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Glen Eden season set to open this Friday, December 13

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The 2013/14 ski and snowboard season at Glen Eden will get started this Friday, December 13 with the first chair at 8:30 a.m. It is the earliest opening date for skiing and snowboarding at Glen Eden since 2008/09.

Glen Eden staff expects to have nine of 15 runs open with all three chairlifts, as well as two of three carpet lifts running. 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 on November 20,” said Sean Durkin, Area Manager for Glen Eden. “We’re pleased to be able to open in mid-December, especially since we’re celebrating 50 seasons at Glen Eden.”

The 2013/14 season marks the 50th anniversary of Conservation Halton operating Glen Eden. In 1964, Conservation Halton assumed the ownership and management of Glen Eden. As part of the 50-year celebrations, there are several events, theme days, and activities, with something for everyone to celebrate.

Glen Eden Snow School has lesson programs for all ages and levels

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 21, with space still available; visit the Glen Eden website, 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 Academy programs highlight more specialized learning opportunities for those looking to take it to the next level. They are perfect for those wanting their lesson program to be more focused on a specific discipline or outcome. These sessions are streamed in to Race, Park and All Mountain High Performance, they offer longer lesson durations and feature staff trained to employ the latest in coaching.

Glen Eden’s Discover Skiing and Snowboarding is a lesson program for first timers and beginners. There is a new twist to the Discover program this season, if you purchase a Beginner Centre lift ticket and rent equipment, your lesson is included. Discover programs will be available starting December 21.

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.

About Glen Eden

Glen Eden is located on Kelso Road, near Tremaine Road and Highway 401, and is a 20 minute drive from Mississauga, Burlington and Hamilton and is operated by Conservation Halton. During the season, Glen Eden is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for skiing and snowboarding with the Snow Tube Park open on the weekends. For more information visit the Glen Eden website, or call 905-878-5011.

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