The snow sprays the air around you, clouds your goggles, blocks out the sun and turns your world into a haze of snow. Momentarily you’re lost in a world of white. You emerge triumphant and exhilarated. That is snowmobiling in Western Newfoundland.
Some brag that Western Newfoundland is the best in Canada for terrain and freedom. Snowmobilers can relax or push the envelope. Aim your machine for woods, roads, sanctioned trails, mountain ranges, valleys and fjords. Explore abandoned communities, rural towns and major service centres. Travel the Long Range Mountains, the Appalachian Mountain Range, Western Brook Gorge and Gros Morne National Park. Drive to the highest point on the island, the Cabox, located in the Lewis Hills between Stephenville and Corner Brook. For an exhilarating challenge, rev your engine for a run at a slope of pure-white powder. There are also trails for those looking for a calmer sledding experience. The old logging roads offer a compromise between groomed trails and the rugged backcountry. Watch for moose and other wildlife that favour these trails over the deep snow.