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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Ski Virgin Slopes in Newfoundland

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5. An Oddball Day


Get up in the morning, strap on your skis or snowboard (or grab your toboggan), and bypass the mountain—you’re headed for the lake. My Newfoundland Adventure gives adrenalin junkies the chance to try out the burgeoning, bruising sport of snow kiting. After a brief lesson on how to control and steer the parasail-like kite, you’re speeding across the ice on your chosen vehicle—no experience needed. Lunch is served after the morning session, fueling you up for a guided visit to Gros Morne National Park. Here you can snowshoe on the Tablelands, a plantless moonscape of rock that was thrust up from the earth’s mantle 300 million years ago.


Published on Jan 10, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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