Glen Eden

Ski resorts in Canada
There are times when a short trip is all that a skier or snowboarder needs, and places like the Glen Eden ski area offer just that. Located near the western shores of Lake Ontario, the winter venue caters to local snow hounds from Hamilton to Toronto. New operating hours ensure no lift lines, but visitors must purchase their tickets ahead of time.

Those traveling by vehicle will find Highway 401 the route of choice, with the resort located in southern Milton, Ontario. The Toronto Pearson International Airport handles air traffic in the region. Buffalo and Niagra Falls are places that Americans can drive from, with the Buffalo Niagra International Airport receiving air traffic in that portion of New York State.

Limited Snow and Limited Lines

The Glen Eden ski area sits on the western shores of Lake Ontario, meaning that it receives few lake effect snowstorms. That is due to the winds usually blowing towards the lake from the venue instead of the opposite. Hamilton and the surrounding area receive annual snowfall exceeding 45 inches, but that is not enough to keep conditions fun or safe. The ski venue maintains snowmaking capabilities over the entire grounds to supplement those totals for a better alpine experience.

Visitors wanting to visit the Glen Eden ski area must buy tickets in advance, which keeps the small ski venue from becoming overcrowded. That will not be an issue for locals, but ski bums traveling through might not be aware of that policy ahead of time. It is also worth noting that the facility honors lift tickets for four hours. The length of time policy is based on previous years' feedback and gives more guests a chance to visit on any particular day.

Travelers can find lodging accommodations in the surrounding area, with Glen Eden providing day lodges for meet-ups and guest services. Guests can buy hot and cold foods/drinks at both buildings from nine to nine, and the retail shop stocks cold beverages and snack foods. The Trail Head retail shop sells typical wares for downhill, along with souvenirs. A Tech Shop can repair damaged gear and tune-up equipment before visitors hit the lifts.

Glen Eden offers rental equipment upon reservation, and staff will match the gear to a guest's skill and needs. The terrain here is a great place for learning and casual skiing or snowboarding, and the Snow School offers extensive classes and programs. Private lessons, multi-week sessions, and groups are taught everything from core alpine concepts to the latest techniques to improve advanced skiing and riding. Those include terrain park, adult high performance, and learning to race on skis at Glen Eden.

Forgiving Terrain

The Glen Eden ski area covers ten acres, with lighting on all runs. Over a dozen trails cover the venue, with over half the ski resort rated as green for beginners (roughly 54-percent). There are blue/intermediate runs on 31-percent of the hill, with the remaining 15-percent rated as black diamond/advanced. Glen Eden provides a 240-foot vertical rise for visitors to ski or ride, and the winter venue uses six lifts to move guests uphill.

Glen Eden Snow forecast

  • Friday
    0.08 in rain
    7 mph
  • Saturday
    0.12 in rain
    21 mph
  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    10 mph

Facts about Glen Eden

Number of slopes:13
Easiest Green slopes:2
Intermediate Blue slopes:4
Advanced Black slopes:2
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:0

Lifts (Total: 7)
Chair lifts:3
Magic carpet:3

Vertical drop
Glen Eden Vertical drop
Highest Point: 1050 ft
Vertical drop: 236 ft
Base Point: 814 ft

Country: Canada
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