What do you get when you combine six kids, two hardworking parents, and one ski hill in Tahoe City? You get a memorable vacation, that’s what you get! As one of six kids and with busy architects as parents, Kit Ratcliff remembers skiing at Granlibakken as a treat. He and his family would rent out… Continue Reading Family Getaways in the Early Days of Granlibakken

Steve Topol’s family relocated from Reno up to Tahoe in the mid-50s. Their house was conveniently located on Cathedral Street, in the same neighborhood as the Granlibakken Ski Area, and Steve has fond memories of spending his free time in Granlibakken’s 74 acre valley during the winter and summer seasons. Steve Topol’s family on the… Continue Reading Granlibakken: The West Shore’s Playground

This blog is part of a series that looks back on skiing at Granlibakken Tahoe through the years, commemorating 95 years of winter fun at Granlibakken, which has been used as a winter recreation area since 1922. These blogs are based on interviews with people who have memories of skiing at Granlibakken.  Do you have… Continue Reading Learning to Ski with Rusty at Granlibakken Tahoe

This blog is part of a series that looks back on skiing at Granlibakken Tahoe through the years, commemorating 95 years of winter fun at Granlibakken, which has been used as a winter recreation area since 1922. These blogs are based on interviews with people who have memories of skiing at Granlibakken.  Do you have… Continue Reading Kjell “Rusty” Rustad: A Sailor on Skis