Today marks the third annual CIBC National Ski Day in Canada. Across the country 17 different mountain resorts offer discounted tickets or unique experiences in support of Alpine Canada and Canadian ski teams. In celebration of National Ski Day we wanted to share a selection of photographs from our archives of people, you guessed it, skiing!
In May 1939 George Bury and three other skiers began a 10-day exploratory trip of the Garibaldi region. This was over 20 years before Franz Wilhelmsen and GODA would begin developing Whistler Mountain for skiing. Bury collection.
A family ski day on Whistler Mountain when skiing with a child on your back was permissible and helmets were an unusual sight. WMSC collection.
Skiing Whistler Mountain in the 1970s. Benjamin collection.
Visibility of skiers was not an issue with the fashions of the 1980s. Griffith collection.
You can never be too young (or old) for skiing. WMSC collection.
Enjoy the snow!
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Tagged 1970s skiing, 1980s skiing, Alpine Canada, archival photographs, George Bury, National Ski Day, Skiing, Whistler history, Whistler Museum