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Menihek Nordic Ski Club
Menihek Nordic Ski Club

Menihek, in Montagnais, means, "challenging path" or "challenging trail," an appropriate appellation for one of Newfoundland and Labradors oldest, most active, and best developed Nordic ski clubs.  The originators of the club were an eclectic mix of nationalities: Finnish, Estonian, Norwegian, English, South African and of course, Canadians from all regions.  Menihek Nordic Ski Club now boasts a beautiful A-Frame Chalet, designed by local artisan James Hoskins, and an expanded trail system to compliment the world class Koch Trail. President, Gerry Rideout says, "It's great to have the contrasting types of skiing and terrain developed here. You can attack the infamous 'Koch's Delight' or even 'The Hole' or simply enjoy a leisurely ski around the lake on the 'Dumbell Tour' or 'The Birches'. Sunset doesn't end the skiing either as the longest lit trail in the province, 'Vello's Trail', fondly known as the 401 locally, still awaits the avid skier."  With 40 km (3km lighted) of the best Cross Country Ski Trails in eastern Canada, groomed daily for classic and free technique, Menihek is your Nordic Destination.

Menihek Nordic Ski Club
Menihek Nordic Ski Club

Family and community are guiding philosophies at Menihek, a fact reflected in our events and facilities. Family BBQs are regular events at the chalet - one-featured four generations of skiers around the grill! Five towing baby slides, polks, allow young parents and even grandparents to enjoy the trails with their children. A sit-ski for physically challenged skiers is in almost constant use and modern, well-maintained rental equipment allows newcomers to the sport to join in without incurring exorbitant costs in purchasing start-up equipment. Family and senior's rates on season passes make Nordic skiing financially feasible for everyone and Menihek's membership list continues to include skiers of every age and numbers over 400 active members.

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For those people who like to snowshoe/hike in a more challenging setting, both Labrador City and Wabush offer extended walking trails that can be accessed throughout the winter months. 

Jean Lake Walking Trail, Wabush - A 5km trail around beautiful Jean Lake incorporates two bridges, rest areas and board walks.  This trail is partially groomed during winter months making it ideal for snowshoeing and hiking.

Tanya Lake Walking Trail, Labrador City - a 3km trail around picturesque Tanya Lake is popular with local residents and visitors.  This trail is also partially groomed in winter and has interpretive signage, boardwalks and rest areas making it ideal for both snowshoeing and hiking.

Menihek Interpretive Trail, Labrador City - The Menihek Interpretive Trail incorporates the first 5 kms of the Menihek Nordic Trails designed by the world renown American ski racer Bill Koch.  There are 28 Interpretive signs along the trail focusing on the flora and fauna, insects, birds and animals. To really enjoy the ecology of Labrador West, come try the Menihek Interpretive Hiking Trails.  This along with the other 35km of groomed Ski Trails can be used for hiking and snowshoeing with the purchase of a trail pass at the Menihek Nordic Ski Club.

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1365 Route 500

Nichols-Adam Highway

PO Box 18

Labrador City, NL

A2V 2K3


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