SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Dagmar Ski Resort is hosting their annual ski swap, as well as open house, on November 4th and 5th.
Skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to sell their gently used skis and snowboards, or buy new ones at an affordable price.
“It’s a great way to recycle your equipment and it’s great for just finding good equipment,” said Peter Bakermans, ski swap organizer.
The swap has sold a lot of beginner and intermediate skis, boots, and snowboards, so it’s a great way to purchase a piece of used equipment at a cheaper price.
“If you’re a beginner skier it’s a good start to get equipment, instead of renting,” Peter said.
A portion of the money raised from the ski swap goes directly to supporting the ski patrol, a group of volunteers who are dedicated to keeping Dagmar’s hills safe. They provide emergency, medical, and rescue services to skiers and snowboarders in distress.
In conjunction with the ski swap, is the Dagmar Open House, where people who are new to the area can learn about Dagmar and what the ski hill has to offer.
“We’d encourage people to come out, if they’re not familiar with Dagmar and get a feeling of what it’s like,” said Caroline Yli Luoma, President of Dagmar.
She continued, “After going to the open house and viewing the grounds, people will get a better understanding of Dagmar Ski Resort. We have 18 runs, and the very best learning terrain in the area; which lets families with children who want to bring their kids out, see how gentle the learning terrain really is,” said Caroline.
She added, that the ski resort is a great place for everyone to learn how to ski or snowboard. They offer private lessons and programs to children age 3 and up, as well as lessons for adults too.
“I encourage parents to come out, who have little kids, that want to get their children skiing as well as themselves. Bond with the family during our Canadian winters, it’s all about making memories,” said Caroline.
Dagmar has a state of the art snowmaking system and top of the line grooming, which ensures the runs have plenty of snow, plus the hills face North, out of the sun, making the snow last much longer!
“We have an outstanding snow making team so we always have snow no matter what people might think, even if there is no snow in Whitby, north of seven, there’s going to be snow here and if conditions are great, Dagmar will be open. ” Caroline said.She told the Standard, many times last year, people thought there wasn’t enough snow to go skiing, even though Dagmar had fabulous snow all season long.
The Ski Dagmar Facebook page, posts updates on weather conditions at the hill daily, if skiers or snowboarders ever want to be sure of the conditions. It's also always recommended to give a quick call before driving out.
Prior to the open house is a job fair, on October 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and they are hiring in all departments.
The ski swap and open house are happening at Dagmar, located on 1220 Lake Ridge Road, Uxbridge.
The event runs on Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On the Saturday of the swap, skiers and snowboarders can sell, consigned used ski and snowboard equipment, that is in good condition.
Caroline encourages all skiers and snowboarders in the area to drop by, check out some new equipment, learn about the ski hill and buy a season pass, before the special rates end on November 5th.
Anyone with questions about Dagmar and the services they offer can call 905-649-2002 or email email@example.com.
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