Cross Country Telemark Skiing Cape Breton Nova Scotia Canada
Cross-Country - Telemark
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Ski Tuonela Album 2
The Cameron family have been regulars. Originally they came in by "Polk" and now they ski by their own power!
Chalet buried, winter 2011
The "CHALET" got almost buried in the winter of 2011. Free insulation!!
Chalet nestled at base of Telly Hill, Feb 2011
Winter at its most picturesque!
Chalet interior 1
The "CHALET" is our biggest guest cabin and can sleep 8 people. It started out a "warmup shack in the woods" for Anni & I and was 'rebuilt' in 2008 to accommodate our growing clientele.
Chalet interior 2
All our cabin/chalet's are lined with either pine or hemlock T&G, except the Lodge which is made of Logs. Lighting is by Oil Lamps or 12v light bulbs.
Angelo shovels off the Chalet Roof
Huge snow build-ups have to be shovelled to keep the chimney's from falling.
Chris & work Gang
Chris runs a local contractors business and brings his 'gang' for some R 'n R.
Chris & beth choo choo
The quadruple snowplow has not yet been attempted!
Chris & Beth at Tow
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Winter skiing is great but Spring Skiing is great-er!!
Chris Takes air
Anne Claude & friend on the Telly Hill.
Creek Crossing by Chris C
Backcountry trips are arranged in the Spring. Creek crossing is a necessity to access Bald Mtn.
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New Years desert
Every New Years Eve we put on a four course Banquet, and of course we always 'flambee' the desert!!
Devin hockey stop
I did it, I did it!! Devon sucessfully attempts a 'hockey stop' on xross country skiis.
Doggie Telly Lesson
Our two Black Labs listen attently to Tim as he outlines the basics of Telemark Skiing.
Duct Tape Gloves
Tim shows off his duct tap gloves (frugal or cheapskate?) whilst John awaits a tow up the glades.
Horn & Fiddle duet in LSH
Brian and Michelle give an Oboe and Violin duet in the "musik room" in the Langspeilhaus, with my home built Flemish Harsichord in the background..
Good morning! Dec 10 2012
Earl;y morning shadows in the Village Square
Early Village snows
December 10 2012 the Village get an early carpet of snow.
Eli backpacks up the towline
Eli is the youngest kid to have ever "skied" the Telly Hill, his father being an excellent Telemark skier.
Very young kids are no hinderance for most young couples.
Erica & Kootenay
"Kootenay" is a beautiful Malamute and makes skiing really easy.......especially on the uphills!!
Eryn & Ryan
Eryn & Ryan show the exhuberance and fun that big groups have at Ski Tuonela.
Essentials of the wilderness!
What more is there to say?
Etienne Mile & Inauk
We are not JUST about skiing. Winter recreational activties are limited only by your imagination.
The Doyle Family March 18 2012
Families return year after year for that essential outdoor experience.
Fiona in the Village.
Many young children get their early experience on skiis at Ski Tuonela.
First Lake by Chris Sommerville
On a sunny day "up at the lakes" can be quite spectacular.
First Ski Dec 17 2007
In 2007 we were able to open in mid December. Aaron Tim and I are at Trail Head by the "Post Office".
New Years fireworks
Part of the fuerverks display on New Year's 2012.
New Years Fireworks
Fuerverks at New Year's amongst the forest are spectacularly different.
New years fuerverks
We hold a big party every New Year' and our fuerverk displacy is spectacular.
Fully loaded Skandics packing out
All gear is ferried to and from the parking lot by snowmobile. The 35th Field Ambulance from Sydney have been regulars and need two machines to ferry all the gear!
The galley in the Chalet
The "CHALET" is our largest cabin. It can accommodate 8 adults in full size bunks.
Georgie in The Chariot
We have several mini "glaciers" in the Village. Don't stand under a roof when avalance conditions are high!!
Group Ski Lesson Military
HI there from Ski Tuonela
Rosie & Hamish wish you a Happy New Year!
My Flemish Twin Harpsichord
I built this from a kit when skiing was slow December 2010.
Hazards of grooming!
My 800 lb SWT Skandic is virtually buried on 'Peligroso'
Helen & Sintija
Help!! Dec 17 2007
Don't step off the machine without snoeshoes after a fresh snowfall
Hike NS group.
A group of Hike NS participants led by Marie
History of winter
As the snow melts in the spring, the 'history' of the layers of snow becomes apparent.
History of winter Feb 20 08.
As the snow melts in the spring, the 'history' of the layers of snowfalls becomes apparent.
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