The Gift of a White Christmas as a Tourist Attraction in Newfoundland!
When people think of tourist attractions in Newfoundland, they are usually thinking about summer and all that it offers. Most Newfoundland tourist attractions shut their doors in September or at the latest, Thanksgiving weekend in October. But for outdoorsy people who love snow know that winter offers many tourist attractions in Newfoundland, especially on the west coast of the province. When winter spreads her coat of snow, the beauty of Newfoundland becomes a magical haven of fun, exhilaration and excitement.
The myriad of outdoor pursuits available on the west coast become some of the best tourist attractions in Newfoundland drawing people from all across the province and from outside as well. For fun outdoor activities, great places to stay and great places to eat, there is probably no better place to enjoy winter than on the west coast of Newfoundland. One of the best known Newfoundland tourist attractions is Marble Mountain Ski Resort located about a ten minute drive from Corner Brook.
Marble Mountain usually opens its doors during the Christmas festive season. If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, come and enjoy it at Marble Mountain where you will find fun for family and friends alike. The gift of a white Christmas is truly one of the best tourist attractions in Newfoundland, in particular near Corner Brook. Consider spending New Year’s Eve at Marble Mountain for a fun-filled time. With a combination of man-made snow and Mother Nature’s contribution, the slopes are open for down-hill skiers and snowboarders to enjoy most of the thirty-nine runs and the spectacular scenery below.
At the base of Marble Mountain, another great Newfoundland tourist attraction can be found – zip lining! Open throughout the year, for that extra Christmas thrill take to the air on the zip line travelling as much as 30 kms an hour. See the incredible and spectacular scenery of Newfoundland in winter as you soar, suspended, above snow covered tree tops, branches encrusted with frost; view the partially frozen waterfalls cascading over the Steady Brook falls, and animals scurrying over the frozen landscape. Snowshoeing takes you over a frozen landscape at its best with a freshly fallen layer of snow.
As soon as enough snow covers the ground, snowmobile trails are opened up and groomed. At the base of Marble Mountain, a network of about 1200 kilometres of groomed trails is at your beck and call. Guided snowmobile tours will have you safely experience one of the greatest Newfoundland tourist attractions, the great pristine outdoors. Snowmobile trails that leave Marble Mountain take you to destinations such as the Lewis Hills to experience spectacular scenery made by blankets of snow. Enjoy the vast open space with rolling white hills all the way to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
One factor in making Marble Mountain Ski Resort a popular winter Newfoundland tourist attraction is its proximity to Steady Brook, Corner Brook and the airport town of Deer Lake where skiers can easily access great accommodations, restaurants and shopping. Many hotel/condo accommodations are available near the resort, such as Marble Villa a ski-in/ski-out accommodation located about 200 feet from the Black Mariah chairlift. For those who like to shop, they can drop into the Marble Zip line office at the resort or walk over to George’s Ski World for a variety of clothing and equipment.