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A trip to Blow Me Down Trails is a must-do during your winter vacation in Newfoundland!

Blow Me Down Trails

Blow Me Down Trails is located in a snow belt on the outskirts of Corner Brook in Western Newfoundland. We’re Newfoundland’s largest Nordic ski club, with 42km of groomed cross-country ski trails and 850+ members. A trip to Blow Me Down Trails is a must-do during your winter vacation in Newfoundland!

We’re a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting cross country skiing, winter activity, a healthy lifestyle, and community participation. Our goal is to make our community a better place through active, healthy living and community involvement.

Mission Statement

The Organization shall have its aim and objective the promotion of cross country skiing in Corner Brook

and area in all aspects and development and maintenance of Blow Me Down Trails.

Fast Facts

  • Located 10 minutes from downtown Corner Brook on Newfoundland’s west coast
  • 42 km of Nordic ski trails groomed and track set for classic cross country skiing or skate skiing
  • Snowshoeing on all trails and 5km of snowshoe specific trails through wooded areas
  • Biathlon range with 16 working lanes
  • Fat Biking on selected trails on designated nights
  • 5 km of the trail network is lit for night skiing and snowshoeing
FAST

Fast Facts

  • Ski and snowshoe rentals
  • Private and group ski lessons and season-long programs for kids
  • Café serving hearty home cooked meals and healthy choices
  • Licensed bar
  • Banquet, wedding and meeting space with on-site catering
  • World class Nordic ski trails designed by Olympian Pierre Harvey
  • Site of the 1999 Canada Winter Games
FACTS

Club Board of Directors

As a non-profit ski club, Blow Me Down Trails’ operations are carried out by a team made up of paid employees and a volunteer board.
Bill Barry
President
Brian Moores
Vice-President Operations
Kathy Cormier
Vice-President Programs / Staff Relations
Melissa Skinner
Treasurer
Brittany Ellsworth
Secretary
Andrew May
Racing Director
Kaila Mintz
Social Director
Sarah Feltham
Publicity Director
Maggie Hunt
Youth Representative
VACANT
Gazebo Representative
Judy May
Member at Large
Julie Sircom
Member at Large
Cecilia Thistle
Member at Large
Isabelle Schmelzer
Instruction Director
Jamie Merrigan
Member At Large
TEAM

Club History

See how we've changed over the years!
  •  - 1973

    The Corner Brook Ski Club (which already operated Marble Mountain) added a Nordic skiing branch. This group met on weekends for Nordic outings in the forest and backcountry.

  •  - 1977

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club was formed as a separate 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’s Jackrabbit program for kids began on Blow Me Down Golf Club’s fairways. This was one of the first Jackrabbit programs in the country.

  •  - 1983

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club membership continued to grow as members skied on woods roads and golf fairways.
    • Members built the first Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club lodge above Lundrigan Drive (current day locker room.)

  •  - 1984

    The first trail network opened with trails distancing 0.5km, 1km, 2.5km and 5km.

  •  - 1986

    The 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 preparation for the Newfoundland and Labrador Marathon.

  •  - 1990

    The inaugural Ye Olde Christmas Race was held. This race is still held annually and is a nationally sanctioned provincial race.

  •  - 1991

    Blow Me Down was assessed by Cross Country Canada, to determine national competition potential.

  •  - 1992

    Access road from Lundrigan Drive constructed.

  •  - 1993

    • Snow Engineering Inc. conducted a feasibility study and developed a concept plan for the park.
    • Running water was installed at the lodge.
    • Blow Me Down hosted the Atlantic Cross Country Ski Championship.
    • Trail development continued.

  •  - 1994

    Blow Me Down hosted the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers Championship.

  •  - 1995

    The racing trail system designed 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 facility was constructed in preparation for the 1997 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship.

     

     

  •  - 1997

    Blow Me Down hosted the Jeep Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship.

     

     

  •  - 1998

    • A Pisten Bully Snow Groomer was purchased.
    • A 90-car parking lot, a garage, and two timing facilities were built in preparation for the 1999 Canada Winter Games.
    • The final lodge expansion was completed.

     

     

  •  - 1999

    • Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club was 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.

     

     

  •  - 2000

    Blow Me Down hosted the Provincial Cadet Biathlon Championship.

     

     

  •  - 2001

    • Blow Me Down hosted the Newfoundland and Labrador Ski Marathon.
    • 5km of trail lighting was installed.
    • The Moose Loop trail was cut, office areas were modified, reception area and locker room were built.
    • 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 hosted the Newfoundland Midget Cross country Ski Championship, the first Atlantic CANSI ski instructors level 3 and 4 certification course and the Newfoundland and Labrador Biathlon Championship.

     

  •  - 2004

    • Blow Me Down hosted 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 commenced.
    • The park assumed the trade name Blow Me Down Trails and reached a record high of nearly 800 members.

     

  •  - 2005

    • Blow Me Down hosted the Atlantic Cross Country Ski Championship.
    • The park purchased 50 sets of ski equipment for the grade four ski program.
    • New trail signage installed, upgrades and improvements to the base lodge, wilderness gazebo and snowshoe trails.

     

HISTORY
Fresh air and scenery! Great trails!
Graham Bishop
Best BBQ steaks I've had in town. Love the lodge!
Connie Wiseman
Fantastic place to meet friends, get a great workout, great food & a place of solitude on trails.
Robert J. Wall
If you're looking for a great workout, check out BMD Trails. It's winter exercise at it's best!
Justin Whittle
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