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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!

 

NORWICH Book Signing
Monday, 15 January 2018 16:07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018

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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Back Country Fever
Monday, 01 January 2018 19:39
BACKCOUNTRY FEVER: New Terrain, New Huts, New Frontiers


Leaders of the Catamount Trail Association, Vermont Huts and RASTA
discuss new huts, glades and backcountry skiing around the state at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum on January 11th.


STOWE, VT: On Thursday, January 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm the movers and shakers in Vermont's burgeoning backcountry ski movement will come together at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's monthly Thirsty Thursday series in downtown Stowe to talk about the future of backcountry skiing in Vermont.


R.J. Thompson of Vermont Huts Association will unveil plans for new huts in both central Vermont and the greater Stowe area. Angus McCusker of the Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trails Alliance will share his organization's work on cutting glades in Central Vermont and plans for a new trail system. And Amy Kelsey, executive director of the Catamount Trail Association will talk about how the Catamount Trail has become an access point for some of the best backcountry skiing in the state.


Plus, learn about the new backcountry centers that are growing up at resorts around the state. The roundtable discussion will include maps and photos and be moderated by Lisa Lynn, editor of Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and stick around for a casual party after.


Sponsors Collective Arts Brewing and Hetta will be serving craft beers and Norwegian style glogg at a cash bar. The event is the second 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. The doors open at 1 South Main Street in Stowe at 6:30 pm with a suggested donation at the door.


The 2018 line-up for Thirsty Thursdays is as follows:
Jan. 11:BACKCOUNTRY FEVER: New Terrain, New Huts, New Frontiers
Feb. 1: VERMONT & THE OLYMPICS: An Inside Look at Who's Going for Gold
Mar. 8: SNOWBOARD INNOVATION: What's Up With Snowboard Design


For photos or more information: Lisa Lynn, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 802-760-8550
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Gift Shop
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 19:50

For the Skier or Rider on Your Christmas List Visit the Museum Gift Shop

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Our gift shop is open 12-5pm Wednesday through Sunday! Please drop by and see us!

 

 

Fast & Furious
Monday, 04 December 2017 20:50

Fast and Furious: An Insider's Look at World Cup Ski Racing; December 7th

STOWE, VT: (November 20, 2017)- What is it like to race on the FIS Audi World Cup against the fastest ski racers in the world? How do you hold an edge on concrete-hard ice while turning at 60 mph?

On Thursday, December 7, on the heels of the Killington World Cup, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum kicks off the first of its monthly Thirsty Thursday speaker series with a roundtable talk with some of the top racers in the state.
 
Get the insider's view of racing on the FIS Alpine World Cup events around the world with Olympic and World Cup racer Jimmy Cochran, Igor Vanovac-a former member of the Yugoslav National Team and a Chief of Course for the Killington World Cup- and Tucker Marshall, (one of the upstart Redneck Racers) who is competing on the world circuit without support of the U.S. Ski Team but with a whole lot of humor. Marshall will also share some of his insightful and often hilarious videos from the Redneck's training and racing. The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Bill McCollom, a contributor to Ski Racing.
A photo booth will be set up so guests may have their picture taken with an authentic World Cup crystal globe. For this special occasion, Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum brings out one of the first crystal globes ever awarded. After ski racing legend Jean Claude Killy won the first two World Cups in 1967 and 1968, Austrian Karl Schranz won in 1969.
The event will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with cash bar and light snacks. Admission is free with a suggested entry and photo booth donation. For the second year, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum will be hosting Thirsty Thursdays parties and roundtables each month. The evenings are sponsored by Collective Arts Brewing, Hetta Glogg - a new après-ski liqueur - and Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine.
Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, located at 1 South Main Street in Stowe, VT, has been interpreting and sharing Vermont's ski and snowboard history for 15 years at its Stowe location.

 

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