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Ski Museums of the World

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The World’s Ski Museums

By E. John B. Allen and Jonathan Robinson

In nearly all the skiing countries of the world-China, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom are the latest to make the attempt-there are museums or parts of museums and libraries devoted to skiing’s history. The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, of course, has a deep interest in the history of the Winter Games, and the FIS has sponsored three history of skiing conferences. A ski history conference was held in the United States for the first time just before the 2004 Winter Olympics. This is all very encouraging and of comparatively recent origin. Only the Norwegian Ski Museum has existed for eighty years, and even before its opening in 1923 there had been ski artifacts on exhibit as far back as 1655. The majority of museums, though, are post-World War II creations, many initiated by individuals like Theodor Hüttenegger in Mürzzuschlag, Austria and Gilbert Merlin in Grenoble, France.

The museums are not all of a kind. Some are devoted solely to the preservation of skiing material, others are part of a small, local museum, yet others form a section of a vast collection of folk history. In the United States, with one exception, ski museums are combined with a Hall of Fame, a bow to financial supporters. Purists may shudder, but ski museums in the United States are all private, so owe nothing to governments national, regional or town for their existence although they may receive help from those bodies.

Ski heritage and its preservation relies heavily on specialized libraries, many of them an integral part museums. Others are entirely beholden to an institution of learning, such as the library of the German Sports University (Deutsche Sporthochschule) in Cologne.

I have spent many hours, in some cases days in a number of the museums over the past fifteen years and it is exciting to see the changes that are happening. From amassing “a bunch of the old stuff,” the museums are moving increasingly towards professionalization: computerized accessing, archival treatments of wood and cloth, film and photograph, documents and art. This growing sophistication requires major financial support. Europeans have to persuade their sponsoring municipalities, counties and national governments to send Euros in their direction, while Americans spend their time trying to increase their memberships to finance the operation of their museums.

AUSTRALIA

Ski Museums
Victoria
National Alpine Museum of Australia, Inc.
L1 Mt. Buller Community Centre  (P.O. Box 177)
Mt. Buller, Victoria 3723
Tel: +61 3 5777 7235
www.facebook.com/nationalalpinemuseumaustralia
www.nama.org.au
Email: info@nama.org.au or museum@mtbuller.com.au
Hours:
Winter: Queen’s Birthday (2nd Monday in June) – End of the ski season, Daily 1-4pm
Summer: Boxing Day (12/26) – Jan. 7, Daily 1-4pm; January weekends 10am-4pm, Super Saturdays 10am-4pm
Admission: Free
Thredbo
Thredbo Ski Museum
P.O. Box 6
New South Wales 2625
www.thredboskimuseum.com
Museum Administrator: Christina Webb
President: Alan Fredericks
Patron: Kurt Lance
Tel: +61 2 6457 7410 (At the Thredbo Alpine Inn)
Admission: Free (Donations accepted)
Hours:
Winter: July & August, daily 1-5pm (Closed Mondays)
Summer: Boxing Day (12/26) – Australia Day (1/26), Feb-Apr, June & Sept: Weekends and holidays
Closed: May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1-27

AUSTRIA

Ski Museums

Eisenerz Wintersportmuseum – No information available online – may no longer exist.

Ellmau Skimuseum – No information available online – may no longer exist.

Haus im Ennstal

Wintersportmuseum

Schlossplatz 189, 8967 Haus im Ennstal
Director: Willi Wawra
www.haus.at/de/kultur/wintersportmuseum.php
Email: wintersportmuseum@haus.at
Open:  Tues. 10am-noon, Wed. 4:30-8:30pm
And by appointment
Tel: +43 3686 2207-17
Fax: +43 3686 2207-32

Hochpillberg

Skimuseum, Naturhotel Grafenast

Am Hochpillberg- auf 1330 M
A-6130 Schwaz/Tirol
Tel: +43 5242 63209
Fax: +43 5242 63209-99
Exclusive private collection of the Unterlechner Family
www.grafenast.at/index.php/tourengehen.html
Email: sehnsucht@grafenast.at
Dr. Hansjorg and Marianne Unterlechner

Kitzbühel
Bergbahnmuseum  (Cable Car Museum)

Hahnenkammstraße  1a A-6370 Kitzbühel
http://www.kitzbuehel.com/de/aktivitaeten/ausfluege/detail.htm?id=241
Email: Info@bergbahn-kitzbuehel.at
Tel: +43 5356 66660
Fax: +43 5356 66660-77
Open: Daily 10am-4pm  -  Free Admission
Museum Kitzbühel
Hinterstadt 32,
6370 Kitzbühel
Tel: +43 (0)5356 67274
www.museum-kitzbuehel.at
Email: info@museum-kitzbuehel.at

Leobersdorf
Leobersdorf Ski Museum

Hauptschule, Schulgasse 5
A-2544 Leobersdorf
Tel:  +43 2256 621110
Email: wido.sieberer@uibk.ac.at

Lilienfeld
Bezirks-Heimatmuseum mit Zdarsky-Skimuseum und Zdarsky-Archiv

Babenbergerstr 3, A-3180 Lilienfeld
Open: Thurs 16.00-18.00, Sat 16.00-18.00, Sun 16.00-18.00, special opening times for groups on request — also films and CD-shows about Mathias Zdarsky.
Entry: EUR 3
Tel:  +43 2762 52212 13 ,
Fax: 43 276252478
Displays, and primary sources for Zdarsky material
Website: zdarsky-ski-museum.at
Email: bez.heimatmuseum-lilienfeld@aon.at or tourismus@lilienfeld.at.
Hours: Fri., Sat., Sun. 4pm – 6pm.  Groups by appt.

Murzzuschlag
Wintersportmuseum

Wiener Strasse 13,
A-8680 Muerzzuschlag,
Hours: Tues. – Sun.: 9am-12:30pm, 2pm-5pm
Email: office@wintersportmuseum.com

Saalbach
Skimuseum und Heimathaus Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Dorfplatz 36, A-5753 Saalbach
Contact: Maria Mitterer
Tel:  +43 6644 767807
Website: http://www.saalbach.com/en/summer/the-valley-of-games/further-activities...
Hours: Tues. & Thurs. : 2pm-6pm

St. Anton
The Museum of St. Anton

Rudi-Matt-Weg 10, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Tel:  +43 5446 2269 58
Fax: +43 5446 2532
Website: www.museum-stanton.com
Email: office@museum-stanton.com
Hours: Daily in winter and summer at 3pm, spring and fall call first
Contact: Miriam Scherl
Admission:
Adults: 4 Euros
Under 16: Free
Development of St. Anton shown with particular emphasis on Hannes Schneider

Vienna
Osterreichisches Olympiamuseum
Austrian Olympic Museum

Now a virtual museum
Website: www.olympia.at/main.asp
Email: marcus.hudec@univie.ac.at
office@olympia.at

Vordernberg
Erzbergbahn-und Wintersportmuseum

Verein Erzbergbahn
Hauptstrasse 140
8794 Vordernberg
Tel:  +43 3849 832
Fax: +43 3849 21995
Email: office@erzbergbahn.at

Hirschegg
Wintersportmuseum in Walserhaus

Walserhaus
Kleinwalsertal
Fremdenverk-Bet GmbH
Walserstrasse 64
A-6992 Hirschegg
Tel:  +43 (0)5517 5114-460
Email: info@walserhaus.at
Website: www.walserhaus.at
Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun/Hol: 8am-3pm
Admission: Free

Werfenweng
FIS Landesskimuseum Werfenweng

Am Dorfplatz (Village Square) Weng 138
A-5453 Werfenweng
Tel:  +43 (0)664 50 000 96
Fax: +43 (0)6466 581-72
Website: www.skimuseum.at
Email: info@skimuseum.at
Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun, 1pm-5pm

Other Museums and Libraries
Absam
Gemeindemuseum Absam    (Absam Municipal Museum)

Im Alten Kirchenwirt
Walburga-Schindlstrasse 31,
A-6067 Absam
Contact: Matthias Breit
Email: kontact@museumabsam.at
www.museumabsam.at
Free admission

Bregenz
Vorarlberger Militärmuseum

“This museum is currently being redesigned for a different location in Bregenz.”

Egg-Ittensberg
Wälder Heimatschau    (Museum of Local History and Culture)

Gasthof Rössli, Grossdorf 155
A-6863 Egg-Ittensberg
Tel:  +43 5512 2762
Exhibits on Viktor Sohm

Fügen
Heimatmuseum (Museum of Local History)

Lindenweg
A-6263 Fügen
Website: www.tyrol.tl/en/highlights/museums-and-exhibitions/museum-of-local-histo...
Email: tvb.fuegen@aon.at
Tel:  +43 5288 62262

Gaschurn
Tourismusmuseum

Frümesserhaus
A-6793 Gaschurn
Website: www.montafoner-museen.at
Email: info@montafoner-museen.at
Tel:  +43 (0) 5556 74723

Goldegg
Pongauer Heimatmuseum

Schloss Goldegg, (Castle Goldegg)
Hofmark 1
A-5622 Goldegg
Website: www.museum-goldegg.at
Tel:  +43 (0)6415 8213
Fax: +43 (0)6415 8234

Gröbming
Heimatmuseum

Hauptstrasse 200
A8962 Gröbming
Museum Director: Hubert Pleninger
Email: pleninger@aon.at
Tel:  +43 (0)6385 22573

Hinterstoder
Austellungshaus Alpineum

A-4573 Hinterstoder
Email: hinterstoder@pyhrn-priel.net
Tel:  +43 (0)7654 5263 

Innsbruck
Alpinverein-Museum  (Alpine Club Museum)

Rennweg 1
Imperial Palace at Innsbruck
6020 Innsbruck
Website: www.alpenverein.at/portal/museum-kultur/alpenverein-museum
Email: bergeleidenschaft@alpenverein.at
Tel:  +43 512 59547 19  /  +43 512 587186 12
Fax: +43 512 587 18 613

Jochberg
Bergbau -und Heimatmuseum  (Mining and Heritage Museum)

Schulgasse 3
6373 Jochberg
Website: www.museum-jochberg.at
Email: info@museum-jochberg.at
Tel:  +43 (0) 5355 5444

Lech
Walsermuseum Lech-Tannberg

Firehouse
6764 Lech
Website: www.vorarlbergermuseen.at/museen/walsermuseum-lech-tannberg/information
Email: museumverein@aon.at
Tel:  +43 (0) 5583 2213 36
Curator: Veronika Walch
Admission: Free

Mariazell
Heimatmuseum

Weiner Strasse 35
A-8630 Mariazell
Website: www.mariazeller-heimathaus.at/heimathaus/wintersport
Email: mariazeller.heimathaus@aon.at
Tel:  +43 (0)3882 43126

Mittersill
Felberturm-Museum

Museumstrasse 2
A-5730 Mittersill
Tel:  +43 6562 4444   /   +43 6562 4249

Ramsau am Dachstein
Alpinmuseum Austriahütte

Schildehen, Nöslerweg
A-8972 Ramsau am Dachstein
Website: www.alpinverein-austria.at
Email: austriahuette@gmail.com
Director: Stefan Galbavy
Tel:  +43 (0)1513 1003

Spittal an der Drau
Museum für Volkskultur

Schloss Porcia (Porcia Castle)
A-9800 Spittal an der Drau
Email: museum@spittal-drau
Tel:  +43 4762 2890

Trofaiach
Heimatmuseum

Schloss Stibichhofen  (Stibichhofen Castle)
Ribenberggasse 2a
A-8793 Trofaiach
Website: www.trofaiach.at
Curator: Wolfgang Slamig
Email: wolfgang.slamig@museum-trofaiach.at
Tel:  +43 3847 2260

Vienna
Institut für Sportwissenschaften der Universität der Wien
(Institute of Sports Science at the University of Vienna)

Auf der Schmelz 6
A-1150 Vienna
Contact: Dr. Rudolf Müllner
Email: rudolf.muellner@univie.ac.at
Tel:  +43 (1)4277 48830
Fax: +43 (1)4277 48839
Library

Zell am See
Heimatmuseum Vogtturm

Stadtplatz  (Town Square)
A-5700 Zell am See
Email: vogtturm@a1.net
Contact: Hildegard Neumayr
Tel:  +43 6645 8627 06

CANADA

Ski Museums

Ottawa, Ontario

The Canada Ski Hall of Fame and Museum
Museum temporarily mothballed, looking for a new home.
9-2420 Bank St.
Ottawa, Ont. K1V 8S1
Website: www.halloffame.magma.ca
Email: halloffame@magma.ca
Tel: 613-422-1288

Banff, Alberta

Canadian Ski Museum West
@Cascade Plaza Shops
317 Banff Ave.
Banff, AB   T1L 1C1
Website: www.cascadeplaza.ca/events.html
Tel: 403-762-8484

Calgary, Alberta

Canada Olympic Park & Museum
88 Olympic Park Road SW
Calgary, AB   T3B 5R5
Website: www.winsportcanada.ca
Email: info@winsportcanada.ca
Tel: 403-247-5452

St-Sauveur, Québec

Musée du Ski des Laurentides  (Laurentian Ski Museum)
30 Avenue Fillon
St-Sauveur
Québec J0R 1R0
Website: www.museeduskilaurentides.com
Email: info@museeduski.com
Conservatrice: Marie-Eve Auclair
Tel: 450-227-2564 x.222

Revelstoke, British Columbia

Revelstoke Ski Museum  (Part of Revelstoke Museum)
315 First St.  Box 1908
Revelstoke, BC  V0E 2S0
Website: www.revelstokemuseum.ca
Email: curator@revelstokemuseum.ca
Gen. Inquiries: info@revelstokemuseum.com
Curator/Mgr: Cathy English
Tel: 250-837-3067
Fax: 250-837-3094
Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Other Museums & Libraries
Banff, Alberta

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear St.  Box 160
Banff, AB  T1L 1A3
Website: www.whyte.org
Email: info@whyte.org
Tel: 403-762-2291
Fax: 403-762-8919

London, Ontario

International Centre for Olympic Studies at The University of Western Ontario
Room 317 Labatt Sciences Bldg.
London, ON  N6A 5B9
Website: www.uwo.ca/olympic/index.html
Tel: 519-661-2111 x. 88383
Director: Janice Forsyth
Email: janice.forsyth@uwo
Director’s tel: 519-661-4113

Rossland, British Columbia

Rossland Historical Museum
Corner of Hwys 3b and 22
PO Box 26
Rossland, BC  V0G 1Y0
Website: www.rosslandmuseum.ca
Email: rosslandmuseum@netidea.ca
Tel: 250-362-7722
Toll free: 888-448-7444
Fax: 250-362-5379

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Association for Sports Heritage
219 May Street South
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1B5
Tel: 807-622-2852
Fax: 807-622-2736
Website: www.nwosportshalloffame.com
www.sportsheritage.org
Email: nwosport@tbaytel.net

CHINA

China Sports Museum – Vasaloppet Museum Project  (Coming Soon)
Changchun Vasaloppet Museum
Website: www.vasaloppetchina.com  (server currently down)

CZECH REPUBLIC

Other Museums & Libraries

Jilemnice

Krkonosske Muzeum at Jilemnice Castle
Lock 75
514 01 Jilemnice
Website: www.kmjilemnice.cz
Tel: +42 (0)481-543-041
Mgr: Jan Luštinec

Nové Mesto na Morave  (New Town in Moravia)

Horacké MuzeumEstonia
Vratislovo 114 Square
592 31 Nové Mesto
Website: www.nmnm.cz
Email: horacke.muzeum@nmnm.cz
Tel: +42 (0)566-598-760
Fax: +42 (0)566-598-705
Curator: Sylva Tešarová
Sylva.Tesarova@nmnm.cz

ESTONIA

Ski Museums

Ottepää

Talispordimuuseum  (Winter Sports Museum)
Nüpli,  Otepää Parish
67408 Valga County
Tel: +372 766 3670
Website: www.otepaa.ee/kultur/muuseumid/otepaeae-suusamuuseum
Museum Head: Tanel Uibo
Email: tanel@spordimuuseum.ee

Other Museums & Libraries

Tartu

Estonia Sports Museum
Rüütli 15
51007 Tartu
Website: www.spordimuuseum.ee
Email: info@spordimuuseum.ee
Tel: +372 730 0750

FINLAND

Ski Museums

Lahti

Lahti Ski Museum
Sports Center, Salpausselänkatu 8
PO Box 113, FI-15111 Lahti
Website: www.lahdenmuseo.fi
Email: hiitomuseuo@lahti.fi
Tel:  +358 3814 4523
Hours:
Tue-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
Displays, good library, 10% in languages other than Finnish.

Other Museums and Libraries

Helsinki

Sports Museum of Finland
Olympic Stadium
FI-00250 Helsinki
Website: www.urheilumuseo.fi
Email: urheilumuseo@stadion.fi
Tel: +09 434 2250
Displays, library especially strong in Finnish newspapers and periodicals.

FRANCE

Ski Museums

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Musée du Ski
Maison de la Reine Margot
Home of Queen Margot
11 Rue Boucherie
63610 Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Tel:  +33 04 73 79 57 30
Large and excellent private collection, small library.

Grenoble

Musée du Ski
30 Rue Maurice Gignoux
38031 Grenoble
Website: www.musee-dauphinois.fr/1981-la-grande-histoire-du-ski.htm
Email: musee.dauphinois@cg38.fr
Tel:  +33 04 57 58 89 01
Fax: +33 04 76 87 60 22
Excellent collection, much from Rossignol, good library.

Les Rousses

Le Grand Tétra
39220 Les Rousses, Jura
Open: Call ahead
Contact: Roger Tangueley
Tel: +33 84 60 51 13
Website: www.ccpos.e-monsite.com/blog/musee-du-ski-les-rousses.html
Private museum with a good collection, especially from Jura.

Other Museums and Libraries

Albertville

Maison des Jeux Olympiques d’Hiver
House of the Winter Olympic Games
11, rue Pargoud
73200 Albertville
Email: maisonjeuxolympiques-albertville.org
Website: www.maisonjeuxolympiques-albertville.org/?lang=en
Tel:  +33 04 79 37 75 71
Fax: +33 04 79 32 38 75

Paris

Musée National du Sport
National Sports Museum
93 avenue de France
75013 Paris
Email: contact@museumdusport.fr
Website: www.museedusport.fr
Tel:  +33 01 45 83 15 80

Club Alpin Francais
24 avenue Laumière
75019 Paris
Website: www.ffcam.fr/
Essential to telephone ahead.  Excellent library.
Other Club Alpin Français sections hold library materials, too.

GERMANY

Ski Museums

Braunlage

Heimat- und Skimuseum
Heritage and Ski Museum
Am Graben 4
38700 Braunlage
Website: www.museum-braunlage.de/
Tel:  +49 5520 1646
Fax: +49 5520 999986
Hours: Tues. & Fri.: 10am-noon, Dec. 21st – Oct. 31st
Local collections.

Hinterzarten

Schwarzwälder Skimuseum Hugenhof
Black Forest Ski Museum in Hugenhof
Erlenbrucker road
79856 Hinterzarten
Director: Dr. Brigitte von Savigny
Website: www.schwarzwaelder-skimuseum.de
Email: info@schwarwaelder-skimuseum.de
Tel:  +49 7652 982192
Hours: Tues., Wed., & Fri.: 2pm -5pm; Sat., Sun. & public holiday: noon-5pm
Displays, Georg Thoma material.

Kempton

Alpin-und Skimuseum
Branch of the Bavarian National Museum
with the participation of the German Alpine Club
Landwehrstrasse 4
87439 Kempten (Allgau)
Tel:  +49 0831 2525-740
Phone Administration:  +49 0831 2525-200
Info and bookings guidance:
Tel:  +49 0831 2525-369  (Mr. Cook)
Hours: Mar. 1st – Nov. 18th, Tues.-Sun.: 10am-4pm
Large displays, good library.

Oberwiesenthal

Ski- und Heimatmuseum
Ski and Heritage Museum
Karlsbaderstrasse 3
09484 Oberwiesenthal
Tel:  +49 037348 2 36 20
Hours: Mon. – Sat.: 2pm – 5pm, Sun.: 10am – noon

Planegg

DSV German Ski Museum, the House of Ski
Hubertusstrasse 1
82152 Planegg
Director/Historian: Gerd Falkner
Email: gerd.falkner@deutscheskiverband.de
Website: http://www.deutscherskiverband.de/ueber_uns_skimuseum_uebersicht_de,348....
Tel:  +49 089 85790270
Displays, excellent library.  Holds Carl Luther (CIL) archive.

Reit im Winkl

Skimuseum Reit im Winkl
Verwaltungsgebäude, Rathausplatz 1
D-83242 Reit im Winkl
Director: Amtsrat Höflinger
Website: http://www.reitimwinkl.de/de/reit-im-winkler-museen-im-ueberblick
Telephone:  +49 86 40 80 00
Fax: +49 86 40 80 034

Other Museums and Libraries

Hannover

Niedersächsisches Institut für Sportgeschichte
Lower Saxony Institute for Sports History
Ferdinand-Wilhelm Fricke-Weg 10
30169 Hannover
Tel:  +49 0511 1268 5060
Fax: +49 0511 1268 5065
Website: www.nish.de/
Email: info@nish.de
Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Wedemeyer-Kolwe
Excellent library for Harz material.

Köln  (Cologne)

Deutsche Sportochschule
Central Library of Sport Sciences at the German Sports University in Cologne
On Sports Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne
Website: www.zbsport.de
Director: Dr. Heike Schiffer
Best library for ski materials in Germany.
Deutsches sport- und Olympia-Museum
German Sports and Olympic Museum
Im Zollhafen 1
50678 Cologne
Phone: +49 0221 33609-0
Fax: +49 0221 33609-99
Website: www.sportmuseum.de/
E-mail: info@sportmuseum.de
Director: Frank Dürr
duerr@sportmuseum.de

Leipzig

Leipzig Sport Museum
Am Sportforum 10
04105 Leipzig, Germany
Website: www.stadtgeschichtliches-museum-leipzig.de
Email: sportmuseum.leipzig@t-online.de
Tel:  +49 0341 9805112
Fax: +49 0341 9806491
Manager: Dr. Gerlinde Rohr
Small collection, small library.

Oberhof

Thüringer Winter Sports Museum
Superior Court first floor
Crawinkler Strasse 1
98559 Oberhof/Thüringen
Website: www.wintersportmuseum.de
Email: info@oberhof.de
Tel:  +49 036842-53850
Fax: +49 036842-53839
CEO: Marion Grüneberger

Peiting/Obb

Museum im Kloesterle
Kapellenstrasse 1
86971 Peiting
Website: www.peiting.de/tourismus/kultur/peiting/museum-im-kloesterle
Email: kloesterle-museum@gmx.de
Tel:  +49 (0) 8861 6535
Fax: +49 (0) 8861 59140

Winterberg

Westdeutsches Wintersport Museum
West German Winter Sports Museum (Schultenhof)
Neuastenberger Strasse 19
59955 Winterberg
District: Neuastenberg
Tel:  +49 (0) 2981 2636
Tel (when open):  +49 (0) 2981 920229
Website: www.winterberg.de/sommer/Media/Attraktionen/Westdeutsches-Wintersportmuseum
Email: info@winterberg.de

ITALY

Other Museums and Libraries

Montebelluna

Montebelluna Sportsystem – Museo Dello Scarpone
Museum of the Boot
Vicolo Zuccareda 5
31044 Montebelluna (TV)
Director: Aldo Durante
Tel: +39 0423 303282
Fax: +39 0423 606699
Website: www.museoscarpone.it/
Email: info@montebellunadistrict.com
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am -noon, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday by appointment for groups

Torino

Museo Nazionale della Montagna
National Museum of the Mountain
Piazzale Monte del Cappuccini 7
10131 Turin
Tel: +39 011 6604104
Fax: +39 011 6604622
Website: www.museomontagna.org
Email: posta@museomontagna.org
Director: Aldo Audisio
Library.

JAPAN

Ski Museums

Nagano

Nozawa Onsen Ski Museum
9780-4 Toyosato
Nozawa onsen, Shimotakaigun,
Nagano
Website:www.nozawakanko.jp/english/play/
Email: info@tonozawakanko.Jp

Other Museums and Libraries

Sapporo

Historical Museum of Hokkaido
53-2 Atsubetsucho-konopporo,
Atsubetsuku, Sapporo  004-0006
Tel: +81 011-898-2657
Fax: +81 011-898-2657
Website: www.hmh.pref.hokkaido.jp/
Hours: Open daily 9:30am – 4:30pm  Closed Mondays

LIECHTENSTEIN

Ski Museums

Vaduz

Ski and Winter Sports Museum
Fabrikstrasse 5
9490 Vaduz
Director: Noldi Beck
Tel: +423 232 15 02
Noldi Beck mobile tel: +423 777 15 49
Noldi Beck private tel: +423 263 23 45
Fax: +423 231 12 40,  +423 231 12 41
Website: www.skimuseum.li/
Email: info@skimuseum.li
Hours: Monday – Friday  2pm – 6pm

NORWAY

Ski Museums

Kongsberg

Kongsberg Ski Museum – Norsk Bergverksmuseum
Hyttegata 3
3616 Kongsberg
Director: Alfhild Skaardal
Tel: +47 975 43449
Email: as@bvm.museum
Website: www.norsk-bergverksmuseum.no
The Kongsberg Ski Museum is in the Norwegian Mining Museum.
Many exhibits.  Special exhibits on the Ruud brothers.

Lillehammer

Norges Olympiske Museum
Norwegian Olympic Museum
Håkons Hall,
2618 Lillehammer
Tel: +47 61 05 76 50
Email: post@ol.museum.no
Website: www.maihaugen.no
Olympic exhibits from 1924 to the present.

Morgedal

Norsk skieventyr/Olav Bjaaland Museum
3850 Kviteseid
3848 Morgedal
Tel: +47 350 69 080
Fax: +47 474 50 533
Email: tg@vtm.no
Website:www.morgedal.com/en/activities/ski-museum
Good exhibits on Norheim, Bjaaland and ski workshop and library.
Ask about visiting Sondre Norheim’s house in Øverbø.
Also see the Sondre Norheim website at: www.sondrenorheim.com.

Oslo

Holmenkollen Skimuseet
Kongsveien 5
0390 Oslo
Tel: +47 916 71 947
Museum Coordinator: Ms. Anslaug Midtdal
Email: Aslaug.Midtdal@skiforeningen.no
Website: www.holmenkollen.com

Trondheim

Skimuseet Sverresborg, Trondelag Folkmuseum
Sverresborg Allé 13, Postboks 1107
N-7020 Trondheim
Tel: +47 73 89 01 00
Fax: +47 73 89 01 50
Website: www.sverresborg.no
Email: post@sverresborg.no
Booking: booking@sverresborg.no
Ski museum is among a large number of buildings which comprise the Folk Museum.

Other Museums and Libraries

Alta

World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum IKS
Altaveien 19,
9518 Alta
Tel: +47 41 75 63 30
Fax: +47 78 45 63 50
Website: www.alta.museum.no
Email: post@altamuseum.no
Impressive rock carving, plus exhibit on jumper Bjorn Wirkola.

Elverum

Glomdalsmuseet
Museumsvegen 15, Postboks 1270
2405 Elverum
Tel: +47 62 41 91 00
Fax: +47 62 41 58 82
Website: www.glomdalsmuseet.no
Email: post@glomdalsmuseet.no

Norsk Skogbruksmuseum
Norwegian Forestry Museum
Soløveien 151
2407 Elverum
Tel: +47 62 40 90 00
Fax: +47 62 40 90 50
Website: www.skogmus.no

Oslo

Norskfolkemuseum
Museumveien 10
N-0287 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 12 37 00
Fax: +47 22 12 37 77
Website: www.norskfolkemuseum.no
Email: post@norskfolkemuseum.no

Tromsø

Tromsø Museum – Tromsø Universitesmuseet
Lars Thøringsvei 10
N-99037 Tromsø
Tel: +47 77 64 50 01
Website: www.uit.no/tmu
Email: museumspost@tmu.uit.no
Also visit the Polar Museum in Tromsø, featuring exhibits on polar expeditions

POLAND

Ski Museums

Cieklin

Muzeum Narciarstwa im. Stanislawa Barabasza
Ski Museum of the Stanislaus Cieklinie Barabbas
38-222 Cieklin woj. Podkarpackie
Tel: +48 013 479 19 19
Contact: Wieslaw Czechowicz
Website: www.muzeum-narciarstwa.pl
Email: muzeumnarciarstwa@op.pl
Hours: Wed. 9am – 2pm, Sat. 9am – 11am
Exhibition: Collection of Jósef Kusiba – evolution of skis in Poland (author: Leon Rak)

Other Museums and Libraries

Warsaw

Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki
Museum of Sport and Tourism
Pope John Paul II Olympic Center
ul. Wybrzeze Gdynskie 4
01-531 Warszawa
Tel: +48 22 56 03 780
Fax: +48 22 637 15 01
Website: www.muzeumsport.waw.pl
Email: muzsport@muzeumsportu.waw.pl
Director: Thomas Jagodzinski
Hours: Tues. – Fri. 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sat. & Sun. 10:00am – 5:00pm
Museum closed: New Year’s Day, Jan. 6, Easter, May 1, Corpus Christi, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, Christmas (2 days), and every Monday.
Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Museum publications.  Large library with ski materials among other sports.

Zakopane

Muzeum Tatrazanskie im Dra T. Chjalubinskiego
Tatra Museum
ul. Krupowki 10
34-500 Zakopane
Tel: +48 18 20 152 05; +48 18 20 129 35
Fax: +48 18 20 638 72
Website: www.muzeumtatrzanskie.pl
Email: biuro@muzeumtatrzanskie.pl
Director: Teresa Jablonska
Ski artifacts in this Tatra mountain museum.

RUSSIA

Other Museums and Libraries

Moscow

State Historical Museum
Red Square 1
Moscow 109012
Tel: +7 495 692 37 31
Website: www.shm.ru
Collection of bog skis.

St. Petersburg

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography
University Embarkment 3
199034 Saint-Petersburg
Tel: +7 812 328 08 12, +7 812 328 14 12
Fax: +7 812 328 0811
Website: www.kunstkamera.ru/en
Email: info@kunstkamera.ru
Collection of bog skis.

SLOVENIA

Other Museums and Libraries

Trzic

Trzic Museum
Muzejska 11
SI-4290 Trzic
Tel: +386 (0) 4 592 3810
Fax: +386 (0)4 592 3811
Website: www.trziski-muzej.si
Email: trziski.muzj@siol.net
Director: Jana Babšek

SPAIN

Salardu

This museum is still in the early planning stage, awaiting discussion with the municipal authorities of Salardu.
Contact: Miguel Arias Molino
Email: m.arias-molino@sei.es

SWEDEN

Ski Museums

Åsarna

Skimuseum Åsarna
Åsarna Ski Center
Olstavägen 45
840 31 Åsarna
Tel: +46 0687 302 30
Fax: +46 0687 303 60
Website: www.asarnaskicenter.se
Email: info@asarnaskicenter.se
Directors: Håkan and Britt-Marie Svensson

Mora

Vasaloppsmuseet
Vasaloppet House
SE-792 32 Mora
Tel: +46 0250 392 00
Fax: +46 0250 392 50
Website: www.vasaloppet.se
Email: info@vasaloppet.se
Hours: Mon-Wed: 8:00-16:30, Thurs: 8:00-14:45, Fri: 8:00-16:30, Sat-Sun: Closed
Closed for lunch: 12:00-13:00
In October 2011, the museum was closed for refurbishment and parts of the new exhibition were opened to the public during the Vasaloppet winter week 2012.

Umeå

Svenska Skidmuseet – Västerbotten Museum
Gammlia,
903 04 Umeå
Tel: +46 90 16 39 00
Website: www.vbm.se
Email: info@vbm.se
Many exhibits, good library.

Other Museums and Libraries

Tärnaby

Fjällvindens Alpinarium
Fack 169
S-920 64 Tärnaby

SWITZERLAND

Ski Museums

Basel

Sports Museum of Switzerland
Reinacherstrasse 1-3
CH-4142 Münchenstein
Tel: +41 61 261 12 21
Fax: +41 61 261 12 47
Website: www.sportmuseum.ch
Email: info@sportmuseum.ch
Much ski material among other sports.  Good library.

Bern

Swiss Alpine Museum
Helvetiaplatz 4,
3005 Bern
Tel: +41 031 350 04 40
Fax: +41 031 351 07 51
Website: www.alpinemuseum.ch
Email: info@alpinemuseum.ch
Good library.

Other Museums and Libraries

Arosa

Schanfigger Heimatmuseum Eggahuus
7050 Arosa
Tel: +41 (0) 81 377 17 31
Website: www.arosa-museum.ch
Email: info@arosa-museum.ch

Celerina  (near St. Moritz)

Bob-Museum
Old Schoolhouse
7505 Celerina
Tel: +41 81 830 00 11
Fax: +41 81 830 00 19
Website: http://www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/winter/en/museen/bob-museum/
Email: celerina@estm.ch
Museum celebrating the history of bobsleigh/bobsleds.

Davos

Wintersportmuseum Davos
Promenade 43
7270 Davos Platz
Tel: +41 (0)81 413 24 84
Website: www.wintersportmuseum.ch

Grindelwald

Grindelwald Museum
3818 Grindelwald
Tel: +41 (0) 33 853 43 02
Website: www.grindelwald-museum.ch
Email: grindelwald-museum@bluewin.ch

Lausanne

Musée Olympique
The Olympic Museum
Quai d’Ouchy 1
1001 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 621 65 11
Fax: +41 21 621 65 12
Website: www.olympic.org/museum
Closed for renovations until the end of 2013.

Lauterbrunnen

Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen
Ey
3822 Lauterbrunnen
Tel: +41 (0) 33 855 35 86
Website: www.talmuseumlauterbrunnen.ch
Email: info@talmuseumlauterbrunnen.ch

Magglingen

Eidgenössische Sportschule
Federal Office of Sport
Swiss Federal Institute of Sports
2532 Magglingen
Tel: +41 (0) 32 327 62 26
Fax: +41 (0)32 327 63 56
Website: www.baspo.admin.ch/internet/baspo/de/home/ehsm.html
Email: ehsm@baspo.admin.ch
Good library.

Mürren

Mini Museum in Mürren
Five museum stations in the village of Mürren.
CH-3825 Mürren
Contact: Gisela Vollmer
Tel: +41 31 326 44 05
Website: www.minimuseummurren.ch
Email: mail@raumplanerin.ch
Temporary ski museum celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ski Club Mürren.
On display until November 30, 2012.

Pontresina

Museum Alpin Pontresina
Chesa Delnon House
Via Maistra 199
7504 Pontresina
Tel: +41 (0) 81 842 72 73
Website: http://www.pontresina.com/museumalpin
Email: museum@pontresina.ch

Schönenwerd

Bally Shoe Museum
Oltnerstrasse 6
5012 Schönenwerd
Tel: +41 62 849 99 45
Website: www.schoenenwerd.ch
Probably the most extensive collection of shoes in the world.

Zermatt

Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt
3920 Zermatt
Website: www.wallisermuseen.ch/de/museen/oberwallis/zermatt-matterhorn-museum/
Email: info@zermatt.ch

Private Collections

Tramelan

Musée du Ski Geiser
Rudi Geiser
Geiser-Sports SA
Rue Virgile-Rossel 1
2720 Tramelan
Tel: +41 32 487 52 55
Website: www.geiser-sports.ch

Bad Ragaz

Jurg Hess Collection
Unterrainstrasse 12,
CH-7310 Bad Ragaz
Skibob collection.

UNITED KINGDOM

Although no ski museum exists, the Ski Club of Great Britain in Wimbledon holds artifacts and an extensive library. There is a move to found a museum.
Telephone: 44 20 8410 2009, call during office hours M-F
Website: www.skiclub.co.uk

UNITED STATES

Ski Museums

Kingfield, Maine

Ski Museum of Maine
256 Main St./P.O. Box 359
Kingfield, ME 04947
Tel: 207-265-2023
Website: www.skimuseumofmaine.org
Email: info@skimuseumofmaine.org
Winter Hours: Daily, 9am-5pm
Curator and Research Director: Scott Andrews

Franconia, New Hampshire

New England Ski Museum
135 Tramway Drive/P.O. Box 267
Exit 34B, I-93
Franconia, NH 03580
Tel: 603-823-7177
Fax: 603-823-9505
Executive Director: Jeff Leich
Website: www.skimuseum.org
Email: staff@skimuseum.org
Admission: Free
Hours: Daily from 10am-5pm, from Memorial Day until the end of ski season.
Many exhibits, good library.  Newsletter 3 times a year.

Ishpeming, Michigan

National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
610 Palms Avenue/P.O. Box 191
Ishpeming, MI
Tel: 906-485-6323
Fax: 906-486-4570
Website: www.skihall.com
Email: administrator@skihall.com
Admission: Free, donations accepted.
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Many exhibits, good library.  Skiing Heritage magazine 6 times a year.

Park City, Utah

Alf Engen Ski Museum
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Park
Utah Olympic Park
Park City, UT 84098
Tel: 435-658-4240
Fax: 435-658-4258
Executive Director: Connie Nelson
Website: www.engenmuseum.org
Admission: Free
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm
Material from Utah, Alf Engen and the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Soda Springs, California

Western Skisport Museum
Auburn Ski Club
19749 Boreal Ridge Rd./P.O. Box 829
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Tel: 530-426-3313 ext. 101
Fax: 530-426-3501
Website: www.auburnskiclub.com/ski-museum/
www.auburnskiclub.org
Executive Director: Bill Clark
Contact: bclark@inc.auburnskiclub.org
Hours: Fri, Sat, & Sun 10am-4pm, during the ski season only.
Collection of gold rush skis and Far Western skiing, library.
Operated by the Auburn Ski Club.

Stowe, Vermont

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum
1 South Main St./P.O. Box 1511
The Perkins Building
Stowe, VT 05672
Tel: 802-253-9911
Fax: 802-253-2616
Director: Meredith Scott
Hours: Wed-Mon, noon-5pm
Displays of Vermont ski history.  Newsletter 3 times a year.

Tannersville, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Ski Museum at Camelback Ski Area
Director: Ted Heck
Email: heckcerpts@att.net
Website: www.paskimuseum.org (Site currently down)

Vail, Colorado

Colorado Ski Museum and Hall of Fame
231 Frontage Rd. E/P.O. Box 1976
Vail, CO 81657
Executive Director: Susie Tjossem
Curator: Erica G. Lloyd
Tel: 970-476-1876
Fax: 970-476-1879
Website: www.skimuseum.net
Email: skimuseum@gmail.com
Admission: Free
Summer Hours: Jun 1-Oct: Daily 10am-6pm
Winter Hours: Dec-Apr: Daily 10am-6:30pm
Spring/Fall Hours: Apr 16-May 31, Oct-Nov 18: Daily 10am-5pm
Extensive collection of 10th Mountain Division artifacts.
Exhibits mostly Colorado, small library, good video collection.

Other Museums and Libraries

Aspen, Colorado
Aspen Historical Society
620 West Bleeker St.
Aspen, CO 81611
Tel: 970-925-3721
Fax: 970-925-5347
Website: www.aspenhistory.com
Email: info@aspenhistory.org

Boulder, Colorado

Neptune Mountaineering and Ski Museum
Table Mesa Shopping Center
633 South Broadway, Unit A
Boulder, CO 80305
Tel: 888-499-8866
Fax: 303-499-2130
Website: www.neptunemountaineering.com/gear_museum.aspx
Email: info@neptunemountaineering.com
Private collection in a shop, cross-country displays.

Decorah, Iowa

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
502 W. Water St./P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: 563-382-9681
Fax: 563-382-8828
Website: www.vesterheim.org
Email: info@vesterheim.org
Small collection of early Midwestern skiing, immigrant emphasis.

Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Ski Museum
Mammoth Lakes Foundation, Edison Hall
100 College Parkway
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Tel: 760-934-3781
Fax: 760-934-6019
Website: www.mammothlakesfoundation.org/museum.html
Email: maya@mammothlakesfoundation.org

New England Lost Ski Areas Project (on the web)
Contact: Jeremy Davis
Website: www.nelsap.org
Lists with descriptions of over 500 defunct ski areas in New England.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Ski Archives
Marriot Library Special Collection, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Program Manager, Special Collections: Judy Jarrow
Tel: 801-581-3421
Website: www.skiarchives.org
Email: judy.jarrow@utah.edu
Library and official repository for 2002 Winter Olympics material.

Sandia Peak, New Mexico
New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame
Website: www.nmskihall.org
Opened in 2003, website last updated in 2007.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Tread of Pioneers Museum
800 Oak St.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Website: www.treadofpioneers.org

Stratton, Vermont

Stratton Archives Collection
Stratton Foundation
P.O. Box 523
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
Tel: 802-297-2096
Website: www.strattonfoundation.org/strattonarchivescollection.php

Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho

Ketchum/Sun Valley Historical Heritage and Ski Museum
180 E. 1st St./P.O. Box 2746
Ketchum, ID 83340
Tel: 208-726-8118
Website: www.ksvs.com
Email: info@ksvs.org
Exhibits local material.

This list of museums was originally compiled by John Allen, then revised and updated for 2012-13 by Jonathan Robinson.