Sep 14 2012

Vermont Ski Museum celebrates 10th Anniversary


Vermont’s Ski & Snowboard Museum in Stowe, VT

Vermont’s Ski and Snowboard Museum will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a Grand Reopening on September 27th, 2012. In addition to the inclusion of snowboarding to the museums exhibits there will also be a new Nordic and telemark exhibit. To commemorate the importance of snowboarding to Vermont’s ski culture Burton founder Jake Carpenter and his wife Donna will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The museum grew out of Vermont publisher Roy Newton’s personal collection of skiing memorabilia. At the turn of the century his collection became the basis for the Vermont Ski Museum, which was established in Stowe, Vermont.

The museum currently hosts over 40 exhibits, some small, some large, some temporary, some permanent. 38 people have been inducted into their Hall of Fame, along with all Vermonters who served in the 10th Mountain Division from WWII. In 2010 it became obvious the museum needed to add snowboarding to its name and mix of exhibits.

This became the impetus for a larger goal of renovating the building as well as increasing the depth of exhibits shown. Besides an updated snowboard and Nordic exhibit commemorating the 10th Anniversary there will also be a timeline of the history of skiing on the main floor. Of particular interest to many backcountry skiers will be an exhibit highlighting the resurgence of telemark skiing in the US.

Grand Reopening Sept. 20th, 2012

For the time being the equipment to be shown in the telemark exhibit needs to be determined and obtained. The museum’s director and curator, Meredith Scott, is looking for suggestions on what equipment to highlight. Your recommendations in the comments below could influence what is presented, especially if you can donate it to Vermont’s Ski and Snowboard Museum.

Besides an update to the exhibits shown that ordinarily occurs annually the 10th Anniversary Grand Reopening will feature new, energy efficient LED lighting.

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