I love tacky gift shops. Truly. Airport gift shops are always a personal favorite, and one of my best purchases ever was a pink T-shirt that has a sad face outline of the state Missouri and says “Missouri Loves Company”. It’s pretty fabulous. As cool as I think my Missouri T-shirt is, for the rest of you I promise this is going somewhere.
I happened to be perusing the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame web site today, naturally, and I came across what might be the best gift shop I have ever seen. On a side note, I am also dying to go to said museum in Vail some day. The problem is that Vail is like two hours away, and if I am in Vail in the winter I am skiing and not willing to sacrifice time to go to the museum. I am thinking a trip there the weekend after the Chicago Marathon or sometime in October might be perfect though!
Anyway, I would love to own many items from the gift shop, including:
I would also love for the museum to sell part of their collection to me. Mostly the vintage lift tickets, with which I am slightly obsessed. They would look so good in my apartment!
Don’t even get me started on my other favorite ski history web site, Colorado’s Lost Resorts.