(Telemarking through the village)
Today we’ll tell you about a hidden gem high in the hills of Cape Breton Island. It’s a backcountry and telemark paradise called Ski Tuonela. A network of trails for skiers of every ability criss cross the mountain and Tuonela even offers the only lift serviced telemark skiing in Atlantic Canada. Skiers can stay for extended periods in a village, complete with cabins, dining hall and a wood fired sauna, located about half way up the mountain. The resort is only accessible by skis or snowshoes. It’s a wilderness, winter wonderland.
Also on the show more listener comments from Toronto, Edmonton and Wales, a tribute to the first man to climb Mount Everest Sir Edmund Hillary and Gary winds things up with an outdoors rant about clear cutting and access to outdoor trails.
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Next week some memorable runs from running guru Alex Coffin.
(Happy skiers at Tuonela)