Summit Ski Museum



the spring and summer schedules will be posted when BHA reopens

open year-round with seasonal schedules

Where to go

308-B South Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Where to park

There are no designated museum parking spaces. Please visit the Breck Park website for information on current parking locations and fees. 

About the museum

Residents were skiing in Summit County long before the resort opened. During the mining days, people used skis to travel around and it was common to see men, women, and children on skis. Skiing continued as a form of transportation as the mining industry faded and during the depression. After World War II, members of the 10th Mountain Division wanted to continue skiing for recreation so they teamed up with Norwegian experts and started the Breckenridge Ski Resort with the opening of Peak 8 in 1961. The town boomed again with "white gold" and has since become an international destination.

What to expect

This small museum contains lots of information about the first skiers in Summit County as well as the development of the ski industry in Breckenridge. You may enjoy a self-guided experience through the museum with plenty to read and see. Or you may request a guided tour from the docent. And we always encourage questions! Plan to spend 15-45 minutes in this museum. Click here for more FAQs.

The museum is FREE to visit with a $5 suggested donation.

Best for

History lovers and those interested in ski and snowboard history.

What guests say

"Neat little local history museum"

Did you know?

Despite the many rules and customs governing Victorian woman's behavior in the late 1800s-early 1900s, many woman skied and used long poles to help slow them down.

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent

What is the BHA?

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves unique historic resources in the Breckenridge area and connects residents and visitors to our past through inspiring interpretation of heritage sites and stories. 


Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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