Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Skier's Tahoe House

Olympians make us proud -- no matter what the sport, no matter what the season, no matter what.  Each of them inspires hope and possibility by being at the Games in a sincere spirit of international sports competition.  So, with the 2012 Summer Olympics opening today, I thought it would be a good time to check out the ski house of one former Olympic skier, of course!

The skier is Bob Ormsby, who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary (Slalom and Giant Slalom), and was a member of the US National Ski Team for eight years:

...and the Ski House of the Day is Bob Ormsby's secluded Lake Tahoe house.

Bob, a life-long resident of the Tahoe area, purchased the house a few years after the '88 Olympics.  His house is situated in a peaceful setting among the towering pine trees of Lake Tahoe, and backs up to forest service property: the house ski-in / ski-out for cross country skiers, with a network of trails right out the door.  And for alpine skiers it's close to Squaw Valley (site of the 1960 Olympics) and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts.  

Today, Bob applies the competitive spirit from his days as an Olympic ski racer to his own real estate business;  and, fortunately for us regular skiers, he offers his cozy Lake Tahoe house to renters.  I find this ski house to be inspirational because of the Olympic ski history of its owner.  (Hey, I wonder if I could absorb some skiing skills just by being there?).  The house seems like a great place to relax and enjoy nature - summer or winter.  I like the comfy-looking, wide open living area, and the warm alpine feel of all that wood:

The house has three bedrooms (and two bathrooms);  and I love the private upper deck off of this bedroom:

In the rental listing it says that "there are many outdoor games at the house"...but for me, the games that I'd connect to this ski house are the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.  
Let the Games begin!

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