a crowd gathering at the botttom of a ski hill at horeshoe calley

Vettä’s Day on the Slopes with Breakfast Television

As we continue to establish our roots in Horseshoe Valley, we’re already getting to know and love our neighbours. If you tuned in to Breakfast Television Toronto last Friday, you might have heard a name you recognized! 

Hitting the Hills at Horseshoe

On Friday, January 17th, Breakfast Television Toronto was live at Horseshoe Resort. The crew and some dedicated viewers came out to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Of course, the morning wouldn’t be complete without some games, and six lucky participants won a host of goodies – including two free access passes to Vettä Nordic Spa.

a crowd gathering at the botttom of a ski hill at horeshoe calley

Games ranged from Snow Throw Pro to BT’s Hockey Shootout, and along the way, the BT hosts took viewers on a tour of some of the highlights from Horseshoe Resort, such as their private kitchens, snowboarding lessons, and fat biking through the snow.

With temperatures settled at a crisp -20°C, the morning was definitely a chilly one. However, warm coats, a cozy firepit, and plenty of winter sports to get the blood pumping made it an invigorating way to start the weekend. Viewers at home got to take part in the fun, too, with a special online giveaway for a two-night stay at Horseshoe Resort and four free ski passes.

Familiar Faces

Our founder, Eric Harkonen, never passes up the chance for adventure. He was up bright and early for the slopes, and while he was there, he ran into a few familiar faces from Breakfast Television. 

Roger Petersen is one of BT’s co-hosts, and Frank Ferragine is BT’s weather specialist. Both were part of the BT crew who braved the cold and helped create an unforgettable morning for the visitors to Horseshoe’s winter activities.

eric harkonen on the left, roger peterson on the righteric harkonen (right) and frank ferragine (right)

Did You Win One of Our Passes?

First and foremost: congratulations! If you’re one of the lucky participants who won two free access passes to Vettä Nordic Spa, you’re guaranteed free admission when we open in late 2020. You’ll be able to soak in our temperature baths, relax in a hammock or the solarium, and enjoy our exclusive on-site bistro and restaurant, featuring Finnish-inspired cuisine with a uniquely Canadian twist.

Vettä will also feature our signature Finnish-style saunas, a massage vista, and a thermotherapy program. With natural walking trails and a focus on reconnecting with nature and with each other, Vettä is designed to help you detach from the demands and the fast pace of your week. 

Here, it’s your time to take, and you get to decide how you spend it. We’re excited to welcome you!

Where to Learn More

If you’re unfamiliar with Breakfast Television Toronto, you can catch up with the news, weather, and fun on their website. There are always plenty of contests to check out, and they post highlights of the show online for easy viewing.

The BT winners also walked away with some surprises from Horseshoe Resort, our soon-to-be neighbours in Horseshoe Valley. They’re famous for their ski trails, but they also offer golfing, a slackline course, lake activities, cross-country bike trails, and a zipline in the summer and fall. 

There are lots of exciting events on the horizon for Vettä. If you’d like to stay in the loop, join our mailing list for the latest updates on the spa and future giveaways. You can also follow us on social media or, for specific questions or queries, send us a message online.

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