10 Vintage Ski Photos From Local Vancouver Mountains


Monday, December 15th, 2014 — 3:54pm PST
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For decades the North Shore mountains have been a playground for locals and visitors, especially during ski season. Grouse Mountain had one of the first double chairlifts in the world when it was constructed in 1949, Mount Seymour has been enjoyed since 1938, and Mount Strachan & Black Mountain make up the popular Cypress Mountain Ski Area that was in the spotlight during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives, we can catch glimpses of what skiing (and ski equipment) on the North Shore has looked like over the years.

10 Vintage Ski Photos

Vintage Ski Photos Vancouver
1940: View from Mt. Seymour. Archives# CVA 586-123. Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd.


1940: Skiing on Mt. Seymour. Archives #CVA 586-116 & CVA 586-119 & CVA 586-114.


1929: Grouse Mountain. Archives# CVA 99-2002 & CVA 99-2000. Stuart Thomson Photos.


1940: Mt. Seymour. Archives# CVA 586-122.


1929: Grouse Mountain. Archives# CVA 99-1994 & 1940: Grouse Mountain. Archives# CVA 586-117.


1920: Grouse Mountain. Archives# CVA 99-1989. Stuart Thomson Photos.

Bonus

Of course I can’t leave out that epic Empire Stadium ski jump:


1958: Empire Stadium Ski Jump. Photo: Leslie F. Sheraton. Archives# 2008-022.007.

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