Not ‘just another cross country ski trail’

Monday, March 6, 2000

“Chris Law is the owner/operator of Ski-Tuonela and listeners of CBC Radio’s Information Morning between 6-9 a.m. would surely agree that describing this entrepreneur as colourful would be an understatement. Even the host of Information Morning, Ian McNeil, has difficulty maintaining his composure after airing one of Chris’s sidesplitting ski reports that dramatically assess the ski conditions in Goose Cove. Describing sections of the ‘Tuonela’ trail that boast such names as Peligroso Loop, Lightning Strike, XrisXross, Kirby’s Folly, Sink Hole and the ‘S’ Bends, the vivid Chris Law paints a glorious picture and from time to time is known to take certain liberties with the English language including the infamous “Peligroso is more fab than fab.”

To describe Ski-Tuonela as just another cross country ski trail would be grossly unfair. It would be like calling a Mercedes just another car or the Cabot Trail just a road between Ingonish and Cheticamp. Ski-Tuonela is an experience. More specifically, a wilderness experience and one you won’t soon forget according to the hundreds of glowing comments written in the Tuonela Lodge, Chalet and Sauna journals.

Ski-Tuonela provides a perfect combination of trails and terrain for serious cross country and telemark skiers, as well as weekend (or weekday) recreational skiers who want to experience the pristine wilderness of the Cape Breton Highlands or to enjoy some quality time with family and friends in the great outdoors.”

2 days in paradise

We spent 2 days in paradise skiing at an amazing Cross Country Skiing place called Ski Tuonela. It is 4kms back in the woods. We skiied in and they brought our stuff in on a snow mobile. The place is all Off-grid – solar, wind and wood stove. We did a couple days of skiing and a great night hike on snowshoes.

Check out the website for it…so cool

Michelle & Brian James, Halifax.

Just wanted to say…

Just wanted to say how much we all appreciated our time at your resort. It will be the most memorable birthday I have enjoyed for many years to come. In fact I hope to return for next year’s birthday too. I was very impressed with the accommodations, the trails and your staff. Keep the beer flowing. Thanks.

Denis Haché
Garde de parc II – Park Warden II
Parc national des Hautes-Terres-du-Cap-Breton
Cape Breton Highlands National Park