New England Ski Museum Is Closed
New England Ski Museum began its normal spring shutdowns of the North Conway and Franconia branches several weeks early in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Effective March 17, both museum branches were closed to visitors.
The North Conway and Franconia branches would normally reopen after the spring shutdown on May 22. A re-evaluation of that date will take place in mid-May. The Exhibit Opening party scheduled for June 12 in Franconia should be considered provisional.
The Franconia office will be staffed on a limited basis to the extent feasible throughout the shutdown. Messages sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and 603-823-7177 will be returned as soon as possible.
Welcome to the New England Ski Museum. Our mission is to collect, conserve, and exhibit elements of ski history for research, education and inspiration. We have operated our Museum at Franconia Notch State Park since December, 1982 and welcome thousands of visitors each year. Whether online or in person, we encourage you to enjoy our stories from the history of skiing.
Our permanent exhibition is From the First Tracks to the Fall Line: eight thousand years of skiing. It presents a timeline of the development of skiing from its prehistoric roots up until the advent of the shaped ski in the 1990s, and includes local aspects of ski history with national implications such as several important ‘firsts’ at Cannon Mountain, and the career of area native Bode Miller.