Cross country skiing has lots of options in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cross country skiing is alive and well in Canada's eastern most province. Cross Country Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) is the umbrella group for cross country ski clubs and there are dozens of kilometres of groomed tracks waiting for any visitor.
There are 19 clubs spread across the province and many have well groomed tracks for both classic and skate skiing as well as snowshoe trails. Most have clubhouses which offer food and the chance to rest and relax. A number of ski clubs are located in Western Newfoundland where there is abundant snow but there are also new clubs developing in Labrador.
There are also several cross country facilities in central and eastern Newfoundland. The CCNL web site: http://www.crosscountrynl.com/ has lots of information about these cross country clubs and is a great resource for anyone planning a winter holiday in the province. The CCNL also hosts a variety of races and loppets and its website has a detailed event schedule. Winter is a great time to see many parts of the province under a snowy blanket and there is no better way to explore than on skis or snowshoes.
See you on the trails!
Blow Me Down Ski Park in Corner Brook offers many kilometres of groomed trails
Gander in central Newfoundland is a popular place to cross country ski
Goose Bay, Labrador has a fine new cross country ski lodge