Winter Activities in and around the Humber Valley Resort

Winter sports are a great attraction, with the best skiing in eastern Canada only minutes away. Humber Valley Resort also has direct access to over 1,200k (745 miles) of groomed snowmobile trails that stretch from ocean to mountainside. The area boasts the kind of abundant natural snowfall every dedicated skier and snowboarder dreams of nearly 5m (16 feet) every year. This provides a deep snow base laid out on a spectacular terrain just waiting to be explored by the adventurous.

The main winter sports opportunities at Humber Valley Resort are outlined below. The Resort’s dedicated Activity Centre can advise on these activities as well as arrange equipment and expert guides.

Backcountry Adventures (Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing)

Backcountry AdventuresThese adventures vary from snowshoe walks through forested valleys to backcountry ski treks into the mountains and fjords, depending on the weather and individual interests. The backcountry of Gros Morne National Park, Serpentine Valley or the Blomidon Mountains can all be explored. Our Activities team can assist to coordinate your backcountry trip.



Western Newfoundland’s spectacular terrain is ideal for a snowshoe day trip, from the fairways of Humber Valley’s River Course to the trails at Blow Me Down Ski Park and Corner Brook Gorge or the valleys of Gros Morne National Park. Snowshoes are available at the Resort and are complimentary to Resort guests.


Cross-Country Skiing

Situated near Corner Brook, the Blow Me Down Ski Park has over 40km (25 miles) of groomed cross-country trails for classic and skate skiing, from backcountry touring trails to Federation International de Ski (FIS) World Cup-standard racing trails. The facility currently offers a unique night skiing experience Monday to Friday throughout the season.

Just 10 minutes from Humber Valley Resort, Pasadena Nordic Ski Park’s 12.5km (8 miles) of groomed trails pass through the birch, spruce and fir forest and are ideally suited to recreational cross-country skiing. Gros Morne National Park, an hour from the Resort, provides groomed and backcountry skiing opportunities. This backcountry excursion delight Nordic enthusiast and ski huts allow experienced skiers to enjoy overnight trips.

Visiting skiers often sight moose, snowshoe hare, grouse, fox and pine marten during their trip.



SnowmoblingThe fastest growing sport in North America, snowmobiling is the ideal way to indulge a sense of adventure and explore the untamed wilderness, its abundant wildlife and unique geological formations. Western Newfoundland boasts over 1200km (745 miles) of groomed tracks perfect for enjoying this sport.

Humber Valley Resort offers world-class snowmobiling, guided expeditions and instruction. Expert guides familiarise novice snowmobilers with their snow machines and conduct initial riding lessons. For more experienced riders, trips through wooded trails, open snowfields and deep mountain ravines can be arranged.


Cat Skiing


Known as ‘the most outrageous skiing and snowboarding in eastern North America’, Cat skiing is an off piste experience like no other. Where else can you ski on 500 million year old mountains, burdened with deep snow and with spectacular views of the ocean? A heated snow CAT will lift you 670 metres (2,200 vertical feet) to the top of the spectacular Blomidon Mountains where ‘Blomidon CAT Skiing’ can access over 30 km of the most outrageous skiing and snowboarding in eastern North America.

This truly unique ski expedition is located in the Bay of Islands just 30 minutes from Humber Valley Resort.

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