From the first tracks in the snow
to modern ski racing
The Salzburger State Ski Museum in Werfenweng
The Salzburg State Ski Museum spans the arc from the beginnings of the “white sport” around 5000 years ago to the latest technical developments and the racing of our time. A fascinating range of skiing and alpine culture awaits you with valuable exhibits from world skiing history.
The oldest finds show that around 5000 years ago people used skis in winter.
The skis were well thought out and equipped with guide channels and bindings, decorated tips bore Germanic runes and animal symbols.
Skiing’s big breakthrough came with the book by Norwegian Fritjof Nansen, who traversed Greenland from east to west (460 km).
The steel edge – invented in Werfenweng – increased the safety of skiing, the Kandahar binding and the Arlberg technique laid the foundation for the modern leisure sport “skiing”. The first ski schools and ski clubs were established, and races made skiing popular.
You can find out how the history of skiing went on for decades and numerous exhibits from all decades in the Salzburg State Ski Museum in Werfenweng.
May until October
Mon, Fri, Sun from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
November to April
Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Guided tours for groups also outside the opening times.
The Salzburg State Ski Museum is the proud winner of the Salzburg Museum Key 2022!