Founded in 2018 by a group of avid West Virginia skiers, the Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia was established to preserve and celebrate the rich history of winter sports throughout the state of West Virginia. On May 27, 2021, the idea for the Museum was realized with the grand opening of its physical location in downtown Davis, West Virginia. The Museum recently announced a schedule of activities over the coming months.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Museum will host an Open House from 5-8 p.m. featuring food and a cash bar. Local musicians E-May and Rob Roy will be on hand to provide live music. The event will be free and open to the public. Over the Memorial Day Weekend, the museum plans to unveil a new “Art in Skiing” exhibit.
The Museum’s annual meeting will be held on June 1, 2022, where five members will be elected to the Board of Directors. The meeting will be open to all members and supporters, and refreshments will be provided.
On June 19, 2022, the Museum will hold a ceremony to formally induct its first recipients into the West Virginia Snow Sports Hall of Fame. Held at the Black Bear Resort Lodge from 4-8 p.m., the $50 event will be led by Steve Drumheller, who has held positions at various West Virginia resorts. Inductees include West Virginia icons such as David Downs, Chip Chase, Mark and Bonnie Branciaroli, and Joe Stevens. A full list of honorees is available on the Museum’s web site.
On September 11, 2022, the Museum will hold the Annual Hall of Fame Golf Classic at Canaan Valley Resort (CVR) with a scramble team format. The cost is $75 or $40 for members of CVR with tee time set for 8:30 a.m.. Proceeds will support the Museum and the Hall of Fame.
The Museum will also participate as a team in the annual “Run for It” walk at the Leaf Peepers Festival in Davis on September 24, 2022. Supporters are welcome to join the team in a 2k walk and can sign up at the Tucker Community Foundation web site.
As winter nears, the Museum will sponsor another golf event on October 1, 2022 — the Annual Covid Classic at Lost Ball Links. A $50 entry is required to participate in the par three course.
The Museum plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays during the summer of 2022, but it’s always a good idea to contact the Museum prior to visiting to verify operating hours.
For more information on the Museum, its event schedule, or other ways to lend support, be sure to visit their web site at snowsportsmuseumwv.org.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.