Do you love winter sports? Do you love history? Stowe, Vermont offers a charming combination of both. Home to some of the best skiing in the East it is fun to think about how it all began. Pay the Vermont Ski Museum a visit to learn about the rich sporting history of the area and to have some fun.
Nestled in downtown Stowe, the Vermont Ski Museum aims to “collect, preserve and celebrate Vermont’s skiing history”, this quirky little spot in Stowe is well worth the stop. Stowe has an incredible history when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. The history of downhill, cross country skiing and the birth of snowboarding comes to life at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame in Stowe.
The museum is located in the Old Town Hall, a historical building that dates back to 1818.Founded as the Vermont Ski Museum in 1988, the museum moved to its current location in Stowe in 2000. Snowboarding was added to the museum and its name in 2011. Inside you will find a collection of skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, memorabilia, art, photographs, and library and archive materials marking the historical significance of these sports. They house more than 10,000 items chronicling the evolution of winter sports in Vermont. The Museum annually hosts the Stowe Mountain Film Festival, Hall of Fame Induction, Vermont Antique Alpine and Nordic Ski Races, and the Epic Summer Event mountain bike and trail run. The mission of the museum is to “Collect, Preserve, and Celebrate Vermont’s skiing and snowboarding history.”This busy historical spot is great for children and adults of all ages!
“It’s an interesting hodge-podge of memorabilia and the history of skiing both in Vermont and the US.” TripAdvisor
The Vermont Ski Museum is open every Wednesday through Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $3 for individuals and $5 for families.
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