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John Clifford

1923 - 2002

Alpine :: Downhill :: Slalom :: Builder

John Clifford was described as a "ski pioneer" and "the father of popular skiing".  He spent seven decades in the sport, as a racer, ski area developer, instructor and ski resort owner.  He brought snow-making technology to Canada which added almost two months to the alpine ski season each year.  He was also instrumental in the development of six ski areas in the Ottawa area including Camp Fortune, Mont Ste Marie, Mont Cascades, Carlington Park, Calabogie Peaks and Mount Pakenham. His role in the development of Mont Tremblant was significant when, in 1948, he was asked to install a chairlift, 5,200 feet in length... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Active Period:  1948 - 2000

Inducted:  1982

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