Ski High in the Canadian Rockies

The photo on the cover of this 1955 Mountaineer dinner menu shows “wood’n’wooly” skiers (wood skis, wool clothes) near Banff. But a caption on the back also notes there is fine skiing near Revelstoke and on Grouse Mountain near Vancouver. The famous Whistler resort would not open for another ten years.

Click image to download a 1.7-MB PDF of this menu.

The table d’hôte side of the menu offers salmon, sirloin steak, prime rib, baked chicken and ham pie, cold meats, or fresh asparagus omelet. The steak dinner was $4.25–about US$33 today–while the salmon was $2.60–under US$20. All of these entrées were also available on the a la carte side for $1.25 to $1.40 less than the full-meal price. Multiply prices by 7.5 to get today’s U.S. dollars.

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