When winter sets in, many wonder how they will make it through the long cold winter. What are the things to do in Corner Brook in the dead of winter? First, you’ll need to get well dressed, get a guide when necessary and then you’ll be ready to enjoy a great winter of mountain snowmobiling. A great place to start is Newfoundland. Its backcountry has an abundance of groomed trails that will take you to Corner Brook and western Newfoundland, the home of snow with the average annual snowfall of 16 feet.
With a network of approximately 1200 kms of groomed snowmobile trails in Western Newfoundland, mountain snowmobiling is never out of the question. The premiere destination for snowmobilers in Eastern Canada can be found in Western Newfoundland, home to the Long Range Mountains and Gros Morne National Park. Within the Long Range Mountain, you will find the Lewis Hills, approximately 800 feet above sea level and five times older than the Rocky Mountains. Being the highest point on the island of Newfoundland, the Lewis Hills offers some of the best mountain snowmobiling on the island and will be one of your favourite things to do in Corner Brook. You should also check out mountain snowmobiling around the Blow Me Down mountains where panoramic views of the Bay of Islands are spectacular. About 120 kms from Corner Brook you will find Gros Morne National Park where snowmobiling is highly regulated, but still thrilling!
For an exciting and safe mountain snowmobiling adventure, you might consider taking a guided tour which can be accessed from Marble Mountain Ski Resort and is perfectly fitted for the whole family. Groomed trails will lead you to the base of the Lewis Hills where you will witness untouched, pristine backcountry wilderness. You and your tour group often are the only people occupying this vast expanse of wilderness. As you travel, spectacular scenery will take your breath away as your snowmobiles wind through groomed wooded areas, up undulating hills and over open bog land until you reach the base of the Lewis Hills. For those expert and not so expert riders alike, an adrenaline pumping adventure awaits. The Snow fields of pure fresh powder will explode your senses.
Other activities to do in Corner Brook actually take you 120 kms away to Gros Morne National Park. Mountain snowmobiling will thrill the outdoor enthusiasts as they experience both the wild open spaces of the Tableland Mountains and the glacier-carved fjord of Western Brook Pond Gorge in Gros Morne National Park. The trip to the Western Brook Gorge will be one of extreme and spectacular beauties to see. It requires an expert guide and, of course, a trail pass!
After the sounds of the snowmobiles have quieted, a serene picture of nature is exposed. Few people are present on this canvas but big and majestic animals of the wild are visible with majestic moose and caribou often walking proudly into the picture. Birds like hawks, eagles, and owls make noises from their perch, and foxes, weasels, and rabbits occasionally emerge from their winter homes.
A winter wonderland of snow, fun, excitement and exhilaration awaits.