Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol, the oldest ski patrol in the United States, celebrates 84 years of service this year. Join Mount Mansfield ski patroller and historian Brian Lindner at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum on Thursday December 6th for a history lesson about the MMSP, followed by a panel discussion with former Director Bill Westermann, current member Dave Flagg who is the longest serving member at 54 years, current MMSP Director Karen Wagner, former patrolman Denny Bender and others.

For decades the Red Bench drew skiers together around the fireplace in the Octagon at the top of Mount Mansfield. The tradition continues today with the Red Bench Speaker's Series that focuses on topics currently relevant to skiing and snowboarding.

Doors to the museum will open at 6:00 and guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits and socialize. The discussion begins at 6:30. Craft beer provided by series sponsor Collective Arts Brewing, wine and cider will be served. A $10 entry donation helps support the museum's mission to "Collect, Preserve and Celebrate Vermont's Skiing and Snowboarding Heritage". Tickets may be purchased in advance here. Additional sponsors include Vermont Ski + Ride and Sisler Builders.

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, located at 1 South Main Street in Stowe, VT, has been interpreting and sharing Vermont's ski and snowboard history for 15 years at its Stowe location. www.vtssm.org.

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum thrives by collecting, preserving, and celebrating Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization that welcomes visitors from around the world to share, to reminisce, and to enjoy the collections and their stories. The museum creates visually stimulating and historically in-depth exhibits, along with year-round educational programming and statewide community events. The Museum is open 12-5 daily Wednesday through Sunday.For more information please visit www.vtssm.org.

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