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Kick and Glide Exhibit Opening

Join us on November 2nd from 12-5 for films, talks, and activities related talto Vermont's Nordic Skiing Tradition. The opening is free and open to all.

November 2 Exhibit Opening at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum


Displays outside the Museum in Parking Lot

  • Mountain Grooming – Arctic Cat 29014 Bearcat Groomer Special with Tidd-tec G2 groomer
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Ski Erg Laser Biathlon. Has laser gun and will use VTSSM Concept2 SkiErg
  • HDK Snow Making
  • Nordic Track – Mike Hussey

Schedule for the Day

Noon –12:30

                Welcome comments and Ribbon Cutting


12:30 – 1:30: Exhibit intros: How Vermont paved the way for successful xc ski areas

Vermont as Nordic Destination (Marketing, Publications, Resorts) – Greg Gerdel

Vermont’s role with Nordic Ski Industry Associations (EPSTI, NSTOA, USSA) –John Tidd

Instruction – “Teaching Nightmares of the Past”

NSTOA - Meet the Pioneer: Joe Pete Wilson

Film – Cross Country Skiing featuring Joe Pete Wilson, Johannes Von Trapp, John Caldwell and his family



1:30-2:30: Exhibit Intros: Technology

The evolution of Cross Country Ski Clothing: Function and Fashion – Poppy Gall and Janice Fleetwood-Bean

Noteworthy Nordic equipment that characterized the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s - Gene Foley and Charlie Yerrick

Film showing: Four SKiers


2:30-3:30: Exhibit Intros: Vermont Olympic Athletes – Jim Galanes and Trina Hosmer

Film: Man in Flight, US Biathlon 2014 film


3:30-4:30: Exhibit Intro: Learning to ski

Vermont Nordic Ski Clubs and Youth Ski League – Pennie Rand

Nordic Programs at Vermont Colleges, Ski Academies/Prep Schools, Public Schools – Jim Fredericks

Top 10 Vermont Events – Rob Center

Film: I hope I Get a Purple Ribbon


An evening at Trapp Family Lodge

5:30 – 6:30: Cash Bar – Trapp Lager, Wine

                A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

6:30 - 7:45: Buffet Dinner. $35 per person. Click here to buy your ticket.

  •          Tagsuppen – Chef’s Daily Creation (you mentioned Harvest items, I will request this)
  •          Tomato & Artichoke Salad
  •          Gemischter Salad – Garden Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Carrots
  •          Roasted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce & Roasted Hazelnuts
  •          Grilled Chicken with Tyrolean Sauce (Tomato & Herb Relish)
  •          Cauliflower Risotto
  •          Bratwurst with Sauerkraut
  •          Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  •          Buttered Green Beans with Smoked Bacon Bits
  •          Fruit Salad, Linzertorte, Sachertorte

7:45 – 8:00: Program

The 2013-14 US Ski Teams: Nordic, Nordic Combined, Biathlon, and Jumping: An overview of each of the teams, the Vermont members and 2014 Sochi Olympic predictions.

Special Guests: Max Cobb (USA Biathlon), Peter Graves (USA Ski Jumping) and a statement from Tom Kelly (USSA)

Enjoy the company!