Did you know… The Hilltop’s history dates back to 1895? | SierraSun.com

Did you know… The Hilltop’s history dates back to 1895?

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Charles McGlashan, owner of the Truckee Republican (a predecessor to the Sierra Sun) and noted community member, envisioned creating a winter recreation destination for winter carnivals, ski jumping, ice skating, sleigh rides, dogsled races, ski contests and tobogganing.The first tow haul was installed in 1910 to take skiers up the hill, one of the first mechanical lifts in the nation.Charles Crocker also constructed buildings in the Hilltop area, making it a winter recreation destination.Local clubs built recreational amenities, including a wooden ski jump.The Hilltop Lodge was built at the base of a ski jump using surplus and used railroad ties. Information from the Hilltop Master Plan