NileGuide Expert Says:
Definitely worth the time to visit, especially for those who are curious how a multi-billion dollar industry could grow in just over 50 years—don’t forget to check out the clothes and equipment used back in the day!
Vail Transportation Center
Vail Transportation Center, Level 3
Vail, CO 81657
tel: 970 476 1876
fax: 970 476 1879
The Colorado Ski Museum in Vail is a fascinating look at how skiing and snowboarding rose to prominence in Colorado's mountains. Opened in 1976, the Ski Museum showcases a wealth of history that spans over 130 years. Various displays follow the evolution of gear, from early skis to today's modern twin-tips and snowboards, while an impressive photo archive looks at the development of Vail and other ski areas in Colorado. A special exhibit looks at the impact of the 10th Mountain Division, the fabled alpine unit that fought in World War 2. Competitive skiing, from World Cup to Olympic events, is yet another aspect worth checking out while you are in Vail.