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Gatineau Park, Camp Fortune, Ottawa Ski Club 1926

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Here's a cool archival film that Camp Fortune found at Library and Archives Canada.  Skiing around Ottawa in 1926. 

Seems so civilized that people would take the train to the ski hill.

 

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      The new year at Camp Fortune rolled in with 25cms of snow over 24hrs.  Fortune must have groomed after the snowfall as everything was perfect corduroy.  Skyline is open with Bud Clark, Canadian, Chute , and Sparks.  Heggtveit was getting setup for snowmaking once the temperatures drop.  The ropes have not dropped yet on Swan Dive or the glades, maybe after another good snow fall.   Conditions were great and the lines were small.  I managed to get second chair after waiting with a small line of early risers.  Every trail in the Valley is open with the exception of the T-bar runs. The Meech lift runs were also open.  The temperatures were hovering around zero and light snow began to fall around 10am.  Lots of snow on the crossover trail of Humdinger as Fortune made/pushed snow across the trail this year.  Overall a great start to the new year. 







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