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3 Day Cross Country Skiing Itinerary 

Looking for your next cross country skiing adventure?  Visit the North Highlands Nordic Ski Club, Ski Tuonela, and Ski Ben Eoin in this 3-day nordic ski itinerary. While you’re on the trials be sure to keep a lookout for bald eagles as the twists and turns lead you to your next adventure. 

Day 1

Sydney to Cape North – 176km

Start your Cross Country Skiing Adventure at the North Highlands Nordic Ski Club, which offers 12km of trails, each groomed for both classic and skate by a 16’ wide Piston Bully groomer. Swing into town and grab some take-out before spending the night at the cozy Highlands Hostel.

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Day 2

Cape North to Goose Cove – 111km

Head south on the Cabot Trail towards Nova Scotia’s only telemark ski run at Ski Tuonela. Once you arrive explore the trails and take in the sights before heading over to your accommodations at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort. Don’t forget to take advantage of their hot tub!


a line of people cross country skiing though wooden area

Ski Packages Starting At $105 

Day 3

Goose Cove to Ski Ben Eoin – 195km

Head south on the Cabot Trail, over the Englishtown Ferry towards North Sydney before continuing on to Ski Ben Eoin. Upon arrival stretch your legs over the hills 14kms of trails. When you get hungry, pop off the skis and head into the lodge for a quick supper. Take in some night skiing before you head for home. 


North Highlands Nordic Cross-Country Ski Facility

Businesses and Activities from Itinerary

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Cabot Shores GoBistro

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: St. Ann’s Bay & North Shore

About Go Bistro: Our GoBistro stays open year round! We keep serving delicious local seafood, meats, vegetarian dishes, homemade pasta and m...

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Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: St. Ann’s Bay & North Shore

Awaken. Explore. Discover. Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort is a Wellness and Wilderness retreat centre located along the serene landscape o...

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Destination Cape Smokey

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Cape Smokey, a year-round mountain playground where land meets sea and your ultimate getaway awaits and welcomes you to choose your own adv...

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Broken Buckle Lounge

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin & East Bay Area

Ski Ben Eoin’s in-house eatery and lounge! Stop in here after a long day on the hill! Hours of Operation Monday-Saturday • 12:00pm-9...

45.9730 -60.4349

Cabot Trail Food Market

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: North Highlands

A one-stop shop. Where you can shop at leisure while we make you supper. Anything from a cheeseburger platter, to a hot pizza made to your l...

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Ski Ben Eoin

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Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin & East Bay Area

11 runs: longest run 1300 m (4200 ft). Vertical rise: 149 m (490 ft). Lifts: 1 carpet lift, 1 quad chair. Alpine skiing; night skiing; ski s...

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