'ORIGINS; Skiing and Riding in Vermont' Exhibit Opens Dec 6

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Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum
 
 
'ORIGINS; Skiing and Riding in Vermont' Exhibit Opens at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Friday, December 6th
 
STOWE, VT (November 18, 2019) Two new exhibits open with a reception on Friday, December 6th at 6:30 at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Through three separate exhibits, 'ORIGINS; Skiing and Riding in Vermont', looks at how Vermonters used technology, geography, and invention to move skiing and riding forward.
 
Collaborating with New England Ski Museum, the VTSSM is featuring 'Green Mountains, White Gold', a photographic journey through Vermont's ski history. Photographs document the earliest days of recreational skiing in Brattleboro and Woodstock and continue with topics such as the CCC at Stowe, early snowmaking at Ascutney, and creation of resort communities at Mt. Snow and beyond. Museum visitors will learn about the who, what, when, and where of skiing in Vermont from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Using items from the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's collection to supplement the NESM photographs and text, the new exhibit will show how skiing and snowboarding evolved over time thanks to the ingenuity of Vermonters, the unique landscape, and the reactions to world events and cultural changes. 
 
In recognition of John Gerndt's (JG) Induction into the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2019, the Museum invited him to curate an exhibit of boards that tell the story of snowboarding technology. 'Surfing Snow: Vermont Inspired Boards' feature JG's commentary, written and video, on the original Fish from 2002, Malolo, Mod Fish, Split Fish, Fishcuit, Pile Driver, Root, Resonator, Backseat Drive with a Fish 3D, available on December 1, 2019 to show where the sport is going. VTSSM extends a special thank you to Burton's archives for loaning an example of each board. 
 
First as a team rider, then as a full-time Burton employee in product development, JG, over a thirty-plus year career in Vermont, has played a preeminent role in designing revolutionary surf-inspired boards for legendary riders like Terje Haakonsen, Danny Davis, Dave Downing, along with fellow Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall-of-Famers Jeff Brushie and Ross Powers and others. His passion and hard work have planted seeds of innovation that have changed the way people enjoy snowboards around the globe.

 

The opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 is free and open to the public. Donations at the door are appreciated. The exhibit is underwritten by Darn Tough Socks and People's United Bank, with in-kind sponsorship from von Trapp Brewery and Independent Allied.
 
The third exhibit, 'Two Contests; Competing in Biathlon' will open in February. The exhibits will run through October 2020.
 
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 17 years at its Stowe location.
 
The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum thrives by collecting, preserving, and celebrating Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization that welcomes visitors from around the world to share, to reminisce, and to enjoy the collections and their stories. The museum creates visually stimulating and historically in-depth exhibits, along with year-round educational programming and statewide community events. The Museum is open 12-5 daily Wednesday through Sunday. For more information please visit www.vtssm.org.
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The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum thrives by collecting, preserving, and celebrating Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization that welcomes visitors from around the world to share, to reminisce, and to enjoy the collections and their stories. The museum creates visually stimulating and historically in-depth exhibits, along with year-round educational programming and statewide community events. 

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum | info@vtssm.com | 802-253-9911 |  www.vtssm.com l

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:30pm