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.
Through the formation of the Cape Breton Ski Club many projects have been carefully planned, implemented and completed. They include hill lighting, new ski runs, upgrading snowmaking, grooming equipment, a remodeled chalet, new Customer Service Centre and ski equipment, which has enhanced the products and service available to the skiers/snowboarders.
Still, today, history writes itself as hundreds of volunteers continue to aid in the development of new products and services for the public at large, not to mention the efforts over the years of a volunteer board of directors.
Visit our Chalet Cafe for a hot meal, snacks or treats. There are hard and soft seating areas, washroom facilities and our administration offices (upstairs).
Our pub, The Broken Buckle Lounge, is located in the west wing of the chalet. Come on in and relax over a specialty coffee, a hot meal, or some favourite finger foods. We host weekly entertainment and special events throughout the season.
Retail Store – Snow Sport Depot
Our Snow Sport Depot has access to everything you need for the winter season: Skis, snowboards, cross-country and snowshoe gear, as well as all the accessories you need to stay warm such as jackets, pants, hats and mitts. Hours vary, so be sure to call ahead during the pre-season.
Our repair shop is located in our customer service building. If you need a wax, sharpen, bindings mounted, or major repairs, our certified technician will take care of it.
In-season repair shop hours are Monday- Sunday 9am-4:00pm
Customer Service and Rental Shop
The customer service center is your one-stop shop for lift tickets, equipment rentals, memberships, valet storage and general questions/concerns. It also has seating and boot & bag storage so you can get ready to hit the slopes.
Ski Ben Eoin’s Snow School is located in our customer service center. We have 30+ instructors on staff to help you with your riding experience, and all of our instructors are CSIA, CASI, CADS and/or CSCF certified.
We offer daily or weekly lessons. All lessons must be pre-booked.