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Dear Friends,

With very sad hearts we announce the passing of the founder of Ski Haus Sports Center,

Arthur J Cerasani.

Arthur “Art” Cerasani, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 31. Art was born in Rochester, NY, attended Eastman School of Music, and graduated from Western Michigan University.

In 1967 he relocated his family from Vernon, NY to MD and started providing ski trips and equipment to USNA midshipmen. By 1970 he converted his carport to display his products and involved his wife, Lee, to sell ski merchandise.

Ski Haus Sports Center opened for business in 1971 near the South River bridge, displaying ski equipment which Art had imported from Europe, and in 1973 the store moved to Ridgely Avenue. 

In the fall of 1976, Ski Haus moved to its present location on Route 50, with family members and an amazing team of dedicated employees by his side, serving the Annapolis community for over 50 years.

Thank you for supporting Ski Haus Sports throughout the years


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our matriarch and cofounder,

Lee Cerasani May 2021.

Alongside Art, Lee laid the foundation for what this business is today. Her wit and intellect kept the business cogs turning while her gentle, caring nature allowed her to build lasting relationships with employees, company reps, and customers alike that improved the experience of every Ski Haus Sports patron.

No matter if an employee worked here for 2 years or 6 months, she took the time to get to know them personally. Every customer was treated with the utmost respect. Even in the case of complaints, she handled them with grace and concern for customer experience.

While this business will survive from the support of her children and loyal staff past and present, her passing will ripple through everyone connected to our business. 

We ask our Ski Haus Sports family to please be patient and considerate with us and her immediate family at this time.

Online condolences and obituary can be found for Art & Lee at


 Shop Hours:

Monday 10am-6pm

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-5pm


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