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Shred powder while overlooking Canada’s only inland ocean. Bound down Nova Scotia’s tallest alpine peak, high above the North Atlantic. Here, mountain meets ocean—literally. Come face to face highland peaks and ocean views at Cape Breton Island’s two downhill ski facilities: Ski Ben Eoin and Ski Cape Smokey. Bring your own gear or pack light and rent on site.

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Nordic Skiing at Bell Bay

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Baddeck

Come to Bell Bay Golf Course for 3km of groomed trails for Nordic Skiing and snowshoeing!  This will be provided all Winter (weather provid...


Ski Ben Eoin

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Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin

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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Ski Cape Smokey

Destination Cape Smokey, a year-round mountain playground where land meets sea and your ultimate getaway awaits. Take your first gondola ri...


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  • Winter Accommodations

    Not even the cold can dull the warmth of our Island. Embrace winter with a snowy farm stay or escape to an authentic Mongolian yurt set in the vast wilderness of the Cabot Trail.

  • Winter Eats

    Cozy up for an après ski ale alongside the Bras d’Or Lake. Defrost over a steaming bowl of fresh chowder. Tuck into a hearty Dutch Pannekoek (pancake) before embarking on a wintery trek across the Cabot Trail. The air may might be chilly but our winter hospitality is warm.

3 Days on the Slopes!

Go on an epic winter adventure this year. Hit the slopes at Ski Ben Eoin and Ski Cape Smokey as you make fun pit stops along the way.

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