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Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum

 Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum

Overflowing with inspiration and nostalgia, The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame was created to honor "Coloradoans" who have performed inspirational acts and contributed significantly to the sport and industry of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado. The Colorado Ski Museum honorees include filmmakers, authors, performers, area operators, athletes and others who have national or international significance.

Much of the Museum is comprised of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to those men and women who helped Colorado make great advances in the sport of skiing. Some of the inductees are the great racers of their time, while others are teachers, instructors, innovators, physicians, and more. You can learn more about the Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductees at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame in Vail.

Many films run continuously at the Museum, and there are lots of exhibits to see. When you are in Vail, please make sure you stop by and say hello. You'll love the Museum...it's an amazing trip through skiing's past that you'll never forget.

FREE Admission 
The Museum is conveniently located on the 3rd level of the Vail Village Parking Structure.

Spring, Summer, and Fall
Open daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
FREE Admission and Parking
The Museum is closed occasionally in the summer for private events.  
Please call ahead 970-476-1876 or email skimuseum@gmail.com.

Winter:  November-April
Open Daily, except Christmas & Easter, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
2 hours FREE parking during the day and FREE after 3 pm in the Vail public parking structures

Ski Museum Shoppe

Along with a wonderful museum we are a gift shoppe too. Our gift shoppe has one-of-a-kind Vail ornaments, ski posters, coffee table books, Vail manhole covers, 10th Mountain Division souvenir and other unique gifts and home decor items. All proceeds from purchases support the museum's non-profit efforts to preserve the legacy of snowsports.

The Ski Museum Shoppe is a Colorado based non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Proceeds from your purchase support the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame. The Museum Gift Shoppe is located inside Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame.

The museum strives to bring quality programming to the public. Please check the Master Event Calendar for a list of all upcoming events.

Museum Events

Museum Guided Tours every Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm-3pm
At the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum
A museum docent or volunteer guides guests through the museum, imparting nuggets of information and answering questions. Join us to learn more about our Hall of Fame, Colorado ski history, Winter Olympics, Vail’s history & the 10th mountain Division. Suggested donation $5

Historic Vail Village Walking Tour every Wednesday & Sunday: 2pm-3pm
A Ski Museum staffer walks guest down famous Bridge Street, telling the history of Vail’s past and present landmarks and stories about its first generation of residents. Suggested Donation $5

Fireside Chat - select Fridays
Life at Camp Hale 9,200 ft. 3pm at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum
Recent Ski Hall of Fame inductee, Sandy treat tells guests about life as a soldier training at Camp Hale and the battle in Europe. At Camp Hale soldiers trained to fight and survive under the most brutal mountain conditions, fighting with skis and snow shoes and sleeping in the snow with tents. Suggested donation $5

Educational Programs for groups or families (pricing varies for number in group)

Traversing Tennessee Pass
Groups will explore the history of the 10th Mountain Division WWII soldiers and learn how they trained as well as routes they took to practice their mountain skills.  This is a hands-on activity seeing and touching the gear the 10th Mountain Soldiers used for their training.
Observing and learning all about Snowflakes
Uncover the science behind snowflakes. Learn how they are formed and identify their amazing features.

Museum Tour & Scavenger Hunt to follow
Take a guided tour through the museum and its exhibits, explore Colorado’s rich snow sports history and the science and technology. After learning all about the snowsports history do a fun scavenger hunt with your group. Run around the museum and recap all the great nuggets of knowledge you just learned about Colorado ski and snowboard history.

For more information visit the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum website


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