Museum debuts ski history exhibit
FRASER-Cozens Ranch Museum hosted an apres ski party Sunday, Feb. 27, to celebrate the new ski history exhibit on display at the museum.
The ski exhibit, titled “From Mail Carriers and Midwives to Bums and Bunnies, The Grand Evolution of Skiing,” will be on display at the museum through April 2012.
Beginning with the first Hot Sulphur Springs Winter Carnival in 1911, the ski exhibit offers a look at the unique history of skiing in Grand County over the past 100 years. Witness the design evolution of skis and snowboards, over 80 years of gear (from the 1920’s to the 2000’s) from wooden planks with leather straps to twin-tip cambers, see how the construction, design, and technology of skis and snowboards has – and hasn’t – changed over the years. The exhibit also examines ski clothing style throughout the years, and provides a better understanding of the meaning behind ski slang like “shred the gnar.” Plus, learn about the first backyard ski jumps, skiing to survive in the Rockies, and check out the map of Grand County’s past and present ski areas.
Cozens Ranch Museum is located between Fraser and Winter Park on US Highway 40, across from the Rec Center and next to the Rendezvous Discovery Center. Please call (970) 726 – 5488 for more information.
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