The first Dominion Ski Championship sponsored by the Canadian Amateur Ski Association (now CSA) was held February 19-20, 1921 in Montreal. The cross country events were held on Mount Royal, with Frank McKinnon of the Montreal Ski Club becoming the first cross country champion and E.O. Sundberg of the Temiskaming Ski Club becomming the first ski jumping champion.
At the 1929 competition, a slalom event was added to the competition for the first time. This historic course was laid out by Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith Johannsen. Until that point, only nordic events had been contested. The competition has grown since then to include both nordic and alpine events for men and women, is held in eastern and western Canadian locations, and draws competitors from across Canada and internationally.