Snow Sports Today (Front half of Museum)
• DONOR WALL—Names of donors who have made larger scale gifts are organized into Founding Double Black Diamond, Founding Black Diamond, Founding Gold, Founding Silver and Founding Bronze levels. Founding gifts of under $1,000 are commemorated below this display by scores of donor season passes/lift tickets that hang by wickets from antique ski poles.
• MONITORS—Two monitors on one large display panel will show looped videos of Washington State snow sport stories. Examples may include: (1) photograph collections from Scalyea, Skoog brothers, Scarlock, Birkeland, Atkinson, Orbaeller and others, (2) backcountry, (3) freeriding, (4) snowboarding, (5) ski racing, (6) ski jumping, etc.
• ARTIFACTS—Photographs and text related to the stories presented.
Monitor Facing Restaurant Entrance
• MONITOR—Will have exciting videos and PowerPoint presentations that change monthly (or more frequently) advertising the museum.
Map of Snow Sport Venues in the State of Washington
• PORTABLE KIOSK AND MONITOR—Large interactive monitor will provide current information on (1) ski areas, (2) nordic and ski jumping venues, (3) backcountry and (4) lost WA ski areas. Web links for current information.
• ARTIFACTS—Special artifacts from the different venues; photographs
Made and Sold in the State of Washington–Today
• MONITORS—Medium sized interactive monitor will show PowerPoint (or film) presentations of current manufacturers (K2, Gnu/Lib Tech, Outdoor Research, etc) and retailers (Sturtevants, REI, evo, Zumiez, Eddie Bauer, etc) in the State. K2 Sports 8-part series: 50 Years of Serious Fun will be shown.
• ARTIFACTS—Product samples (and photographs) of products sold by current manufactures and retailers of companies based in Washington. Descriptions will explain the changes in the new products.
Unique Video Stories–Today
• MONITOR—Medium sized interactive monitor will allow visitors to select the desired video stories for viewing. Audio available. Examples may include: (1) skiing for those with disabilities—Outdoors For All, (2) environmental stewardship—Stevens Pass, (3) ski racing today, (5) U. S. Forest Service, (6) ski schools, (7) National Ski Patrol, (8) Mt. Shuksan Hanging Glacier video.
• ARTIFACTS– photographs and text of the stories presented on this kiosk.
Snow Sports History (Back half of Museum)
Memorable Video Clips of Snowsport Heroes
• MONITOR—Large monitor will play, on a loop, Olympic medal races, Paralympians, chute skiing, freeriding and other memorable videos of Washington snow sport personalities. Will not be interactive. Will be highly visible in the museum.
• ARTIFACTS—Many unique items—Phil Mahre’s World Cup trophy; Debbie Armstrong’s Olympic Gold Medal; current Olympian, Patrick Deneen’s skis and gear; medal winning equipment, uniforms, etc from three Paralympians . Much, much more from our many prominent snow sport personalities.
• ARTIFACTS– Will be an actual running 45 foot rope tow from the top of a display cabinet to the ceiling (16 feet), with a mannequin in 1930’s ski gear using a rope tow gripper. This exhibit will be totally unique.
History of Snow Sports in the State of Washington
• MONITORS—Three 24 inch interactive monitors will showcase the history of snow sports in the State.
• TOPICS, ARTIFACTS and VIDEOS BELOW:
Monitor #1: Up to 1936
Beginning of: recreational skiing (1900’s), competition (Olga Bolstad et al), ski mountaineering (ascents ofmajor peaks).
Early Ski Clubs: Patches; Club directory booklets; Clubhouse photos
Ski Jumping: Long three-grooved wooden ski jumping skis; programs; adm tickets, example programs, photos of crowds, old jumping venues
Olympic try-outs in 1935: 1935 Program; Original Finish Line Banner ( 12′ by 18” red w/white lettering); Danger Flag (20″ x 20″) on bamboo pole; Olympic Pin & Wash Ski Club Letters
Monitor #2: Videos related to Ski History
• MONITOR–This monitor will allow visitors to select the video to view. Examples will include (1) ski areas—history, (2) K2 video: 50 Years of Serious Fun—Part 2 (The Early Years), Part 4 (Hotdogging), Part 7 (Freeride); WSSSM specific video on freestyle in the 1970’s, (3) Otto Lang, (4) Non-ski history of Snoqualmie Pass.
• ARTIFACTS—Related to the stories being told on the monitor. Non-ski artifacts may include old sled, snowshoes, Gerber rattan Rucksack
Monitor #3: 1937 to Today
Early Manufacturers: A&T skis & bindings, Jorgen Aaland skis; Gerber Bros. skis & bindings; K2 skis; Century skis; Eddie Bauer item; old REI label or item; Allsop boot-in; Sportscaster item; Roffe & Demetre Sweater; Riblet Catalog, Edelweiss ski stretch pants. Catalogs
Early Retail Stores: Old pamphlets/ads catalogs O & U, Alpine Hut, Boot Barn, Ben Paris Sporting Goods, Warshalls catalog, REI label, Cunningham, Dalsbo, U. Bookstore, Eddie Bauer catalog; Whittaker
Early Ski Schools: Old Ski School Meeting sign; Oblique aerial photo Milwaukee Ski Bowl ski school, Ski Acres Ski School photos from early 50s.
Silver Skis Races: Silver Skis Program(s); 1938 race bib (11″x12″ front and back fabric strings between); photos and newspaper clippings
Otto Lang: Otto Lang model A & T skis; 1936 Book – “Downhill Skiing”; 1937 Ski School Brochure at Rainier; Photo of Otto above Paradise.
10th Mountain Division: 10th Mtn white skis/Ome Diaber design gear/”Life” magazine cover (87th infantry)
Rope Tows: early sketches; Swedish portable tow brochure; many photos of 1937-38 lifts; video
Ski Clubs (continued): Patches; Early Directory booklets
Snowboarding: Early Snowboards; video featuring Mt Baker; K2; Gnu & Lib Tech
Freestyle: Early K2 Freestyle and older Century ski;
Terrain grooming: progression of grooming machines
Ancient Skier group: Ancient Skier booklet
Ski Areas—history: WSSSM video of each of the ski areas; artifacts of wooden T-bar; old tow tickets; early ski area trail map brochures
Old Ski Songs: “Ski Songs” book 1950/ old lyrics/sheet music; audio of selected songs
Lost Ski Areas: Old tow tickets; trail maps
Nordic: Early wooden cross country skis; trail maps/brochures
Lifts: Chair, Poma, T-Bar: Ski Acres Riblet Single carrier; Mt. Spokane 1945 Double carrier (1 world); Constam T-bar at Stevens; sheaves; Thunderbird Heron Double carrier
Prominent Washington Snow Sport Personalities
• MONITOR—Medium sized interactive monitor (on table, with stool for visitors) will display photos and a short biography of the many prominent personalities in Washington snow sports. Will be organized by interactive category to allow quick access. Categories will include (1) 70 NW Hall of Fame members, (2)Olympians, (3) ski area founders/managers, (4) ski jumpers, (5) Nordic competitors, (6) alpine racers, (7) snowboarders, (8) freestylers, (9) manufacturers, (10) retailers, (11) photographers, (12) WSSSM volunteers and (13) general industry supporters. Cartoons, by internationally acclaimed cartoonist Bob Cram, will l be available for viewing on this interactive monitor.
• ARTIFACTS—All related to the Prominent Snow Sport Personalities. Original sketches by Bob Cram.
Merchandise will be in a movable case and sold by volunteer supporters (largely from residents of Snoqualmie Pass.) Will create a museum t-shirt and sweat shirt as well as pin; will sell merchandise from Washington’s snow sport venues, manufacturers and retailers. On-line sales of gift shop items.
Mezzanine will have a room for private supporter use with conference table and audio/video equipment. In addition, a mezzanine office will provide space for a desk/computer and storage for scrap books, valuable clothes, etc.
Note—Exhibit descriptions above are preliminary based on Steering Committee wish list for content to beincluded in the museum—exact opening day exhibits will be determined in the next two phases— Design Development and Final Design.
July 25, 2013