BMD was the host club for the 2014 Canadian National Cross Country Ski Championships.

  • History

    Here at Blow Me Down Trails, we have a long history of serving our members and the community. The first ski club was formed in 1973 and in 1977 Blow Me Down Ski Club was formed. The first lodge was constructed near Lundrigan Drive in 1983.

    1973

    • The Corner Brook Ski Club gains a nordic skiing branch.
    • A small group of multi-terrain skiers associated with the Alpine club started a nordic branch.
    • This group met on weekends for nordic outings in the forest and back-country.

    1977

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club formed as a seperate entity from the Corner Brook Ski Club
    • The club hosted the Atlantic Cross Country Ski Championship in the forest and on logging roads

    1978

    • Blow Me Down jackrabbit program began on Blow Me Down Golf Club’s fairways
    • This was one of the first jackrabbit programs in the country

    1980

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club membership continued to grow as members skied on woods roads and golf fairways

    1983

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club membership continued to grow as members skied on woods roads and golf fairways
    • The first Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club lodge (present locker room) was built above Lundrigan Drive by entusiastic members

    1984

    • The trail network commenced with trails distancing 0.5km, 1km, 2.5km and 5km

    1986

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club hosted the Newfoundland Winter Games cross country ski championship

    1989

    • The wilderness gazebo was built with the assistance of the HRSDC JCP program
    • The Moose Run trail was cut in preperation for the Newfoundland and Labrador Marathon

    1990

    • Commencement of the annual Ye Olde Christmas Race (regular nationally sanctioned provincial race)

    1991

    • Blow Me Down was studied by then-president of Cross Country Canada – Guy Lavoilette to asses national competition potential

    1992

    • Access road from Lundrigan Drive was constructed

    1993

    • A feasibility study was performed by Snow Engineering Incorporated who then designed a concept plan for the park
    • Running water was installed at the lodge
    • Blow Me Down hosts the Atlantic Cross Country Ski Championship
    • Trail development continued

    1994

    • Blow Me Down hosts the Canadian Assosiation of Disabled Skiers Championship

    1995

    • The racing trail system design by Olympian Pierre Harvey was built in preparation for the 1997 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship

    1996

    • The log cabin section of the lodge was constructed
    • A 12 room waxing facilty was constructed in preperation for the 1997 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship

    1997

    • Blow Me Down hosts the Jeep Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship

    1998

    • A Pisten Bulley Snow Groomer was purchased
    • A 90 car parking lot, a garage, and two timing facilities are built in preperation for the 1999 Canada Winter Games
    • The final lodge expansion was completed

    1999

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club is used as the host venue for the Corner Brook Canada Winter Games Cross Country Ski Championship
    • A Bombardier BR180XC snow groomer was purchased and became the legacy of the 1999 Canada Winter Games
    • Blow me down now has five full time employees

    2000

    • Blow Me Down hosts the Provincial Cadet Biathlon Championship
    • The park brings private operators into food service and rental areas and hires seven part-time employees

    2001

    • Blow Me Down hosts the Newfoundland and Labrador Ski Marathon
    • 6.5 kilometers of trail lighting was installed
    • The Moose Loop trail was cut, office areas were modified, reception area and locker room were built
    • The Free-ski Fridays promotion commenced
    • Snowshoeing was introduced to Blow Me Down

    2002

    • Mountain bike trails were developed and constructed
    • The trail signage project began
    • The workshop, stage, and wax area were built and the basement of the lodge was air sealed

    2003

    • Blow Me Down hosts the newfoundland Midget Cross country Ski Championship
    • Blow Me Down hosts the first Atlantic CANSI ski instructors level 3 and 4 certification course
    • Blow Me Down hosts the Newfoundland and Labrador Biathlon Championship
    • Mountain bike trail construction continues

    2004

    • Blow Me Down hosts the Newfoundland and Labrador High School Cross cOuntry Ski Championship
    • Modifications to Moose Return and Biathlon Range were completed
    • Blow Me Down after school ski league commences
    • The park assumes the trade name Blow Me Down Trails and reaches a record high of nearly 800 member

    2005

    • Blow Me Down hosts the Atlantic Cross Country Ski Championship
    • The park purchased 50 sets of ski equipment for the grade 4 ski program
    • The signage project continues, upgrades to base lodge and wilderness gazebo continue and improvements are made to snowshoe trails
    • Blow Me Down now has 19-23 employees
    • Club Sponsors
    • Cycle Solutions
    • Arthur James