Ancinas’ love story has spanned more than six decades, but it all began right here in Olympic Valley at the 1960 Winter Games at the former Squaw Valley ski resort.
The Day Blyth Arena Fell
Pete Bansen’s creative actions saved lives when Blyth Arena, the beloved 1960s Olympic Games structure, collapsed on March 23, 1983. Writer Eddy Starr Ancinas explains how.
By Trevor Kekke Trevor Kekke has been a busy guy. Not only did he write this month’s In the Past article sharing his tale of...
News Briefs | 9 December 2021 – 12 January 2022
Study projects low-to-no snow in Tahoe’s future; Pacific Bell ordered to remove 8 miles of lead-leaching telecom lines; environmental review begins at Dollar Creek Crossing; more
Business Briefs | 11 November – 8 December 2021
Tahoe Prosperity Center releases regional economic report; Squaw Alpine Transit Company expands mountain service; Daron Rahlves joins Palisades Tahoe athletic team; more
Business Briefs | 14 October – 10 November 2021
Olympic Valley’s most famous resort gets official new name; Mt. Rose announces expansion, wage increase, vaccine requirements for staff; Renown, TFHS hire new staff; more
Business Briefs | May 13 – June 9, 2021
Squaw/Alpine announces construction timeline for gondola to connect the two resorts; Alibi Ale Works makes beer with help from bees; businesses raise $1 million for Tahoe Fund; more
Business Briefs | February 11 – March 10, 2021
North Lake TBID, Cottonwood property for sale, Snow Lab, Tahoe Forest Health System announces new physician, more.