2012 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Inductees

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2012 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Inductees

Founded in 1976, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum strives to maintain the legacy of snow sports in the region, specifically by preserving the history of the 10th Mountain Division which was the foundation upon which Colorado’s skiing community was built…

Pennsylvania Ski and Winter Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

The Pennsylvania Ski and Winter Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is located in Camelback Ski Area’s base lodge, with additional exhibits in the museum’s Liberty Mountain Annex. In 1994 Alex Bensinger and Alber Dowden headed a group in forming this education organization that is committed to preserving the state’s skiing and winter sport heritage.

Exploring the Ski Museum of Maine

As its name suggests, the Ski Museum of Maine documents the fascinating history of skiing in Maine. Not many realize that Maine actually has a rich skiing heritage to be proud of. Some of the earliest skis in Maine were produced by Swedish immigrants for transportation and were all handcrafted. Primitive to say the least, with toe loops and upturned tips being the only accessories to the planks, they were effective, and the beginning of ski production in Maine. The main mission of the Ski Museum of Maine is to create awareness of the magnificent history of skiing and preserve the skiing heritage of Maine.

Vermont Ski Museum: Collect, Preserve, Celebrate

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.

2010 Colorado Hall of Fame Inductees

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It has been documented that pioneers in Colorado discovered the use of skis when gold was discovered in 1859. Ten men also realized how significant the use of skis is that winter when their mining camp became snow-logged and they needed to travel to find provisions. One of the members of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, Father Dyer, used skis to travel to remote areas and preach to communities that were not previously reachable. This year, members of the ski community who have achieved and made valuable contributions to the Colorado ski industry will be inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.

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