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My Friends Still Say It

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Whitney Foehl argues that, two years since the ski resort changed its name to Palisades Tahoe, it’s time people stop using the word “squaw.”

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.

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.

Song of the Heart

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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

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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.

Art Boards

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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