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The Story Behind Walt Disney’s Plan to Build a California Ski Resort

Great Western Divide, Mineral King, California

Walt Disney is known for creating Mickey Mouse, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World, but he also wanted to take the Disney empire into the mountains by building a ski resort in the 1960s. But a long battle ensued between the Walt Disney Company and those who wanted to keep the pristine environment of the Mineral King Valley in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains the way it…

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