The New England Ski Museum has created a satellite exhibition space in North Conway, in the old Carroll Reed Ski Shop building.

The museum intends to use the space to display exhibits that illustrate aspects of New England's rich skiing history. The first is on "Hannes Schneider, Skimeister."

The exhibit details the life of the Austrian skier who developed ski teaching methods in the Arlberg and brought them to North Conway as World War II brewed in Europe. The exhibition was prepared by Christof Thöny of the Klostertal Museum in Schneider's birth region near Stuben, Austria.

Museum officials say, "This year marks the 70th anniversary of Schneider's February 1939 arrival in North Conway, and a joint event on Jan. 10, 2009 by the Conway Scenic Railroad and Cranmore Mountain Resort will stage a reenactment of the Schneider family's entrance into the Eastern Slope Region, as it was then called."

The event will be at 11:45 a.m. at the North Conway train station. Afterward, members of the Schneider family will be available to meet the public and comment on the exhibition.