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We are OPEN Monday, March 8th,

from 12pm – 9pm

Operating on Redtail, Groovy Goose, Eagle, Timberdoodle, Loonback, Terrain Park (with features!) and Bunny Hill. Both carpet lift and chair lift are operational. Expect machine groomed conditions. XC/Snowshoe trails are passible by snowshoe only. 

We ask for your cooperation in abiding by all public health measures and restrictions. For more information, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/county-restrictions/ 

Full Day Lift Passes, Rentals & Lift/Rental Combos are sold through our online store (click the buttons to the right). 4hr Lift Passes, 4Hr Rentals and 4hr Lift/Rental Combos are sold on-site only. 

XC/Snowshoe: a chairlift ride is required as the trails are located at the top of the mountain. XC trails are a natural snow only area. XC not recommended at this time. Return to base by snowshoe will be by keeping to the left descending Groovy Goose. 

Relaxed pace Snow Shoe group leaves Sundays, at 1:30pm from the rental shop area if trail conditions are good! Stay tuned! All ability levels welcome!

Call the Snow Phone if weather is questionable:


In the event of an unexpected or early closure, it is announced on our Snow Phone first.


Snow Bucks Weekly Winner (March 2nd):

#45 – Bernadette MacLellan took home $252

Next Draw: March 9th

Estimated jackpot $250! 


Tube Park Update:

Unfortunately due to the lack of cooperation we have received from Mother Nature this year, we will not be able to offer any tubing events for the 2020/2021 season. 

We are just as disappointed with this news as we know you are and we look forward to being able to bring our tube park back again next season.

Thank you to our members and guests for your understanding!


2021 Season Memberships ON SALE NOW! Buy HERE!

Mountain Hours of Operation (Effective Jan 22nd)

Monday – Thursday : 12pm – 9pm

Fridays: 9:30am – 9pm

Saturdays: 9am-9pm

Sundays 9am-5pm


Monday, March 15th – Saturday March 20th


  • Please note that all areas of the facility are closed when the mountain is closed.
  •  Customer Service/Tickets, Warming Center & Rental Shop open 30mins before first chair
  • Cafeteria Washrooms open at first chair
  • Cafeteria Food Service opens at noon Mon-Thursday and 10am Friday-Sunday
  • Broken Buckle Lounge Opens at noon Weekdays, and 10am on Weekends for breakfast.

Day Lift Tickets

Lift tickets are sold day-by-day, and in limited amounts to keep us within our capacity limits. More online tickets will be added as more terrain is opened. Day Tickets will be made available online in the evening for the following day, and sold as long as inventory remains.  

Save your Order Number as you will need it to get your Day Ticket. When you arrive on-site, head to the Express Ticket Window (in the Rental Area), give your name and order number, collect your ticket and enjoy an awesome day on the slopes!

Please note that changes cannot be made to online tickets, and refunds will not be issued, except in the event of a property closure.  

Ski Patrol

Ski Patrol is a volunteer organization that provides 4 season safety and rescue services across Canada. 

At Ski Ben Eoin, Ski Patrol are the first ones on the lift in the morning, and the last ones to ride it at night. Our team is responsible for things like flagging and fencing areas that may pose a safety risk to riders, ensuring that all users on the property are following the Alpine Responsibility Code, using the rescue toboggan to transport riders down the hill when they’ve had a fall, and much, much more!

We’re always looking for hard working, dedicated people who want to join a great team! Not only do you get to be part of what makes the ski hill operate smoothly, but there are some other great perks of becoming a ski patrol member too:

– Ski for FREE at participating hills in Canada
– Get pro deals on many popular brands
– Receive advanced first aid and rescue training that is Federally and Provincially certified. 

If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, contact our Mountain Operations Manager hilloperation@skibeneoin.com to see about coming out to shadow with a current ski patrol member to see what it’s all about. The best time to join a training session is September – November, but it doesn’t hurt to be thinking about the future now! And successful candidates may even be able to turn a volunteer opportunity into a part or full-time paid position here at Ski Ben Eoin. What a great experience!

If you’re already certified and ready to get involved now, please contact Ski Ben Eoin’s Ski Patrol leader sandy.michalik@skipatrol.ca to enquire about possible opportunities for the current season!


Email your headshot to memberships@skibeneoin.com with your full name, DOB and phone number and we’ll print it for you, in advance!! Families: please indicate who is pictured in each image. Pre-printed membership cards can be picked up in the Snow Sport Depot, but we need 48hrs for processing from the time you send your headshot.


Please note: We’ve updated our membership waiver for the 2021 season, as well, which means that every member must have a signed waiver BEFORE they can pick up their membership card. A caregiver (over age 18) must sign the waiver for children under 18. Membership cards will not be issued without a signed waiver. 



COVID-19 Updates:

Please visit our “Safety” page here for a full list of COVID-19 Protocols. We ask that you please consider the following screening questions before you decide to visit the property this winter.


1. Have you or anyone in your household been required to self isolate or quarantine in the last 14 days?

2. Have you or anyone in your household returned from travel outside of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days?

3. Have you or anyone in your household been in close contact with anyone who has recently returned from travel outside of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days?

4. Have you or has anyone in your household been diagnosed with Covid19?

7. Have you or has anyone in your household been tested for Covid19 and are awaiting test results?

8. Are you or is anyone in your household sick, ill or currently experiencing fever (equal to or over 38C), new or worsening cough, or two or more of the following symptoms; sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, headache or shortness of breath?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we kindly ask that you please stay home at this time.

Enjoy our beautiful ski slopes in Ben Eoin, NS

In 1968, a group of enthusiastic, thrill-seeking skiers took their energy and love for the sport from Coxheath to the beautiful hills of Ben Eoin. Their mission was to develop a ski facility for local residents as well as the visiting public.

Through the group’s dedication and tenacity along with funding assistance received from the Cape Breton Development Corporation, community support groups and private donations, their dream became a reality with the official opening of Ski Ben Eoin. Membership dollars were adopted as a vital element in maintaining a ski operation.


Alpine Trail Map

           XC/Snowshoe Trail Map

           Live Webcam


Main Chalet/Cafeteria Building:

As with many other places, things have changed a little big here, at Ski Ben Eoin. We’ve provided the Directional Floor Plan here that helps us follow Public Health directives this season! Doors and floors are clearly marked, and we ask that you please respect the markings and signage at all times. Let’s all be the reason we have a season! 

As with many other places, things have changed a little big here, at Ski Ben Eoin. We’ve provided the Directional Floor Plan here that helps us follow Public Health directives this season! Doors and floors are clearly marked, and we ask that you please respect the markings and signage at all times. Let’s all be the reason we have a season! 



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