Skiers set to hit local slopes this weekend thanks to early cold snap

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

It's early in the season, but recent cold temperatures mean local skiers have reason to rejoice.

Conservation Halton has been able to roll out its snowmaking equipment to put down a layer of snow on several slopes at Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre. Which means that Glen Eden will open for skiing and boarding this weekend.

With 100 per cent snowmaking, state-of-the-art grooming, night lighting, 12 slopes, five lifts, a terrain park and tubing chutes, Glen Eden has something for everyone, including some of the best lesson programs in Ontario. Cold temperatures since December 2 have allowed the Ski Centre to apply the full might of its pumping capacity to produce the snow needed to open its slopes.

"Technology has helped the Ski Centre respond to lack of natural snowfall," noted Bob harris, executive manager for Glen Eden.

"Environmentally-friendly additives are injected into the snowmaking lines and this seeds and breaks the water into smaller particles before it is projected out of snowmaking guns as snow. The smaller particles crystallize faster than ever before, giving a higher yield of snow at marginal temperatures."

This enables the centre to put snow on the slopes quickly - even when everywhere else is green.

The Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre was operating last weekend and will be open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 16-18) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. From Thursday, December 22 onward, the Centre will be operating regular hours during the day and evenings (weather permitting).

The Centre also offers learn to ski Christmas Camps. The first camp is set to start on Tuesday, December 27, with a second starting Sunday, January 2.

Skiers set to hit local slopes this weekend thanks to early cold snap

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

It's early in the season, but recent cold temperatures mean local skiers have reason to rejoice.

Conservation Halton has been able to roll out its snowmaking equipment to put down a layer of snow on several slopes at Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre. Which means that Glen Eden will open for skiing and boarding this weekend.

With 100 per cent snowmaking, state-of-the-art grooming, night lighting, 12 slopes, five lifts, a terrain park and tubing chutes, Glen Eden has something for everyone, including some of the best lesson programs in Ontario. Cold temperatures since December 2 have allowed the Ski Centre to apply the full might of its pumping capacity to produce the snow needed to open its slopes.

"Technology has helped the Ski Centre respond to lack of natural snowfall," noted Bob harris, executive manager for Glen Eden.

"Environmentally-friendly additives are injected into the snowmaking lines and this seeds and breaks the water into smaller particles before it is projected out of snowmaking guns as snow. The smaller particles crystallize faster than ever before, giving a higher yield of snow at marginal temperatures."

This enables the centre to put snow on the slopes quickly - even when everywhere else is green.

The Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre was operating last weekend and will be open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 16-18) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. From Thursday, December 22 onward, the Centre will be operating regular hours during the day and evenings (weather permitting).

The Centre also offers learn to ski Christmas Camps. The first camp is set to start on Tuesday, December 27, with a second starting Sunday, January 2.

Skiers set to hit local slopes this weekend thanks to early cold snap

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

It's early in the season, but recent cold temperatures mean local skiers have reason to rejoice.

Conservation Halton has been able to roll out its snowmaking equipment to put down a layer of snow on several slopes at Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre. Which means that Glen Eden will open for skiing and boarding this weekend.

With 100 per cent snowmaking, state-of-the-art grooming, night lighting, 12 slopes, five lifts, a terrain park and tubing chutes, Glen Eden has something for everyone, including some of the best lesson programs in Ontario. Cold temperatures since December 2 have allowed the Ski Centre to apply the full might of its pumping capacity to produce the snow needed to open its slopes.

"Technology has helped the Ski Centre respond to lack of natural snowfall," noted Bob harris, executive manager for Glen Eden.

"Environmentally-friendly additives are injected into the snowmaking lines and this seeds and breaks the water into smaller particles before it is projected out of snowmaking guns as snow. The smaller particles crystallize faster than ever before, giving a higher yield of snow at marginal temperatures."

This enables the centre to put snow on the slopes quickly - even when everywhere else is green.

The Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre was operating last weekend and will be open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 16-18) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. From Thursday, December 22 onward, the Centre will be operating regular hours during the day and evenings (weather permitting).

The Centre also offers learn to ski Christmas Camps. The first camp is set to start on Tuesday, December 27, with a second starting Sunday, January 2.