Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame News


On Saturday, January 21, the public will have a unique opportunity to learn about the past, present and future of Colorado’s famed Camp Hale, the home and training ground for World War II’s legendary 1th Mountain Division mountain troopers.

From 10 am to 2 pm, guests will have the chance to experience living history at Camp Hale, courtesy of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation’s Living History group.  Wear the gear and feel what it was like to be a 10th Mountain soldier, while also touring the Pando Valley where they trained.

From 5 pm to 7 pm, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum will host a public reception in support of the effort to designate Camp Hale as a National Historic Landscape.  If successful, the designation would protect 28,000 acres in honor of the 10th Mountain Division.  Please RSVP to Susie Kincade at (970) 328-5472.

The event is presented by the Continental Divide Wilderness Coalition and hosted by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, with support and Living History provided by the 10th Mountain Division Foundation.




The stars of Colorado's ski and snowboard industry shone brightly on the evening of October 1 as the state's snow sports elite gathered in Vail to celebrate the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame's Induction Gala and the Class of 2016.  Over 25 previous Hall of Fame inductees were on hand to welcome the six new members, along with a crowd of nearly 400 guests.  The newest members of the Hall of Fame include  10th Mountain Division veteran and Silver Star winner Hugh Evans of Boulder, Steamboat Springs’ Olympic and X Games snowboarding medalist Shannon Dunn-Downing, U.S. Nordic Combined athlete and six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, the late Bob Craig, renowned alpinist, director of the Aspen Institute and founder of the Keystone Center, Charles Smith, a true pioneer in engaging Colorado’s minority ski community and former Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus.

 




Tickets are now available for the 2016 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Gala.  Be sure to mark your calendars for October 1 and don't procrastinate as this wonderful evening is bound to sell out.
 
Individual tickets are priced at $225 apiece, while Reserved, Premium and VIP tables are also available.  The Hall of Fame Gala will be hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, getting underway at 5:30 p.m.  For additional information, contact hofgala@gmail.com or call the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum at (970) 476-1876.
 
We invite you to join the celebration of our Class of 2016:  Bob Craig, Shannon Dunn-Downing, Hugh Evans, Todd Lodwick, Aldo Radamus and Charles Smith.
 
Download Invitation
 
Sponsorship Information
Download
Click Here



The votes have been cast and counted and now the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame begins preparations to welcome its Class of 2016 as the six new members will be formally inducted later this year.
 
Heading the list of new Hall of Fame members is U.S. Nordic Combined athlete and six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs.  Lodwick will be joined by 10th Mountain Division veteran and Silver Star winner Hugh Evans of Boulder, former Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus and Steamboat Springs' Olympic and X Games snowboarding medalist Shannon Dunn-Downing.
 
In addition, the late Bob Craig, renowned alpinist, founder of the Aspen Institute and founder of the Keystone Center; and Charles Smith, a pioneer in engaging Colorado's minority ski community, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as 2016 Pioneer selections.
 
The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Class of 2016 will be officially enshrined on October 1 during the organization's Induction Gala, hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa.



 A sincere Thank You goes out to Libby Anschutz and Tracksuit Wedding for rocking the house March 6 at the Shakedown Bar and for including the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum's upcoming transformation as one of the beneficiaries.  If you ever have the chance to see Tracksuit Wedding...Do It!



 Take a fun and informative trip down memory lane through the past century of ski fashion with the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum's new video, 100 Years of Ski Fashion.  From 1915 to 2015, the new video chronicles not only the clothing, but also the types of equipment that were utilized and trendy during each decade.  The video was the creation of the Museum's Resource Center staff, Dana Mathios and Ashton Helmstaedter, and was shot and edited by Massif Studios in Denver.  Video by Massif Media/Massif Studios Models:  Alec Tremaine and Madison Spialek  HMUA:  Ming Min Luftig.  Check out 100 Years of Ski Fashion and remember the good old days.



Sustainability Commitment (October 22, 2014)
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Sustainability Commitment
- The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum (CSSM) is committed to sustainability of the Vail Valley and surrounding mountain environment. CSSM values the historical, ecological, economic, and cultural health of all mountain communities. CSSM strives to engage visitors, members and employees in environmental stewardship and sustainability. CSSM also encourages visitors, members, volunteers and staff to participate in local cultural and educational opportunities that enrich our community’s sense of well being. The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum has established a Green Team to oversee sustainability efforts and maintains a Sustainability Action Plan to set goals and guide progress. Our Green Team is responsible for creating an annual sustainability report to document and share yearly sustainability accomplishments.
 
CSSM Sustainability Goals:
Engage in sustainable workplace practices.
Employee Engagement: Introduce and educate staff on sustainability efforts
Supply Chain Management: Look for eco-friendly alternatives
Minimize Negative Community and Ecosystem Impacts
Educate all Museum users on Sustainable Practices
 
Responsible Travel Pledge
The Colorado Ski Museum reduces air pollution and vehicle traffic by encouraging our guests, customers, and employees to use group shuttle services and public transportation whenever possible. Our employees are rewarded for using alternative and public transportation to get to work including: carpooling, walking, biking, and using local public transportation. Whenever possible, we choose fuel-efficient vehicles to support our operations.
 
Giving Back Programs
The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum encourages visitors, members, volunteers and employees to donate to and volunteer for local causes to support the long-term economic and environmental vitality of the Colorado mountain communities, with special emphasis on our home here in the Vail Valley. For local volunteer and donation opportunities, please contact us at 970-476-1876.  We would appreciate hearing from you. Please comment on our sustainability practices and goals by emailing us at skimuseum@gmail.com.
 
 



June 2013 E-Newsletter download here



RSS Feed