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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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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 is a ski facility and outdoor experience located on the world renowned Cabot Trail in Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton, N...


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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.

  • Culture & Craft Experiences

    Cape Breton Island is open and our locals are waiting for you. Connect yourself to the heartbeat of mother earth while experiencing a Medicine Walk or work with a local artisan and create your own unique piece.

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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  • Snowmobiling

    Extensive trails. Drive-up eateries. Cozy accommodations. Cut a powdery path across highland mountains and coastal plains to lose yourself in the white dusted beauty of Winter in all her glory.

  • Snowshoeing

    Hike one of our many trails to discover breathtaking ocean vistas. Head backcountry for a peaceful walk in the woods. Join a guided trek and experience winter like a local.

  • Cross Country Skiing

    Four cross-country ski facilities. Hundreds of trails to discover. Glide around beautiful sea vistas, bound across golf courses, and challenge yourself on the only serviced Telemark hill in the Maritimes.

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