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Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum opens this month

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I came across THIS SITE today and thought it might be of interest.  The location of the museum is Snoqualmie Pass which, being on I-90, the main E-W state route  and next to the Summit ski complex is about as good a place as anywhere to put it.  Check out the video, it's definitely not a slick outfit, which I think is great.

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Very cool!  I enjoyed the Vermont Ski History Museum at Cannon.

 

Looks like the "soft opening" was delayed until August 2015 because the overall construction project didn't make as much progress as expected in 2013.  The idea has been floating around for decades.  For former President of Snoqualmie is the driving force behind getting the museum built.  The non-profit has raised over $600,000 to make the dream a reality.  The extra time has allowed for more input from museum experts.  The working rope tow overhead should be fun.

 

A couple of related articles:

 

Skiing museum expected to open in the spring at Snoqualmie​ - September 2013

 

Snow sports shrine at Snoqualmie Pass​ - December 2014

 

 

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There is some interesting information on the link above.  I thought it was cool that Washington had the first U.S. Olympic gold medalist in Alpine Skiing:

 

Gretchen Kunigh Fraser, 1948 U.S. Alpine Olympic Ski Team, St. Moritz, Switzerland; first American to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal in skiing (Slalom). Gretchen also won a Silver Medal in the Combined; born in Tacoma, competed for the University of Puget Sound Ski Team, trained with Otto Lang at Paradise.

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