STOWE — Two new exhibits open with a reception on Friday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe.
Through three separate exhibits, “ORIGINS; Skiing and Riding in Vermont,” looks at how Vermonters used technology, geography, and invention to move skiing and riding forward.
The first, “Green Mountains, White Gold” is a photographic journey through Vermont’s ski history as a result of collaboration with the New England Ski Museum.
From the early 1900s to the 1960s, visitors will discover all about skiing in Vermont through photographs.
The new exhibit will demonstrate how skiing and snowboarding evolved over time.
In recognition of John Gerndt’s (JG) induction into the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2019, he was invited to curate an exhibit of boards that tell the story of snowboarding technology.
“Surfing Snow: Vermont Inspired Boards” feature JG’s commentary, written and video, on the original Fish from 2002, Malolo, Mod Fish, Split Fish, Fishcuit, Pile Driver, Root, Resonator, Backseat Drive with a Fish 3D.
It’s available from December 1, 2019, to show where the sport is going.
JG, over a thirty-plus year career in Vermont, has played a preeminent role in designing revolutionary surf-inspired boards.
The opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 will be free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
The third exhibit, “Two Contests; Competing in Biathlon” will open in February and will run through October 2020.
Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, at 1 South Main Street in Stowe has been interpreting and sharing Vermont’s ski and snowboard history for 17 years at its Stowe location.
The Museum is open 12-5 daily Wednesday through Sunday.