Winter sports around Lake Tahoe have always been popular, beginning with Truckee’s first winter carnival in 1895.
Decades before Squaw Valley grabbed the Olympic Torch, a small hill in Tahoe City made a failed bid for the 1932 Olympic Games that led to the 1932 National Ski Association Championship Tournament. With events in jumping and cross-country skiing, this tournament hosted an estimated 120 professional and amateur competitors from around the country, and attracted Hollywood celebrities and some 3,000 spectators.
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Granlibakken Resort, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, is the site of a ski area whose history goes back to the heyday of Tahoe Tavern. These days, Granlibakken resort, located half a mile from Tahoe City along Lake Tahoe’s west shore, prides itself on being one of Tahoe’s better vacation complexes, hosting everything from local Rotary meetings to international science seminars. To many, though, its importance lies not in its conference halls but in its small ski jumping area, once called Olympic Hill.