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In The News: Placer County releases SNOW Museum and Community Cultural Center draft environmental impact report

July 22, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Sierra Sun 07/21/2023, Submitted

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – Placer County has released for public review a draft environmental impact report for the SNOW Museum and Community Cultural Center.

The proposed project would include the construction of a museum and cultural center celebrating the 1960 Winter Olympics and the history of winter sports in the Sierra Nevada. The facility would include a two-story building up to 20,000 square feet with a maximum height of 30 feet, as well as outdoor gathering spaces and amenities. It would be located on one acre of Olympic Valley Park at 101 Olympic Valley Road. 

The Museum of Olympic and Sierra Nevada Ski History would commemorate the events of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Olympic Valley and Lake Tahoe and the ensuing effects on regional and western ski history. The museum would also document the ski history of the Sierra Nevada region beginning with the Washoe Tribe to 19th-century gold miners, to members of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, to current World Cup athletes.


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