2.5 miles
Distance
956 ft
Climb
1,837 ft
High Point

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  • Activities
    • Backcountry Ski
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Gros Morne National Park
    Woody Point, Newfoundland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Ski Run (Off-Piste)
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Land Owner

From the roadside pull-off, follow an opening through the trees heading in a northeast direction. Pass under the power line and then turn east following on old cut line to Southeast Brook. In this area the brook breaks up into many shallow channels and will likely be frozen or spanned by snow bridges. Cross the brook in a location you determined to be safe.

Once across pick up an old cut line and head northeast. Follow the cutline for approximately 300 m at which point head north across a bog to the northern end of a small pond (453611E, 5479522N). From the pond, travel uphill through the forest in a northwesterly direction. (Note: This section is steep, climbing 150 m in less than a kilometer and there are hidden stumps and fallen trees just under the snow. Ski with caution. Climbing skins are necessary.) When you intersect a narrow sided brook, follow it upstream for about 100 m and then turn in a westerly direction to the cut line (453282E, 5479989N). Follow the cutline uphill until reaching a barren. At this point, take time to enjoy the view, a taste of what is to come

Continue northwest across the barren to UTM coordinate 453050E, 5480247N. From here, travel in a northeast direction through some thick forest for 200 m, before entering a beautiful valley with open mature forest. Follow this valley until it splits (454989 E, 5481213 N), taking the valley to the left (northwest). After a short steep climb you will reach a spectacular viewpoint (454912E, 5482051N) overlooking Burridges Gulch and the surrounding landscape. This is the suggested turn around point, however, depending on the weather, ski conditions, hours of daylight remaining, and your fitness level, one can continue to explore the top of the Long Range Mountains. If this is your turn around point enjoy the ride back down you’ve earned it!!!

Cautions

This route includes some pond and brook crossings. Check ice conditions and give a wide berth to areas where rivers and streams enter or leave ponds as these rarely freeze over safely. After heavy winter rain, Southeast Brook will often completely open up making this route impassable.
Once on top of the Long Range Mountains, the winds are usually significantly higher and the wind chill considerably lower than in the valleys. Visibility can quickly deteriorate. Watch the weather conditions around you – retreat if low cloud or snow are moving in. Check the forecast including wind speed!
In areas of disturbed forests (killed by insects or blow downs), many stumps and fallen trees can be hiding just under the snow. Ski with caution here.

Access Info

Roadside pull-off on route 430, 7.8 km north of the park boundary at Wiltondale. (UTM 453154E 5479060N)

More Stats for Burridges Gulch West Rim backcountry ski trail trail
  • Altitude change
    958 ft
  • Altitude min
    879 ft
  • Altitude start
    879 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,837 ft
  • Grade
    7.4%
  • Grade max
    -0.1%
  • Grade min
    31.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    719 ft
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