Marble Mountain Ski Resort
|Marble Mountain Resort|
|Nearest city||Corner Brook|
|Vertical||536 m (1,759 ft)|
|Top elevation||546 m (1,791 ft)|
|Base elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
|Skiable area||225 acres (0.91 km2)|
|Longest run||4.5 km (3 mi)|
|Lift system||4 lifts: 1 high-speed quad chair; 2 fixed-grip quad chairs; 1 magic carpet|
|Terrain parks||1 Terrain Park, 7 mogul runs|
The resort is located on a series of steep ridges forming part of the southern side of the Humber River valley on Mount Musgrave at Steady Brook, approximately 7 km (4 mi) east of Corner Brook. As the name implies, marble is present but it forms only a minor part of the bedrock, which is mostly schist. The peak is named in honour of Sir Anthony Musgrave, a colonial governor of Newfoundland.
Marble Mountain is the site of the largest alpine ski resort in Atlantic Canada. Environment Canada's doppler weather radar station "XME", part of the Canadian weather radar network is located near the resort at the summit of Mount Musgrave.
The Marble Mountain Ski Resort is known to have some of the best skiing east of the Rockies with an average of 5 m (16 ft) of snow each year, compared to Mont Tremblant's 3.65 m (12 ft). In the winter of 2013/2014, the resort saw more than 21 feet of natural snowfall and in the 2014/2015 season, nearly 20 feet of natural snow fell. Marble Mountain was a key venue for the 1999 Canada Winter Games hosted by Corner Brook.
Marble Mountain boasts the only detachable high speed quad lift in Atlantic Canada, the Lightning Express. It is 1,660 m (5,446 ft) in length and has a ride time of approximately 7 minutes.
|Lift Name||Length||Vertical||Type||Ride Time||Make||Build Year|
|Lightning Express||1,660m||519m||High Speed Detachable Quad||6 Mins||Leitner-Poma||2014|
|Black Mariah||1,106m||427m||Fixed Grip Quad||10 mins||Poma||1993|
|Newfie Bullet||473m||220m||Fixed Grip Quad||6 mins||Doppelmayr||1986|
|Magic Carpet||91m||28m||Surface Lift||2 mins||N/A||2009|
- http://www.steadybrook.com/images/steady_brook_watershed_plan.pdf Hearn, Dawe, Holloway and Soper, 2005. Steady Brook Watershed Plan, p.7