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Special Exhibition

26. November 2020 bis 5. April 2021

Yesterday's snow - in the pre-Alps

  • Key Visual
  • SchneeVonGestern8

In the 1960s and 1970s, numerous small ski resorts were set up in the pre-Alps. Thousands of city dwellers flocked to these nearby slopes. Skiing became a popular sport, and almost every school child had the opportunity to give it a try. Many gained their first experience of winter sports in the Nollen, Raten or Sattel-Hochstuckli areas.

Nowadays many of the ski resorts in the pre-Alps are fighting to survive. Due to the increased absence of snow, they are finding it hard to remain viable. Despite the availability of snow cannons, winter sports as we know them today will probably have disappeared from low-lying areas by the middle of the 21st century.

The exhibition takes a retrospective look at a time when winter sports in the pre-Alps were booming and attracted huge numbers to the slopes, cross-country ski tracks and sledge runs. It also touches on current topics such as climate change, highlights the consequences and asks what the future holds for winter sports in the Alpine foothills.

“Yesterday’s snow” is directed at powder hounds of all ages, après-skiers and, most importantly, at our younger visitors, who will be able to explore snow in a fun and light-hearted way.

A printed exhibition visitors guide as well as guided tours in English will also be available.

3D Exhibition

Snow stories - insights into the exhibition