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Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame

Vail Transportation Center, Level 3, 231 S. Frontage Rd. East, Vail, CO 81657
970-476-1876
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum chronicling Colorado's skiing history.
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Calgary, Canada
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262 reviews 262 reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a rather small museum, situated as part of the Vail parking structure, but don't let that dissuade you from visiting it for an hour or two. There's are many fascinating and well illustrated exhibits documenting the history and evolution of skiing, the development of the Vail ski scene, a thorough history of snowboarding and Vail's roll in it,... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went to see the "wing" about the 10th mountain division and it was small and well done. The rest of the history of skiing was informative. Good way to spend an hour on a rainy afternoon.

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The museum is located above the parking garage in the Vail transportation center near the covered bridge. There are a few steps to climb to get to it and is easy to miss if you are new to Vail Village. We particularly enjoy the display of the 10th Mountain Division history in Vail and the occasional live story teller there.... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth taking the time for it. Nice displays and nice gift shop. Vintage Ski outfits were interesting. Informative about the history of Vail.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What started as a very modest collection is really a showpiece. Equipment and memorabilia from every era bring back many memories.

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We lucked out when we stopped by the museum for a visit. A 10th Division veteran just happened to be giving a talk when we got there and we were able to join in the small group listening. His stories were incredible. After he finished, the rest of the museum was interesting. We particularly enjoyed the "ghost ski towns" and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I think the museum might be free. If you are a skier, pretty neat to see the evolution of ski's and equipment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wonderful displays of ski history and the 10th Mountain Division. We liked the exhibits about snowboard history and the equipment on display. Also the old skis and boots. The Olympic alpine skiing history for very good. Most interesting was the 10th Mountain Division display. Those men were amazing!

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Good artifacts from more than 50 years old product innovators. It is in the cntre of the town and the entry is free. There are old videos playing on the screens providing a background on various events that have taken place in Vail.

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LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Great little museum with skis from the early days to the first few snowboards!! Great for kids and adults - can do a quick spin through in 15 min to see highlights or take your time and look at everything, including interesting video/movie clips. Don't miss it when you're in Vail - stop by after a day on the mountain... More

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