Programs

Alpine Skiing

Children’s Ski Program

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/02/22
Costs: please call 902-828-2804
Start Times: Sat or Sun: 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm
Duration: 8 Weeks

Description
The Cape Breton Ski Club (Ski Ben Eoin) and it’s Snow School have introduced an all-inclusive program from the entry level to advanced skiers. This program is based on the Canadian Ski Instructor Association guidelines and objectives.

Beginners: students learn balance, control and steering. Each student will progress to new levels at their own pace throughout the season.in a safe and controlled environment.

Intermediate: students will begin to parallel ski, learn how to use poles, use more terrain and learn to control speed on steeper slopes.

Advanced: students will learn how to carve their skis, increase speed and ski all slopes and varied terrain. The children’s ski program is designed to give your child all the skills needed to become an avid skier.

This program is run by CSIA certified instructors who will
show and demonstrate the basics of skiing, proper use of trails, lifts, and the alpine responsibility code which includes common sense practices while on the hill.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Important Information
Ask about our program lift and rental combos when registering.

Restrictions
Ages 6 – 12

TotSki’s

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/02/22
Costs: please call 902-828-2804
Start Times: Saturday: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm, Sunday: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
Duration: 8 weeks

Description
TotSki’s program is a fun and safe environment for children age 3-5, to learn the basics of skiing. Certified instructors will help your child become familiar with the world of skiing while you do a little yourself.

Returning Tots will be placed in groups according to their ski ability, ie, Panda, Giraffe, Zebra, Dinosaur or Tiger.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Important Information
Program cost includes the weekly lift/rental for the program

Restrictions
Ages 3-5

Racer Ready Program

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/02/22
Costs: please call 902-828-2804
Start Times: First Session: 10am-12pm, Lunch Break (unsupervised): 12pm-1pm, Second Session: 1pm-3pm
Duration: 8 Weeks (4hrs each session)

Description
This program, new for 2020, is designed for skiers who plan to enter the race program in the future. Emphasis will be placed on improving the individual’s skiing skills and race techniques.

Runs Saturdays from 10am-12pm and resumes from 1pm-3pm.

Candidates MUST be comfortable on blue and black runs.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Important Information
Poles will be required for this program. Lunch hour supervision is not included.

Restrictions
Ages 6+

Youth Learn to Ski Program

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/02/22
Costs: please call 902-828-2804
Start Times: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm: Saturdays + Sundays
Duration: 8 Weeks, 2hrs per session

Description
The Cape Breton Ski Club (Ski Ben Eoin) and it’s Snow School have introduced an all-inclusive program from the entry level to advanced skiers. This program is based on the Canadian Ski Instructor Association guidelines and objectives.

Beginners: students learn balance, control and steering. Each student will progress to new levels at their own pace throughout the season in a safe and controlled environment.

Intermediate: students will begin to parallel ski, learn how to use poles, use more terrain and learn to control speed on steeper slopes.

Advanced: students will learn how to carve their skis, increase speed and ski all slopes and varied terrain. The children’s ski program is designed to give your teen all the skills needed to become an avid skier.

This program is run by CSIA certified instructors who will
show and demonstrate the basics of skiing, proper use of trails, lifts, and the alpine responsibility code which includes common sense practices while on the hill.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Important Information
Ask about your program lift + rental combos

Restrictions
Ages 13-18

Ben Eoin Ski Team

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/03/30
Start Times: Sat & Sun: 10 am – 3pm
Duration: Pre season fitness and then every Sat & Sun – Jan

Description
B.E.S.T. is a racing program for children who use all lifts and have experience on all our trails. Each child’s progress is tracked upon entry to completion of program. This gives each child, along with their parent and coaching staff, a step-by-step detail of progression followed by a set of skills and drills for the child to practice. This program is run by CSCF coaches who will focus on skills such as control and maintaining speed, turning through race gates, mental and physical awareness of skiing, and maintenance of equipment.

Additional Info
For more information email: beneoinskiteam@gmail.com or call 902-577-2689.

Restrictions
Ages 6-14

FREE Apprenticeship Program

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/03/31
Start Times: : Saturdays 10am-12pm, : Saturdays 1pm-3pm, : Sundays 10am-12pm, : Sundays 1pm-3pm
Duration: 4 Hours Per Weekend

Description
This is a FREE apprenticeship program that allows participants to gain the technical skills and training to prepare for their level 1 ski or snowboard instructors course. Apprentice helpers get the chance to shadow instructors during program hours, picking up valuable tools of the trade along the way and learn how a snow school operates.

Additional Info
Contact our Snow School directly to register.

Restrictions
Ages 13+

Monday Night Adult Recreational Racing

Start Date: 2020/01/07
End Date: 2020/03/18
Costs: $10.00 /night or $60.00 season
Start Times: : 7:00 pm
Duration: 10 weeks

Description
Adult recreational racing is for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Every week we get together for some easy racing and a little socializing. We offer great food specials and prizes. We have individual races, team nights, and a ton of fun. Always!

Additional Info
Call the SNOW SCHOOL for more info 902-828-2804.
Meet in the lounge at 6:45 pm.

Important Information
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Restrictions
Adults 19+

School Ski Program

Start Date: 2020/01/07
End Date: 2020/03/24
Duration:

Description
The Ski School program is designed to expose school-age children to an outdoor lifestyle that promotes physical fitness.

In the day-to-day race of life, we often forget the importance of physical fitness and it’s the enhancement of intellectual development. One of the excellent benefits of skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing is that the challenge is on a very personal level. There is ultimately a competition with oneself and success does not depend on the besting of others. It offers the individual an opportunity to participate at his or her own level. The introduction and participation of skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing provides a basis and sets a benchmark for a lifelong outdoor involvement.

Downloads
Alpine Responsibility Code
Cross Country Responsibility Code
Group Trip Paperwork Package (updated Dec 2019)

Additional Info
The school program is for students from grade 4 to 12.
To register your class please contact the snow school

Wed. Evening Under The Stars – Learn to Ski/Snowboard Program

Start Date: 2020/01/08
End Date: 2020/02/05
Costs: $160 (includes 3hr lift/rental)
Start Times: Group Lesson: 6-7pm, Practice: 7-9pm
Duration: 4 Weeks

Description
Learn to ski under the stars! A great way to relax after a day at the office or school. Each week, you and your group will work with a certified ski (or snowboard) instructor who will teach you the basics of this wonderful sport. After your 1 hour lesson, you will be free to put into practice the skills you acquire. Learn a new sport, make new friends and have a fun evening!

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Restrictions
19+ only

Adult Learn To Ski Program!

Start Date: 2020/01/11
End Date: 2020/02/01
Costs: $80+hst (Lessons only), $140+hst ( 4hr Lift + Rental combo)
Start Times: : Saturday 10-12pm
Duration: 4 Weeks

Description
Haven’t skied in years, but would like to get a refresher? You’ve always wanted to learn how to ski, but never had the time? This program is for YOU! Taught by an adult for adults, this program will give you the chance to master the beginner area, and conquer the green run in a relaxed pace. Don’t want to invest in equipment right away? No problem. Add a special 4 hour lift and rental package which allows you to practice the skills you have learned.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Important Information
$80+hst (Lessons Only). $140+hst for lift and rental.

Restrictions
Ages 19+

Masters Race Camp – Thursdays

Start Date: 2020/01/16
End Date: 2020/03/12
Costs: $145.00
Start Times: Thursday evening: 6:30-8:30pm
Duration: 8 weeks

Description
Brought to you by the Ben Eoin Race Club this program includes various themes designed to improve your skiing ability on specific types of snow conditions and terrain.

The program is run by certified coaches which deliver expert instruction on advanced parallel skiing or race training for advanced enthusiasts interested in learning gates, weighting, carving, etc.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Restrictions
Adults 19 over only

March Break Ski/Snowboard Day Camp

Start Date: 2020/03/16
End Date: 2020/03/20
Costs: TBD
Duration: 9:30am-3:30pm

Description
Looking to get your kiddos off the couch for March Break? Well look no further! Ski Ben Eoin is happy to offer our March Break Ski/Snowboard Camp!

Camp runs each day, from 9:30am-3:30pm, with a supervised lunch in the middle of the day! We’ll have a variety of kids crafts and kids activities taking place at the base of the mountain, each day, as well so the kids will be plenty entertained while they’re resting their legs from the mountain!

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE

Restrictions
Please note that camps are for ages 6-12

Snowboarding

Children’s Learn to Snowboard (formerly Sling Shot)

Start Date: 2020/01/04
End Date: 2020/02/22
Costs: please call 902-828-2804
Start Times: Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Duration: 8 Weeks

Description
Sling Shot is a program for children entering the sport of snowboarding or looking to improve their riding skills. The program is designed to teach the basics of snowboarding, safe riding practices and rider awareness of the mountain. The program is run by CASI certified instructors.

Beginners: students will learn the basics or snowboarding including proper use of equipment, balance, stopping, and turning.

Intermediate: students will be introduced to more terrain, how to link turns, and control.

Advanced: students will learn how to carve and control speed on steeper terrain.

Freestyle: students will be introduced to park riding. Instructors will demonstrate safe park practices and tips and tricks in the park.

Additional Info
To register online please CLICK HERE or call us 902-828-2804.

Restrictions
Ages 6-18 (teens 13-18 will be put into age appropriate groups)

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Club

Start Date: 2020/01/05
End Date: 1969/12/31
Costs: Snowshoe Rental Only $10+tx, Lift Pass Only $10+tx, Lift and Rental $18+tx
Duration: 1-2 hours

Description
Our Snowshoe Club promotes great exercise for people of all ages. Each week, we have guided tours from beginner to advanced levels. We haves whopping 14km of trail to explore! If you are looking for a light walk or would like to get your heart pumping, choose the class that is right for you and hit the trails.

Sunday 1 pm.

Pass & Rental Combos available!

Additional Info
Please note that this is weather and trail condition dependent. Please contact our ticket desk to ensure that our trails are open beforehand
(902-828-2804).

Important Information
Check our events page for our current schedule of Moonlight Snowshoe Jaunts!