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Museum's $2.3 Million Transformation Capital Campaign Nearing Completion

The Colorado Snowsports Museum's  Transformation Capital Campaign fundraising and exhibit content development are nearing completion, with the construction phase planned for summer 2017.  

Project Highlights Include
New Visible Entrance
A new prominent entrance, situated directly in front of the parking structure main staircase, will improve visibility and accessibility to the Museum, while also allowing for a reconfigured interior.

Ceiling Height Increased
Drop ceiling tiles will be removed to access 7-10 feet of additional ceiling height, making the exhibit spaces feel more spacious.

The soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division, who trained in Colorado during World War II, are the cornerstones of the Colorado ski industry and their story will be the centerpiece of the new Museum. Additionally, Skiing History, Ski Racing, Snowboard Archives, Colorado Ski Resorts, and Ski Fashion and Equipment Evolution, along with the iconic Snowsports Hall of Fame, will all be modernized.

Interactive Media
State-of-the-art interactive exhibit technologies are being incorporated into the exhibit design. Touchscreens in the Skiing History, Colorado Ski Resorts and Hall of Fame Exhibit bays will allow visitors to explore more topics in greater depth than is feasible in the Museum's physical space. Digitized photographs and documents; videos and films; audio recordings and other items from the Museum's archives will come to life at the touch of a finger, adding "edutainment" that will captivate the youngest to oldest visitors.  

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Museum Hosts Camp Hale Historical Landscape Reception

On Saturday, January 21, the public had a unique opportunity to learn about the past, present and future of Colorado's famed Camp Hale, the home and training ground for World War II's legendary 10th Mountain Division mountain troopers.
The event was presented by the  Continental Divide Wilderness Coalition and hosted by the  Colorado Snowsports Museum, with support and Living History provided by the  10th Mountain Division Foundation.

The Colorado Snowsports Museum hosted a public reception in support of the effort to designate Camp Hale as a National Historic Landscape.  

Numerous speakers, including State Senator and Vail native Kerry Donovan, were on hand to lend their support to the effort.  If successful, the designation would protect 28,000 acres in honor of the 10th Mountain Division.
10th Mountain Division Veteran Sandy Treat Turns 94

10th Mountain Division veteran Sandy Treat had help celebrating his 94th birthday as the Colorado Snowsports Museum presented Treat with a pair of birthday cakes to honor the occasion.

The celebration took place at the Museum, in conjunction with a public reception in support of designating Camp Hale as an Historic Landscape, a move that would set aside 28,000 acres in honor of the 10th Mountain Division.

Camp Hale was home to Treat and roughly 14,000 soldiers that were trained in mountain warfare in preparation for their World War II campaign in Italy.

Treat recounts his time with the 10th and his experiences at Camp Hale each Friday at 3 pm at the Colorado Snowsports Museum.
Museum May Have Warren Miller's Original Movie Camera 
The Colorado Snowsports Museum's Resource Center in Golden is a veritable treasure trove of unique one-of-a-kind items that help tell the story of the history of skiing, both within Colorado and across the nation. 

One such item that has recently been reassessed is legendary filmmaker Warren Miller's 16 mm, three lens turret Bell & Howell camera. 

Miller's film career started while working as a ski instructor at Sun Valley in the late 1940's. One day, he met two ski students, Chuck Percy, the then president of Bell & Howell Camera Company, and Hal Geneen, comptroller of the company.  Percy appreciated Miller's enthusiasm for wanting to create travel and ski films and the following day, Percy and Geneen told him that they wanted to loan him one of the company's new 16 mm cameras.

The first few days that Miller had the camera, he slept with it beside him. It would take three years, but he would finally pay off that camera, validating Percy's faith in him in the process, as his filmmaking career was beginning to take off.  Although the Museum's records are unclear as to whether or not the camera in its collection is the one that Percy loaned Miller, it is indeed a 70DR model from the 1940s, quite possibly making it the original camera. 
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