Pasadena Ski and Nature Park invites you to enjoy the outdoors with us. Over 18 kilometers of wilderness trails featuring breathtaking views and the wildlife of Western Newfoundland. Summer hiking and winter cross-country skiing in the hills of picturesque Pasadena - The Crown of the Valley - is a beautiful tourist stop any time of the year.
The town of Pasadena is located approximately halfway between Deer Lake airport and Corner Brook, Western Newfoundland's largest population center. Click here for map and directions.
First of all, I'd like to send out a big thank you to everyone who has attended our Friday Night Snowcials and Winter Carnival events!
It's my honor to announce that we've had great success in our fundraising events and with the sale of our old Centaur grooming machine we've managed to reach our initial goal of $20,000!
We are now able to afford the purchase of a new snow-machine!
Exactly which one is currently being researched and decided by our executive but will certainly be on the snow for next season!
Further fundraising this year will now go towards the purchase of new grooming machinery! Which, when coupled with our new sled, will lead to a high quality of trail for next year.
Friday Night Snowcial
Every Friday Night
The Pasadena Ski Park is certainly becoming the place to be on Friday nights! With lit trails all night, a warm fire inside and a delicious selection of options from the kitchen the lodge has been full of people every week. We'll continue to have an open bar and friendly volunteers, along with all the rest, every Friday until the end of the season!
Wednesday, March 5th
We've set a date for the rescheduled crib tournament! Make sure you mark it on your calendar.
Starts at 7:30. Free admission and prizes are available to be won!
Saturday, March 8th
Sold Out, but we are taking names for a waitlist!
The next big fundraising event: Begin the evening at 7:00 p.m. with a Snowshoe or Ski under the lights, then join us in the Chalet for a hot lunch of Soup or Chili and dessert;
Browse our SILENT AUCTION TABLE and make your Bid throughout the night;
Special guests for the evening will include:
JESSIE FRAISER - Demonstrating Inuit Throat Singing.
Singer/Songwriters 'MENA LODGE AND ZITA BILLARD'
Prize giveaways throughout the night.
Tickets are limited so please get them early... at the Chalet 686-5515 or Joan French 686-2243.
Jack Rabbit Family Night
Friday, March 14th
This one goes out to all the Bunny and Jackrabbit families! Friday evening we're planning a Spaghetti & Meatball supper at 5:30pm. This will be followed by a quick presentation and award ceremony with a special guest award presenter.
Later in the evening everyone is welcome to head out to the fire pit for some hot chocolate!
Passes and rentals are half price for families and friends of the Bunny/Jackrabbit programs tonight!
All proceeds will go towards new grooming equipment.
For more information please contact Colin at the Chalet 686-5515 or Jana Fenske 660-1272
St. Paddy's Day Party
Saturday, March 15th
Live entertainment, open bar and delicious food. Pair it up with a ski and you've got a great day!
Contact the Chalet 686-5515 for more information!
Poker Ski Derby
Saturday, March 22nd
Come into the lodge and pay $1 for a set of 4 random cards. On each trail there will be a volunteer somewhere selling sets of 3 random cards for $1. The more trails you do the more cards you can collect. Bring your cards back to the lodge and the person with the best poker hand for the day wins 50:50!
Please contact the Chalet 686-5515 for more information!
Yoga at the Loft
Pasadena Ski and Nature Park will offer an Apres-Ski Yoga Class in the chalet loft on Sunday, February 23 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The class, a first-ever Yoga practice to be held at the chalet, will be led by Barb Caines and Myra Francis. Barb has been practicing Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga for 30 years and for 15 of those years she has been sharing her love of yoga through teaching. Myra has been a fitness instructor for more than 20 years and has been practicing Yoga with Barb for the last 15 years. They both still attend Yoga classes and participate in regular workshops. Together, this dynamic duo will lead a Hatha (gentle) yoga as an Apres-Ski session concentrating on breathing and stretching with gentle to moderate poses. Class size is limited to 10 participants, however if demand exceeds the space another class could be held at 4:15. Fee for this introductory to Yoga at the Loft is $10 per person. Myra and Barb have generously offered to donate a portion of that fee to PSNP. Participants need to provide their own Yoga mat; bottled water is available at the canteen for purchase. To register please call Colin at 686-5515.
Friday night skiing and snowshoeing on the l.5 K's of lighted trails.<
Chill out apres-ski inside with eats and drinks around a roaring fire. Bring the family, bring a friend...or two. Home-made specialty pizza from The Bread Seed will be offered from 7:00 until supplies last.
Hope to see you there!
Pizza and Beer Night!
First of all I'd like to announce that our first beer and pizza night was a smashing success! We will now be hosting this on a weekly basis! Stop by on Friday nights between 6:30 and 9:00 for a night ski followed by some delicious pizza and full bar service!
Here is our list of events for the Pasadena Winter Carnival.
Friday, February 14th
8:00 pm Open Mic night with Darren Osmond
Free admission. Adults 19 &over. Bar service available
Saturday, February 15th
1:00 – 5:00 Kids Day at the Ski Chalet
Outdoor Games and activities. Snow sculpture contest with prizes available.
Free Hot chocolate!
Tuesday, February 18th
Half price ski passes
9:00 – 5:00 Ski for half price Tuesday(Rentals extra)
Wednesday, February 19th
1:30 pm Seniors Guided Snowshoe walk.
Free Admission. Complimentary afternoon Tea at Ski Chalet
9:00 – 5:00 Ski for half price Wednesday (Including night skiing, Rentals extra)
Thursday, February 20th
9:00 – 5:00 Ski for half price Thursday(Rentals extra)
6 pm Chili Supper and Crib Tournament
$5 per person for chili, roll and non-alcoholic drink
Crib tournament will begin around 7:30pm
Free admission to tournament, prizes offered. Contact the Ski Chalet at 686-5515 for more information
Friday, February 21st
1:30 pm. Seniors Guided Snowshoe walk
Free Admission. Complimentary afternoon Tea at Ski Chalet.
7:30 pm Prose and Poetry Reading
Free admission. Adults 19 & over. Bar service available. To present please contact the Ski Chalet at 686-5515 or Malcolm Turner at 686-2363
Saturday, February 22nd
4:30 - 6:30 pm Roast Beef Dinner at St. David's Anglican Church Hall at Dawe Place
Hot roast beef dinner with Dessert, Tea/Coffee. Tickets $10
Take out 4:30, Eat in 5:30.
Tickets available at the Ski Chalet 686-5515 or Kay Hounsell at 686-2760
9pm The Ramblin' Rovers live at the Ski Chalet
Adults 19 & over. Bar service available. Limited number of Tickets $7.50 and are available at the Ski Chalet 686-5515
Sunday, February 23rd
2pm – 4pm 25th Anniversary Heart Health Awareness Ski and Draw. Free admission with Ski passes. Participants can enter for the draw all weekend.
Wear something red!
Please keep in mind the park is looking for volunteers to help with most of these events. If you'd like to volunteer some time, even just for an evening please contact the lodge manager (Colin) at the chalet 686-5515.
Newsletter #1 January 22nd 2014
Night Skiing, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 - 9:00
Night skiing has officially started again! Come on up during the evening and ski just under 2km of lighted trails.
Beer and Pizza Night. Friday, January 24th
This Friday night we're having a trial run of beer and pizza right, which is exactly what it sounds like. During night skiing hours (6:30 to 9:00) We're serving home made pizza's from The Bread Seed (the same company we get our delicious baked goods from) and we're opening up the bar. Skiing, pizza and beer, can't go wrong. If this goes well, expect it to become a weekly event.
Steak Night. Saturday, February 1st 6pm - 9pm
Come out and support the park with a night of skiing and our famous steak dinner. Night skiing passes are half price, so be sure to hit the trails, then come inside and warm up with a fireside steak dinner. Dinner includes barbequed prime rib steak, baked Idaho potato, mushrooms and onions, salad and garlic bread. Coffee, tea and dessert included. Bar service will be available. $25 + HST per person. Tickets are required in advance! Please contact the chalet at 686-5515 to reserve.
Nature Walk. Sunday, February 9th
Bring the family out to the Pasadena Ski and Nature Park to experience a demonstration of snowshoe making techniques by a local craftsperson. Then strap on your snowshoes and take part in a guided nature walk through the beautiful snowshoe trails.
Stay tuned for another announcement in the coming days for our list of events during Pasadena Winter Carnival!
This years Ski season is off to a great start! The Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits are having a great time and learning lots. Night Skiing is scheduled to start Monday, January 13. Weather Permitting. This years night skiing times are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 9:00.
Come on out and hit the trails! With all the snow we've been having early this year, the trails have been packed and groomed and conditions are great! And why not drop into the chalet to welcome our new chalet attendant Colin Shears and warm up with a hot beverage and a snack! See you on the trails!
For information on the Jackrabbits and bunnyrabbits programs please call 660-1272 after 6pm or 686-2424.
The Early Bird discount on season memberships has been extended! The Early Bird discount of 10% off regular rates will continue until December 15th. To take advantage of this great rate, contact Darren Osmond at 686-5680.
It's that time of year once again when the volunteers of Pasadena Ski & Nature Park are busy preparing for the snowy season. A new executive has been formed and things are already happening at the chalet. Our early bird registration started on Nov. 16th along with our first brunch. The early bird prices will continue until Nov. 30th.
A mechanic is busy servicing the grooming machines. Checks are being made on our 18 km ski trails and 6 km of snowshoe trails, to ensure both safety as well as enjoyment in the upcoming winter season. We are this year offering programs for Bunnyrabbits & Jackrabbits; these programs will provide fun and an opportunity for the children to develop a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical skills and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment.
Are you a senior who would like to exercise in the winter-wonderland of the Pasadena Ski & Nature Park? We invite you to participate in our weekly guided snowshoe tours. This program will be provided again this year, stay tuned for further information on this event. Let’s not overlook the social aspect of life at the Pasadena Ski & Nature Park! Monthly barbeques bring out many members and friends. Also, there are our night ski / snowshoe tours.... all you need is a head-lamp to enjoy our trails in the moonlight. Be on the lookout for special events during Winter Carnival, as well as Snow West weekend!
Volunteers are an essential part of our club! We would like to take this opportunity to say thank- you to all volunteers who helped last year and we know who are ready to pitch in again in the upcoming ski year. We are always looking for new faces at our chalet, so get in touch with us, or come out to the chalet in the next number of weeks. Many lasting friendships are made this way! Plans are now getting underway for the Christmas season, with our building being decorated and open for business. It’s a great place for an office party, or a get together with your friends.
Remember to take advantage of our early bird sale: contact Darren Osmond at 686-5680 before Nov.30. Information on registration after that date will be posted on our web site.
Early Bird rates on Season Memberships will be available at the Chalet on Saturday, November 16th from 10:30am to 4:00pm and Sunday, November 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Come on out and get a great rate on your season memberships!
Saturday, November 16th from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Come out and enjoy the first event of the year, just before you pick up your season pass. Your chef Bern will treat you to a wonderful meal to get you started on your day. Then take a walk on our trails and enjoy the beautiful view of the Humber Valley. Rates for Brunch are $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12.
The Pasadena Ski and Nature Park will be having a St. Paddy's Day Weekend Kitchen Party featuring entertainment by Even Keel (Tom Boland, Darren Osmond, Brad LeDrew & Dave Tapp).
The party starts at 9:00pm on Friday March 15, 2013 at the Ski Chalet. Tickets are $5 each and there is limited availability. Purchase your tickets at the Ski Chalet or call 686-5515. This is a 19 and over event.
Back by popular request! We will be having a Breakfast / Brunch this Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Chalet from 9am - noon. Pricing is $6 adults and $3 children; same delicious breakfast as last time! And why not come out for a morning ski or snowshoe to work up an appetite!
Join us for our First Annual Ladies Night on Saturday March 2, 2013! A fun-filled evening starting with skiing or snowshoeing followed by a social that includes drinks, soup, chili, munchies, music, prizes and a silent aution.
Tickets are $5 each and are available at the Pasadena Ski Chalet or call 686-5515 to reserve. 19 and older.
All ladies welcome and be sure to bring a friend! Rentals are available.
Congratulations to all the kids who participated in the Olde Christmas Day races this past weekend in Corner Brook. They all did a great job! The kids who attended were: Megan Cull who placed third in freestyle and second in classic (Peewee Girls), Emily Carroll who placed second in freestyle (Peewee Girls), Claire Butt who placed fourth in freestyle (Peewee Girls), Liam Carroll who placed fourth in freestyle (Peewee Boys), Joshua Cull who placed fifth in freestyle (Atom Boys), Benjamin Butt who placed sixth in freestyle (Atom Boys) and Colin Wyeth who placed fifth in classic (Peewee Boys). Way to go!
We will be having a Breakfast / Brunch this Saturday January 12, 2013 at the Chalet from 9am - noon. Pricing is $6 adults and $3 children. And why not come out for a morning ski or snowshoe to work up an appetite!
Come on out and ski under the lights! Night skiing has now started and will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 - 9:00pm. Lots of snow and skiing is great!