Canada has hosted some outstanding World Cup races showcasing Alpine, Ski Cross, and Para-Alpine at world-class venues where Canadian athletes have produced outstanding results. These events, resorts, fans, and volunteers contribute to the rich history and many of the 100 Peak Moments. Thank you to the ski community, resorts, and fans for making these World Cups so memorable.
Grouse Mountain – In 1929, the Tyee Ski Club was formed, which is now one of the oldest ski clubs in Canada. By the mid-1930s, the mountain had its first rope tow. Since then, organized skiing and ski racing have flourished at Grouse Mountain. In 1949, the world’s first double chairlift was built, replacing a two to three hour hike from the skiers’ bus stop at the base of the mountain, and the addition of the Skyride in 1966 continue to show Grouse Mountain as an industry leader.
Panorama – A consortium of 12 local businessmen saw the potential of Panorama and formed the Panorama Ski Hill Company Ltd in 1968. In 1969, they cleared several slopes and installed a massive mile-long T-Bar, which at the time was among the longest in North America. The Horizon Chair was installed in 1975, and the Summit T bar in 1993 expanding the skiable terrain to over 200 acres.
Mt Norquay – In 1941 Mt Norquay installed the first tow rope powered by an automobile engine pulled skiers to the top of the run which in those days would cost skiers 25 cents for four trips. After the second world war, a second rope tow was added. Norquay was for many years the ski racing mecca for Western Canada. The first slalom race was held in 1929 with other major Dominion Ski Championships to follow.