Ski Marble Mountain
Marble Mountain is just 5 minutes by automobile east of Newfoundland's second largest city, Corner Brook. There is a choice of two airports in the vicinity, Deer Lake, which is a 25 minute drive, or Stephenville, which is about 50 minutes southwest of Marble Mountain. In turn, these airports are only an hours flight from either Halifax or St. John's where connections can be made to any destination world wide.
Easterners are quick to boast that Marble Mountain has some of the finest skiing east of the Rockies. A natural snowfall of more than 508 cm (200 inches) guarantees that great skiing conditions will prevail for most of the season. There are in fact days of deep powder snow on a natural snow base that would delight any western skier! You also have 488 meters (1,600 feet) of steeply pitched vertical with a great view thrown in. You will discover 27 superbly groomed ski runs to choose from on 150 skiable acres. And the Marble trails come in all manner of skier challenge from a new 10% grade beginner's slope to a good selection of intermediate and expert runs. If extreme challenge is your desire, Marble has three double diamond runs, MacLeod Nine, Boomerang and the Humber View.
Marble Mountain is still one of the best kept secrets around. Overcrowding and overpricing are definitely not a trademark of this unspoiled resort. There are three high speed quads and two platters that usually provide near instantaneous lift service to anywhere on the mountain. Legs a little tired after skiing all those runs? Take a break in the modern 54,000 square foot base lodge. This all wood facility mirrors the ruggedness and grandeur of the terrain and provides a terrific view of the mountain. It was built for the relaxation, comfort, fun and convenience of visiting skiers. There are lockers, ski storage areas, a baggage check, ski repair shop, and a sports outlet. A base village is planned for apartments, retail space and a hotel in the near future. At present, a variety of accomodation needs can be met just 5 minutes away in the city of Corner Brook where dining, entertainment, clubs, pubs, and good times can be found!
For more information, call Marble Mountain Ski Resort at 1-709-637-7600 or fax 1-709-634-1702. Ski packages can be arranged from suppliers such as Maximum Vacations at 1-800-567-6666 and Breakaway Vacations at 1-800-976-2725. Summer tour bookings are also available at 1-709-637-7600
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