Tonight, beginning at 5:30 pm, the newest addition to Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum in Vail will be open to the public. Founder Trent Bush, along with co-founders David Alden and Kurt Olesek have been gathering pieces of snowboard history here in Colorado in order to bring more presence of the sport into the museum. Its a living representation of how much snowboarding is rooted here in Colorado.
Although snowboarding is technically still a young sport, the "artifacts" that are displayed in the new wing show how much it has progressed in such a short time. Pieces on display date back to 1939, when Burgeson & Wickland first patented there wooden, snowboard-esque design called the "Sno-Surf." Following that is a variety of shapes and designs, some that worked and some that didn't, that are all apart of what snowboarding has become today. Coctails and hors d'ouvres will be served until 7:30pm with an after party at Garfinkle's in East Lionshead Circle to follow. Be sure to go and check out the new exhibit and experience snowboarding's past first hand.