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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 #12 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We enjoyed going down the ski history path. Plenty of information and pleasant displays. The best was the area where they had the World War II ski platoon and its history. This was a by chance visit which was a pleasant surprise.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stopped in the museum with a friend. It was very cool to see that they had already put a current Olympic uniform on display from one of the female skiers from Colorado. I loved walking through and seeing the progression in equipment over the years. The bindings that consisted of metal springs made me laugh. Hard to believe people actually... More

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So Cal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If the weather is bad or you want an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours off the mountain in Vail then check out this museum. Entrance is by donation and they have all kinds of fascinating artifacts and interactive displays on the US history of skiing, boarding, & the 10th mountain division. They also have examples of early... More

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Newbury, Berkshire
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

So interesting to learn more about the history and beginnings of skiing but also snowboarding. Fabulous photos and memorabilia, funny to think I wore some of those hideous 80's ski outfits too!

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