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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
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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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The admission is free and there are just two rooms in the museum. But there is a good overview of the history of Colorado skiing, interesting artifacts from the early days and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 19, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

The admission is free and there are just two rooms in the museum. But there is a good overview of the history of Colorado skiing, interesting artifacts from the early days and a detailed exhibit on the 10th Mountain Division. It's worth a stop if you have an hour.

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Paris, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are not skiers but the museum was very interesting. Definitely a must see if in the area. Clean and well maintained.

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015

They have some of the first Burton snowboards on display - very interesting! And good exhibits on the 10th Mountain Division.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

Located below welcome center on 3rd level of city parking structure. (Free parking spring and summer) Nicely constructed exhibits. Large display of snowboards. Interesting even for non-skiers. Gift shop with themed items.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

This museum covers the history of the 10th Mountain Division who trained in this area for combat, on skis for WW 2. Much of Vail and modern ski resort development in the US is related to the experiences of these men and their passion for skiing. There are also videos of the history of ski racing. Development of snowboarding has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

The history of skiing, the history of vail, one of the best displays on the history of the snowboard, the ski hall of fame and a museum dedicated to the 10th Mtn Division, a WW2 fighting force that had its roots in the mountains above Vail make a visit here a must.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

Don't miss amazing and moving presentation of 10th Mountain Division which played a major role unseating the German army from the Italian Alps in WWII. They were founded and trained in Vail. One or two veterans still active and tell stories here!!!!

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

Was introduced to the museum years ago and had a brief stop this time at the beginning of our Art Walk (don't miss the art walk on weds!)Nice history and collection of ski memorabilia in a super easy location

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Gold Coast Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

The museum really does have some interesting stuff. It is fascinating seeing the old skis and boots and reading about the history of skiing and snowboarding. The museum is well presented and laid out and is well worth a visit for any skier.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

The history of the vail resort is well documented and accurately presented. The presentation by a veteran of the WWII Mountain Division on Fridays is especially entertaining.

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