Part of me wished I had learned when I was younger. I think it would have been easier, I think I would have been more fearless instead of constantly thinking about how I was going to break something. Watching kids fly down the ski hill doing a pizza wedge always has me green with envy.
|Ready for my lesson!|
The nice people up at Horseshoe Resort invited me up for a private ski lesson ($89 for one hour) with my instructor Rob. Just spending an hour with some solid one-on-one coaching was I able to finally let go of that pizza wedge and start to actually parallel ski. If you haven't skied in years and need a refresher course, a one-hour tune-up will save your life. The runs at Horseshoe Resort are incredibly wide and uncrowded when I visited on a week day. I often had the run to myself and didn't get nervous crashing into people.
Group lessons are a deal, only $25 for 90 minutes. New to skiing? The Discover Skiing and Boarding package is an incredible value at only $73 and includes a four hour rental, lift and a group lesson. The resort is around a 60-90 minute drive from Toronto, depending on the weather and traffic and features 26 slopes, six chair lifts and 35 kms of groomed cross-country trails.
|A Deluxe King Room|
|Silks Dining Room|
|A sparkling start, creamy onion soup (top right) & homemade sorbet palette cleanser (bottom right)|
|Surf & Turf (above) & Salmon Main Course from Silks|
|Sticky Pudding at Silks|
Manic Mondays: Receive 50 per cent off a lift ticket with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entrée at Crazy Horse restaurant or breakfast at Silks Restaurant (minimums apply).
Private Lesson Perks: Book a private or semi-private lesson any Wednesday and receive a free lift pass (must be booked 48 hours in advance).
Triple Play Pass - Three unlimited lift tickets to be enjoyed at any day and time throughout the season for just $99.
Lift Tickets - $50 (9 am - 10 pm)
Unlimited Ski or Snowboard Rental - $39/day
Go Tubing! - $4 for a single ride or $20 for two hours.
I also went cross-country skiing here last winter - so check out this post!
1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. #RR1
Barrie, ON L4M 4Y8