Announcing Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys

February 15, 2013

California, New Titles, Sports

As long as Pacific Storms sweep across the Sierra, covering the peaks with acres of snow, skiers will find their way through glades of firs to the open bowls, cornices, chutes, and sunny slopes that surround Lake Tahoe. This February, the History Press is proud to announce a history of mountain dreamers and two of Tahoe’s favorite ski areas, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys by Eddy Ancinas. Mark your calendars for a special author event at Readers Books Sonoma April 20 at 2pm.

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys by Eddy Ancinas

Nestled amidst California’ s High Sierra peaks, two valleys have captured the imaginations of skiers and mountain explorers year after year. In this account, local author and longtime skier Eddy Starr Ancinas shares the histories of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as they’ve never been told before, including the stories of John Reily, Wayne Poulsen and Alex Cushing, the visionaries whose dreams and determination forever transformed North Lake Tahoe. Squaw made a name for itself on the world stage thanks to its surprise nomination as host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, just one mountain apart, Alpine was built with the support of local skiers and Bay Area families. Today, a new chapter unfolds as the distinct philosophies behind Squaw and Alpine unite under common ownership.

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys by Eddy Ancinas is available from the History Press and Tahoe area shops:

Tahoe City: Sports Tahoe, Swigard’s Hardware, Tahoe Dave’s, Tahoe House Bakery, Willard’s Ski and Sport Shop

Squaw Valley & Alpine: Alice’s Mountain Market, Mind Play (Squaw Valley Village), Estelle Sports – Alpine Meadows

Truckee: Granite Chief, Mountain Hardware, The Bookshelf

Incline Village: Village Ski Loft

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