hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

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lilcliffy

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Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon
Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska; Scarpa T4
Occupation: Forestry Professional
Instructor at Maritime College of Forest Technology
Husband, father, farmer and logger

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby lilcliffy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 am

Nitram Tocrut wrote:Sorry for your loss LC. I have only been around this forum for a few weeks but you, and many others, have been an invaluable source of information and inspiration and you seem to be such a great guy!

On another subject, I suggest you stop bragging about the snow where you live because we will all go to your home to ski ;) :D But seriously, I have a group of friends that do an annual 3-4 nights hut to hut BC trip. I tried to find this kind of excursion in N-B to no avail so I thought you would know. We went to the Chic-Choc in 2016 which was a 12 hours ride so we don’t mind the distance if the destination is worth it.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you

Martin

Thank you for your kindness and support Martin.

On the subject of wilderness touring in NB-
New Brunswick has ideal forest, topography (hills and "mountains" (max 800m elevations), coasts, lakes, brooks and rivers to host world-class wilderness touring in all seasons.

In short- ecotourism in NB is VERY poorly developed. I am not aware of any structured multi-day wilderness ski touring opportunities in NB...The opportunity to develop this in the Central, Western and Northern hills and highlands is outstanding.

I can certainly help support anyone wishing to come here and ski tour and help them plan routes- and hopefully perhaps join you if I am able!!!

I took my full-time teaching job at the Forestry College at least partially in response to the support needs of my 3rd child who is autistic- born in 2012. The needs of Rhys are such that taking trips and vacations away from home are almost impossible during this period of my life. Prior to Rhys being born, Rebecca and I took most of our vacation time in the winter- all of it driven by ski touring in the Northeast- our favourite destination being Quebec.
I was last at Mount Valin-Saguenay over the Christmas holidays in 2011. You are going to love it!!!!!

I am very fortunate to live where I do- that I can enjoy wilderness and superb ski touring conditions in my own backyard and plenty of serious hilly-mountainous skiing to be had from full day tours when I can get away!
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.


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