Canadian marketers call it the Blue Mountains but locals know it as the escarpment—a rim overlooking Georgian Bay, a geological landmark of Southern Ontario with a vertical drop of 750 feet and a 2.
The history of Canadian skiing is full of pioneers and visionaries, movers and shakers, heroes and stars.
Call it ironic or call it quintessentially Canadian.
The evolution of skiing is a long and complex web of stories, research and artifacts spanning roughly 10,000 years, depending on which ski historian you speak to.
The Québec Kandahar Cup has been Canada’s premier alpine ski racing event ever since the world-renowned Kandahar Club in Mürren, Switzerland gifted the silver trophy to the Canadian Amateur Ski Association in 1931.
The Winter Olympic Games movement picked up steam in the 1960s, with increased global interest and continued expansion and diversification of sports and related disciplines.
The first Winter Olympic Games were held in the French Alps in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
As we time-travel back in our minds, we can put ourselves into the shoes of the first pioneers of skiing, a sport first founded 22,000 years ago.
From glorious mountains to man-made ski hills and trails, Canada has embraced the customs and techniques of ski and snowboard culture from coast to coast.
The Laurentian region of Quebec is known as the “cradle of skiing” in North America because of its rich history as one of the oldest ski regions in Canada.
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