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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!

 

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.

 

 

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

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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!

 

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