January 31, 2012
We recently gave a away an all-inclusive trip for two on St. John’s radio station HITS FM. The lucky winners were Lori & Jamie Letto and when she got home, Lori sent us this note.
Just wanted to send along a HUGE thank you again for this awesome prize. Jamie and I had such a fun weekend out there with 2 beautiful days of weather and we got in lots of snowboarding. This weekend away is just what this “new Mommy & Daddy” needed ….. even though we were pretty sore and our bodies were hating us on the return home. haha
Everyone was so accommodating and we could not ask for better customer service during our stay.
Thanks again you really out did yourselves
By Erika Bailey
Erika Bailey is a self-described 38 year old snowboarder … or more like a woman on a snowboard, really. She’s visiting from Toronto and is excited it is snowing!
Five years ago I started snowboarding. I was 34. And I learned here at Marble Mountain.
At the time it seemed like the perfect suicide mission. I was petrified. But it matched my criteria: face fears of heights and speed. My friends thought I was nuts. They said things like “Oh, I’m way too old for that” and “Isn’t it really, really cold?” and “If only I had learned that when I was younger”. Others just looked at me with incredulity, disbelief, confusion and admiration. Jealousy, even. Perhaps I am nuts, but I loved it.
Since then, I return at least twice a year to play at Marble. This year one of my Toronto friends asked why Newfoundland? Why snowboarding?
I was thinking about this last week. Outside the lodge, two girls dressed in turquoise, yellow, purple and orange, played in the snow after last run. They laughed breathlessly, entirely absorbed in the moment, testing their strength against one another. They reminded me of… well, of me. When I was that age. And then I realized they reminded me of me at my current age too, stomping into the lodge in my snow-dusted jacket, face warm from the smack of cool air and fabulous snow, ready for a cup of tea.
See, snowboarding helps me reconnect with my 10-year-old self. I take risks, I push my physical limits, I face my fears. I reconnect with nature; coming from flat-as-a-pancake Ontario, the views will always take my breath away. Mostly, I reunite with my deep-in-the-soul sense of fun.
Five years later, I have faced my fear of heights. I am not entirely certain I can call my measured descent ‘speedy’, but I love the rush of riding all the same. Most of all, I am grateful for my visits to Marble and this beautiful province to reconnect with my playful side.
By Justin Whittle of NL Freeride
Marble opened Boxing Day as planned, and I was lucky enough to be there! Since the first NL Freeride ski film premieres dropped in mid-September, I’ve been waiting for Marble and day dreaming about snowstorms!
We loaded our 1st chair at 9:15AM. I was skiing with a friend who recently moved to the area and was skiing Marble for the first time. He was also riding all new gear and was psyched for the day….new gear new mountain! We unloaded, tweaked our boots for the down, and off we went.
That first run of the season is always one of the best. It didn’t matter that we didn’t quite have our ski legs just yet, as we were stoked on finally getting some turns in! We were ahead of the sleepy Christmas crowd and cranked out a solid morning before the majority of folks boarded the lifts.
Kudos to Marble for getting the base laid and making piles of snow. The runs were fast and made for a full day of high speed fun, with the stoke meter rising higher and higher with each passing run!
Thanks Marble for a mach 10 opening….amp’d for deeper days to come in the 2012 season!
Are you planning on shredding some serious snow this winter?
Have you also thought about saving some loot on your Marble Mountain season pass?
Well, this is the last week to get the Early Bird rate on a Season Pass. The Early Bird rate for season passes will be in effect until this Saturday, October 29, but only until 4 pm. Need more convincing? Check out this post from long term season pass holder Keith Cormier, about the value their family gets from Marble Mountain’s Early Bird season passes. You can pick one up in person, call the lodge at 709.637.7601 or 1.888.462.7253 or purchase your pass securely from our online store. Don’t delay, get your season pass at the Early Bird rate today and save your loot for other things, like hot chocolate.
My family has been buying season passes at Marble since the mid 1960’s!! Why? Well, a season pass allows us the freedom to ski or ride when we want to ski or ride. For example, there may be a real good powder day on a Wednesday morning and we would be able to drive up the river for a few fresh runs. When you get your pass early, you can ski or ride at a price that many in Canada would love to be able to get. This year also marks the 50th year of operations at Marble Mountain! Don’t forget to get your early bird pass and save a bundle.
See you on the mountain,
President Marble Mountain Ski and Ride Club
Chirp, Chirp! The Bird is the word, haven’t you heard?
Meet Early Bird! His number one goal is to make sure you get your Season Pass before October 29 at 4pm. Watch for Early Bird, who will be popping up in unexpected places across the island over the next couple of weeks. He’ll let you know how you can enter a contest to win a Season Pass, $100 in Marble bucks, a complimentary gear tune-up and a one-hour ski lesson – a prize package worth over $500! Make sure you check out our Facebook page for updates, reminders and great prizes in October, and you can follow Early Bird on Twitter @MarbleEarlyBird.
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
Weddings. Girls dream of them, sometimes planning them in their heads even before they have their first boyfriend. There’s the dress. The flowers. The choice of a song for your first dance as Mr. and Mrs. The flower girl gets to stay up waaayyy past her bedtime and you get a chance to see how fabulous your nearest and dearest friends and family look when they get all dressed up.
Whatever you dream about for your wedding day, it’s YOUR day and it has to be perfect. And here at Marble Mountain Resort, we love to be a part of so many perfect wedding days. When the wedding decorators leave, we always head to the Knotty Pine Room to see what magic they created and breathe in the smell of fresh cut flowers. We love to see our grounds used as the backdrop for your wedding photos and sometimes even the ceremony itself. We do our best to accommodate early check-ins at Marble Villa so everyone has a chance to get dolled up before the ceremony. Love is in the air and we love it!
This weekend marks the start of the 2011 wedding season at Marble Mountain Resort. In all, 21 couples will tie the knot with us this summer. There’ll be all kinds of celebrations from casual receptions with delicious hors d’oeuvres, to formal banquets featuring gourmet three course meals and carefully made wine selections. And they’ll all be special in their own way.
We know there’s more to a wedding than saying “I do” and our team of Red Seal Chefs and professional catering staff are here to help with the details. If you’re planning your wedding day in Newfoundland and want to know how Marble Mountain Resort can help you create the perfect wedding, visit Marble Mountain weddings online for menus, facility details and accommodations information.
Humans have wished for the power of flight since the time we turned our eyes to the sky and watched the birds soar. Today, we can experience it in a plane or helicopter of course, but without the wind rushing past your ears and the exhilaration of free fall it’s just not the same thing.
Enter zip lining. It’s about as close to self-powered flight as you’ll ever come. All the freedom and excitement you’re after, yet safe as houses. Located at Marble Mountain Gorge directly above Steady Brook Falls, Marble Zip Tours has got what you need to try this awesome activity. You’ll zigzag from platform to platform along zip lines up to 1000 feet long and 300 feet high, at speeds up to 80 km/hr!
Plus, there’s even awesome scenery to boot as MZT’s location offers a breathtaking peek into the Gorge’s 200-foot waterfall and so much more. We’re sold.
And as if that wasn’t enough, now Marble Zip Tours is expanding!
Starting sometime in June, a ninth zipline will bring you right to the base of Marble Mountain. And as of May 15, Marble Zip Tour’s new office is located in the beautiful Marble Mountain Lodge.
What are you waiting for? Book your Zip & Stay Package for $299 + hst by calling 1.800.636.2725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out Marble Villa at skimarble.com.
Get more on Marble Zip Tours at marbleziptours.com.
Looking for a challenging and rewarding career? Marble Mountain Resort – a world renowned ski resort offering the best skiing in eastern Canada – is currently recruiting for the position of General Manager.
Leading a team of professionals, the General Manager will be accountable for the successful management, administration, and daily operations of the resort. The successful incumbent will be responsible for achieving targeted results in areas of financial sustainability, client satisfaction, revenue/sales performance, and human resources management. The General Manager, reporting to the Board of Directors of the Marble Mountain Development Corporation, will be expected to liaise with industry and external stakeholders in a collaborative approach in developing the resort as a preferred multi-season destination.
You are a leader who is results-oriented and committed to quality service. You possess a university degree and/or college program supplemented by leadership and operational experience, preferably in the hospitality/tourism industry. You have demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience in dealing with public/media relations. Knowledge of the ski and snowboard industry would be a definite asset.
Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please forward your resume, with references, by May 7, 2010 to:
Marble Mountain Development Corporation
P.O. Box 947
Corner Brook, NL
Both Burton and Rossignol will be at Marble Mountain this weekend and you can take their latest snowboard and ski gear out for a test where it matters most – on the snow!
The demos are absolutely free, but you’ll need a driver’s license or credit card to take gear out for a test run. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian to sign you up.
Burton will be here on Saturday and Rossignol will be here on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to stop by their tents and check out what’s new and cool!