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Goodbye Blue Mountain, Hello… Glen Eden?

For the past five years or so, I have been buying passes to Blue Mountain Resort. This “mountain” (hill), is located north-west of Barrie, Ontario and is extremely popular as it is the best ski/snowboarding option in a fairly large geographical radius here in Southern Ontario. However, popular means busy and busy means line-ups. The drive from Toronto can take up to three hours with traffic. Despite all of this I have gone half a dozen times or so each year because buying a season pass early is a good value and I enjoy most of the runs.

This year will be different. My friend has convinced me to try out a season’s pass to Glen Eden which is located near Milton, Ontario. The cost is roughly the same and the drive is significantly shorter. My hope is that the crowds are much smaller and that the runs don’t get too old, too fast.

So far, there are no DC events trips booked for the season so I don’t yet know where I am going to get my real mountain fix. I am hoping to organize trips to Vermont and Ellicottville in New York, but time will tell if that actually happens.

Does anyone have any opinions on Glen Eden? I’m eager to try it out and post about the experience.

Happy Holidays!

Discussion

  1. I don’t know much about that place, but when you go be sure to post something about it. I’ve heard its a nice place

    Posted by snowboard joe | January 5, 2012, 11:02 pm
  2. So … how’s it going with the baby?

    Posted by JB | January 17, 2012, 2:27 pm
  3. Was looking for info on BLue mountain PA, guess this is the CA version. How was glen eden?

    Posted by snowboard progression | April 24, 2013, 6:58 pm
  4. Cool!

    Posted by giorgio | August 30, 2013, 11:46 am
  5. Its a great place

    Posted by bubblegum casting | November 8, 2013, 7:36 pm
  6. Its a wonderful place to snowboard. I learnt snowboarding from Ben Turner’s snowboarding guides and I can say that I have really enjoyed snowboarding at Glen Eden.

    Posted by Snowboard101 | November 25, 2013, 3:24 am
  7. Haha amazing :)

    Posted by Gogle Arctica | January 19, 2014, 3:18 pm
  8. looks awesome!

    Posted by Jamie Harris | February 16, 2014, 10:40 pm

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