Since 1988, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, a Vermont 501(c)(3) non-profit, has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the rich history of skiing and riding in Vermont.
Since 2002, the museum collection has more than doubled. There are approximately 8,000 individual items preserved by the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Ski equipment includes about 275 pairs of boots, 400 pairs of skis, 100 pairs of poles, 55 pairs of climbing skins, 60 loose bindings for both cross country and downhill skiing, and lots of the carrying equipment — bags, boot trees and ski racks.
Mechanical equipment, the smallest collection at about 75, includes large items necessary for the operations of ski areas such as snow making equipment, lifts, communication equipment, and race timing devices. Most of this is the first timing equipment ever used in Vermont, perhaps in the United States, including the first electronic eye that starts and stops timing based on motion.