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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 Museum plans on reopening the North Conway and Franconia branches by early summer 2020. At present, the Franconia office is staffed on most weekdays, and messages sent to staff@skimuseum.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.

Five Olympic medals won by Bode Miller

Five Olympic medals won by Bode Miller


New England Ski Museum in winter

New England Ski Museum in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

Our New Second Location:  The Eastern Slope Branch in North Conway, NH