squaw valley

With Tahoe powder days ahead, expert urges skier safety

  With a weekend storm system expected to bring several feet of snow to the Sierra this weekend, Lel Tone, a veteran ski patroller at Squaw Valley in Placer County, said skie ...

Storm to bring rain, snow and drop temperatures

It won’t be a soaker but it will be chilly. A storm moving in tonight from the Gulf of Alaska will drop Auburn’s daytime temperatures into the 40s. Wednesday’s h ...

High hopes come with early start to Lake Tahoe ski season

  After late starts to back-to-back seasons, skiers and snowboarders are abuzz about the early beginning to this year out on the slopes at Lake Tahoe. With Boreal, Northstar ...

Media Life: Auburn’s WWII POW camp gets spotlight

AUBURN CA - The effort to give Camp Flint in Auburn some recognition is ramping up, with a plaque dedication scheduled for noon this Saturday in front of the Gold Country Museum at ...

Placer resort takes sudden leap into early ski season

Placer County’s Squaw Valley ski resort will be kick-starting the ski season Thursday with a one-off ski day that celebrates the recent early snowfall and raises funds for a wort ...

Meister wins masters title, meets Mancuso

Brad Meister is still basking in the glow of his US Ski and Snowboard Association Overall National Speed Series M5 Championship. He is also a little star struck. As part of his vi ...

Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast

The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...

Conroy conquering the slopes

Shannon Conroy is always the last one off the mountain. After other skiers have traded in ski-lift seats for the comforts of the lodge, Conroy, 19, puts in two or three extra run ...

Squaw Valley USA being sold to Colorado investment firm

Owners of the Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics have agreed to sell Squaw Valley USA to a Colorado-based investment firm that's pledging $50 million i ...

Interstate 80 construction shutting down for snow season

With snowstorms already starting to pound the upper Sierra, much-traveled Interstate 80 is saying ‘goodbye’ to construction crews and ‘welcome back’ to throngs of skiers. C ...

Olympics - Region looks toward 2022

It’s an old flame and every four years, when the Winter Olympics are staged elsewhere, hopes of a return tend to burn a little brighter in Placer County. This year is no excepti ...

Skier killed at Squaw Valley reportedly trick pioneer

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A professional free skier who competed in the Winter X Games died Wednesday after he fell and hit his head on a rock outcropping while taking a run down a stee ...

Squaw celebrates its proud past of hosting 1960 Olympic Games

He had the audacity to suggest his fledgling ski resort in Northern California could adequately play host to the Winter Olympics. It was quite a bold move by Alex Cushing, who at ...

Media Life: Search for Placer County Olympics artifacts leads to puck mystery

A news story last week on Squaw Valley’s 1960 Olympic Games anniversary celebration next month highlighted the possibility that a puck from the big U.S. hockey win over the Sovie ...

Placer's 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics treasure unearthed in Midwest

The Holy Grail for the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation may be coming in the form of a hockey puck. Fifty years ago, when Squaw Valley played host to the eighth Winter Olympics, ...