Chair ChatterSnowhawks Ski & Snowboard School | Toronto + Ottawa Ontario
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Chair Chatter

After being around for over 40 years you bet people are talking about us,
here are a few things they've had to say...

As parents, we tried many events in an effort to give Ronan skills that will build on his character and his strengths while providing him with opportunity for fun. He has been with Snowhawks Raven since he was 8 and absolutely loves it. We struggle every year asking the question, “Can we afford this?” The final answer is always “he gets too much out of it to worry about the money”. This year he did the Christmas Break, Saturdays and is over the top excited about joining you for the trip to Quebec. He has made lifelong friends, feels safe and respects you very much. For this we are thankful and pass along our most indebted gratitude to both of you as well as your team of very professional chaperones and instructors. I know Ronan is already talking about one day instructing himself and we are thrilled with this prospect. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip to Quebec and thanks for keeping him safe for us.
Byron S.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much my son enjoyed the program. He went from whining about hating to ski to now saying he wants to go to the Olympics as a skier. I was so impressed with his instructor, Nick. He really encouraged Neel each and every week. In spite of my son being the slowest person in his group, he never felt deflated by it (this is a boy who can become agitated very easily when confronted by athletic challenges). Not once did I have to cajole Neel to get out of bed. In fact, he woke up at 6 a.m. (a full 30 minutes before his alarm) and started to get ready for the day (something that does not happen for school each day)! As a non-skier and mother, I felt a bit of trepidation letting Neel going on his own but I strongly feel learning to ski is almost a necessity these days, what with class ski trips, etc. You both should be quite proud of the caliber of program you have developed. THANK YOU!
Shivani T.
Thank you! It was an amazing season. I was only able to attend 3 Wednesdays this year but each day was amazing!! I will never forget the ice-lined trees at Craigleith. It was so gorgeous. What a wonderful luxury. I am fortunate to be able to participate. Snowhawks rocks!
Esther M.
Gabriel said in the car today that he wants to go to Snowhawks “all his life”…
Sandra F.
My son Ben took your Hawks Plus program at Mt St Louis and had never snowboarded before his first lesson this year. From the first time he got off the bus, he had nothing but good things to say. We went skiing on Family Day and seeing his snowboard, his ability and control, was very impressive after just 6 lessons. He was very happy with his instructors and had nothing but nice things to say about them. The whole experience has been very positive. I also appreciated how easy it was to re-schedule one of his Saturday lessons to a Sunday. I will be signing him up for next year and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Thank you for running such a good program and for hiring such skilled and fun instructors.
Lorraine K.
Just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that my kids had the most fantastic time this year. This was their first year and I was definitely a little nervous, but in the end, it was one of the best things that they’ve ever done. We’re already looking forward to next year!
Lori S.
Thank you very much for giving Megan a wonderful opportunity to be with you for her Sundays of snowboarding! I’m so impressed with your level of organization, staff, efficiency and camaraderie…besides the skills being taught. She is very enthusiastic, has learned so much, is proud of what she has accomplished and pleased about the friends she made and would like to join you again for Intermediate!
Kathleen O.
Thank you so much for such a great week! Hannah loved the program on so many levels. Her instructor was amazing and she thought her skiing really improved. She loved the way her teacher taught but using experiential exercises and not just telling them what to do. She also made a new friend from her ski group. We were so impressed by how well the March Break camp was run and the convenient bussing drop off. We are still amazed at how you managed to change the weather to almost no rain and lots of sunshine. Hannah has the funniest ski goggle tan.
Karen W.
I want to thank you for the great season of learning that both Ishi and Alex had with your fabulous team. For both kids this was only their second season skiing so their learning curve has been pretty steep. My husband and I are very proud, not to mention a little amazed and quietly envious of what they have achieved – they both have become pretty proficient young skiers and both have a love for the sport that I hope will be with them all their lives.
Jackie S.
Our son Luka (9 yrs old) LOVED his time snowboarding with Snowhawks. This was his first year with the group and his reports of the day’s events given each Sunday night often included excitement and scording of 13 out of 10 on how great his day was.
The only thing that would be better would be if the whole family could be there! Having said that, I love this as a step towards his independence. He’ll be back next year.
David W.
Thank you so much for all your work, thought and organization on behalf of the Snowhawks, particularly with respect to our trip to Mont Ste-Anne. Your consideration in accommodating me at the last minute with people I know made my stay very comfortable and so much more fun. Thank you too for your hospitality on Monday evening… Please convey my appreciation to your team of helpers… The remarkable thing about your group is that it appears to be free of “cliques” in spite of the fact that lots of people have known each other for years now. I found everyone friendly and welcoming. Congratulations for pulling it all together with style and grace. Yours truly,
Thank you very much for all your hard work and dedication to provide a great ski experience for the students. Your program is very well organised and well run. For all the details that had to be covered and planned for it was extremely well done. As a parent chaperon, I was well prepared as to what to expect and how best to assist the outings. The preparation was well organised and contributed greatly to the success of the program. The plans were well executed and when things did not go as planned the contingencies were in place to keep the program on track for the evening. This is a great credit to your program and leadership. The students all had great experiences and that was evident on the bus rides. They were well behaved and excited about skiing. I would not hesitate to have my child participate or to be involved as volunteer in the future. Thank you again.
Darren D.
Just wanted to say thank you to you and the team at Snowhawks. I was very impressed by the level of organization and professionalism that goes into this program, creating a fun and safe environment for our children. We are from the UK and usually ski Austria or France, my son having experienced some the best ski schools in the world, he loved the Snowhawks and voted you the Most Fun.
A Grateful Parent
Just wanted to say thanks for a great program. It was very organized and the idea of changing locations was great as the kids got to experience different hills. My daughter had a great time. I hope the school will continue with your program next year. Cheers.
A 5-star program...My kid has had so much fun and learned so much ! We are now in our 4th year too... we love it ! Thank you.
Sue-Ellen G.
I really enjoyed the Adult Getaway program. My instructors could not have been better. Both were thoughtful and kind, and gave a great lesson. I think my skiing really improved.
Sandy M.
I am so very impressed with the Snowhawks group, wonderful fun people. I was so kindly welcomed. Your instructors are superb. I am smiling from ear to ear with such a happy ski experience. Thank you
Marian B.
Just wanted to thank you for a great week. Nathan had a fantastic time and said it was better than going down south on vacation! He'll definitely be signing up with the school next winter. As a parent, I really liked how well organized the camp was. Thank you.
Lisa B.
My children loved their experience with Snowhawks this season. I had the chance to ski with them after the March break and both of them had improved. Thank you.
Scott B.
Thank you for another season of safe, instructional and fun skiing! Ted, Elizabeth and Kate all enjoyed themselves tremendously and they’re looking forward to again participating next year. Best regards
Joseph T.
Just wanted to let you know that James had a really enjoyable time with Snowhawks and was always eager each Saturday to head out to the slopes, no matter how early in the morning it was! He is already talking about participating in the program next year. So we look forward to seeing you again.
Lorraine H.
I was very impressed with your program. Not only was it incredibly well organized, but the quality of your instructors is phenomenal. Lauren has developed a love of skiing and her progress was amazing, and I think a large part of the credit goes to both of her instructors.
Valerie W.
My kids had a GREAT day yesterday. Thanks for all the extras! What fun!
Jane J.
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