Eastern Ontario ski resort Calabogie Peaks closed today, January 3, after a fire occurred in the resort’s pump house. According to CBC, nobody was injured in the blaze and no other structures were damaged, but the area will have to remain closed until the rest of the building is taken down.
A Facebook post made by Calabogie Peaks states that they’re hoping to reopen by tomorrow, January 4, but president and co-owner Paul Murphy’s comments to CBC contradict that claim.
“We’re going to lose two or three days of skiing for sure, there’s nothing we can do about that. I’m hoping that’s all it is and we’ll be back open in a couple of days.… It’s a temporary setback is the way I’d like to look at it, as frustrating as it is.” – Paul Murphy
The building contained snowmaking equipment and public lockers and tables. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Our thoughts go out to the owners, staff, and frequent skiers at Calabogie Peaks. We hope you’re able to get things up and running again soon!
A major fire destroyed the pump house at Calabogie Peaks Resort. The building housed the resort’s snow-making operations. (Video courtesy Stéphane Gagnon). #ottnews #ottawa #ontario #calabogie #skiing #fyp #fire