When you visit Franconia Notch State Park and the Aerial Tramway, be sure to stop at the
New England Ski Museum - right at the base of the Aerial Tramway - Exit 34B on I-93.
Visit the Museum's Website.
The New England Ski Museum's Mission:
• To collect, preserve, and exhibit elements from the broad spectrum of ski history for the purpose of research, education, and entertainment.
• Founded in 1977; Museum opened in 1982 next to the Cannon Mountain Tram, Franconia Notch State Park.
• Non-profit status, 501(c)(3). Supported by 1650 active Members and sales from the Museum Shop and Catalog. Members receive a 10% discount on purchases.
• One of four USSA-recognized ski museums in the United States and the only one in the East.
• Governing Body: Board of 29 Directors; quarterly Directors meetings. Staff: 3 full time, 2 part time.
• Over 10,000 visitors annually to our Museum include members and the general public, school groups, Tenth Mountain Division veterans, and ski clubs. Free admission.
• Exhibits change yearly. Our current exhibit is Hannes Schneider: Skiing Pioneer.
• The New England Ski Museum Journal is sent free to Museum members three times a year and contains feature articles written by nationally recognized ski historians/journalists as well as historic photographs.
• Video Theater: Our collection of vintage film/videos are shown continuously to visitors in the Lowell Thomas, Jr., Theater on our video projector.
• Museum Shop and Catalog includes reproduction ski posters, books, t-shirts, postcards, ski jewelry, ski gift items, and vintage ski films on video.