Alex Cushing Memorial

Squaw Valley, CA—A memorial honoring the life of Alex Cushing takes place this Saturday, November 18. The memorial will begin at 12 pm, outside on the Olympic House Sundeck. The ceremony will include military honors led by Fallon Naval Air Station and key note speakers. A special section will be reserved for press. If you or anyone from your organization would like to attend, notify us and we will provide press passes and arrange interviews as necessary. Please contact Savannah Cowley (530) 581-7130 or

Alex Cushing brought the VIII Winter Olympics to Squaw Valley in 1960 and put Lake Tahoe on the map as a world class destination. In 1959, leading up to the Squaw Valley Olympics, Cushing was on the cover of Time Magazine and heralded as the pioneer of skiing in the U.S., and in 1999 he was inducted into the Ski Industry Hall of Fame. His contributions to the sport of skiing and his long time history as a pioneer and visionary are steadfast in the chronicles of skiing in America and will forever remain eminent at Squaw Valley. We hope you will join us in honoring Alex Cushing’s life and achievements this Saturday.