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The latest news from The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. We will keep you up to date on all the newest Ski and Snowboard events, so check back often!


Snowboarding Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:09

Snowboard Influencers to Discuss ‘Snowboarding Past, Present and Future’ at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Thirsty Thursday Speaker’s Series March 8th

TT4 Snowboard 2-27-18STOWE, VT: Vermont has been a forerunner in snowboard innovations and trends since the sport was first introduced to the Green Mountains. In celebration of this ongoing heritage, Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe is hosting a Thirsty Thursday panel discussion on March 8th comprised of Vermont’s snowboard visionaries in an open discussion about the current state of snowboarding, how it got where it is, and what the future holds.

John ‘JG’ Gerndt, a legend behind the scenes in snowboarding, will share his perspectives as a member of the Burton team in the mid-80’s, and a 20-year veteran of product testing and development. Jesse Loomis of the infamous Southern Vermont Glebelands crew and founder of Powderjet Snowboards will speak of his experiences. Adam Vindigni will tell us how his passions for art and snowboarding merged to create his company Powe Snowboards. Michelle Casper will reveal how she keeps her pulse on the snowboarding scene as the manager of Darkside Snowboards in Stowe. Green Mountain Academy snowboard coach George Coultas, formerly a coach for the Mount Mansfield Ski Club, will discuss his dedication to coaching snowboarders. Max Holzman will talk about the creation of his snowboard company MTN Local where he makes boards in a custom-built press in his garage.

17-year Burton veteran, Dave Schmidt, the former VP of Global Sales and now a professional photographer and ski and snowboard industry consultant, will moderate the roundtable discussion.

Doors to the museum will open at 6:00 and guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits, which include vintage boards and the PyeongChang Olympic uniform. The event is the fourth of the season in a series of monthly Thirsty Thursday talks hosted at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum that focus on snow sports history currently being made in Vermont.

Beverages are sponsored by Collective Arts Brewing, and Hetta - a Norwegian style glogg, at a cash bar. The discussion begins at 6:30. A $10 entry donation helps support the museum’s mission to “Collect, Preserve and Celebrate Vermont’s Skiing and Snowboarding Heritage”. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5.



New Executive Director
Saturday, 10 February 2018 12:42

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Hires New Executive Director

Deb Taylor of Stowe

DebTaylor VTSSMThe Board of Directors of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is excited to announce that Deb Taylor of Stowe has been selected as their new executive director. Deb worked for 11 years as director at Camp Sewataro in Sudbury, MA and brings extensive experience in leadership, administration, communications, events, and development to VTSSM as it moves into a new era.

“The Board is very excited to welcome Deb to the museum as it celebrates 15 years in Stowe, and 30 since its founding. We anticipate that her infectious enthusiasm for skiing and riding, connections to the Stowe community, and well-honed executive skills will serve us well as we enter into a new decade,” say Board Co-Chairs Poppy Gall and Greg Morrill.

Since moving to Stowe in 1993, Deb has been an active member of the community. She has been involved in the Stowe Land Trust as a former board member, a land steward, and a volunteer, and in the Catamount Trail Association as a trail maintenance volunteer. She worked in the Stowe Elementary School library while her children were in school there and has taught Nordic skiing through the Bill Koch Youth League, Stowe Schools Friday Program and Stowe Mountain Resort Cross Country Center. After receiving her Yoga Teacher Training Certification and teaching at Burlington Yoga, she currently teaches at the Yoga Barn in Stowe.

“There is so much positive energy at the museum right now thanks to the enthusiastic, talented and incredibly dedicated members of the board and staff. I am delighted to have this opportunity to join them in leading the museum forward.” says Taylor. “We have lots of exciting ideas for new programs and projects to create more community connection and involvement. We hope you will join us.”



Who's Going To PyeongChang?
Friday, 26 January 2018 22:57

Thirsty Thursday: Vermonters Going For Gold


small-caldwell-2For the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's February 1st Thirsty Thursday speaker's event we'll be gathering with Olympic insiders to take a look at look at who's going for gold in PyeongChang. Peggy Shinn, a sports journalist who has covered all aspects of the Olympics and a contributor to the U.S. Olympic Committee's and's website, and the author of a new book "World Class", will discuss the dramatic rise of the U.S. women's cross-country ski team, many of whom are Vermonters. She will be joined by Trina Hosmer a competitor for the United States in the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, the first with women's cross country skiing events. Trina is a Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee. Schedules willing, we will also be joined by two-time Olympian and 2018 Olympic alpine ski team member Nolan Kasper, and other Olympians. Doors open at 6:00 at 1 South Main St. in Stowe with the discussion from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sponsors Collective Arts Brewing and Hetta will be serving $5 craft beers and Norwegian style glogg with complimentary popcorn. A $10 entry at the door benefits the museum. Thirsty Thursday talks focus on the skiing and riding history being made today by Vermonters in our state, and beyond.



NORWICH Book Signing
Monday, 15 January 2018 16:07


Contact: Greg Morrill

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

(802) 253-9911

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Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Hosts “Norwich” Book Signing

STOWE, VERMONT— Did you know that Norwich, Vermont, has produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country? With roughly three thousand residents, it has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past thirty years—and three times that athlete has returned with a medal!

New York Times sportswriter Karen Crouse was so intrigued by that fact that she moved to Norwich to see what makes it so special and discovered a culture that’s the opposite of today’s hypercompetitive schoolyard. Now she has written her first book: “Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence” examining the story behind how the town nurtures athletic prowess in its children.

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum invites the public to a book signing event for “Norwich” on Thursday January 25th from 6:00-8:00PM in the Museum located at One South Main Street in Stowe, Vermont.

Karen Crouse is an award-winning sportswriter who has been on the staff of The New York Times since 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she competed on the women's swim team while majoring in journalism and physical education. 

Norwich” starts by telling the story of 1960 Olympic silver medalist Betsy Snite and her sister Sunny who were driven by their ultra-competitive father. Crouse then goes on to describe how more contemporary Norwich Olympians have thrived with less judgmental parenting. The list includes ski jumpers Mike Holland and Jeff Hastings, mogul skier Hannah Kearney, and snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Crouse writes about why “the Norwich way” can thrive in any community in which the values of participation, sportsmanship, community and fun are upheld.

At the free event on January 25th Karen Crouse will present the story of “Norwich” and hold a question and answer session. Copies of her book will be on sale and Karen will be available to sign them.

About the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

The museum’s mission is to "Collect, Preserve, and Celebrate Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history." Founded as the Vermont Ski Museum in 1988, the museum moved to its current location in Stowe in 2000. Snowboarding was added to the museum and its name in 2011. The museum offers local communities and area guests the opportunity for an experiential encounter, educational programming, and a wonderful gift shop all related to skiing and snowboarding. In addition the museum hosts the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, and sponsors a series of annual events.



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