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Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame

Address: Vail Transportation Center, Level 3, 231 S. Frontage Rd. East, Vail, CO 81657
Phone Number: 970-476-1876
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum chronicling Colorado's...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum chronicling Colorado's skiing history.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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11 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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108 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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