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Lewis Hills, Western Newfoundland
Rental Chalets, Central Newfoundland
Rental Chalets, Central Newfoundland
Northern Lights From a Snowmobile
Lewis Hills, Western Newfoundland
Hodges Hill, Central Newfoundland

Trail riding and backcountry/mountain snowmobiling in Newfoundland and Labrador offers riders coastal journeys with beautiful ocean vistas and exotic treks through untouched forests, over ancient mountains, and along the edges of glacier-carved fjords. With an extensive trail network, over 5,000 km of trails, and an abundance of great backcountry/mountain riding, snowmobiling here rivals anything the Rockies have to offer. In fact, some call this place the Snowmobiling Capital of Canada.

Quite often, tour operators combine snowmobiling packages with backcountry accommodations – the perfect way to experience fine dining and entertainment after a long day of riding. And with an extended riding season from as early as November and as late as May, the snowmobiling season in Newfoundland and Labrador is unusually long. Search the listing of tour operators below for options.

Trail Riding

Trail Riding

With over 5,000 km of trails, riders can enjoy the province's pristine wilderness – at their own speed. Pack your things and ride for a few hours or a few days; on your own or with a guide. Our groomed, marked snowmobile trails are a great escape from the ‘everyday' winter months.

Labrador is unbelievable, with its massive caribou herds and sweeping tundra, heavy snowfall, northern lights, and untouched forests – a true snowmobiler's paradise.

On the island of Newfoundland, an extensive trail system is expanding continuously. Take a ride through wide-open backcountry and old woodcutting roads now used for winter adventure riding. Explore the 900 km T'Railway Provincial Park across the island that follows the path of the former Canadian National Railway.

Ride the edges of a glacier-carved fjord of Gros Morne National Park, follow river valleys, skirt hills, or trails originally formed by the aboriginal people and early settlers. Our powdery trails lead to fascinating areas, such as L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, where the Vikings landed over a thousand years ago. Ride the snowbelt of Central Newfoundland and experience coastal vistas and eagle-eye views. Take in one of numerous annual snowmobile festivals in the region.

One of the most enjoyable experiences in snowmobiling is meeting other sledders. Some of the best places for this are the warm-up shelters where you can have lunch and share stories from the trails. A lot of life-long friendships begin this way.

Trail passes are available on the island from the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation at nlsf.org or if you’re in Labrador, get your trail passes from one of the local snowmobile clubs.

Backcountry/Mountain Riding

Backcountry

Newfoundland and Labrador offers world-class mountain riding. The rugged, mountainous landscape is vastly different than the Maritimes and Central Canada, and is an exotic destination for winter adventure seekers.

Prime snowmobiling grounds such as the Lewis Hills, are five times older than the Rockies with an elevation of 2,670 feet – the highest point in Newfoundland.

And the average annual snowfall is 16 feet in some areas. With copious amounts of breathing room and powder-play areas, extreme riders are in for an adrenaline rush you can't get from other snowmobiling destinations.

The key to an amazing and successful snowmobile adventure in Newfoundland and Labrador is using an experienced tour operator. They know the terrain, all the secret spots, and where the best powder hides.

Cain's Quest

For the true snowmobiling enthusiast, there's nothing quite like Cain's Quest – the world's longest and toughest snowmobile endurance race. At more than 3,300 km of high-energy racing, it promises to keep snowmobilers on the edge of their seats. The one thing all riders share is the awe-inspiring winter Labrador landscape.

Snowmobiling Cool Spots

Most of the cool spots on the island are back country but are accessed using the groomed Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation Trail System, with the exception of the Viking Loop, the Buchans Plateau and Mt. Sylvester.

Location data provided by the operator. Please confirm location before departure.

Helpful Links

Newfoundland & Labrador Snowmobile Federation

Gros Morne National Park Snowmobile Trail Map

Starting at $184.00 Per Person
Snowmobile along a dramatic mountain landscape of glacier-carved gorges, barren hills, and magnificent views of all of Green Bay. Follow along the same ridge as the Alexander Murray and Rattling Brook Falls hiking trails. Take a break and enjoy a traditional "boil up". After your adventure nestle in for relaxing stay at By the Sea Resort, offering amazing accommodations and a wide range of cuisine and speciality dishes. 1/2 day experience that is sure to be a favourite among nature lovers.
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Rob Clarke Motorsports Inc.

Starting at $308 Per Person
Thinking of a winter activity break this year and enjoy being active with family and friends? Then Humber Valley is the place for you. Winter activities include skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice-fishing and more. Whatever you choose, stay and unwind in comfort with The Lodges at Humber Valley Resort. Our luxury Lodges have everything you need for an extended getaway including cozy fireplace. Just minutes to Marble Mountain, miles of groomed snowmobile trails and breathtaking scenery.
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The Lodges at Humber Valley Resort

Starting at $198.00 Per Person
Freshly groomed trails, rugged landscape, barren hills, The Topsails. "Tolts" rock formations resembling sails on a ship were carved by ancient glaciers leaving behind these mountains of solid rock. Enjoy a "boil up" nestled in the woods, while caribou graze and Whiskey Jacks bravely attempt a heist. After an exhilarating day on the trails a pleasant welcome awaits you back on the peaceful river banks of the Riverwood Inn, this 4.5 star blend of modern luxury and comfort is sure to please.
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Rob Clarke Motorsports Inc.

Starting at $1275 Per Night
This 2 night Winter on the Edge Escape marks the peak of Fogo Island’s winter season and includes: an island orientation, all meals featuring the bounty of the Labrador Current and one complimentary outdoor excursion according to the weather.

Possibilities include: skating, coastal or inland snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skidooing, ice fishing, cabin visits and caribou excursions.

For a detailed itinerary and more Winter on the Edge Escapes visit www.fogoislandinn.ca/fii/events/

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Fogo Island Inn

Starting at $469 Per Couple
Fresh snow, freshly groomed trails and your guide awaits to take you on an exhilarating journey into Gros Morne National Park. The quiet pristine environment, scenic beauty and wildlife make for an unforgettable experience. After a day on the trails a relaxing stay awaits you at the Holiday Inn Express. Enjoy the indoor pool, spa, or fitness centre, then relax in your spacious room for a cozy nights sleep. Awake refreshed and enjoy a free hot buffet breakfast.

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Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake

Starting at $159 Per Person
Check out our Winter Wonderland! After a backcountry snowmobile trek, enjoy a delicious BBQ, kick back in our riverfront outdoor hot tub with a glass of wine and an endless starry sky. Our 4 1/2 star chalets have a Jacuzzi, full kitchen, private deck with BBQ and satellite TV/DVD. Package includes a 6-hour guided snowmobile tour on various terrain to a backcountry chalet where a hot meal is provided. Snowmobile and snowshoe rentals available. This package is ideal for 2 couples or a family.
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Riverfront Chalets

Starting at $469 Per Package
Located in the heart of snowmobiling on the West Coast of Newfoundland, Dhoon Lodge is less then an hour sled ride through groomed forest trails, wide open bogs and abandoned rail beds to the Lewis Hills. Play in the powder or travel the groomed trails while enjoying the back country and the natural beauty of the winter in Western Newfoundland. When your day is done sit in front of our floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and enjoy our rustic log cabin style lodge. Let us be "YOUR COUNTRY RETREAT".
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Dhoon Lodge

Starting at $369 Per Couple
Unique outdoor winter adventures await you in Newfoundland’s iconic National Park. Snowmobiling in the untouched wilderness of the Long Range Mountains, snowshoeing or ski touring the 3 new winter trails, or cross-country skiing on the groomed trails located throughout the park. Enjoy the great outdoors and let us take care of the rest. We've got you covered morning, noon and night with delicious food to keep you energized and cozy accommodations to help you warm up and wind down.

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Fisherman's Landing Inn

Starting at $749.99 Per Couple
Experience an exciting Winter get-away.

Spend the first night in an efficiency room where you can cook supper or have your meal ordered in advance. Wake in the morning to breakfast before heading out on your rented snowmobiles. Feel the rush as you snowmobile the back country on your guided tour and enjoy a fireside boil up. After a day on the trails, relax in the hot tub, roast marshmallows in the cook house and spend a second night in your cosy room. Breakfast also provided in the morning.

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The Lakeside at Thorburn

Starting at $259 Per Package
2-nights' accommodation, 2 hot breakfasts each day and an 8 oz striploin steak dinner for two on your second night. Plus 2 admission tickets to Legends Lounge each night.
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Albatross Hotel

Starting at $509 Per Couple
With this 2-day, 2-night package you'll ride the lifts of Marble Mountain Resort and have an all access pass to the back-country of western Newfoundland. Package includes:

Lift tickets for two for one day

One day Liquid Cooled 600 ACE snowmobile rental courtesy of Marble Zip Tours

2 nights in a Studio room at Marble Villa

Upgrade to a one-bedroom condo from only $35 / night!

Add a third night (Studio room) to your package from only $113!

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Marble Mountain Resort

Starting at $48.99 Per Person
Your connection to adventure starts where your sea journey ends and the NL Snowmobile Trail Network begins. Prime accommodations just a two-hour drive from renowned Marble Mountain skiing. Rejuvenate in a modern, spacious room for 1 night at St. Christopher's Hotel with a morning-after breakfast for two and an in-room gift.
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St. Christopher's Hotel

 

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