The Annual Cross Country Ski Marathon is coordinated by Cross Country Newfoundland and Labrador and the host club. Each year the event promises a great experience and a challenge.
The ski marathon is a long distance cross-country skiing race, usually divided into categories including 24 and 41 kilometers distances and competitive and recreations divisions. Skiers can use either classic (diagonal stride) or freestyle (skate) techniques depending on the rules of the race.
The marathon accommodates for most ages and capabilities.
Highlights of a Newfoundland and Labrador Marathon include well groomed and marked trails in a spectacular countryside and a Banquet and presentation of awards.
The Outfitters Open is a ski race organized by the Avalon Nordic Ski Club and sponsored by The Outfitters Adventure Gear and Apparel. The Race will take place at Butterpot Park, the Club’s headquarters, and offer fantastic groomed and backcountry ski trails for every style of Nordic skiing. In previous years, the race has attracted 50+ participants and we strive to attract more each year. This will be a fun family event for participants of all ages to enjoy competitive ski racing in both classic and skate ski styles. This event is open to the public, with an extended invitation to other ski clubs in the region.