Things to do - In Winter
Abundant snow fall and pleasant late winter and spring conditions make the west coast of Newfoundland a Mecca for winter sports activities.
Humber Valley Resort is located just 10 minutes from Marble Mountain, the premier ski hill in Atlantic Canada. It also has direct access to the groomed snowmobile network opening up over 1200 kms of trail stretching from ocean to mountain.
The main winter sports and activities available in the area are listed below. We are happy to work with you to put you in touch with guides or activities specialists who can help you make the most of your vacation.
The Tourism section of the City of Corner Brook website provides a very useful introduction to the many winter activities and sightseeing opportunities available in the Humber Valley region.
Go Snow West 2014 - Crisp air mornings, rugged afternoons and toasty evenings. A western Newfoundland winter festival. Visit http://gosnowwest.com/
Warm up shack, snowmobile trail, Pasadena
Adjacent to the Humber Valley Resort are 1200 kms of groomed trails with access to some of the best scenery in the world which is virtually impossible to get to at any other time of year.
This exhilarating, not to be missed experience, is one not available in many parts of the world but here is readily available to visitors and locals alike.
If you want to explore the unique landscape, see wildlife in its natural habitat and meet the friendliest people anywhere, ask us about helping arrange a guided tour for you and your group.
For details of our Winter Snowmobile Package:
Phone: (709) 637-6725
Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding
Only 10 minutes from The Lodges at Humber Valley Resort, Marble Mountain has a vertical drop of some 1700 feet with 3 quad chairs serving some 37 runs including a terrain park, 7 mogul runs and 2 glade runs. The mountain is generally steep with runs that challenge intermediate and advanced skiers but there is a beginner's slope with a platter lift and a new magic carpet lift as well as some easier ways down the mountain for those still developing their technique and confidence.
Ask any skier from away about the best thing that Marble has to offer and the answer is invariably the absence of queues. Even on the busiest weekend of the season you rarely have to line up for more than a couple of minutes at the bottom of the chairlift. This means that you can cram in a lot of skiing in a day on this mountain.
The season generally opens on Boxing Day and will end about mid April (both depending on snow conditions). Snow making is available to ensure that the mountain gets off to the best possible start to the season. Night skiing is available on Friday evenings on the lower part of the mountain.
There is no shortage of terrain for snowboarders at Marble Mountain where the whole hill is open to snowboarding. The mountain features the largest terrain park and half pipe in Atlantic Canada which was further developed and enhanced for the 2009 season.
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Cross Country Skier, Pasadena Ski Park
Close to The Lodges at Humber Valley Resort are two great Cross-Country ski trail networks, Blow Me Down Ski Park in Corner Brook (www.trailpeak.com) which offers over 40kms of groomed trails and Pasadena Ski and Nature Park (www.pasadenaskipark.org) with over 18kms of trails.
Both of these trail networks offer the opportunity to cross-country ski and snowshoe in a planned setting with groomed trails and marked trails as well as a comfortable base lodge to meet people and purchase food and refreshments.
Skis and snowshoes are available for rent.
Alternatively, do what the locals do - grab your snowshoes or just walk around the Resort to get out into the fresh air despite the deep snow. By the time you finish you will know that you have been exercising. Skis and snowshoes
Contact us for details about Winter Packages and help arranging a special activity during your stay.
Phone: (709) 637-6725
Cat SkiingVenture off piste much more economically than heli-skiing will allow. Ride the snowcat up into the Blomidon Mountains for a day of pure adrenaline rushes while you ski 12,000-14,000 vertical feet of untouched snow. The only back country cat-skiing in Eastern North America.
Sledding and SlidingWith its many slopes of varying degrees of steepness there is much family fun to be had around the resort sliding on toboggans or even a plastic sheet.
Winter provides many opportunities for ice skating, be it on the open air temporary rink created near the Beach House each winter, on an open pond or at the indoor rinks at the Hodder Memorial Stadium in Deer Lake or the Pepsi Center in Corner Brook.
Ice HockeyExperience the excitement of Canada's national winter sport by attending a home game of the Deer Lake Redwings in Deer Lake or the Corner Brook Royals in Corner Brook.
Horse and Sleigh RidesWinter sleigh rides and winter trail riding are available at Cache Rapids Stables at Reidville near Deer Lake.
Dog SleddingExperience the thrill of controlling your own dog team as you learn to drive a team of huskies and then head out into the woods near Gros Morne Park.
Ice FishingDiscover how thick the winter ice on our ponds really is as you drill a hole through 1-2 feet of ice in preparation for dropping your line through in the confident expectation that you will be taking a nice trout or two home for supper. As in all fishing expectation often exceeds reality but there is no better place to be on a warm sunny spring day.
Marble Zip Tours
Marble Zip line
Sail high over Steady Brook Gorge on this newly installed adventure activity just minutes from the resort. Receive your safety briefing and instructions, hike to the top of the Gorge and sail down by way of a number of zip lines until you reach the bottom.