It’s like Mother Nature new Marble was opening this weekend. Perhaps she didn’t deliver the snow coverage we all hoped for, but she didn’t hold back on the sunshine!
Marble Mountain is in Western Newfoundland, just 10 minutes from Corner Brook. The biggest ski hill in Newfoundland and Labrador sees an average annual snowfall of 5m/16ft and with short lift lines, this hill delivers as many turns as you can handle!
I have been involved with Marble Mountain since I moved to the area in 2009, either teaching skiing or helping the patroller team. But this year I have decided to ski for me and be involved less while Mike recovers from knee surgery. And I have to say I was glad to see many things on the go on opening weekend!!
Firstly, for the record, western Newfoundland has amazing weather! Two blue bird days within the first three days being open – hell ya!
The parking lot was almost full, ski and snowboard lessons were underway, snow guns were pumping and the energy was high – we are all finally on the hill! Paired with National Ski Day and discounted day lift passes, the hill was good and busy.
I noticed two big improvements during my two hour, three run session that deserve applause;
1. Ski patrol has new jackets!! They now look like the professionals they are and I know there was a lot of volunteer time and money put into acquiring these. Great work!
With less than ideal run conditions, overall Marble Mountain seems like it had a great opening weekend and if we get that average snowfall (or more like last winter) Western Newfoundland is in for another memorable ski season!
Have you shredded Marble Mountain? Leave your memorable moment in the comments below!