About Us

Since 1968

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.

Our Facilities


Visit our chalet’s food service for a hot meal, snacks or treats. There are hard and soft seating areas, washroom facilities and our administration is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Licensed Pub

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. There is weekly entertainment and special events throughout the season.

Retail Store – Snow Sport Depot

Our Snow Sport Depot has 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 jacket’s, pants, hats and mitts.
During the season, our shop hours are 10am- 5pm Tuesday – Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Repair Shop

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.

Snow School

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.


Lockers are rented by the season at $140 + HST per locker (when available). Please contact our office (office@skibeneoin.com) if you wish to inquire about locker availability.


Who wants to carry their skis home every day, when you can feel like a VIP with Valet Storage for on $65 + HST for the season.