For Immediate Release
Friday, April 5, 2013
MILTON – The 2012/13 ski and snowboard season at Glen Eden has come to an end and this season continued with the trend of the numbers going uphill. Despite another fairly mild winter, the number of visitors hit a new high for the sixth consecutive season as more than 330,000 people visited Glen Eden to go skiing, snowboarding and tubing.
The season wrapped up on Sunday, March 17 at the end of the March Break. Now that the team has had a chance to catch their breath, they came up with a few interesting figures on what 330,000 visits means:
- Glen Eden’s ski lifts had over 4,950,000 million riders, which equates to nearly every resident in Halton Region taking 10 rides on the ski lift,
- 85,000 cars entered their parking lot,
- Food Services sold 48,468 portions of French Fries and 20,106 cups of Hot Chocolate,
- The Rental Shop Staff put through 45,000 ski and snowboard rentals,
- This season Snow School taught roughly 8,591 students in private, Discover, group, and camp programs,
This means the Snow School staff took students on 8,248,360 vertical feet of skiing and boarding. “We would like to thank our visitors who came to Glen Eden this season, and hope they enjoyed the year,” said Sean Durkin, Area Manager for Glen Eden. “Thanks to the support Glen Eden has received over the last few years we have been able to make strategic investments in snowmaking and grooming to improve our visitors’ experience.”
Part of the improvements included the opening of a newly renovated Visitors Centre in the west parking lot. This season’s visitor total of more than 330,000 topped last season’s previous record total of 317,414. Here is a look at visitation from the past six seasons:
- 330,000 visitors in 2012/13
- 317,414 visitors in 2011/12
- 264,318 visitors in 2010/11
- 189,806 visitors in 2009/10
- 183,573 visitors in 2008/09
- 176,557 visitors in 2007/08
Glen Eden opened this season on December 27 and closed on March 17. Based on Glen Eden’s current visitation it ranks consistently each year in the top four of Ontario’s 40 ski and snowboard operations.
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, www.gleneden.on.ca, or call 905-878-5011.
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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores, and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233