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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!

 

Mountain Troops: Then and Now
Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:04

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Backcountry Rescue In Vermont
Monday, 26 March 2018 14:09
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Thirsty Thursday:
April 12th

According to SnowSports Industries America, human-powered snowsports, which includes backcountry skiing, snowboarding and touring, is becoming one of the fastest growing sectors of the winter sports industry making it no surprise that Vermont’s highly specialized rescue teams have responded to their fair share of calls this winter. Teams have mobilized to search for dozens of lost parties including incidents in Killington, Middlebury Gap and Bolton Valley. Six soldiers were caught and rescued after being caught in an avalanche in Smuggler’s Notch in March. A tragic fall through the ice at Bingham Falls in Stowe required a difficult water rescue.

“Backcountry Rescue in Vermont” is the topic of Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s monthly Thirsty Thursday speaker’s event on April 12 at 6:30. Members of mountain search and rescue team members from around the state will raise awareness of the potential dangers of backcountry travel in the mountains in cold weather. They will speak about the skills and training necessary to become a rescue team member and the inherent dangers involved with rescues, and how ski patrols, State Police, local rescue teams all work together to help save lives.

Panelists Neil Van Dyke, the Search and Rescue Coordinator for the VT Department of Public Safety, Doug Veliko of Stowe Mountain Rescue, Joel Blumenthal from Killington Search and Rescue and Peg Doheny, Director of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol, will provoke a lively conversation about backcountry safety and rescue and answer questions from the audience. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Lynn, Editor of VT SKI + RIDE and Vermont Sports magazines.

Doors to the museum will open at 6:00 and guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits and socialize.

The discussion begins at 6:30.The event is the fifth of the season in a series of monthly “Thirsty Thursday” talks hosted at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum that focus on topics currently relevant to skiing and snowboarding.

Craft beer provided by Collective Arts Brewing, wine and cider will be served at a cash bar. A $10 entry donation helps support the museum’s mission to “Collect, Preserve and Celebrate Vermont’s Skiing and Snowboarding Heritage.”

 
April at the Museum
Curious & Cool : Highlighting Unusual and Seldom Seen Objects from the Museum's Eclectic Collection. Wednesday-Sunday noon-5:00.
Thank you to our Underwriters: People's United Bank, Darn Tough Vermont and Ferro Estate and Custom Jewelers
Movies daily. Wed. - Sun. noon - 5:00
CLOSED Easter Sunday
Museum Gift Shop SALE on selected items through April 16th
CLOSED FOR SPRING CLEANING April 16th - May 28th
Donations always appreciated!

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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.

 

 

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

Thirsty Thursday: Vermonters Going For Gold

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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 TeamUSA.org'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.

 

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