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Colorado Ski Museum-Ski Hall of Fame
Ranked #12 of 74 things to do in Vail
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Owner description: Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum chronicling Colorado's skiing history.
Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

10th Mountain Division film and relics are fascinating.

Visited June 2012
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Pasadena MD
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“History lessons”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Great little museum. Nice displays of the evolution of skiing. Being retired military, I really enjoyed the display about the military.

Visited January 2012
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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Go Hiking in the Wilderness Instead”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

You can either look at history or go into the wilderness and create your own personal history. The Eagles Nest Wilderness Area is across the freeway. The Holy Cross Wilderness Area is a few miles west of Vail. So, you should get outdoors.

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hikes-Central-Colorado-ebook/dp/B003ZUY8NM

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Cross-Wilderness-Area-ebook/dp/B004AYD70M/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2


http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hikes-Central-Colorado-ebook/dp/B003ZUY8NM

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quick Study”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great little museum that has the heart of who and how skiing got started. Reminds me of my old Hart and Head skis. Isaw my stuff there from the "old days". Brought back memories. Glad I don't have to ski with that stuff anymore though. Great museum and you can leave as much as you like for the experience.

Visited March 2012
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Vail, Colorado
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70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tons of fascinating info & events”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum is a great place to visit in Vail - not to mention, free admission every day. It has a ton of great info for any ski or snowboard enthusiast, or even history buff. There are exhibits with amazing old artifacts, detailing information on the history of skiing in Colorado, National Ski Patrol, the famed 10th Mountain Division (who fought in the Italian mountains in WWII and helped end the war, and then jump start the ski industry post-war), history of the Olympics, history of Vail, and a brand new snowboard exhibit, which is incredibly enlightening and fascinating. Seriously, if you want to kill 15 minutes, you can browse around, but if you want to really see everything in here, it can be as long as you want.

Visited March 2012
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