Saturday, 24 March 2012

Snow West 2012 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland

by Keith and Heather Nicol
       We had enjoyed dog sledding with Les Skis Doux in Wiltondale earlier in March (see our post dated March 3, 2012) and were keen to head out again with Elaine and her dogs. For Snow West 2012 they had arranged to be at the base of Marble Mountain and this is an ideal place to get a feeling of dog sledding. We joined another family and it was clear that the young boy was so excited to see the dogs and go sledding. Les  Skis Doux will be at Marble Mountain for Sunday, March 25 and perhaps even next week so contact them about this dog sledding sampler. Elaine can be reached at: 709-636-9080 or
Heather mushing the dogs at the base of Marble Mountain
       After a quick lunch at Marble Mountain we headed out to the Blow Me Down Ski Club where they were having half price trail passes and rentals. The Blow Me Down Ski Club is just one of several places offering cross country skiing in the area and it was like a day in mid winter. One minute the sun was out and the next minute it was snowing heavily. We ran into triathlete Scott Ledrew on the trails and he was skate skiing to stay in shape through the winter. We also saw a group of kids having a great time sliding on sleighs and toboggans. Although winter is over for most of Canada, it is still going strong in many places in Western Newfoundland. For more information on other Snow West events check out:

Scott Ledrew heading out on the groomed trails

Sliding at the Blow Me Down Ski Club

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