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Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail reopens

Museum’s Vail History Tours start again Saturday

Randy Wyrick
Vail Daily
The Colorado Snowsports Museum is packed with great stories like this Sigurd Rockne adventure. The museum reopens Friday.
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VAIL — The Colorado Snowsports Museum is reopening after months of COVID-19 induced closure.

Like many openings, the museum’s will be limited, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

“We’re thrilled to be reopening and welcoming people to town,” museum director Jen Mason said.

There will also be discounts in the gift shop and a few restrictions upon entering, Mason said.

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If You Go 

What: Colorado Snowsports Museum reopening

When: Friday, May 15. Opening Day hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: The Museum is located at the north end of Bridge Street in Vail

Cost: Donations are suggested.

Information: Vail History Tours start again Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning May 16. The tours start at 11 a.m. and cost $5. Masks and gloves are required in the museum. Gloves are provided. Call 970-476-1876 or go to http://www.snowsportsmuseum.org.

Patrons will need to wear a mask and gloves — the museum can provide the gloves — because of the touch screens.

The museum will also be restarting its Vail History Tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning May 16. The tours start at 11 a.m. and cost $5.

Because they’ll be limited to eight people, you’ll need to make a reservation, Mason said. You’ll also need a mask for the tour and they’ll be social distancing.

The Colorado Snowsports Museum is located at the north end of Vail’s Bridge Street in the Vail Village parking structure. It has been around since 1976.

The museum is a repository of not only Vail’s history but also the history of snowsports and its surrounding culture. Among the focal points are the famed 10th Mountain Division and the Snowsports Hall of Fame.


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