Ski Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia

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Ski Ben Eoin in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski area, such as its vertical drop of 502ft/153m, total trails of 12, closest airport 32mi/51kms, plus resort activities, snow reports, ski area trail map, nearby lodging options, webcams and a total of 2 lifts. Ski Ben Eoin is […]

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Ski Ben Eoin in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski area, such as its vertical drop of 502ft/153m, total trails of 12, closest airport 32mi/51kms, plus resort activities, snow reports, ski area trail map, nearby lodging options, webcams and a total of 2 lifts.

Ski Ben Eoin is located on scenic Route 4, west of Sydney, Nova Scotia. This picturesque route stretches from east to west across Cape Breton Island and is a beautiful drive that changes its postcard beauty with the seasons. Ski Ben Eoin opened for skiing in January 1968, with a few trails and limited services when a group of ski enthusiasts took their love of skiing to this particular spot.

Throughout the history of this ski area there have been many improvements, including a quad chairlift, a Magic Carpet and an area dedicated to novices on the slopes. 2018 will mark the 50th Anniversary for the ski area. Ski Ben Eoin can be classified as a four-season area, with the addition of the Lakes Golf course and nearby Ben Eoin Yacht Club and Marina.


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On the Slopes

  • Ski Ben Eoin is a local ski area with a community feel. With a good mix of blue, green and black diamond runs, it offers terrain that will appeal to everyone whether you are new to the sport or an experienced skier or snowboarder.
  • Ski Ben Eoin features a terrain park that is complete with rails, boxes and jumps.
  • The ski area has a comfortable atmosphere that makes it a great location to learn to ski or snowboard and Ski Ben Eoin is actively involved with school ski programs for elementary students.
  • Ski Ben Eoin has a dedicated team of ski and snowboard instructors that would love the opportunity to help you develop of passion for the slopes and to help improve your skill set.
  • There are several children's ski and snowboard programs available while mom and dad take to the slopes for a few turns on their own. The ski area hosts many social events throughout the year, including an adult race series.

Off the Slopes

  • Ski Ben Eoin offers 14km / 9mi of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails that have various spots where you can stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area. Rentals are available.
  • The Broken Buckle Pub located in the Base Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy great food. Live music is available on select days and evenings.
  • Ski Ben Eoin has a retail store with ski wear including gloves, goggles, helmets along with many more items. There is also a complete rental and repair facility and a cafeteria.
  • There are no lodging options at the ski area, but only a 25 minute drive to the City of Sydney there are numerous lodging choices to choose from. Shopping and dining are available on Charlotte Street in Sydney or one of the three malls in or near the city.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
502 ft / 153 m

Base Elevation:
2 ft / 0.6 m

Summit Elevation:
504 ft / 154 m

Skiable Area:
33 acres

Average Snowfall:
102 in / 259 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 12

Beginner: 4 (30%)

Intermediate: 5 (40%)

Advanced: 3 (30%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Sydney CB NS , 32mi / 51km

Nearest Major City:
Sydney CB NS, 24mi / 38km

Nearest Town/City:
Sydney Forks CB NS, 16mi / 26km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 27 to Mar 25

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Sat 9:00am to 9:00pm : Sun 9:00am to 5:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 2

Quad Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport  (YQY)
Distance: 32 mi / 51 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 902-828-2222

Snow Phone: 902-828-2222

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging