Fall Festival of Colours chairlift ride a no-go this year

(Photo source: Ski Wentworth/Facebook)

It's a tradition for many local families -- the annual Fall Festival of Colours chairlift ride at Ski Wentworth.

Only, it won't be happening this year.

Ski Wentworth has posted a message on its website, saying the chairlift ride has been cancelled this year due to maintenance.

Over the summer, it was discovered certain mechanical parts needed to be replaced. 

The parts are not ‘off the shelf’ components and must be specifically manufactured for the Ski Wentworth chairlift gearbox at the plant in Switzerland.

The ski hill says is expected to be ready for inspection by mid-November and be operational for the upcoming ski season.

However, anyone interested in hiking up and down the ski hill to see the fall colours, will be able to do so on Saturday, October 12, weather permitting.

The lodge and its washrooms will be open for a few hours that day at no charge, but there won't be any food service or other activities.