The VTSSM's entire collection is divided into seven areas: ski equipment, ski clothing, mechanical equipment, Vermont Ski Area/Ski Vermont items, 10th Mountain Division, fine art, and related Library and Archival materials. Most of the material dates from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Since the Museum opened in the Stowe location in 2002, the collection has more than doubled. There are currently over 7750 items catalogued. This number does not account for the fact that most ski equipment comes in pairs, so most likely there are over 15.000 individual items preserved by the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Ski equipment includes boots, skis, poles, climbing skins, and loose bindings for snowboarding, cross country and downhill skiing, and the carrying equipment - bags, boot trees, and ski racks.
The objective of the Museum's Curatorial Program is to utilize the resources belonging and accessible to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum to create visually stimulating, historically in-depth exhibits that fulfill the mission to Collect, Preserve and Celebrate Vermont's Skiing and Snowboarding History. The two main resources available to the Museum are its collections and the community. The Museum staff and Board take their responsibility of holding the collection in public trust very seriously. Outlined below are reasons you should consider donating your old ski equipment, clothing, brochures, art work, or other memorabilia to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.
Collections as a Resource: To maintain the collections for research and exhibit, the Museum prioritizes:
If you have items you are interested in donating to the Museum, please contact the Curator to discuss the specifics of your donation.
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