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Colorado Ski Museum features Vail exhibit

Vail Daily Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colo. The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum in Vail Village recently unveiled its newest exhibit: Vail-Dream Realized. The exhibit takes visitors through Vails 47-year history from the development of the area to the emergence of Vail as one of the worlds most well-known ski resorts. On display are historical photos, posters and ski memorabilia. The Characters of Vail an ever changing portion of the exhibit will recognize many of the individuals who made their marks on Vail. Beginning with the Ute Indians, the exhibit chronicles the areas many historical visitors and residents. The Irish nobleman Lord George Gore passed through the area and gave his name to the local mountain range. Charles Vail, a Colorado highway engineer, unknowingly became the valleys namesake, and the members of the U.S. Armys 10th Mountain Division, who trained during World War II at Camp Hale, 15 miles down the road, molded the ski industry in Colorado. Featured in the exhibit are Vails finder and founder, Earl Eaton and Pete Seibert, respectively.Also a part of the exhibit is the film Wilderness to World Class, produced by local filmmaker Roger Brown for Vails 25th anniversary. It tells of Vails rise and growth as a ski community. Audio clips allow guests to learn about Vails famous ski runs and to hear firsthand from Vail pioneers and Hall of Fame members as they share their personal memories of Vail.The town of Vail, Vail Resorts and the museums members funded the exhibit. The state ski museum is located at the Vail Transportation Center.


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