20. January 2010
Here on "The Rock" snow has been scarce throughout most of the Island with the exception of a few key areas. One of of those snowmobile playgrounds is the infamous backcountry located in and around Newfoundlands Gros Morne National Park.
The impression I've been getting from snowmobile enthusiasts is they cannot wait much longer to get their first ride in for the season, and are desperately looking for any option to get them on the snow to relieve themselves of their addicting snowmobile adrenaline.
If you are in that predicament, you should do yourself a favor and book a week of accomodations at the Little Bear Lodge, nestled convienently on the outskirts of Gros Morne National Park on Bonne Bay Big Pond, Newfoundland , Canada.
I had an opportunity to use this beautiful modern resort style chalet last spring during the last weekend in April, and it is a spetacular accomodation for a group of friends or just the family to enjoy. Situated in a prime location for snowmobile excursions on the west coast with access to some of the most beautiful and challenging backcountry riding on the Island and minutes from the network of groomed trails.
Riding this backcountry in April is simply amazing, especially on warm 15 degree celcius days gloveless and wearing t-shirts while climbing hard packed hills. Needless to say my excursion turned out to be a backcountry extreme ride weekend, as the owner and guide Robin Sullivan navigated us through unbelievable backcountry routes that would intimidate the best of riders. It was the most amazing snowmobie experience of my life, and Robin definitely challenged our riding skills on a fast paced journey that took us as far north as Parsons Pond Gorge, as far East as Taylors Brook Road near Hampden and as far south as the infamous bowl located around the North Arm Hills. We clocked well over 400kms in 2 days burned plenty of fuel, climbed hills and navigated endless miles of snow laden valleys that looked like endless half pipes where your riding and fun was limited by your imagination and skill. We asked for an adventure, and we got it! If you like a tame family ride, of course Robin will make sure you're well taiken care of.
If you have the urge to get your sled running this season, call Robin and book his accomodation for an adventure of a lifetime, you won't regret it!