Staying Alive in the 905

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Please note: I work at Glen Eden during the winter months but not in a PR capacity. I am a part-time ski instructor. So, yes I am biased.  No one asked me to write this.  I write voluntarily because I believe Glen Eden offers a great customer experience.  I want to spread the word. 

GLEN EDEN OPENED TODAY!               Glen eden 

Glen Eden’s season begins today!! NEW state of the art guns have been blowing snow every possible hour of allowable temperatures.  Thanks to the hard-working crew the hill is opening only six days later than originally scheduled despite the unseasonable weather we’ve had. 

Special lift-ticket price for opening weekend is only $20.  What a great chance to take the first runs of the season for those of us who have not been up north.  Check the website link below to find out which runs are open.

I’m excited about the changes at the hill for our 2010 season.  Awaiting customers in the rental shop are 350 brand NEW pairs of skis and ski boots.  100 NEW snowboards have also been added.   This means that everything in the rental shop is new or 3 years new – nothing older! Looking good!  Be among the first to strap them on!

A brand NEW carpet lift replaces the T-bar at the Galaxy Learning Centre.  The terrain park has moved which means Twister is open again as a regular run on the west side of the property.  The main chalet has NEW floor tiles.  Everything is ship shape and ready to go.  Our season here in the GTA  is short but it is sweet.

The snow making and grooming crew at Glen Eden are the best! Last year we were the only hill to make snow late in the season and we were able to remain fully open through March break.

Check out all the options for passes.  Glen Eden introduced a 5×7 pass this year.  There is also special pricing for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening lift tickets at only $20.00.  

Glen Eden ski and snowboard center is part of Conservation Halton’s Kelso Conservation area.  Minutes from Milton, it is conveniently located just south of the 401 and only a short drive from Mississauga, Hamilton, Kitchener, Georgetown and Guelph.   The center offers 240 feet of vertical, 12 groomed runs, a terrain park and snow tubing.   The snow school at Glen Eden is one of the largest in Canada, with 300 instructors teaching more than 50,000 lessons to skiers and snowboarders.

I work weekdays teaching mainly school groups and adult ladies day groups.   I end each day with the four and five-year olds we call Kinderski and/or private lessons.  It is very rewarding to help new skiers overcome their apprehension and nervousness.  Gaining confidence is key to learning a new skill.   Eight years ago I attended the Glen Eden Ladies Day program to refresh my skiing after years away from the sport.  Then I took the CSIA  Level 1 course to make the jump to instructor.

This local ski and snowboard centre is a great place to learn the sport with lots of moderate terrain.  There are so many lesson programs at all levels for all ages.  Check the Glen Eden website for availability.   Bring the family. See you on the slopes!

 Here’s how to find Glen Eden.  Join me at the top of the escarpment – it’s a great view!  Be cool, not cold!  Being active is part of staying alive in the 905!

Can you tell I’m excited?  Have you ever visited Glen Eden?  Would you in the future?


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