welcome to village I'm Dave Sanders president and general manager ski for Lodge is a beautiful little ski area nestled in the village of Wakefield we're about 30 35 minutes from Ottawa and we're very much a family ski centre we've got a lot of variety of terrain catering to families and the friendly atmosphere seems to draw all kinds of folks in my name is Darren Okoye I am the snow school director here at bore Lodge it is probably the only ski area in this region of Kubik that is actually in a town so with that location it creates a very large community vibe and a very family friendly environment or lash or a ski area started off here back in the late 1940s somewhere around 1947 and it operated as a rope toll with one run for quite a while it was sort of a weekend adventure and gradually through a change of ownership it in the ninth early 1960s it gradually built up with t-bar more slopes opened up and then over time we've built it up into 17 runs and close to 100 acres of skiable terrain for Elijah's got a good variety of terrain it's 17 runs ten of which are intermediate three are beginner terrain and the remainder of the last four would be expert or advanced terrain with our beginner terrain pon deuce would be the starting point for any beginner entering the sport of skiing or snowboarding it's almost like a tabletop with a slight inclination great for anyone who's timid from there you can move up to other runs such as birch Valley where there's a continued pitch gentle you'll get very secure in your handling of the equipment of yourself on the slopes and then there's other runs as well which you can round out your enjoyment throughout the day Colten edge being the longest run approximately three-quarters of mile in length it's got some nice little pitches a little bit of flat terrain in between those pitches to catch your breath there are other ones such as head wall the chute shaaanxo that make you work on those edges at the mountain there's so many different distinct trails they're different for it they're all good for different reasons so I love pon deuce which is our beginner hill because it's such an a great terrain to bring beginners on and honestly within one hour I can take just about any skier and teach them how to ski from top to bottom I can take them to the top however we also have advanced terrain that is a very challenging for advanced skiers as well made often during the year turn to bumps and they can be a lot of fun for advanced skiers I think the most favorite train that I have here is actually our intermediate train because it's wide open you can do over as a teacher you can do all I know that I can do a lot of various exercises and and teaching techniques that people will in that that people will advance their skills on very rapidly and of all the runs here at four allows a couple of my favorites tend to be lookout it's got a nice continued pitch with a little bit of a roll in it and also I love the bottom of Xie show when you come over the edge it's a nice drop I think that voor Lodge is definitely unique in that we hear it from our customers and skiers from around the Ottawa region that we have the best groom slopes in the region we take pride in that and between our Hill maintenance staff the snow makers the groomers they're out there and they're giving it out there all the uniqueness of ski for Lodge is that the sense of family friendliness and the staff that work here they are family themselves and they have been probably through the generations called continuing to come back and and they we watch over the kids that are here that we treat everybody that comes to the ski lodge as if they were our own family you try to bring people in and make them a part of the ski were large family for Lodge has a family atmosphere we do promote customer service it's a friendly family our ski school is very popular and the type of terrain that we have services families as a whole our all of our lifts and and slopes basically can be seen from the main lodge so whether the parent perhaps is not a skier there's a there's a good safety aspect there as well that they can keep an eye on their little ones the programs that we offer at the lodge are really focused mainly on children we try to give an opportunity for all children to enjoy the love of the outdoors that we have though the season that we have and the sport we are we strongly strongly believe in community not only community that we lit that we exist in but also the skiing community as well and we want to bring people into it from a very young age it's a sport that you can enjoy through your life so it starts at the at a very small age so we have programs for four-year-olds which are one-on-one three and four year olds we have programs for five and six year olds which are more group oriented and then we have programs for older teens and adults as well that are group oriented so we teach across the board both skiing and snowboard I think what sets our maybe arsenal school apart differently maybe from the other ones is that it's a very family-oriented so school bullied or not we have kids that come through our snow school program become TAS instructors and continue on and also when they have children they bring them back so myself I have my wife as a ski instructor my three boys are ski instructors they've all come through the program I can point out any number of families within the snow school that have father daughter genes or mother and son teams it's a we have a strong family value not only in the product that we offer but also in the way that we we stay together as a community and as a snow school as well for Lodge has 13 runs opened four nights we're open six nights a week till 10:00 p.m. excluding Sunday nights and the night skiing is very popular quite quite often at night time the the scenery throughout the village that you have from the top of the hill is is quite spectacular for Lodge has also has apres ski a lot of our corporate nighttime group business enjoy a friendly atmosphere and a few drinks perhaps in the in the bar as well because we're situated right in the village of Wakefield there's a numerous restaurants boutiques etc to round out your day of skiing at for Lodge as well in the village we do have within walking distance of our Lodge numerous types of lodging accommodations for overnight guests everything from bed-and-breakfast to beautiful Inns as well operating in an Onan 4 Lodge has been quite an enjoyment over 30 years now and what I enjoy the most about it is seeing the smiles on children's faces when they're leaving with their parents and heading out to the cars they're bubbling with excitement and that's what it's all about skiing is fun and it should be fun for everyone well within the snow school are our instructors and and that starts from the top down and I am in the snow school director but I am first and foremost an instructor our rewards come from being proud of our accomplishments and the smiles and the laughs that we get from the kids there's no greater satisfaction than seeing the joy of discovery in a child's face it's something that you can't put our money figure on and that's the kind of pride that we give to our instructors when we teach them through the programs and we certify them and that's the kind of pride that they gain teaching in their own classes as well offering ski-resort can be a challenging business we rely on mother nature we try to beat mother nature with technology with modern equipment snow making improvements and changes but you never know what's gonna happen from day to day it's never the same thing twice and there's always challenges to providing the excellent service that all of us here at four allows take pride in I would say it's who most families the best reason to come to or Lodge is that if you want to try to create a tradition of your own in the ski industry as a family there's no better place to come than a place that is basically built for families with your family you can ski separately or you can ski together the trails all lead back to the same area so at the end of the day or at lunchtime come into the lodge for a bit of a break meet up go back out afterwards and break up that Virage our slogan is ski the difference our grooming makes a difference and that's one of the main reasons why you should come ski for lash enjoy it experience it you won't regret it

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3 thoughts on “Ski Vorlage

  • July 31, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    I learnt skiing at Vorlage. Best instructors, fun and fantastic runs for all levels

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    Went with camp on Monday and loved Snow Dance, Birch Valley, Maple Lane as well as Cote des Neige.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    It was my first time today. I really liked Headwall and La Chute. Fun afternoon and great value!

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