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Description

1960 Squaw Valley Olympics Era Ski Poster

Rare ski poster of the area around Reno and Lake Tahoe, illustrated by Ren Wicks.

The map shows Reno in the foreground, looking toward to the Southwest, with Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains on the horizon.

The map lists 19 ski resorts (the vast majority with only rope tows, poma lifts and t-bars, many of which no longer operate, including:

  • Sky Tavern Ski Area
  • Reno Ski Bowl #2
  • Reno Ski Bowl
  • Tannenbaum
  • Heavenly Valley
  • Tahoe Ski Bowl
  • Twin Peak Ski Area
  • Granlibakken
  • Powder Bowl
  • Papoose
  • Squaw Valley
  • Boreal Ridge
  • Donner Ski Ranch
  • Sierra Ski Club
  • Sugar Bowl
  • Magic Carpet

The map was printed compliments of Sierra Pacific Power Company.

Rarity

The poster is apparently quite rare.  We were not able to locate another example.

Condition Description
Minor soiling.