The ski information contained within our Blog is for informational purposes only and may be subject to inaccuracies or errors. It is the responsibility of the user to make sound decisions as to conditions, snowpack stability, altering route plan, etc. Gros Morne Outdoor Company holds no liability regarding the use of the information contained on its blog.
Conditions in the backcountry are extremely variable in both space and time. What was an amazing quality one day could be vastly different another. This also applies to avalanche hazards and one should always be cautious of letting familiarity lead to complacency. Just because a slope was stable yesterday does not mean that it is stable today. It is highly recommended that users gain knowledge through courses (AST1, for example), and spending time in the mountains with experienced and knowledgeable people.
For those new to skiing in Gros Morne, there are a few great spots to start where you don’t have to worry about ice thickness of rivers or ponds, are accessible and relative close, and have consistent good snow; Birchy Hill, Bad Weather Pond Glades, and South West Gulch.
For more information on ski touring in Western Newfoundland, please check out Bud Stokes Ski Guide for Western NL – https://skitournl.wixsite.com/home