Head to Canada's Best Kept Secret: Humber Valley


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January 9, 2007
HUMBER VALLEY, NEWFOUNDLAND — This winter, skiers and non-skiers alike can discover the unspoiled beauty of Newfoundland at Humber Valley Resort. Enjoy a host of winter activities, take in the dramatic, snow-blanketed landscape, relax in the hot tub at your luxurious chalet, and rejuvenate at the new ‘Found Spa’ due to open just in time for the holidays. Humber Valley Resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with vacation homes in the forest along the shores of Deer Lake and the Humber River.

The resort’s luxurious chalets make an ideal, relaxing haven to return to after a day in the great outdoors. Ranging from three to six bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, every chalet provides guests with the utmost in comfort, and include spacious living and dining areas, modern kitchens and fireplaces. Chalets with a hot tub, sauna or entertainment room are also available upon request. Humber Valley Resort offers two restaurants and Sully’s Pub, for those looking for evening entertainment.

Now Humber Valley Resort is offering the ‘Weekend Winter Escape’ package, which includes two nights’ accommodation in a three-bedroom luxury chalet, complimentary on-site shuttle service, daily scheduled shuttle service to Marble Mountain Ski Resort, entertainment such as bonfire with marshmallow toasting, ‘Screen In’ ceremony (to become an honorary Newfoundlander), winter snowshoe wander and more. Rates start at $152* per person in low season, based on four people sharing a chalet.

The area boasts abundant natural snowfall every year, and the best skiing east of the Canadian Rockies is only minutes away, at Marble Mountain (www.skimarble.com), which opened Friday, December 22. With over 175 acres of skiable terrain and 35 groomed trails, including a Terrain Park, half-pipe and seven mogul runs, Marble Mountain caters for all levels of skier and snowboarder. The fact that it is still relatively unknown ensures maximum time on the slopes rather than waiting in line at the lifts.

A host of other winter activities are available, such as snowmobiling (Newfoundland boasts over 745 miles of groomed tracks perfect for enjoying this sport), and many miles of groomed and backcountry cross-country skiing trails within easy reach of Humber Valley Resort. Alternatively, try snowshoeing, tobogganing, or CAT skiing – an off piste experience like no other: located in the Bay of Islands, 30 minutes from Humber Valley Resort, a heated snow cat lifts skiers 2,200 feet to the top of the spectacular Blomidon Mountains. This is a ski experience unlike any other with, views of the sea.

Humber Valley Resort offers custom made Backcountry Adventures, which can vary from snowshoe walks through forested valleys to backcountry ski treks into the mountains and fjords, depending on the weather and individual interests. The backcountry of Gros Morne National Park, Serpentine Valley or the Blomidon Mountains can all be explored. The resort has an Activity Center on-site, dedicated to advising on all activities as well as arranging equipment and expert guides.

About Humber Valley ResortHumber Valley Resort is a vacation home development located in western Newfoundland, Canada, 20 minutes from Deer Lake Airport (YDF), which is served by nonstop flights from the Canadian international airports of Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Halifax (YAW) and St. John’s (YTT). The vacation homes are also available for rental, or for sale through Newfound Property International (www.newfoundproperty.com).

For more information, call 1-866-686-8100 or visit www.humbervalley.com.

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