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03 - Aspen & Steamboat Skiing 1950
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Ski Joring in Steamboat Springs. Professional jumpers at Howelsen Hill. Groups of small children being pulled on skis caring balloons.
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Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum - Vail, CO
Institute of Museum and Library Science Grant: Museums for America - Collections Stewardship
The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum will digitize 100 historic films and 300 videos from its collection, which spans more than 70 years and includes footage of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, interviews with Hall of Fame inductees, ski racing competitions, and adaptive/Paralympics alpine and Nordic teams. A motion picture laboratory will digitize the films, and trained volunteers will convert VHS videos to DVD format. The project will develop a searchable index of film subjects and make the materials available on the museum’s website. The digitized works will be shown at the museum and in two visitor welcome centers during the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, in 2015. Additional information will be accessible via smartphones.