Comment 98578

By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted March 18, 2014 at 20:39:20

I learned how to ski at Chedoke and King's Forest. I skied with a lot of buddies from school who could never have afforded a trip to Glen Eden let alone Aspen. I learned enough at these two little hills to race varsity in University. I love to ski but there is no way, growing up, I would have been able to ski without Chedoke.

Then the hills were closed - not for lack of interest, but becasue we had the highest paid lift attendants in the world. Becasue it was run with a closed shop union, no party interested in taking over the lifts could afford to operate them and so now we do not have a ski hill in Hamilton. Non-affluent kids who otherwise would never have been exposed to the sport, are not exposed to the sport. To me that is a shining example of the economic reality of closed shop unionism.

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