The Lahti Ski Museum, located at the foot of the Lahti Sports Center ski-jump ramps, was started in 1958 by veterans of the Lahden Hiihtoseura skiing club in Finland and officially founded in 1974. The first permanent exhibition for the museum was set up in the club’s old sauna, and as the museum collection grew
Operating as a non-profit organization, the National Alpine Museum of Australia is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and preserving items relating to the history of skiing in Australia. The museum is located at the Community Center of Mount Buller in Victoria…
The Fifth edition of Kingdom Days is a fantastic celebration of Breckenridge town’s heritage. The town was established back in 1859.
The Salty Peaks Snowboard Shop is located in the ideal location in Salt Lake City, as it is in close proximity to world famous and very popular skiing and snowboarding resorts, such as Canyons, Snowbird, Park City, Brighton and Park City. It is nestled between two canyons, namely Cottonwood and Parley’s at Wasatch Mountain’s base. Not only is the shop conveniently situated for winter sport enthusiasts to do their last minute shopping, or to purchase a new snowboard while on vacation, but it is also home to a very intriguing attraction.
True to its motto to “Collect, Preserve, and Celebrate”, the Vermont Ski Museum is a fascinating treasure trove of memorabilia relating to the history of skiing in Vermont. Located in the Village of Stowe’s old Town Hall, which was built in 1818 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Vermont Ski Museum started its collection in 2002. Thanks to generous donations from the skiing community, the collection has grown to more than 5,200 catalogued items, many of which date back to the late 19th century.
When visiting the Northeastern parts of the United States, and more specifically, Franconia in New Hampshire, be sure to visit the New England Ski Museum, where the history and the fascinating facts of cross-country skiing, alpine, commercial and various other skiing activities of the area are documented. There are only four ski museums in the United States. Even though the New England Ski Museum was established in 1977, it only moved to its present, and permanent, location in 1982. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts will find the museum to be interesting and educational.
Discover the history of skiing in Canada at the Canadian Ski Museum and Ski Hall of Fame in Ottawa. Housing a vast collection of memorabilia, the museum promotes the appreciation of skiing and snowboarding traditions in Canada, as well as the importance of the sports in Canadian life and culture. The Canadian Ski Museum is dedicated to preserving skiing history, honoring those who contribute to that history and educating people about Canada’s skiing heritage. Certainly, skiing and snow sport enthusiasts are recommended to visit this fascinating establishment.
Situated in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, located at Utah Olympic Park, the Alf Engen Ski Museum is a fantastic experience for the entire family. This highly interactive museum will guide patrons through the past right into the future of winter sports in the area. Visitors can enjoy both self-guided and guided tours of the museum as well as the Olympic competition sites.
Skiing was not a vacation recreation but a means of transportation in winter in Northern Europe and Asia thousands of years ago. Early skis were made from the bones of large animals strapped to the toe of the boot with leather strips. In Scandinavia wooden skis were believed to be used even five thousand years […]
Snow skiing is generally not a sport readily associated with sunny South Africa. However, the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council chose to hold its spring 46th International Ski Congress in South Africaâ€™s mother city, Cape Town, thereby making history as the first-ever FIS Congress to be held on the African continent.