Lakeview – Calabogie Peaks, ON

This was the first of two very similar Doppelmayr quads built at Calabogie in the early 2000s.
Top terminal side view.
View from the summit.
This is the highest lift served point in Ontario.
Top terminal on a manmade bench.
Upper lift line.
The top part of the profile is very flat.
Middle lift line.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Motor room.
Middle part of the lift line.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry reflecting a working name.

5 thoughts on “Lakeview – Calabogie Peaks, ON

  1. icefaceny September 7, 2022 / 9:22 am

    I wonder when/why they repainted the bottom terminal brown? It’s been that color for as long as I remember, same with solar quad.

    This lift is somewhat exposed, lots of wind from the lake with little tree protection on the upper lift line. I guess some sacrifices have to be made for the great view and highest lift serving Ontario.

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  2. Greg December 16, 2022 / 5:52 pm

    Not the highest lift served point for Ontario, Devils Glen (private club) is at 510m (1675′) near Collingwood and most of the Collingwood resorts are higher than Calabogie as well which peaks at 360m (1200′). It is also debatable who has the highest vertical, Calabogie claims 780′ but not possible, the lift does not run to the absolute summit of Dicksons Mountain. The Doppelmayr report above proves it 215m vertical and this is highest lift with base area all the same elevation.

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    • T December 16, 2022 / 6:31 pm

      Not very related, but since when did Beaver Valley become private? Was just googling its elevation after seeing your comment, and couldnt believe that they are charging $27,000 +canada’s insanely high sales tax, for basically a smaller, more run down, and smaller version of Blue Mountain. I did a lot of snowboard racing there through OFSAA in high school around 8 years ago, and the hotel we stayed at near the base was essentially a budget motel, the on mountain facilities and infrastructure paled in comparison to Blue Mountain, and their lift fleet is basically Canadas equivalent to Knubs Nob, but if Knubs Nob charged you almost 30k a year to access the mountain. I have no idea who paying these prices for a small resort that makes the vertical of resorts in Michigan look impressive, instead of paying less to fly out to New England, Colorado or Utah every other weekend

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      • Adrian December 16, 2022 / 8:03 pm

        It’s long been private as far as I remember. Yes, the mountain is relatively small in vertical but has a sufficiently diverse spread of terrain for Ontario. I’d argue the draw (and this is true of many private resorts in the Collingwood area, which are similar in terrain to Blue Mountain) is privacy and exclusivity. No lift lines, groomers aren’t ruined quite as long, and often the social scene is pretty good. Obviously people’s values differ widely but there seem to be enough who value that at $27,000 (also, as a general note, these sorts of prices are one-time initiation fees; yearly fees are in the several thousands range). The private ski industry is quite booming in Ontario.

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        • T December 17, 2022 / 3:02 pm

          Thanks for the detailed response, makes a lot more sense now. I didnt realize it was the entry fee and the yearly membership is a fraction of the cost. Surprised OFSAA was able to be held there in 2017 with it being private, I didnt even realize it was lol

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