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02/19/2013

Going Downhill is a Good Thing at the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum!

In 2002, the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum opened its doors to the public with a lot of perseverance from local businesses, families and volunteers and from across the nation.  Visitors can now stroll through the renovated halls of the 1818 Old Town Hall on Main Street and enjoy an extensive collection of skiing artifacts, memorabilia and chronicled history of skiing in Vermont.  How much fun would it be to read historic accounts of snowy adventures along Route 100 or view the many ways that Stowe has continued to be a popular tourist destination since the 1850’s. 

VTSSMVermont Ski &
Snowboard Museum

Exhibits:
Moving Upwards in Skiing: 75 Years of Lift Technology
The Evolution of Ski Technique
Vermont and the 10th Mountain Division

Stowe: A Community for Skiing
Vermont’s Nordic Traditions
How Vermont Shaped Snowboarding

Fittingly so, the building that houses the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum is at a key intersection where the most traffic enters the village of Stowe.  It has become somewhat of a gateway to the village, introducing visitors and locals alike to the significant history that abounds from within its walls.  The Museum’s entire collection is divided into seven areas: ski equipment, ski clothing, mechanical equipment, Vermont Ski Area/Ski Vermont items, 10th Mountain Division (WWII), fine art, and related Library and Archival materials.

At the Green Mountain Inn, we love to chat with our guests about the history of the area and share stories that we’ve heard through the years or experienced first-hand.  Along with the VTSSM, our Inn also has a significant history in Stowe and we’re proud to showcase that throughout our hallways and rooms.  So come for the history lesson, or come for the downhill experience; whichever is your choice (or both), we look forward to having you stay with us.

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