Meadow Valley ski hill

At one point Summerland could boast that it had the first ski hill — and the first (and longest) ski tow in the Okanagan Valley.

At one point Summerland could boast that it had the first ski hill — and the first (and longest) ski tow in the Okanagan Valley.

At one point Summerland could boast that it had the first ski hill — and the first (and longest) ski tow in the Okanagan Valley.

At one point Summerland could boast that it had the first ski hill and the first (and longest) ski tow in the Okanagan Valley.

The winter of 1939-1940 saw the first group of skiers tearing up the slopes at Meadow Valley ski hill, and using the new ski tow.

The ski tow was originally powered by a tractor engine (kindly donated by W.R. Powell) and could only convey two adults up at one time.

Although the tow only extended 400 feet, it was smooth running and a big hit on the hill.

This 1949 photo shows the tractor engine that powered the ski tow at Meadow Valley.