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Mount McKay Ski Lift

Ontario : Thunder Bay District
Location #3496

Location Owner:sinkourswim
Creation Date: 11/15/2011
Last Updated: 11/15/2011

Not sure when this thing was in operation or when it closed but I know it wasn't running when we moved to Thunder Bay in 1989. It's located about 10 minutes from my house and I wasn't even aware of it's existence until about a year ago. It also took me a while to find it but having a dad who is retired MNR helps also.

Most of the original cable frames that go up the hill are still standing except for one, and there is also one chair sitting in amongst the trees. Some of the motor equipment at the base of the hill is also still there. At the top there are more standing frames and the giant cable wheel. There is also the remains of some building and other random junk lying around. Easy to access since there are lots of trails going up and down.

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Status: Abandoned | Category: Recreational


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dynamitelips says:
11/6/2019 5:53:40 PM

really cool, sort of hard to find but worth it! it''s kind of a hike to find it with some uphill and downhill found some broken ski poles and old ski goggles nearby!

mowldec291 says:
5/14/2014 6:59:42 PM

My dad said he used to ski here! Also Funny how most abandoned ski lifts get marked in red on google maps.

forecastrain says:
2/26/2014 8:57:37 PM

1. This was the site of Thunder Bay's first ski jump.

2. It is used as a downhill mountain bike area in the summer, so be weary if you venture onto trails that look well used and/or have tire treads in the mud.

canadavey says:
11/15/2011 10:51:29 PM

Very cool find. Thanks for sharing!

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