Marble Mountain (Newfoundland)


Marble Mountain (Newfoundland)

Marble Mountain is a mountain located on the west coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland in the Long Range Mountains.

The mountain itself is a series of steep ridges forming part of the southern side of the Humber River valley. The highest point of Marble Mountain is "Mount Musgrave" (540 m, coord|48|55|49|N|57|50|03|W|) at Steady Brook, approximately 7 kilometres east of Corner Brook. The peak is named in honour of Sir Anthony Musgrave, a colonial governor of Newfoundland.

Infobox ski area
name= Marble Mountain Resort

picture=
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location= Newfoundland, Canada
nearest_city=Corner Brook
lat_degrees= 48
lat_minutes= 56
lat_seconds= 12
lat_direction= N
long_degrees= 57
long_minutes= 49
long_seconds= 38
long_direction= W
top_elevation= 546m (1,791ft)
base_elevation= 10m (33ft)
skiable_area= convert|175|acre|km2
number_trails= 35
longest_run= 4.5km (3mi)
liftsystem= 4 (3 chair lifts, 1 surface tow)
terrainparks= 1 Terrain Park, 1 Half-pipe, 7 mogul runs
snowfall= 5m (16ft)/year
external_link= [http://www.skimarble.com/ Ski Marble] |
Marble Mountain is the site of the largest alpine ski resort in Atlantic Canada, and hosts Environment Canada's doppler weather radar station "XME", part of the Canadian weather radar network.

The Marble Mountain Ski Resort is known to have some of the best skiing east of the Rockies with an average of 5 metres (16.5 feet) of snow each year, compared to Mont Tremblant's 3.65 metres (12 feet). The resort 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 Governor's Express. It is 1660 m in length and has a ride time of approximately 8 minutes.

ee also

* Weather radar on Marble Mountain

External links

* [http://www.skimarble.com/ Marble Mountain Ski Resort]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=48.943362,-57.833834&spn=0.028813,0.058382&t=k&hl=en Satellite Photo of Marble Mountain]
* [http://meteo.ec.gc.ca/radar/index_f.html?id=XME Weather data from XME radar]
* [http://www.alpineskinl.ca/ Marble Race Team]


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