Vail Daily column: Freeway to skiing

By Edward Stoner

This is about unanticipated consequences that began for skiing in the middle 1950s. That was when Alex Cushing, who owned Squaw Valley in California, put in a bid to host the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley in 1960. At the time, Squaw Valley consisted of a handful of houses, three or four stores, a few ski lifts and a post office. I think Alex Cushing was as surprised as anyone when the international governing body of the Olympics awarded the 1960 Winter Games to Squaw Valley. Once the award was announced, the political wheels in California really began to rev …

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