Monday, 30 January 2012

Cross Country skiing at Airport Nordic Ski Club in Gander, Newfoundland

By Keith and Heather Nicol      

   We recently were invited to Airport Nordic Ski Club located just outside of Gander, Newfoundland to do some ski clinics with some of their ski instructors and jackrabbit leaders. While we were there we also had a chance to view their scenic trail system with several of their members showing us the way. They have 16 km of groomed ski trails which wind through a forest of spruce and fir and 5.5 km of snowshoe trails.

In front of the day lodge

        There are fine views of Mt Peyton on clear day and some trails have good vistas of Gander Lake. They have excellent grooming for both classic and skating and their club seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. They now have about 300 members which is up significantly from just a few years ago. They have 4 km of trails lit for night skiing and they are just a few minutes from Gander so many people come out to ski on their lunch hour. They welcome visitors so if you are traveling through Central Newfoundland be sure to pack your skis or snowshoes and try out their trails. For more information: 
The trails are groomed for striding and skating  

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