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Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame

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Address: Vail Transportation Center, Level 3, 231 S. Frontage Rd. East, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-1876
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Description: Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum...
Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum chronicling Colorado's skiing history.
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Great little museum

When in Vail Village take the time to go see the Colorado Ski Museum. The old Olympic ski suits are so cool. The old skis and snowboards are too. And the history about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Elizabethtown, North Carolina, United States
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Elizabethtown, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

When in Vail Village take the time to go see the Colorado Ski Museum. The old Olympic ski suits are so cool. The old skis and snowboards are too. And the history about the Army's 10th Division and how they helped win the war on skis is so interesting. The little gift shop is nice too.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Educational. Interesting. Took whole family. Inexpensive, because all they ask for is a donation; suggested $2.00 per person. Quite reasonable. Will go back again.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great museum! Worth the time to stop in. It shows the history of skiing and the 10th Mountain Division's impact on skiing and the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

This free museum is so interesting that I went twice. There are displays of the evolution of skis and snowboards, ski boots, bindings, chair lifts. Catch the film clips of the 10th Mountain Division WW2 soldiers, and also of classic skiers. Good gift shop. The museum is located on the lower level of the Vail transportation center.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are in Vail you should give it a try. It is very nice the see the old ski equipment and some toys you can see there. There are also some nice pictures.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a wonderful place. You can watch a 30 minute video of the 10th Mountain Division. An all volunteer group who trained in the cold and snow during WW11. The troop was called into WW11 in early 1945 and sent to Italy to fight. Some of the original members are still alive today! What an incredible story of love of... More 

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Harbin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Vail has been around for a long time in the ski industry, and the Colorado Ski Museum/Ski Hall of Fame is worth a visit by skiers to get a picture of where their sport came from. While the CSM-SHF is conveniently located in the Vail Transportation Center (VTC), it is also unfortunately located in the VTC, which limits its size... More 

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Altoona, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I mostly went in to get warm, but it was fascinating, hard to believe how far skiing has come in such a short time and gives you a real insight in to the town of Vail. One looks at Vail and skiing differently after having visited it. Well worth it, old and young alike wiil enjoy it.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

this is a great place to while away some time and get informed about the 10th moutain division as well as the history of colorado ski industry. recommended highly

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The museum is just by the Vail village car park, as you exit on way to slopes. This is a great find. It's fairly small, but very informative. Visited in fall; between summer and winter season. Open from 10am; free, but suggested donation of $2. The museum showed history of skiing, snowboard and US Winter Olympics. Plenty of interesting gifts... More 

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