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Colorado Ski Museum

The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, in Vail Colorado, is a hall of fame celebrating the long history of skiing and snowboarding in the state and its development since the first days of recreational skiing.

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  • Colorado’s rich skiing heritage has been displayed in The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum since 1976 and is a celebration of the area’s development of this recreation.
  • See artefacts, equipment, photographs and much more displaying the very first skiers and how the sport has changed.
  • Admissions and 90 minutes parking and completely free.


Colorado Ski Museum, Vail, displays a fascinating insight into Colorado's 130 years of ski history. With the excellent skiing in the area it seems only right to celebrate the long tradition with a museum of all things ski and snowboard. Formed in 1976 the museum displays photographs, artefacts and equipment and gives a historical insight into how the sport has been developed and pioneered within Colorado. It also explains how some of the world's best racers began and describes the difficulties the very first skiers overcame for the love of the recreation.


Colorado Ski Museum is located at 231 South Frontage Road, Vail. It is at the top of the Vail Transportation Center. For more information call 907-476-1876 or visit their website.


The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Spring hours (April-May) are 10am-5pm.


Vail Ski Museum is a non-profit organization and is funded primarily by memberships and special events. Admission and 90 minutes parking are completely free.

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Colorado ski pioneers initially decided to open the museum to celebrate the dual anniversaries of Colorado’s Centennial and Bicentennial. They wanted to commemorate Colorado's fame as 'Ski Country, U.S.A.'

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