Western SkiSport Museum

Truckee / Donner

Location

Auburn Ski Club (Castle Peak Exit I-80)
Soda Springs, CA
  • Type Museums & Historical Sites
  • Region Truckee / Donner
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Learn About Skiing History At Western SkiSport Museum.

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Features: Western SkiSport Museum Soda Springs features a large number of displays from which you can learn a great deal about skiing history. Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe can teach you all you want to know about Snowshoe Thompson, the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, the Sugar Bowl, and much, much more.

Why We Go: Western SkiSport Museum Soda Springs will cost you nothing since admission is free. Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe really lays out the interesting facts so you can learn everything you've ever wanted to know about skiing.

  • The Free Admission: You don't have to shell out any money to come to Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe. Leave your wallet securely in your pocket and waltz right on in to California Ski History Tahoe.
  • The History: The Auburn Ski Club founded the Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe in 1969. Ski writer and historian William B. Berry worked with Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe to create various learning displays about skiing. You'll learn tons about the history of this snow sport.
  • The Exhibits: The museum showcases exhibits on California skiing legends and numerous additional aspects of ski history. For example, you can learn about the Yosemite Winter Club, which stated that its mission was to "encourage and develop all forms of winter sports." Thanks to this club's efforts, Badger Pass Ski Resort opened up and tobogganing and ice skating grew in popularity during the club's first five years.

Inside Knowledge: Western SkiSport Museum Soda Springs has ski movies that date as far back as 1919. Sit back, relax, and watch clip after amusing retro clip of skiers really tearing it up on the mountain.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Stay Amazed: Your jaw may drop to the floor when you read about Jeff Hamilton and his 150 MPH speed skiing record.
  • Do Secure An Appointment: To browse the archives and library, the museum asks that you request an appointment time.
  • Don't Just Look: Looking at all the pretty exhibits is nice, but you'll also want to take a closer look and actually read some of the publications, such as "The Lost Sierra - Gold, Ghosts and Skis" at Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe.
  • Don't Think This Is A Brand New Sport: Did you know that ski jumpers were flying through the air as far back as the 1930's and 40's? Ski clubs really started popping up all over the West Coast even before then, by the late 1920's.

Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe

Western SkiSport Museum Soda Springs CA

Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe Information

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Hours:
Fri.- Sun. 10am- 4pm

When to Go:
Winter

Age Restriction:
None

Phone:
530.426.3313 ext. 101

Website:
http://auburnskiclub.com/ski-museum

Quick Facts

  • Western SkiSport Museum Lake Tahoe invites you to learn about American ski history.
  • Western SkiSport Museum Soda Springs has free admission.
  • Learn about California skiing legends when you visit!

Address:
Auburn Ski Club (Castle Peak Exit I-80)
Soda Springs, CA 95728
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