Vail ski museum hosts open house Thursday
Ryan Summerlin March 21, 2012
Stop by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum on Thursday, March 22 to visit the Museum Open House, a fun-filled day with activities and prizes. From 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., memberships and Gift Shoppe discounts will be available in celebration of the museum Open House. Guests will receive 30% off, and museum members will receive 50% off. Guests who purchase a museum membership at the Open House will enjoy the full 50% discount.Membership dollars and proceeds from the museum’s Gift Shoppe, which offers one-of-a-kind Vail ornaments, ski posters, coffee table books and unique gifts, go towards providing great exhibits for the public, funding the museum’s education programs and safeguarding the memories and artifacts of the snow sports industry. These discounts, to help preserve Colorado’s important ski legacy, are specially offered at the Open House and will be available for only that day.Additionally, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum will be offering free guided tours at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Visitors will tour five museum galleries loaded with ski and snowboard history and learn about the Winter Olympics, how Vail was founded, the famed 10th Mountain Division, history of snowboarding, the Hall of Fame and more. The museum’s newest exhibit, Roots of a Movement: The Colorado Snowboard Archive, is the first comprehensive exhibit of snowboarding’s history, told through the perspective of those who have brought snowboarding from a dream into a reality.Staff at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum will be giving away exclusive door prizes throughout the Open House. Prizes include spring weekend trips to Keystone and Breckenridge.The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame serves as both a statewide Colorado museum as well as a local community museum for the Vail Valley. Supported by annual membership dues and gift shop proceeds, the Museum and Hall of Fame is both educational and entertaining, and admission is free. Nearly 100,000 visitors annually enjoy Colorado’s rich ski history and heritage housed at the museum.For more information on the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Open House on Thursday, March 22, please visit www.skimuseum.net or call 970-476-1876.