SNOW Museum review, archiving underway

SNOW Museum

The Sierra Nevada Olympic & Winter Sports (SNOW) Museum has completed an Environmental Impact Report, which assess potential impacts and mitigation measures associated with the proposed construction of a 20,000-square-foot museum at the entrance to Olympic Valley. Placer County will be leading a public review period of the project anticipated to take place in 2024.

When built, the facility will house a Museum of Olympic History and Sierra Nevada Ski History, a visitor center, cultural center, event space, café and museum shop.

In the meantime, an exhibit is being housed at the Boatworks at Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City featuring memorabilia from the 1960 Winter Olympics, 19th-Century longboard ski reproductions, and vintage skiing equipment from Auburn Ski Club collection. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SNOW’s Collections and Archiving Team is also organizing artifacts from the Auburn Ski Club’s Western Ski Sports Museum on Donner Summit to be part of the new collection. This inventorying project is in collaboration with students from Sacramento State and volunteers. To volunteer, email |