Museum acquires rare toboggan from 10th Mountain Division

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The Colorado Winter Sports Museum shared with their social media followers that they recently acquired a slide for use by 10th Mountain Division troops during World War II.

I’m a huge history buff, so forgive me if I overreact, but I was a geek in this post. Very cool.

Although the sled was not used in the war, I still love everything about the 10th Mountain Division.

I have to get out of the Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail one of these days. I think I could spend a lot of time wandering these hallways.

Can be an image from the outside

Here are all the details about the sled from the Facebook post:

“The Colorado Snowsports Museum’s long list of 10th Mountain Division artifacts has been enriched with the acquisition of a rare toboggan that was originally intended for use by mountain troops during World War II.

The sled, nicknamed Sled-Toboggan Convertible by the military, is just over 7 feet high and 20 inches wide. Ordered for use in WWII, the date stamped on the slide is 6-7-45, meaning the war ended before it was available.

The whole slide still has its original paint and the date explains why it is still in very good condition, as it appears to have never been used. The toboggan runners extend and lock into place, optionally for use in deeper snow, while also folding into the sled for snowy trails or storage. This style of lightweight toboggan was originally pulled by four soldiers on skis and was used to transport equipment, as well as wounded soldiers. #FlashbackFriday”

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