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McConkey Movie World Premiere Video from Red Bull

Over 4,500 people gathered for the North American tour premiere of McConkey in Squaw Valley, CA. The film’s cast and crew as well as many of Shane McConkey’s friends, family … Read More

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Get Stoked For Winter: One Day @ Squaw

UnofficialSquaw Daily – December 22, 2009 Skiing Squaw Valley with Timy Dutton and Miles Clark. Super fun day of skiing off Granite Chief and Broken Arrow.

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Official Squaw Valley Stoke | Granite Chief Video

The Granite Chief Sessions | Squaw Valley from Squaw Valley  


Squaw Valley Could Become It’s Own Town

Placer County, CA has officially accepted a petition to incorporate of the Town of Olympic Valley. The move to incorporate was headed up by locals who want more control over the valley … Read More

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First Snow of The Season For Tahoe!

Image from Squaw Valley’s Facebook Page  The first snowfall of the season has fallen on the high peaks of the Lake Tahoe region. Snow levels fell to below 8,000 feet … Read More


WOW! Check Out This Amazing 1980′s Clip From Squaw Valley

Mullets, long skis and the 80′s! Part two of California Dreaming a Japenese clothing shoot for Seiller, Carrera and Trissi brands shot in Squaw Valley in 1989.  

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Snow Ski Domination – 30 seconds of Shane

Snow Ski Domination – 30 seconds of Shane “He dominated in more of a variety of disciplines than any other skier that’s walked the face of this Earth”… Shane’s impact … Read More

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Dr. Robb Gaffney Shares His Two Cents on KSL and The Future of Squaw Valley

Recently, Dr. Robb Gaffney shared his two cents on KSL Capital and the future of Squaw Valley in an op-ed in Moonshine Ink. Below is the opening from his op-ed. … Read More

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Classic Stoke: When You Were Mine From Hot Dog…. The Movie

Classic Stoke from the 1984 cult classic Hot Dog…. The Movie Song: Mitch Ryder – When You Were Mine  

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The Cult Phenomenon that is Saucerboy

To learn more visit Who was Saucerboy? Where did he come from? And how did his popularity soar to cult proportions? Today Saucerboy is known as the alter ego that … Read More

The greenhouse effect, from the Jason project

Global Warming, Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise

Make no mistake – the earth is warming. I’m not going to get into the politics of global warming here, this isn’t the place for that. Whether you believe that … Read More


Yosemite’s Forgotten Valley | Hetch Hetchy Valley

There is another Grand Valley in Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy Valley, but in 1913 it was decided to damn the valley to hold more water in the Sierras. No matter what your … Read More


Top 5 Things To Do | Olympic National Park, WA

Olympic National Park is one of the most diverse landscapes in the lower 48. Glacial studded mountains, deep lush rainforest, and a pristine ocean environment. It’s a bit of a … Read More


How Squaw Valley Won the 1960 Winter Olympic Bid

How Squaw Valley Won the 1960 Olympic Bid By Mike Wilson (the journalist not the stuntman) In October 1955, Squaw Valley co-founder Alex Cushing got a condescending letter from a powerful … Read More

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Scott Schmidt and Glen Plake Going Big In Chamonix | The Climactic Sequence to the All-Time Cult Classic, Blizzard of Aahhhs

It must be because snow is in the forecast, but look at what we found-the final sequence to arguably the greatest ski movie ever created! In our greatest ski movie … Read More

Martin Lentz killing it

IFSA VIDEO… Martin Lentz killin it this season!

The past several years we have traveled across the continent to some of the biggest junior freeride competitions. Both the IFSA and JFT provide the opportunity for young and upcoming skiers … Read More


Squaw Valley is One Step Closer To Becoming Its Own Town

PRESS RELEASE: OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA – August 6, 2013 Residents of Squaw Valley have formed a new organization, Incorporate Olympic Valley (IOV). More than 275 registered voters out of a … Read More

Tamarack, CA

Greatest Snowfall Records of All-Time

  All of these Snowfall records occurred in the Western USA.  We suspect there are some pretty big numbers coming out of Alaska, but there’s no one there to record … Read More

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Hazel Birnbaum Straight Kills it!! | 2012-2013 Self Edit

Hazel Birnbaum is a ripping skier out of good old Kirkwood, California. She was competing all  last year on the FWT and I think she consistently picked the coolest lines … Read More

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Classic Post: In Defense of the Chimney

Andrew Hays shares some of his thoughts on Squaw Valley’s Chimney in this email to our editor. Lately there seems to have been some considerable controversy surrounding the legitimacy of … Read More


Skiing on the Moon? | NASA’s Official Report.

Apollo Chronicles: Jack Skis the Moon  + Play Audio | + Download Audio | + Historia en Espa単ol | + Join mailing list This is the second installment of Science@NASA’s Apollo Chronicles. January 17, 2006: Now this is a ski … Read More


State of the Backcountry 2013: XIV | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

This is the last formal “State of the Backcountry” report for the 2012-2013 season. The first day of summer is this upcoming Friday, June 21st, and if you feel like … Read More


Tahoe Ski Resort Reopens This Weekend For Skiing & Riding

Boreal will be reopening this Saturday for the 4th Annual Summer Shred Day. Lifts will be spinning from 10 am to 2 pm on the summit quad.  Lift tickets are $25, … Read More

Jillian Raymond via Brewer Creek

State of the Backcountry 2013: XIII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

Tahoe is almost snow-free and we’re a few days out from the middle of June. Still feel like sliding on snow? Head a few hours north to Mt. Shasta and/or … Read More

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Classic McConkey: Volant Machete “Commercial” | Shane Gets First Chair

Shane McConkey was good at a lot of things, one of them being humor. In this 2000 “Commercial,” Shane kicks some serious ass in order to claim first chair. Taken … Read More

Who started the fight?

Skiers vs. Snowboarders | Who started the fight?

The jury has deliberated and here is the verdict. The long battle of skiers vs. snowboarders was initiated by a snowboarder. As viewed in the video from the early 80’s, … Read More