Winter threatening..visit to the ski museum?

The heavy rains of recent days have pushed us well above the annual average precipitation figures in Cercedilla – for the first time in over a decade – and there’s still December to come! Also, much of this precipitation has come in the form of snow above 1900-2000m..dare we hope for an early start to Winter?

While it may be a tad too soon to get your skis out, for anybody who happens to be passing thru Cercedilla on the weekend and has some interest in Winter sports, a visit to the recently opened ski museum is a must.

Cercedilla's ski museum..with Paquito on his plinth outside.

Cercedilla’s ski museum..with Paquito on his plinth outside.

El Museo del Esquí finally opened its doors last Summer..after nearly ten years of waiting. The decision to create the ski museum was taken around the time of the death of Cercedilla’s (and Spain’s) one and only Olympic ski champion, Paco Fernandéz Ochoa, in 2006. Better late than never. It’s right in the center of town, just a few doors away from the Ayuntamiento, and clearly marked by the bronze statue of Paquito just in front of the building. Well worth a visit, the museum covers the history of ski since the late nineteenth century and focuses particularly on the progress of skiing in Spain since the early twentieth century.

Usually only open at the weekend, check the museum’s website (linked above) for exact timetables and entrance fees.

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Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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