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“Even if you're not a skier, it's worth a stop”

Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum
Ranked #20 of 35 things to do in Stowe
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Owner description: The VT Ski and Snowboard Museum collects, preserves and celebrates Vermont skiing and snowboarding history. It was founded in 1988 by Vermont writer and publisher Roy Newton and in 2002, moved to Stowe, VT. Now known as the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, it is housed in the 1818 Old Town Hall, now known as the Perkins Building, located at 1 South Main Street, in the heart of Stowe's National Historic District.
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My wife and I have never put on a pair of skis in our lives. I'd be scared to death to ride on a ski lift, much less barrel downhill on a pair of skis. But if you're in the vicinity of Stowe, Vermont, as we were recently, it's worth the time to visit the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Located in the Perkins Building at 1 Main Street, the museum was originally established in Brandon in 1988 but was moved to Stowe in 2000 and opened to the public at its current location in 2002. The museum's purpose is to "collect, preserve and celebrate Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history." Today, the museum features a collection of 7,500 items, including skiing and snowboarding equipment, skiing and snowboarding clothing, books, archival materials and mechanical equipment. The Hall of Fame pays tribute to athletes, pioneers and contributors from Andrea Mead Lawrence to Billy Kidd to Suzy Chaffee. The exhibits detail 75 years of lift technology, the history of Vermont's 10th Mountain Division in World War II, the National Ski Patrol and Fashions on Snow from 1930 to 2014.

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 25 August 2017


Small but interesting history about skiing and skiing Stowe . Good for children and adults of all ages

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Cute small museum with photo's, a movie playing, old ski equipment and clothing and the history of skiing Stowe and ski patrol etc. Only need about and hour or less to really see it all, but wonderful!

Thank bikinggal123
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The ski museum had a great exhibit to ski patrolling. It gave a great overview of how skiing started here and why si patrol is so important to the development of the sport.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This museum was such a pleasure to stumble across. It had so much history and information about the mountain and skiing throughout the years. It even has an old gondola you can play in and a children's play room for the little ones. The main working was very pleasant as well!

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