SHRED Vermont - Iconic Snowboard Photography 1980-2000
Vermont played a critical role in the development of snowboarding in the early years as Burton, originally based near Stratton and then Burlington, grew from a nascent obscurity to a global powerhouse. With their spark, snowboarding took off in Vermont. Riders from Vermont became global hero's like Jeff Brushie, Ross Powers and Tara Eberhard while riders from around the world came to Vermont for the annual US Open of Snowboarding. All-in-all, it was an incredible time for the sport and the world's best snowboard photographers were in Vermont getting it all on film.
Featuring over 60 images from 14 photographers, including Trevor Graves, Bud Fawcett, Shem Roose, Hubert Schriebl, Jeff Curtes and others. Images span from early 1980’s to the 2000’s with an emphasis on the athletes at the US Open at Stratton.
Relive the sports most transformative years when half-pipes went from rough trenches to groomed vertical walls, boards went from edgeless plywood to ultralight composites and riders went from obscurity to global fame.
Through October 2019
This exhibit would not have been possible without the generous support of these sponsors:
PEAK To PEAK:
10th Mountain Division Then and Now
november, 2018 to october, 2019
The exhibit highlights the evolution of the 10th Mountain Division's equipment and training since its beginnings in 1943 to today. The idea for US mountain troops was borrowed from Finland and Russia and brought to the Army at the start of World War II by C. Minot "Minnie" Dole. Dole also founded the National Ski Patrol, and drew heavily on its membership to populate the mountain division. The 10th did most of its training at Camp Hale, Colorado before deploying to Italy to help close the Italian front and end the War.
The Museum worked closely with the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum to prepare this exhibit. Additionally, the Museum relied on the Vermont National Guard and Army Mountain Warfare School, based in Jericho, Vermont, for information on how they train elite Army soldiers from all over the country in military mountaineering.
This exhibit made possible by the generous support of:
Curious & Cool
This exhibit highlights the quirky, ubiquitous, one-of-a-kind and ingenious. These artifacts represent harebrained inventions, kitschy and whimsical memorabilia, technology bloopers, short-lived fashions and après ski fads. Each item, serious or silly, has a unique story to tell about the evolution and passion for skiing and riding in Vermont, and celebrates the creative imagination of the skiing and riding community.
10th Mountain Division
Over 260 Vermonters served in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. This exhibit celebrates the contributions of these brave men towards ending World War II and then returning home and helping to create many of the ski areas we love today.
Thank you to our Exhibit Sponsors!
Skis from the Grant Reynolds Collection: 1910 - 1990
Grant Reynolds of Tinmouth, Vermont, a collector of skis for 45 years, recently donated fifty pairs of his most interesting skis, made between 1910 and 1990, to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. The “Skis From Grant Reynolds Collection” includes the pair of wooden 215 cm. Kastle “Kombination” skis with Dovre cable bindings that Reynolds raced on while at Bates College in 1955, Stein Eriksen “Streamlines” that were purchased from Maurius Eriksen’s famous shop in Oslo Norway in 1955, Erbacher “Pepi Schweigers” bought in Pforzheim, Germany in 1964, and a pair of rare Sohler 'Phantom' skis made in Richford, VT in 1975.
Slope Style; Fashion on Snow: 1930 - 2014
The Slope Style exhibit documents the exciting evolution of ski and snowboard fashion from the 1930s to the present. According to Museum Curator, Meredith Scott, “The Slope Style exhibit idea was born from the recent acquisition of twenty-five iconic ski outfits from former Bogner ski model, Sandra Heath. By showcasing these items, memorabilia from Sandra’s modeling days, as well as other important pieces from the museum’s collection we will show a fun and definitive exhibit of snow sports fashion.”