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The History of Granlibakken

Skiing at Olympic Hill: The Story of "a hillside sheltered by fir trees"

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.

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Granlibakken History
Skiing at Granlibakken
Meetings at Granlibakken
1932. Olympic Hill above Granlibakken Ski Area. 1928. Double Tobaggan Slide at Granlibakken, built under the supervision of George Bliss. 1936. Wayne Poulsen jumping on Olympic Hill at Granlibakken.
Photos courtesy of C.W. Vernon. Click on images to enlarge.