I can hardly believe that there is as much snow down as there is! Cross country skiing is going to be awesome this season. Got my Rossignol Backcountry classic skis out and hit the logging roads off Lady Slipper road with a new friend, Alice Will. We broke trail most of the way, chatting and taking in the stillness of the woods. That is what I love about the snow – it makes everything so quiet and peaceful!
We skied a 4km loop in about an hour. Skiing off piste has an additional element of challenge to it which is super for your balance. Bubbles the husky was in and out of the woods, exploring the forest and having a time!
I am now thinking of other places to explore on my back country cross country skis and have began to compile a list of place where you can ski within an hour of Corner Brook;
- Logging roads (Lady slipper/ Logger School/ Hughes Brook etc.) – big networks, used by other users (skidoos), flat and packed.
- Hiking trails – I think Blow Me Down Nature Trail would be fun, also Cedar Cove, and there is a route from York Harbour to Lark Habour I need to find, Baker’s Brook in GMNP, others?
- Other places – old railway bed, Trans Canada trail, cut overs, power lines, golf courses, etc. anywhere you can walk, you can ski!
- For those who prefer groomed trails for classic or skate, check out Blow Me Down Trails, Pasadena Ski & Nature Park, Whale Back Nordic Ski Club, and there are groomed trails in Gros Morne National Park!