The New England Ski Museum is probably boring if you don't ski. But if you are interested in the history of skiing, this is a great little museum...and I mean little (See photos of exterior). It is not a destination museum, but if you are going through Franconia Notch or at Cannon Mountain, it is a wonderful diversion. It is located at the Tramway Base at Cannon Mountain. I stop in frequently as they change exhibits often. Currently they have Bodie Miller's olympic metals on display, along with an excellent documentary on Bodie (a local skier who learned to ski on Cannon). There are also vintage skis and equipment, and their current feature exhibit traces the history of the Ski Industry, the progression in ski manufacture, and the history of snowmaking and grooming. Past exhibits move on to their satellite displays in the Base Lodge at Bretton Woods and the lobby of the Eastern Slopes Inn in North Conway, NH. Past exhibits include Nordic Skiing from the Stone Age to Skating, the History of New England Olympians, the History of the Tenth Mountain Division, and Lost Ski Areas of New England. I found them all fascinating, but I am a middle age avid skier who lived through much of New England's ski history. Check their website (www.skimuseum.org) to see what is on display in Bretton Woods and North Conway.
They have wonderful vintage ski movies running. and a marvelous gift and book shop, with you guessed it, all things skiing - posters, pottery, holiday ornaments, jewelry, puzzles, clothing, and more.
If you are in the area, stop in, it is well worth it. You can go through the exhibits in 20-30 minutes or stay for hours watching videos. And the price can't be beat - free.
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