Hiking - Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park At Brookvale, PEI
While I have been off the radar this summer more than usual, this will hopefully make up for it......a little. I just returned home from a week in PEI and I could not leave the island without a visit to the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park At Brookvale. Recently renamed from Brookvale Provincial Ski Park, to commemorate Mark Arendz's achievements as a Paralympian for Team Canada.
The hill is located in Brookvale, PEI about a half hour's drive from Charlottetown. It is pretty much in the central region of the island and fairly easy to get to. The mountain has one fixed-grip Quad, and a learner's magic carpet along with 9 trails and a vertical of 250 feet. Of the 9 trails, 3 are Easy, 1 Intermediate and 5 are Difficult. There are a ski school and rental shop located in the chalet. The property is well maintained as you can see from the main photo. It looks like the trails are one big lawn to mow in comparison to some trails here at home that I have seen! This would make for less snow to be made to cover the terrain to get a good start.
The mountain is open from Wednesday to Friday in the afternoons, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Night skiing is available on Wednesday to Friday nights to 9:30 pm. Weekend hours are from 9:00 to 5:30. The unique feature here is that the Ski Park is the only ski area on the Island. If you were to compare this area with another, it would be with Mont Bellevue, but with a bit more bite as Brookvale boasts 5 difficult Black Diamond trails where Bellevue doesn't have any. It looks like a great place to ski.
Some other photos of the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park At Brookvale: