Discover Ski Program Available
Hey, if you live in the greater Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo or Cambridge areas and would like to try out snow skiing this winter, there’s a chance to have yours truly, Clint Cora, as your first ski instructor!
But first, before you get visions of giant, steep slopes that will scare the pants out of you, here’s a nice video which shows the reality for beginners and what fun they can have – it’s a real ‘feel-good’ video!
As a CSIA Level 2 certified staff ski instructor for a local ski resort called Glen Eden located near Milton, Ontario, I run a program called Discover Ski each year on a Saturday night. This is a special program that combines all rental equipment gear, a beginner lift ticket and a 1.5 hour beginner lesson with me for first timers.
Last winter, we had a great group of first time skiers and a few decided to go buy ski equipment shortly afterwards. Above is a shot from the group last year.
One thing I do have to point out though, in order to maintain a decent instructor-student ratio, we are putting a limit of seven students maximum for this Discover Ski session.
Glen Eden Ski Resort
This Discover Skiing program will once again be at Glen Eden Ski Resort which is within Kelso Conservation in Milton, Ontario. Glen Eden is very close to the GTA and is right off the highway 401. It is very well lit at night and a great way to spend a Saturday night outing.
I can be the instructor teaching this evening since I am on staff at Glen Eden – more on this below.
The Discover Skiing program is a special rate which includes all ski equipment rentals including a helmet, a beginner lift ticket and of course a 1.5 hour beginner lesson geared towards first ‘never-ever’ skiers.
They also have a Discover Snowboarding program there but I won’t be teaching it. Those interested in snowboard are still welcome to come.
Note that this is a ‘bunny hill’ program only. If you have skied a few times already and can ski down green runs accessed by a chairlift, this is NOT the program for you. Instead, I would suggest that you come to my Mt St Louis days scheduled on a few weekend days throughout the winter – I’ll post more on this soon.
The Discover lesson starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 9 pm – you can still free ski until 9:30 pm. You should arrive at Glen Eden by 6:30 at the latest to get the rental equipment.
The special price for this program is $44.95 which is by far one of the best rates for a Discover program in southern Ontario (plus Glen Eden is not far).
Space is limited for Discover Skiing programs so in order to get in for this, we now need a minimum of FIVE committed participants (NOT including any experienced skiers who will be joining us at Glen Eden that night)- see the following for details of the program.
To get into this program, you MUST call Glen Eden at 905-878-5011, ext 281 or 221 and book directly for the Discover Ski Program With Clint On Jan 12 Evening.
This line is very busy and you will probably get voicemail – LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFO so they can call you back to get the right booking info from you.
Note that when you get to Glen Eden, you will still have to do a separate registration on the spot for the rental equipment. This is why we want you to get there for 6:30 pm in order to have enough time to do the paperwork and get fitted for the rentals.
Experienced skiers and boarders who are not taking Discover Ski or Snowboard and just want to join us for a fun evening at Glen Eden (or give moral support for your first timer friends) do not have to call Glen Eden. Just buy an evening lift pass when you get there.
Also note for this season, there will be a MAXIMUM limit of SEVEN first-time skier participants for each Discover Ski session so I would strongly advise that if you want to get in, you book with Glen Eden as soon as possible.
By the way, in case you are nervous about skiing, here’s a shot of the bunny hill we will be working on (picture it with snow of course). The thing on the right is the ‘magic carpet’ which is like a moving sidewalk that takes us up the hill. As you can see, it’s not like the big, bad mountains you see on TV.
Note : This may end up being the ONLY Discover Skiing program that I will be running this winter unless there is overwhelming demand for another.
Directions to Glen Eden:
- 401 West to Milton, exit Regional Road 25 north
- Left (west) on No. 5 Sideroad- Left (south) on Tremaine Rd, cross bridge over 401
- Right (west) on Kelso Rd (sideroad 3) into Kelso Conservation
I do this event only once per year for first time skiers to properly introduce them to the sport. So if you know of anybody (adults) who want to try skiing in the GTA Toronto area, better act fast.
For skiers who are not first time beginners (beginners to intermediates) who would like to get more advanced ski lessons with me this winter, I’ll be at Blue Mt each Friday and Mt St Louis two Sundays each month. Again, more on this soon.