Hit the Slopes at Beautiful Marble Mountain This Winter
Get set for spectacular snowmobiling in Newfoundland this winter. The west coast of the province lies in a “snow belt”—receiving about 16 feet of snow each year—and offers some of the best snowmobiling in eastern Canada! If you’re a novice snowmobiler, or you’re new to the area’s terrain and trails, the best recommendation for you might be to take a guided tour. If you’re looking for a truly unique winter experience in the vast pristine Newfoundland outdoors, then mountain snowmobiling is your ticket to adventure. Here are five great reasons to give it a go:
#1: Long Season and Mountainous Terrain
With a snowmobiling season that usually lasts from December to late April or early May—longer than most of eastern Canada—and being located near the Long Range Mountains, mountain snowmobiling in western Newfoundland is a natural choice for adventure and thrills. Some of the best-groomed mountain trails in Newfoundland are found here with rugged terrain that is unique to the area. Experience undulating hills, valleys, forests, and wide open spaces as you go snowmobiling in western Newfoundland. From Marble Mountain, you can take tours that will take you to the Lewis Hills and the Blow Me Down Mountains. You can also go to Gros Morne National Park, and ride the edges of the glacier-carved fjord of Western Brook Pond gorge, or ride the vast open-air trails of the Tableland Mountain.
#2: Accessibility to Superb Trail Networks and Tours
Not only is the terrain good and the season long, but from Marble Mountain alone, you will have access to a network of approximately 1,200 kilometres of breathtaking snowmobile trails through forests and open spaces. When you get too cold, you can stop at the warm-up huts dotting the trail network and enjoy some hot chocolate, homemade bread with jam or molasses, dried capelin, or even moose.
#3: Spectacular Scenery
Backcountry mountain snowmobiling offers you spectacular scenery. For the photographer in you, there are stunning panoramic views of the Bay of Islands, and the absolute beauty of Gros Morne in winter is a sight to behold. There are photography opportunities around every pile of snow, around every tree, and in every wide open space.
#4: Newfoundland’s Abundant Wildlife
Wildlife can often best be seen in winter, when you take to the hills and the backcountry on your snowmobile. You may see the majestic moose and caribou, or surprise some hawks and eagles, which are common sights inland and around the coastal regions. Up in the high country, in the tundra, there is a good chance you will see Arctic hare. Foxes, weasels, and rabbits can also occasionally be seen.
#5: Fun for the Whole Family, Beginners, and Advanced Snowmobilers
Western Newfoundland is a winter wonderland for snowmobilers of different abilities and groups. Beginners and families can enjoy sledding along safe trail routes, while more advanced snowmobilers can enjoy the more remote, steep, and deep-snow areas.
For an awesome winter experience, take a mountain snowmobiling tour on Marble Mountain!