The hill at the heart of the village
Updated: Feb 18, 2022
Ski Vorlage turns 75
Ski Vorlage isn’t just at the heart of the village of Wakefield, for many, it is the heart of the village.
Its humble beginnings as a cleared hill behind the Shouldice Farm, which once stood where Vorlage’s parking lot is now, is where Wilf Harris installed the first rope tow on the side of the mountain in 1947, allowing local skiers easier access to the small cabin that stood at the top of the hill near the site of the future Wakefield Hospital.