Summit Ski Exhibit

This exhibit celebrates the first 100 years of skiing in Summit County and provides a colorful look into the history of skiing. While people had been skiing in Breckenridge since they settled here, it wasn’t until the late-1900s that the town became a skiing destination.  After the end of major mining operations in the 1940s, hardy souls prevented Breckenridge from becoming a ghost town. In December, 1961 Breckenridge became Colorado’s first ski town with the opening of the Breckenridge Ski Area. Today visitors can watch a ski documentary with local experts, see vintage equipment and clothing (including "Snurfer" skis!) and learn about the 10th Mountain Division.

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From the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 South Main Street), travel south on Main Street. The museum is in the pedestrian walkway across from Patagonia.

Hours of Operation:

October 19, 2015 - December 20, 2015

Friday through Sunday; 11am - 3pm

December 21, 2015 - April 24, 2016

Tuesday through Sunday; 11am - 3pm

April 25, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Friday through Sunday; 11am - 3pm

This site is open year-round, but our schedule changes seasonally. Please check back; we will post our Summer 2016 schedule when it is finalized.


FREE, $5 Suggested Donation


308-B South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO