The slopes of Marble Mountain Ski Resort on Newfoundland’s west coast are in rough shape after weekend rainstorms caused a massive washout. The CBC reports a significant amount of water ran down the resort’s Musgrave slope, creating a temporary river on the trail. Musgrave will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Marble Mountain GM Richard Wells said the water pouring down Musgrave carried with it mud and earth which was deposited in a 30-foot hole at the base area. Crews are currently hard at work removing the mud which came up level with one of the resort’s chairlifts. Wells estimated 400 to 600 tons of sand and rock is being removed.

Despite the obvious terrain damage, Marble Mountain is optimistic about reopening and recognizes there’s still a lot of winter left up in Newfoundland:

“We’re gonna be back skiing here in no time, so gonna be eager to welcome people back to the mountain come Friday.” -GM Richard Wells


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