MILTON – The 2014/15 ski and snowboard season at Glen Eden will get started this Saturday, December 13 with the first chair at 8:30 a.m. Hours of operation for the first week will be:
- December 13 and 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- December 15 to 18 – 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- December 19 – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Glen Eden staff expects to have seven of 15 runs open with two of three chairlifts, as well as two of three carpet lifts running, as well as a Terrain Park setup. Special lift ticket pricing of $20 will be in effect until more skiable terrain opens over the upcoming days and weeks.
“Our snowmaking team was able to take advantage of some cold nights and began snowmaking earlier than expected on November 17,” said Sean Durkin, Area Manager for Glen Eden. “We’re pleased to be able to open in mid-December, despite some recent challenges with weather.”
Glen Eden is home to one of the largest Snow Schools in Ontario, with a wide selection of programs from classic Core Programs to a new spin on specialty programs that are now part of the Academy Programs. Snow School programs kick off on Saturday, December 20, with space still available; visit the Glen Eden website, www.gleneden.on.ca, or call Visitor Services at 905-878-5011, ext. 221, for more information.
Glen Eden’s Core Programs represent all of the great eight week and holiday camp lessons which tens of thousands of skiers and boarders have come to know and trust over the years. There are industry leading Kinder programs for the little ones right on up through Primary, Junior and Teen, with lifelong learning opportunities in Adult lessons. The Core programs have the classic 1, 1.5 and 2 hour group and private lessons, offering exceptional value, and catering to learners of all ages and abilities.
The Terrain Park is where a lot of the action happens at Glen Eden. The “Big” Park, Nighthawk and Falcon during peak season have upwards of 40 of the most progressive features dedicated to these two runs. Glen Eden has lots of options for keeping things fresh while pushing your limits and developing your skills.
Glen Eden’s Discover Skiing and Snowboarding is a lesson program for first timers and beginners. New last season, if you purchase a Beginner Centre lift ticket and rent equipment, your lesson is included. Discover programs will be available starting December 20.
Discover will be offered weekends, holidays, and March Break from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. on non-holiday weeknights. Glen Eden’s snow pros will help ensure you learn the basics – equipment, stopping and turning. By the time you complete the program you should be ready for the big hills. Discover is available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless you’re booking a large group. For groups of 20 or more people please call 905-878-5011, ext. 278, at least one week in advance.