cross country skiing and snowshoeing In Newfoundland and Nova Scotia

Blow Me Down Ski Park (709/639-2754, www.blowmedown.ca) in Corner Brook, Newfoundland is on the west coast of the region that is in a Canadian snow belt, which gets 16 feet annually. In a good snow year, skiing can run from October through June. There are 40 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing and separate snowshoe trails.. Lessons, xc ski and snowshoe rental equipment are available. There are 6.5 km of lighted trails to ski during the week. Food service on site at the Lunch Point Cafe. Blow Me Down Ski Park is nearby to alpine skiing at Marble Mountain Ski Resort. Nearby mountain range is a backcountry paradise and the Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its geologic uniqueness. Several hotels and inns, shopping and things to do in the area.

Ski Martock (902/798-9501, www.martock.com) in the town of Windsor, Nova Scotia is only 45 minutes from Halifax. There are 7 km of groomed trails in a forest of pine and hemlock. Lessons and xc ski equipment rentals are available.