Marble Mountain, part of the Long Range Mountains, is found on Newfoundland’s West Coast. Its coordinates are smack in the middle of Corner Brook and Deer Lake, which happen to be Canada’s snowiest cities. The area is special for its combination of ocean and mountain scenery. To top it off, Gros Morne, Newfoundland’s world famous National Park, is only an hour away. Marble has the highest vertical drop in Atlantic Canada at 518 metres. The resort features 39 runs, a brand new high-speed quad, and the only slope-side accommodation east of Quebec. Factor in a touch of Newfoundland culture and hospitality, and it’s a wonder this place isn’t always over capacity. Perhaps WestJet’s new direct flight from Halifax will bring more skiers and snowboarders to the “Rock”. It’s a place not to miss.
Marble has an established alpine skiing and snowboarding scene, a terrain park and two cross-country clubs. In addition to its inbound activities, the area has expansive out of bounds terrain which has facilitated an underground backcountry scene. The bulk of the backcountry skiing and snowboarding takes place in the Blow Me Down mountains and Gros Morne. Use caution if you find yourself above the tree line; the avalanche hazard is real.
The area provides no shortage of fun in the summer months. Marble Zip Tours, with its nine zipline courses hovering 285 feet over the beautiful Brook Gorge, is Canada’s second highest after the Whistler Blackcomb zipline. While Marble’s hiking trails offer impressive views of the Bay of Islands, the Humber River and the Blow me Down Mountains, you might fi nd yourself river rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking or taking a boat tour into Gros Morne’s freshwater fjords. Marble’s year-round patio BBQ offers a great island scene to break up your day.