Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Games, will celebrate its Olympic heritage with a Raising the Rings at Squaw Valley party over the weekend of Feb. 6-8.
The bash kicks off on Friday with a 1960 Olympic Retro Party at Sandy's Pub at the Resort at Squaw Creek. The fete begins at 9 p.m., and attendees are asked to come attired in ‘60s-era ski or apres-ski apparel. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed partiers. Cover for the party is $8.
The festivities continue on Saturday with a wine tasting at The Arc, the new restaurant in the on-mountain Gold Coast lodge. The two-hour event, which begins at 2 p.m. and includes the opportunity to sample wine and appetizers while hobnobbing with local luminaries, has a $25 entry fee.
Jonny Moseley will host a gala benefit at Squaw Valley Inn later that evening. Cocktails - which begin being poured at 6:30 p.m. -- a silent auction, dinner, a live auction, and other diversions are scheduled. Tickets are $125 for adults, $200 for couples and $45 for children 12 and under.
The Raising the Rings bash culminates on Sunday with the opportunity to make the first tracks on the mountain before the resort opens to the public from 7 to 9 a.m. Squaw Valley's star athletes will be leading tours down their favorite runs. The cost is $25 per person (with season pass or lift ticket) and includes a continental breakfast.
Tickets to any and all Raising the Rings at Squaw Valley activities are available online. Proceeds from weekend will benefit capital campaign fundraising for a new Olympic Heritage and North Lake Tahoe Ski History Museum.