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The Museum is located on the 3rd level of the Vail Village Parking Structure.
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 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


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Please Remember Us When You Donate On Colorado Gives Day--December 6

We know you receive numerous requests to give to many worthy organizations, especially as we enter the holiday season.  That makes it even more important when you say Yes to us.

We hope you will join us in preserving Colorado's rich ski and snowboard history when you donate on Colorado Gives Day, December 6.  To donate to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum this year, click here.

We sincerely thank you for your support.
2017 Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted--February 15 Deadline

Nominations are now being accepted for the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame's Class of 2017.  Each year, the Hall of Fame elects up to four new members and one Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee.

All nominees must have contributed significantly to the state's ski and snowboard industry, providing direct benefit to Colorado. Nominees must have resided in Colorado for at least ten years.

Hall of Fame candidates must be nominated as an Athlete, Sport Builder, Inspirational or a Pioneer, with the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee evaluating the merit of each nomination.  Each nominee must be sponsored by an individual that is not a family member and that sponsor must complete and submit the six-part nomination application prior to February 15, 2017.

To request a Hall of Fame Nomination Application, please contact the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum at or call (970) 476-1876.

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Available for Private Events

The next time you're looking for a unique and intimate space for a private gathering or presentation in Vail, we hope you'll consider the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum.

The Museum features 2,800 square feet of floor space, spread through the six exhibition galleries, with movable fixtures allowing for flexibility and room for a maximum of 125 people. We also have a liquor license for private events.

Rental is available outside our normal operating hours of 10 am to 6 pm, with a four-hour rental fee of $1,000, allowing for one hour of setup, two hours for the event and one hour for cleanup.  Additional hours may be reserved for $150 per hour.

So the next time you're planning a function in Vail, investigate the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum.
Museum Receives Jem Corporation Raw Wood Prototype Snurfer 
On Christmas Day of 1965, Sherman Poppen bound two kids' skis together and in the process, created a new snow sport that would come to be known as snowboarding.

By taking a single-piece board that was shorter and wider than a traditional ski and adding a rope for steering, Poppen invented the Snurfer.   The following year, Poppen patented the idea as a "Surf-Type Snow Ski".

The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum received a generous donation of this early 1970's Jem Corporation raw wood Snurfer Prototype this past spring. The board was a gift from Jason Eller and Richard and Carl Hamm.  

Paul Curry, the owner of Jem Corporation gave this board to Carl Hamm, who served as a personal pilot for Mr. Curry.  You can see similar Snurfers currently on display at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum.
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Gift Shop--The One Stop for all Your Holiday Needs
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special or just in search of a unique Colorado look for your home, then check out the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Gift Shop.

We offer a wide variety of holiday decorating and gift ideas, guaranteed to fit any budget.  The Museum Gift Shop is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

So be sure to visit the one stop for all of your holiday gift giving and decorating needs--the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Gift Shop.  
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The Museum's non-profit on-line gift shop features the newest 10th Mountain Documentary DVD,  Climb to Glory.   Visit Our Gift Shop