Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum, Kingfield

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Ski Museum of Maine in Kingfield, Maine, United States, is devoted to preserving and presenting the history and heritage of skiing. The museum has an emphasis on artifacts and documents relating to the state of Maine. In 2009, the museum relocated from Farmington to Kingfield. It is now located on Route 27 in downtown Kingfield, near the historic Herbert Hotel and from Sugarloaf Mountain.
The club's collection includes approximately three dozen pairs of Maine-made skis that date from the early 20th century, numerous examples of leather ski boots and a variety of accessories.

The museum began informally in 1995 when several members of the Sugarloaf Ski Club were cleaning out the organization's files from the 1950s through 1970s. Lacking space to store the material, and reluctant to destroy it, they suggested creating a museum as a permanent repository.
Several thousand Sugarloaf Ski Club documents formed the original nucleus of the archives. Many of these relate to the founding and early years of Sugarloaf, the state's second busiest ski resort. Another valuable collection of records and newspaper clippings was donated by Walter Melvin; these document several clubs and ski areas in the Bangor area from the 1930s through the 1960s.
The club's collection also includes documents and memorabilia from defunct ski areas such as Big A, in York, and Enchanted Mountain, south of Jackman.
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  • Excellent! Really nice small museum, and very interesting, especially if you are a skier. Theresa gave a wonderful guided tour if the museum. A lot of interesting artifacts to look at. Great...  more »
  • What a wonderful hidden treasure in Kingfield, Maine! The Ski Museum of Maine is chock full of memorabilia, illustrations and information about the ski heritage of the Pine Tree State. The displays.....  more »
  • Beautiful place and well set up. Come enjoy some history and check out the Sports Outlet.
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