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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 Cape Smokey

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Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish Beach

Ski Cape Smokey has been a premier ski resort destination in Atlantic Canada for many years that delighted visitors with exceptional skiing...


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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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  • Six Unique Places to Stay This Winter 5

    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.

  • Cape Breton Fall Culinary Guide 24

    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.

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    Winter Events

    Hygge in the highlands? We call it Cape Breton cozy. From moonlit snowshoe treks and family friendly festivals to snowmobile rallies and warm Ceilidhs, we celebrate winter with a full schedule of events.

  • Snowmobiles travel down a snowy trail

    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.

  • Two Snowshoers

    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.

  • A woman cross country skiing

    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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