Ski Ben Eoin, East Bay, CB, NS

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Ski Ben Eoin in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. 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 and is a beautiful drive that […]

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Ski Ben Eoin in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. 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 and is a beautiful drive that changes its postcard beauty with the seasons. Ski Ben Eoin holds a unique place in Escape2ski’s journey as it was the mountain that started John’s ski adventure. The name, Beinn Eòin, translates to “John’s Mountain” (“Eoin” means John) and is named after John (Jonathan – son of John) McNeil, a farmer who lived at the foot of Ben Eoin around 1855 or earlier.*

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*Source: Nova Scotia Geographical Names Database

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 enthusiast!
  • The mountain has a comfortable atmosphere that makes it a great location to learn to ski or snowboard and the mountain is actively involved with school ski programs for elementary students.
  • If you like to spend your evening outdoors, Ben Eoin offers night skiing and beautiful views of the Bras d’or Lakes as you make your way down the mountain.

Off the Slopes

  • The mountain is an excellent place for families and hosts many social events throughout the season.
  • Want a change of pace? Ski Ben Eoin also offers 14km/9mi of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails that have various spots where you can stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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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: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: 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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 902-828-2222

Snow Phone: 902-828-2222

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 11 to Mar 26

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
Mon to Sat 9:00am to 9:00pm : Sun 9:00am to 5:00pm : See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 2

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 0

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

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

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site