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Monday, February 22, 2010

A bit of Ontario's Winter Sport History

This is a picture of the very first ski lift in Ontario. It is called the 'South Chair' and it was built in 1956, I believe, on Collingwood's Blue Mountain. Don't worry, it's not still running, but it was still in operation in 2000.

This is an important part of Ontario's skiing history, as well as the history of Winter Sport in Ontario. I am impressed that this section of it was preserved and memorialized. Of course, I think its preservation also says a lot about the make-up of the community in Collingwood. It also says a lot about me as a tourist that I saw a plaque and had to stop to read it. Needless to say the rest of my family left me at the top of the hill.

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