The Ski Museum of Maine is located in Kingfield, Maine. The museum used to be in Farmington and relocated to Kingfield in 2009. Its new location is located on Route 27 in downtown Kingfield, next to the historic Herbert Hotel and 15 miles from Sugarloaf, above the Sugarloaf Sports Outlet.
The Ski Museum was founded in 1995 by a small group of friends belonging to the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club. The museum’s collection includes artifacts and documents relating to the state of Maine. The collection includes Maine-made vintage skis, leather ski boots and an array of artifacts and documents pertaining to preserving the history and heritage of skiing.
Admission to the museum is free. The entrance to the museum is located inside the Sugarloaf Sports Outlet. The museum is open 7 days a week and hours are 9-5pm, when the Outlet is open. Spring hours are Monday through Friday, from 10-4pm. Visitors can also make an appointment or book a private tour with advanced notice.
I found visiting the ski museum quite enjoyable and if you’re ever in the area, it is definitely worth a visit.
The Ski Museum of Maine sign
The outside of the Sugarloaf Sports Outlet
The Ski Museum of Maine building sign
The welcome sign to the Ski Museum of Maine Museum
The entrance to the museum
The Olympic Opening ceremony jacket worn by Tom Upham in 1968
A backstory of the 1968 Olympic Opening ceremony
The inside of the museum
A ski exhibit
A close-up of old ski boot bindings
A Northland Skis sign
The Winter Sport of Skeeing, by Theo Johnsen from 1905
Wooden skis and snowshoes display
A ski lift chair
A corner view of an exhibit in the museum
A leather ski boot
A display of tools
A wall of tools
A glass case of sugarloaf buttons, season ticket and a booklet of ticket coupon book
A wooden display case
An area map of Maine’s past and present ski mountains
A Maine Ski Hall of Fame display