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The Museum is closed for the summer for our major remodel and transformation.  
We look forward to reopening in the fall with an all new experience.

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Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Annual Recognition Award Winners 

The late volunteer Resource Center Manager for the Colorado Snowsports Museum, an organization that has firmly established Colorado as the heart and soul of Paralympic ski racing, a Vail skier who overcame a rare form of bone cancer to become a rising star on the U.S. Paralympic team and American World Cup Overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin will be among the recipients of the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame's Annual Recognition Awards for 2017.

The Annual Awards will be presented in conjunction with the organization's Hall of Fame Induction Gala, scheduled for October 14 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa.

The Hall of Fame's annual honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the Museum; Top of the Hill Award, which recognizes entities that have contributed to the development of skiing in Colorado; the Competitor of the Year Award, the Collegiate Skiers of the Year Award and the Adaptive Athlete of the Year Award.

The 2017 recipients include the late Jimmy Dunn (Lifetime Achievement Award),the Adaptive Spirit organization and its chairman Steve Raymond (Top of the Hill Award), U.S. Ski Team star Mikaela Shiffrin (Competitor of the Year Award), the University of Colorado's David Ketterer and Petra Hyncicova (Collegiate Skiers of the Year Award) and U.S. Paralympic team member Thomas Walsh (Adaptive Athlete of the Year Award).

Tickets are on sale for the Hall of Fame Induction Gala, with individual tickets priced at $225, while tables of ten are available, starting at $3,250.  To purchase tickets or for additional information, please contact  hofgala@gmail.com , visit the Colorado Snowsports Museum website at  www.skimuseum.net  or call (970) 476-1876.  All proceeds from the Hall of Fame Gala will benefit the Colorado Snowsports Museum.
Bob Parker
(1922-2017)

We regret to inform you that Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame member and Museum co-founder Bob Parker passed away June 29 in Grand Junction, Colorado.  One of the great pioneers and builders of the Colorado ski industry, Bob was 94.

Born in the Midwest in 1922, his first experience with skiing was in a park in Rochester, New York. He enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Camp Hale in the 10th Mountain Division.  He fought in Europe in WWII and from his training became the slalom champion of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Upon his return to the U.S., he joined Skiing Magazine and served as editor from 1956-1962.  He then joined the fledgling ski area of Vail to become the resort's first marketing director.  His first major move was to sign the US Ski Team to hold an Olympic training camp at Vail, eight days prior to their opening. He retired from Vail Associates in 1987 as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Bob was also influential in streamlining the final approval process and groundbreaking for the Beaver Creek ski area, while some of his other numerous accomplishments include helping to create Colorado Ski Country USA, the Vail Valley Foundation and the Colorado Snowsports Museum.  He was inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's family. 
Museum's New Interactive Wall To Showcase Ski Racing In Colorado
 
As visitors explore the new exhibits of the Colorado Snowsports Museum, interactive touchscreens will provide the opportunity for guests to explore topics in greater depth than would be 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 be available at the touch of a finger.

The  Competition exhibit will be highlighted by a 22-foot long interactive iWall, with a 40-inch sliding monitor that will bring to life the Olympic Winter Games, Colorado's four Alpine World Ski Championships, the World Cup alpine tour and the history of the World Pro Ski Tour.

The iWall is an interactive device whose monitor slides along a track with the content changing as it is moved. Graphics, animation, audio and video content can all be navigated by simply sliding the LCD monitor. By adding depth to the two-dimensional space of a wall, large amounts of information can be conveyed in a way that is not cluttered or overwhelming.  

As a result of the transformation, the Museum will be closed for the summer for the remodel, and we anticipate reopening prior to the start of the 2017-18 ski season.

CLIMB TO GLORY DOCUMENTARY

NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD  

 

The Museum's non-profit on-line gift shop features the newest 10th Mountain Documentary DVD,  Climb to Glory.   Visit Our Gift Shop