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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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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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159 reviews 159 reviews
9 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a great place to stop and check out some great history. The museum talks about the 10th Division. It was great to see the snowboard evolution and the winter Olympic from 1920 to present.

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Colorado Springs
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Being from Colorado Springs and the connection with the Olympic Training center and the USOC this was a real treat to see the museum. The old lifts and snowboard displays plays were my favorite.

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Calgary, Canada
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263 reviews 263 reviews
101 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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