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In the summer of 1935, the senior ski jump was constructed using teams of farm horses and a large earth scraper.
A dedicated band of men spent their holidays and Saturdays completing this addition to the Club — the only ski jump in Southern Ontario.
A pioneering spirit surrounded the creation of the Chicopee Ski Club, from the establishment of organized skiing in Waterloo County to night skiing to the building of rope tows.
Faith made it all possible: the pioneers' faith in each other, and in the power of their passion for skiing.
As early as 1935, the Club became affiliated with the Canadian Amateur Ski Association (CASA), the body that regulated non-professional skiing, and was also involved in the Ontario Ski Zone.
By the end of December, Chicopee was officially on its way with the establishment of a constitution and a Board of Directors.As part of this group, Jack Halliwell was instrumental in the engineering of both this 115-foot jump and the junior jump constructed for 45-foot leaps in 1936.In an era before artificial snow, the Chicopee pioneers took advantage of every opportunity for fine skiing.These lands included parts of the Chicopee Hill and were in use as operational farms during the spring and summer months.Each ski season, therefore, the Club rented the site which consisted of both downhill slopes and bush trails.