Summit Ski Museum
November - December 15: Friday-Sunday; 10am-3pm
December 16 - April 12: Tuesday-Sunday; 10am-3pm
open year round with seasonal schedules
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.
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.
Where to go
Where to park
There are no designated museum parking spaces. Please visit the Breck Park website for information on current parking locations and fees.
dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent